Caitlin Clonan with her piece “Colorful Face” now on display as part of the Art Park's “Surface” exhibition. (submitted photo)
Caitlin Clonan can vaguely remember attending summer art camps at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, but they must have had an impact. Today Clonan, a senior at Cazenovia High School, is one of the artists featured in the Art Park’s current gallery exhibition: “Surface: Emerging Artists of 2017.” Her piece, “Colorful Face,” explores the use of color to create facial contours. Clonan’s cartoon, “Teen Tales,” appears biweekly in the Cazenovia Republican, she will attend SUNY Fredonia in the fall to study animation and illustration.
In addition to Clonan’s piece, the exhibition features 3D sculpture and sound installations and includes the work of artists of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the country as well in the Central New York Region.
“Surface” opened to a crowd of over 70 guests on Friday, May 5. The exhibition runs through May 31.
“We were so impressed by the number and quality of submissions,” said Stephen Brucker, the Art Park’s visitor services and site promotion coordinator, who curated and prepared the show. “Many of the artists attended the opening and further built their networks. It was so great to see artists interacting with each other and with the public. They should be very proud of their work. We hope this exhibition inspires them to continue creating.”
Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or by appointment.
The Art Park opens its national juried exhibition, “In-Habit: Practice and Place” in July, the call for entries is open through May 31. Details about the Art Park’s opportunities for artists and upcoming indoor and outdoor exhibitions can be found online at sqhap.org.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.