The music of Rachael Sage triggers an artful reaction

Reviewed by Rebecca Sheriff

“Reacting to Music: The Artwork of Angela Cook,” on display at Binghamton’s Bundy Museum, is a colorful array of artwork, most in reaction to the music of renowned indie-pop artist Rachael Sage, who performed her vibrant and provoking songs at the show’s opening during February’s First Friday event. Cook’s artwork enhanced the warmth of Sage’s sound and the energy of her performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Arts Council collectors walk the walk

With its second gallery show since moving downtown to 81 State St., Binghamton, last February, the Broome County Arts Council is advancing the idea that promoting the local arts is good, but BUYING art locally is both better and best. The exhibition “Collector’s Items — Making the Commitment” opened June 4 during the First Friday Art Walk and will run until July 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Robert Johnston photo show opens at Cooperative Gallery

An exciting and touching exhibition opened Thursday (June 3) at the  Cooperative Gallery 213, 213 State St., Binghamton, and will continue through June 26, including special hours today (June 4) for First Friday. It’s exciting because it is a curated retrospective of the work of Robert C. Johnston, one of the area’s premier black-and-white photographers, and touching because he died very recently before being able to see his lifetime of work honored by this exhibit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Orazio Salati: “You, Too, Can Be An Art Critic”

Salati, Artist & Gallery Owner

There are professional critics who write reviews about movies, plays, books, art exhibitions, music, etc. These critics describe their responses to a variety of art forms and they give you an assessment of their merit. You may not always agree with their opinions because your criteria or standards of judgment may be very different from these professional critics.

When you hear the word criticism, you might think it is something negative. Not true.  A criticism can be a positive statement. Art criticism is not difficult.  It can be rather a lot of fun. At least it can make the study of art less mysterious and complicated, and more logical. Read the rest of this entry »

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