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Chronicle-express. (Penn Yan, N.Y.) 1926-current, February 06, 1991, Image 14

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;'f [i N ■5 5:1 !: li 5 ; ^ ; ^ :i • 1 r ‘ •• 1 . I: I ) :i ] Page 14 - The Chronicle-Express, Penn Yan, N.Y., February 6,1991 ARTS AENTERTAINIVIENT YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR C e lebratin g A frican A m e r ican con tribu tion s M a rks o f V ision ex h ib it to o p e n By OKSANA LUKASZEWYCZ-POLON KEUKA PARK — Afro- Americans have made distinct and significant contributions to culture and tradition in America, in both performing arts and in the visual arts, and continue to do so in contemporary society. Lightner Art Gallery at Keuka College is pleased to announce that Afro- American artists will be high­ lighted during a month-long celebration of the achievements of African Americans. “Marks of Wsion” will display the unique sculpture and ceramic pottery by David R. MacDonald and Calvin Hubbard and the ac­ complished paintings of Peter Bibby and ^^ckie Jones-Bell. David MacDonald’s creative work extends across nearly the entire spectrum of the ceramic arts. It is unique in itself, as MacDonald is able to interject his love of the craft and also his celebration of his African heritage into every piece. His works show a wide variety of concern from the smaller functional forms of pot­ tery showing kinship to techni­ ques derived from “primitive” pot­ tery traditions, across the spectrum to highly technical “high-fire” forms, and include the realm of large scale sculptural forms. MacDonald is an associate professor of a rt and head of the ceramics program at Syracuse University, where he has taught since 1971. He also has been visit­ ing professor of ceramics at Kirkland College, an instructor of art and teaching fellow at Ann Arbor Potter’s Guild, Ann Arbor, MI, and at the University of Michigan, University of Mas­ sachusetts, and at Hampton In­ stitute. MacDonald says of his work, “The principal source of inspira­ tion for my art is African art and culture. I strive to synthesize my African heritage and my Western perceptions and training. I draw this inspiration from Africa pot­ tery, sculpture, body decoration and architectural decoration. My ultimate goal is that my art ar­ ticulates the magnificence and nobility of the human spirit, and also a celebration of my African heritage. I strive to create an art for ‘man’s sake’, and not for its own sake....\ The aim and intent of Mac­ Donald’s art is one of self-dis­ covery and communication. In one sense, it is a very personal and private journey in search of order, reason and beauty. In another sense, it is an attempt to express and share with others his^ realizations and discoveries. A rtist P e ter Bibby believes that “our society has begun to lose its ability to reason. As an il­ lustrator, I attempt to reflect my anxieties surrounding this belief by creating images that challenge the preconceived notion, and that even question what is preceived as being rational.” As an artist, he tends to chal­ lenge a given theory, forcing the integration of media and making them work together harmoniously to somehow produce the desired effect. “Philosophically, I will ask the question ‘why\ and set out to un­ derstand and to ultimately answer the question. The happy accident is the window to under­ standing,” the artist says. In addition to his creative en­ deavors, Bibby also devotes half of his time to mediation for the City of Rochester, for the county, and also for five town courts for the Center of Dispute Settlement, for which he received the Mediator of the Year award in 1989. He also is involved in media and public relations. Calvin H u b b ard combines symbolic social commentary with excellent technique in his clay works. His philosophy is mainly concerned with the expression of universal ideas, using many sym­ bols of universal meaning. Critics of Hubbard’s work describe it as \bold...with a peaceful Karma!” and reminiscent of Nigerian craft work. He says his sculpture is a “crea­ tive expression through which I try to communicate through sym­ bols, a universal meaning to man...a small aspect of himself and his natural environment.” A native of Dallas, TX, Hubbard is, by profession, an accomplished potter, painter and sculptor, who teaches a rt a t East High School in Rochester, and also has taught at Madison High School. In 1976, Hubbard received recognition as an outstanding leader in Roches­ ter education. “Art has always been the stir­ ring thing within my heart,” says Hubbard. “For me, it is that ex­ tension of myself, that I cannot say in words.” Vickie Jones-Bell has also in­ fused and abstracted African motifs into her acrylic paintings and mixed media works. Her use of the acrylic media gave her the flexibility she needed to develop a personal technique. T h e a t r e t a k e s t o u r CANANDAIGUA — The Children’s Theatre Tbur of Com­ munity College of the Finger Lakes in Canandaigua performed A Dish for the King for area elementary and primary schools recently. The tour performed at 10 schools, including locally a t Mar­ cus Whitman Elementary Schools in Rushville and Gorham and at Naples Elementary School. The Children’s Theatre Tbur is a three credit-hour course offered during the college’s January Plan session. Students have nine days to rehearse, design costumes and build props before their first per­ formance. Children’s Theatre Tbur has been performing for 17 years to approximately 6,000 children each year. Free Carnations Feb. ll~16th N o purchase necessary. 3 R o s e B u d v a s e S p e c i o l ____ 11.99 ’ C a s h & C a r r y S w e e t h e a r t C a n d y A r r a n g e m e n t .......................... 14.99 Guys-set a heart a twirling with Teleflora's Twirling Tune Bouquet, and Girls-^urprise your guy by sending him flowers! ' a ' Seniors-call and order your corsages and boutonnieres for the ball. We accept credit cards S e n d y o u r o r d e r _ w o r ld w id e b y w ir e Ol^cQora open 9-6 M o n d a y -Soturdoy REOOOOK. Continued on page 16 HILLCREST HORTICULTURAL CENTER t— Westn o H a v e n s C o r n e r R o a d WE DO DELIVER • 5 3 6 9 5 6 0 ♦ A m p le P a r k in g “My passion with color and the use of it in my paintings and designs has influenced the style of my work,” she says. Incorporating recognizable forms of African influences adds to her design concepts, which are in­ tentionally expressed through color and symbolism, resulting in her unique forms of expression. Jones-Bell’s creative endeavors have won her recognition and many awards. She also has in­ itiated a business venture “Achete L’Art”, her own company of con­ temporary handcrafted acces­ sories for the home, wearable art and an array of “Limited Edition” specialty items. The festive opening reception honoring the artists will take place from 2:30 until 4 p.m. at Lightner Art Gallery on Sunday, Feb. 10. The public is invited. There is no charge. Another feature of this recep­ tion will be a poignant poetry recitation by Clarence Anthony, African-American poet, playwright, seasoned actor, and world traveler. Anthony brings a unique perspective to light with his conscious linking of people by their feelings and emotions, regardless of color, culture, or country. Prejean Winery will be featured as the Finger Lakes winery host­ ing the wine-tasting a t this recep­ tion. Tb add to the festivities, all floral displays are compliments of Johnson Smith Florist of Penn Yan. The exhibit also may be viewed during regular hours at the Lightner Art Gallery, located in the Lightner Library at Keuka College: Monday through Satur­ day, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun­ day, noon to 8 p.m. The exhibition closes on March 11. For more information, contact gallery director, Oksana Lukas- zewycz-Polon at 315-536-4411, ext. 226. Watches Watch Batteries Clocks Class Rings Jewelry Repair & more ^FEBRUARYBIRTHSTONE \ 5-xAmthyst ^ ' i. i>. \Yates County's Only Jewelerl\ EATON'S Plaza Jewelers, Jnc. Lake St. Plaza Penn Yan Tuxedo Wedding Specials Good Anytime If ordered by March 31st 1991 Gleason & Clancy Menswear n o Main St.. 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