Livingston Arts announces the opening of three exhibits on Friday, May 5, 2017 with an opening reception from 5pm-7pm at Livingston Arts. The events are free and open to the public.
Livingston County Historian Amie Alden will present “Expressions of World War One in Photographs and Letters Home”. Nationally published photographer Jennifer DeVille Catalano debuts at the Apartment One Gallery with her show “A Luminous Enchantment”. Livingston Arts will also feature new selections from the New Deal Gallery of Depression-Era paintings originally allocated to the former Mount Morris Tuberculosis Hospital.
Livingston County Historian’s Exhibit
Livingston County Historian Amie Alden has curated letters and photographs from Livingston County residents. With the centennial of the beginning of World War One this year, Alden believes that the letters and photographs will give an intimate portrait of the impact of the World War I on those abroad and at home.
New Deal Gallery
Livingston Arts Executive Director Betsy Harris has curated the upcoming exhibit of Depression-era art entitled “Agriculture in 1930’s Art”. The New Deal Gallery will feature selections from among the over 220 easel paintings. “These paintings are portals. They conveyed TB patients, their caretakers, crowded urbanites, and us from the confines of buildings to a new encounter with our beautiful land through the eyes of an artist,” said Harris.
The Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP) employed thousands of Depression-Era artists from 1935 through 1942. Livingston Arts hosts the largest single collection of easel artwork of the Depression Era outside of a Smithsonian Institution. The paintings remain property of the federal government.
Jennifer DeVille Catalano
Jennifer DeVille Catalano will premiere a collection of her photography entitled “A Luminous Enchantment”. Her work has been published in national print magazines such as Bella Grace, Mabel, and Kindred. “My photography is a reminder to myself that life is luminous, says DeVille Catalano. “It is my wish that those who view my work recognize that even in periods of darkness and despair, we are surrounded by opportunities to experience radiance.”
Opening reception Friday, May 5, 2017, 5pm-7pm, at Livingston Arts, 4 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris. Event runs through Saturday, June 3, 2017. Open during regular gallery hours and by appointment. All events are free and open to the public. Facility is fully ADA compliant.