Spencertown Academy Presents ‘Spring Mix’ Art Exhibit | The scene
SPENCERTOWN – The Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents the ‘Spring Mix’ art exhibit featuring works by William Bullard, Tia Maggio and Gina Occhiogrosso. The show will be presented from April 23 to May 15 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. There will be a vernissage with the artists on Saturday April 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free and all art is on sale with part of the proceeds benefiting the Academy.
Spencertown Academy Curatorial Committee Co-Chair Lynn Rothenberg curated the exhibit. “’Spring Mix’ is the title of this year’s first in-person exhibition at the Academy. I selected three artists for their differences rather than their similarities,” says Rothenberg. “The varied styles and use of different media by photographer William Bullard, landscape and still life artist Tia Maggio, and painter and collagist Gina Ochiogrosso come together in a show that truly dazzles. It will be a perfect starter in the spring.
Bill Bullard (williambullard.com), a photographer who lives in Ghent, NY, returned to photojournalism and street photography when he retired as Academic Dean of the Collegiate School in 2017. “My work is focused on immediacy. Like cooking without a recipe, I could never really tell you what colors I use because I instinctively pick them up,” says Tia Maggio (www.tiamaggio.com).
Gina Occhiogrosso (www.gocchiogrosso.com) says: “I am a painter whose work is composed not only by the application of wet color to a surface, but also by processes of disassembly and realignment, and the incorporation of common and everyday materials such as yarn. and wire. The Academy installed air filters in the galleries; masks are recommended. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Spencertown Academy arts organization and the 175th year since the Academy was built as a school in 1847. Now an all-volunteer organization, it offers a varied program of concerts , conferences, courses and gallery exhibitions. . Its flagship events – Hidden Gardens, Revels and the Festival of Books – are annual highlights. This summer, the anniversaries of the building and the organization will be celebrated with a one-day community festival.
Housed in a historic 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please see www.spencertownacademy.org.