New Exhibit Opening “Spun from Light, Woven in Silence”

It is time once again for me to shamelessly plug one of my own events. The art gallery will be holding an opening for our first exhibit of the semester, on September 6th from 5-7pm. “Spun from Light, Woven in Silence” features the artwork of John Lyon Paul, a local artist based out of Ithaca, New York.  This exhibit is composed of pieces from his series entitled Studies on Mylar and Glass, which currently has 50 paintings and is still growing. I can definitely say that it is one of my favorite exhibits that we have had over the past 4 years I have worked there.

Gallery Opening Sept 6

Paul’s paintings have a depth that can only be fully experienced in person, and his abstract style has appeal for all ages from young to old. The colors seem to almost jump out at the viewer, and Paul’s choice to paint on glass adds a stunning glimmer to his pieces. Along with his beautiful paintings, Paul has presented a collection of wonderfully complex sculptures including two prayer wheels that are fully interactive for guests. Everything down to the lighting becomes part of the sculptures, from the reflections of light to the shadows created in the nooks and crannies.

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The opening is free and open to the public, and will feature light refreshments and music. In addition, the artist will be on hand to talk about his artwork alongside the wonderful art gallery staff. If that isn’t quite enough to get you through the door we will also be holding giveaways for a number of prizes, including a digital picture frame and a portable speaker.

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I hope you can join us for the opening, and if not you can stop in during our normal hours starting Saturday and running through the end of October. For now I’ll leave you with a few more behind-the-scenes preview shots to whet your appetite:

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If you stop by, let me know which piece is your favorite.