For Immediate Release
September 12, 2019
Gilbertsville, N.Y. 13776
Summer Residency Exhibition
Opens September 28 at
G.E.M. Gallery & Sculpture Park
Gilbertsville Expressive Movement is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring the works of six 2019 ‘Artists-in-Residence.’ The “Expressions” show will run from September 28, 2019 – October 13, 2019 with an opening reception September 28, 5:00 – 8:00p.m. at the G.E.M. Gallery & Sculpture Park in Gilbertsville, New York.
The G.E.M. Residency program, which is in its second year, chose six artists from 90 applications. The artists were provided with private studios, and access to the G.E.M. Sculpture Studio (metal fabrication and welding shop), materials and an opportunity to spend time creating new works. For GEM it was an opportunity to bring in outside artists to engage with the community. The artists held workshops and ‘Open Studio’ nights and invited the community to meet and talk with them and be involved in their workshops.
The 2019 resident artists included four visual artists Katrina Coombs (Kingston Jamaica); Haley Manchon (Lambertville, N.J.); Richard Whitten (Providence. R.I.); Gianluca Bianchino (Little Falls, N. J.); were joined by two sculptors, Kelly Cave (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Julia Sinelnikova (Brooklyn, N.Y.). The exhibition will feature the works that they created during their time spent at GEM…and range from paint to textiles to aluminum to steel to acrylics.
Jay Roth, the Residency Program coordinator, said, “I was pleasantly surprised to see how talented and how dedicated to their work that these resident artists were. They have some really special works displayed in the ‘Expressions’ exhibition In the gallery and in the sculpture park.”
The sculptors, Kelly Cave and Julia Sinekova, created impressive public sculptures that will be on permanent display in the 14 acre G.E.M. Sculpture Park.
Opening reception September 28, 5:00 – 8:00 Exhibition remains on view until Sunday, October 13th, 2019 (Open Monday – Friday, 10:00 -5:00 PM and weekends 12:00 – 5:00 PM)
GEM Gallery & Sculpture Park
Gilbertsville, N.Y. 13776
Carol Ralbag or Jay Roth
2018 Fall Exhibition
200 people attended the Gallery Opening reception for the 2018 Fall Exhibition to celebrate the achievement of the eight artists featured in the group show. Guests were young and old, first time gallery visitors as well as seasoned attendees. They looked at the art, talked with the artists and each other, ate, drank and wandered around the Sculpture Park. Some even ended the evening roasting marshmallows on the wood fired oven.
July 8, 2018 the GEM Gallery & Sculpture Park featured 7 local and regional artists in the Summer Gallery Show. Our efforts to make art accessible to the community were well rewarded. Opening night, was a big success and people kept streaming in through out the month that the show was open. That’s when we knew that our community was hungry for the opportunity to view art and talk with the artists without having to drive to a big city.
July 2018 Gallery Show
- Jane Higgins
- Thomas Hall
- Betty Fraley
- Jay Roth
- Jonathan Forrence
- Eric Valosin
- Mark Picone
- Paula Friedman
We converted the old Gilbertsville Central School’s bus garage into offices and the GEM Gallery. After lots of hard work and white paint, we have what we consider a fine space.
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