February 06 2017
Category: The Arts
A new exhibit featuring a variety of two- and three-dimensional art created by four regional artists will be on display in the George Waters Gallery from February 9 through March 3, 2017.
The artists include Mavin Ambrose (Elmira), Gigi Alvaré (Corning), Mary Ann Bowman (Ithaca) and Elmira College alumna Angela Niforatos '10 (Elmira).
The community is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Thursday, February 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The exhibit can also be viewed during regular gallery hours: Monday through Friday, noon to 4:00 p.m. in the George Waters Gallery located in Campus Center. Contact Gallery Director, Chris Longwell for more information.
Mavin Ambrose (Elmira)
"As I grow older, I have been intrigued with sculpting the aging body – a reflection of my amazement with the lack of respect shown to the elderly in our culture. My work challenges the viewer to come face to face with their own aging process and spiritual evolution and see life as an ongoing adventure."
Gigi Alvaré (Corning)
"My artwork is a kind of offering. I have been inspired by Paleolithic cave paintings, which seem to emerge or are birthed from the stone itself – the place where matter and idea meet. When I make art, I try to be a channel for energies or spirits that want to be made visible."
Mary Ann Bowman (Ithaca)
"Starting with a very simple clay form that easily allows the addition of a head (thereby telling me what kind of creature I’m making), and arms/wings/fins (which convey whatever mood the creature wants), I have created a cast of characters that love nothing better than to entertain people and make them smile."
Angela Niforatos '10 (Elmira)
As an art major at Elmira College, Angela created paintings, drawings and video, but found the ceramic studio to be her favorite place to work. Angie continues to create artwork work with clay, while also teaching art at Thomas K. Beecher Elementary School in Elmira.