The Cooperative Gallery is mounting two shows in February: John Thomson’s “Small Stuff” sculptures and designed objects and “Self Portraits” from the exhibiting members. The show opens First Friday February 4th and runs through the 26th at 213 State St. Binghamton. The gallery is open Fridays 5- 8 pm, Saturdays 11- 3 pm and by appointment.
John Thomson has been teaching design and drawing at Binghamton University for the past 40 years. He credits a childhood spent building models, and states ““I’ve had had a lifelong intense interest in design, drawing and structure. Recently I’ve been doing drawings and small sculpture expressing my interest in the natural world and more recently, digital imaging.”
“Self Portraits” is a celebration and introspective event for our exhibiting members. “Each artist is challenged to reflect and ultimately submit a piece of artwork that best represents themselves,” says Gallery President Karen Kuff–Demicco. According to Ken Weir, gallery treasurer, “Creating a self portrait isn’t the only way we express ourselves. We do so with every conversation we have. In this show we hope to start a visual conversation—between all 25 of ourselves and visitors to the gallery.”
The Cooperative Gallery 213 was established in 2000 and features local artists with new shows every month. It is a popular stop on the First Friday Art Walk and on social media Facebook, Instagram, and the Cooperative Gallery 213 on YouTube.com. Located at 213 State St. in Binghamton NY and on the web at www.cooperativegallery.com with link to an online store.