Two exhibits will open at the Cooperstown Art Association galleries with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23.
“Made in New York: The Art of Wood,” in Gallery A, will be the 26th Fine Craft Invitational show devoted entirely to woodworking, including functional and nonfunctional creations made with local and exotic woods. Featuring more than 20 artisans and craftspeople, this year’s show will include turned and carved items, sculpture, furniture, lighting, jewelry and vessels. Made in New York participating artists include C. Michael Bufi, Terry Dote, Tracy Fiegl, Shawn Halerpin, Benjamin Hobbs, Bert Holmes, Jesse Klee, Bill Kozak, Joseph Kurhajec, Wolfgang Merk, David Mobley, Joseph Muehl, John Olenik, Don Osmer, Rachel Sason, Kathryn Scharl, Steve Shauger and George Smith.
In Gallery B will be a solo exhibit, titled “Keeping It Real: Hand Drawn Stone Lithography in the 21st Century,” by Amy Silberkleit of Gilboa. Born and raised in New York, Silberkleit received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stony Brook University where she focused on printmaking. In 2016, she received her certificate in natural science art and illustration from The New York Botanical Gardens. The technical training received there prompted her to return to drawing, and classes at the Art Students League inspired her to build a lithography studio, according to a media release. In it, she creates detailed work concerning the natural world, from explansive landscapes to detailed explorations of individual species.
Both exhibits will run through Sept. 27.
The CAA Galleries are at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown in the Village Hall on the corner of Main and Fair streets. Regular gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend, and closed for Labor Day. It will be closed Tuesdays after Labor Day. For more information, call 607-547-9777 or visit us at www.cooperstownart.com.