Northville Library Art Show to Feature Lexington and Transitions Artists

Artists from Lexington’s Creative Expressions program and the Transitions program will be featured in a Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) art show at the Northville Library Gallery, located at 341 S. Third Street, Northville. The show will run from October 31 to December 28, 2017. The public is welcome to attend a Meet the Artists reception on Tuesday, November 14, from 6-8 p.m.

The show features collaborative splatter paintings based on the work of Jackson Pollock, a 20th century American painter who helped pioneer the abstract expressionism movement of spontaneous, emotional, abstracted art. The Transitions students were inspired to research and study the movement and Pollock’s technique after a docent-led tour of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, where they saw original pieces by Pollock and many of his peers.

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The artists who collaborated on the Creative Expressions piece include Bobby Carr, Richard Freeman, Dennis Hoyer, Caroline Pendlebury, Adrienne Phillips, Thelma Senecal, Taylor Skinner, Debbie Woodruff and Mikyle Woodward. The artists who collaborated on the Transitions piece include Zen Anderson, Lacy Brower, Maria Bucholtz, Greg Clicquennoi, Josh Corbett, Olivia Esposito, Joe Magliocca, Eric Noonan, Noah Pappas, Maggie Roarke, Marybeth Sefcovic, Bethany Sweet and Kristen Troy. 

The Northville Library Gallery is open to the public Monday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is free of admission. Visitwww.svanarts.org or call the gallery at (518) 863-6922 for more information about this show.

Lexington’s Creative Expressions program is committed to creating inspired living through the arts. The program promotes independence and choice through outcome-based programs and involvement in the community. Goals focus on social activity, creativity, talent, choice, exercise, self-worth, skill-building, and health and wellness awareness. Creative Expressions artists have participated in many local exhibitions, won several prestigious awards and sold more than 100 pieces of art. For more information about Creative Expressions, call Lexington at (518) 773-7931 or visit www.lexingtoncenter.org

Transitions is an apprenticeship program that supports young adults with learning differences ages 18-27 as they attend college, get their first jobs and live independently for the first time. Its innovative curriculum covers social skills, health and wellness, independent life, self-management, and self-advocacy and leadership. The program also offers career success and exploration classes, coordinates internships in local businesses and provides job coaching and mentorship opportunities. For more information about this unique program, visit www.transitionsusa.org or call (518) 775-5384.

Creative Expressions Artist Joy Pendlebury Receives Honor

Joy Pendlebury is a dedicated artist in Lexington's Creative Expressions art program. Joy works hard to develop her own style and has an eye for design and color along with a keen ability to see what changes need to be made in order to make her work the best that it can be. She welcomes input from others and actually enjoys the critiquing portion of class time. Her painting, “Diva,” was recently selected as the cover artwork for the ARC Otsego’s VOICE, which was an incredible honor for Joy. This year’s exhibit marks the VOICE’s tenth anniversary celebrating the creative voices of artists with disabilities. The exhibition and reception were held at the Martin Mullen Gallery at SUNY Oneonta on July 18th. Many kind words were said about Joy and her art during the awards ceremony. She was told that her painting of a confident young woman gave a face to the VOICE.


Lexington Artists Show Their Work at the Northville Public Library

Lexington artists had a wonderfully successful art opening at the Northville Public Library last Tuesday evening. Many people came to meet our talented artists and see their creations. The Leader Herald had a very nice piece in their Sunday edition which you can read by clicking here.

The show is on display through June 30 at the Northville Library Gallery located at 341 South Third Street, Northville.

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