Arts & Education
Emerging Artists Award RecipientsThe Broome County Arts Council held the Broome High School Emerging Artists Competition Award Recognition & Ceremony on First Friday, April 1st to celebrate the artistic talents of the 65 students from 7 Broome County High Schools with 73 works of art on display. The Emerging Artistists Award Recipients for 2016 are: Best of Show: Kelly Wu, “Corrina” (Pastels) Johnson City HS, Eric Adolf Art Teacher Excellence in Composition: Olivia Greene, “Breaking Free” (Acrylic) Johnson City HS, Eric Adolf Art Teacher Excellence in Line & Color: Mia Hause,...
Reviewed by Matthew Pitcher The Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts gallery in downtown Binghamton never disappoints. At the March 4 opening of Joseph Daily’s “Florals & Still Lifes,” I was blown away by the artist's style and composition. Gallery director John Brunelli certainly picked the perfect time to display these lively floral designs as we enter the spring season. Seeing these magnificent artworks can bring joy to anyone’s day In biographical information at the exhibit, Daily pointed out that, although his professional focus is portraiture, he needs the occasional escape from the...Read more
By Matthew Pitcher In honor of Black History Month, the Gallery at SUNY Broome is presenting “ORIGINS: Traditions of African Art.” The Bundy Museum in Binghamton generously made items from its private collection available to the college. Library archivist Robin Valashinas, assisted by several students, selected approximately three dozen pieces from Mali, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Congo, and the finished display is nothing less than amazing. As one of Valashinas’ assistants, I have been in and out of this exhibit at least a dozen times since it...Read more
At the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC), six student artists from area high schools have won awards in “An Artistic Discovery Broome County Congressional High School Art Competition. They now advance to the final round of competition sponsored by U.S. Representative Richard Hanna for high schools in the 22nd Congressional District. Hanna will present final awards April 18th at Binghamton's Roberson Museum and Science Center. (more…)...Read more
By Lori Martinez Distinguished Binghamton University alumnus Ruben Santiago-Hudson returned to campus recently (March 29) for a talk sponsored by the Binghamton Film Initiative (BFI). The award-winning writer/director sat down with BFI’S co-founders Tyler Downey and Jared Biunno to talk about his career and how he made the transition from theater to film and back again. The talk, which took place in Studio A, was the first event organized by the newly formed campus theater/film collective. Hudson, best known for his award-winning film Lackawanna Blues, spoke frankly...Read more