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September 19, 2013

CAA to feature three community art exhibits

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---- — The Cooperstown Art Association will host an opening reception for three new exhibits on Friday, Sept. 27.

The opening reception, sponsored by the Bieritz Agency and Brewery Ommegang, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. and feature a vocal performance by Glimmerglass Young Artist, Sarah Parnicky at 5:30 p.m. and music by Tim Iversen from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be food and drinks.

“OPERA-tion Arts,” an opera-inspired art show by area second graders and The Glimmerglass Festival, will be on display in Gallery A. OPERA-tion Arts is a free, interactive education program that culminates in an opera-inspired art show at The Cooperstown Art Association. The students were offered the opportunity to learn more about opera and theater with The Glimmerglass Festival’s annual education program.

 Glimmerglass staff joined Cooperstown and surrounding area second grade classes to offer a multi-media presentation on opera. The students then illustrated their impressions of the art form, producing everything from drawings of performers, scenes and costume shops to sketches of original operas. 

“Sacred Wednesdays” in Gallery B is a group show of five talented local women who put aside their afternoons each Wednesday to create, exchange ideas and encourage each other’s creativity. This exhibit by artists Geri Brose, Dianne Bordley, Dianne Kull, Pat Spencer and Cheryl Wright will include a variety of subjects in watercolor, pastel and oil.

“Water, Water Everywhere” is the theme of the Community Photography Contest sponsored and presented by the Otsego Land Trust and Otsego Lake Association. About 150 photographs will be presented on the walls of Gallery C in youth, amateur and professional categories. The theme, “Water, Water Everywhere” was intended to “emphasize the importance of water in the lives of people, plants and animals.” Photographs of dew, clouds, streams, rivers, ponds, springs and wetlands in Otsego County and surrounding towns are represented in the exhibit of local and regional talent.

Elizabeth Falk, 12, of Cooperstown, won the youth category with her photograph, “Dew on Web,” which was taken early in the morning while the dew was still on a spider web.

“If you look closely, you can actually see the spider!” said Falk.

All three exhibits will be on display through Oct. 25 at the Cooperstown Art Association galleries. The CAA is located at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown in the Village Building on the corner of Main and Fair streets. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are daily 11-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays through Memorial Day. Call 547-9777 for more information or visit