Reuse, reduce, and make art

| 18 Oct 2017 | 02:22

— From Oct. 20 through Nov. 20, New York Foundation for the Arts artist Mary Ann Lomonaco will show her works in the glass vitrine cases in the foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall in Newburgh.
"Crocheted Vessels and Reconstructed Art — Three-Dimensional Works" continues the Artists in Excellence series with pieces of various sizes, colors, and shapes. All of the works are made from recycled or repurposed materials.
“My three-dimensional mixed media constructions are made from recycled, reclaimed, reconstructed 'stuff” using a variety of techniques and materials," Lomonaco said. "Transformation for me involves discovering the potential — the endless possibilities."
This exhibit is part of the two-year-long, statewide Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: New York Foundation for the Arts Celebration.
Lomonaco holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She was the recipient of An American Experience 2002 Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, N.C., Merit Award and an Images 2010 — Robeson Gallery, Penn State University Merit Award as well as the New York Foundation for the Arts 2001 Fellowship. She also received a Ragdale Foundation Residency at Lake Forest, Ill., in 2005.
A reception for the show will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer, in Kaplan Hall. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.
Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Free parking is available in the parking garage entered at 73 First Street.
For more information call 341-4891.