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First Friday at The Bundy: It’s Never Just a Dream – Pen & Ink Drawings by Connie Kovac
December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Bundy Museum Presents
It’s Never Just a Dream
Pen & Ink Drawings by Connie Kovac
Connie Kovac, of Owego creates original drawings with black Micron pen-on-paper that are precise, strong and expressive. Connie’s work is amazingly detailed; Surreal and flowing like a dream, tinged with love, life and regrets, on the razor’s edge between dream and nightmare.
Opening Reception December 1 2017 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Located in the Museum 3rd Floor Art Gallery
Exhibition on Display from 12/1 – 1/2
Admission to Art Gallery is Always Free
Tuesday – Saturday 11-5PM
A 1967 graduate of Binghamton High School , doors were opening and closing for Constance ‘Connie’ Kovac. The magick of creation grounded her with the first of five children in 1969, opening the door to the long path of the crone, but not before her dream of becoming a psychologist was closed behind another door. It was a woman’s place to be a secretary in 1967, not a doctor. Was it just a dream?
Connie rode the currents of life for two decades, mother and wife, yet she knew there was more. Her father, Tom Cawley, had shown her there was more through his friends – “Slam” Stewart, Johnny Hart, Rod Serling – and his loving encouragement.
Connie’s search for revelation took her to a dark place, for not all dreams are pleasant, and artists are all too frequently doomed to quiet the haunting nightmares with alcohol. Dark are the dreams of the long night of the soul.
Following another’s dream she bought a downtown Binghamton business, and there met a dark figure who seemed to offer the missing piece of her heart. But some dreams are fulfilled only by learning to fly after falling off a cliff. Stability and sobriety were at last achieved; maiden had become mother, and mother became grandmother then great-grandmother. Connie’s art was recognized, and she fulfilled an old dream denied to her through attending college to major in art.
Yet that old yearning beckoned, and she changed her major to End of Life Counseling, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in 2012. If you want to know the wisdom she has earned, the lessons she has learned, look to her art. Surreal and flowing like a dream, tinged with love, life and regrets, on the razor’s edge between dream and nightmare. In the happiest of times and the most trying of times, it was never “just a dream.”