Tioga Arts Council Announces New Exhibitions

02/20/2020

The Tioga Arts Council enriches the cultural lives of residents and visitors by initiating and facilitating creative opportunities and collaborations. Through exhibitions, performances, education and cultural experiences, the Tioga Arts Council provides a central platform for a creative community.

The council is committed to showcasing emerging and established artists in and around Tioga County. The exhibitions change on a monthly basis. They welcome submissions from artists on a continuous basis. The group is interested in all contemporary media including drawing, mixed media, painting, printmaking, photography, experimental media, sculpture, quilting and more.

Here are two of the council’s latest exhibitions.


Meet the Illustrator: Katie Campbell & The Little Laveau Series

In honor of Mardi Gras, Tioga Arts Council has invited Katie Campbell, illustrator of the Little Laveau series, to do a reading of Little Laveau: Bayou Beware and talk about the process of illustrating this story series of an iconic New Orleans figure. Participants will meet Katie, hear the story, enjoy a classic New Orleans treat – beignets – and partake in an activity on Saturday, February 22, at 1 p.m. at Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front St., Owego. This presentation is free an open to the public, and families are encouraged to attend.

If you have additional questions, contact Christina Di Stefano at tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com or call 607-687-0785.


“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open”

This quote is from the poem Käthe Kollwitz by Muriel Rukeyser. The World Split Open: Artistic Responses to the Women’s Rights Movement & Its Legacy is Tioga Arts Council’s(TAC juried March art exhibition. The show will open on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front Street, Owego.

This poem not only celebrates an important female artist and activist, Käthe Kollwitz, but it also acknowledges the need to tell truths, to share stories, and to make art in order to change the world. 2020 is a seminar year; it marks the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment. To honor the occasion, TAC put out a call for entries – for men and women – to create art that tells truths, shares stories, and creates opportunities for dialogue around the American women’s experience. In addition to the exhibition, there will also be a free artist panel on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front Street, Owego

This exhibition is graciously supported by NYS Women Inc. – Susquehanna Chapter, a non- profit organization dedicated to developing women personally, professionally, and politically. The World Split Open will be on display at TAC from March 6 to 28 on Tues. – Sat. 11 am – 4 pm or by appointment.