On Friday, July 18th, artists Erica, Sarah, Amanda, Shannon and Sue from Creative Endeavors Art Center attended the Voice! 10 Art Show opening reception at the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery at SUNY Oneonta. Accompanied by their staff Lena Benvenuto, Catherine Spaneas and Melissa Benish, they had a wonderful evening.
The ladies had submitted their pieces and were chosen by a jury to be featured in the exhibit. Sue also had a collaborative piece which she created with Shannon included in the show. It is evident that our artists continue to excel. Their dedication and hard work has reaped results.
Erica won 1st place for her 20” x 16” acrylic painting “City Dusk Lights”. She received a $300 prize for her efforts.
Erica says, “This work represents a beautiful use of paint that creates layers of space and geometry and a nuanced sense of place.”
Sarah won 3rd place for 1’x14” mixed media collage of her brother entitled “Ryan”. She received a $200 prize.
Sarah states, “This work seems like a tribute to someone special. The good balance in the use of found objects, materials and painting, along with details such as the very specific buttons, carefully chosen, make viewing the work a lovely experience.”
In its 10th year, Voice! is hosted by The Arc Otsego as a means of celebrating the creative voices of artists with intellectual and other developmental disabilities from across New York State. This year’s show will run until August 1 at the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery at SUNY College.