Jessica Fridrich Wins Scenic, Seasons & Landscape Category in Share the Experience photo contest


Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts artist, Jessica Fridrich, wins the Scenic, Seasons & Landscape category with her entry Bisti Wilderness Area. The category was apart of the larger Share the Experience photo contest hosted by the National Park Foundation.

As the artist stated in her submission, “Photography is about sharing, telling a story of the landscape, and communicating our own emotional state with the hope that the images will motivate others to pick up their backpacks and explore on their own to witness the beauty in person. The hoodoos sit next to the (more) famous Bisti Wings, which I originally planned to shoot but was repeatedly drawn to the hoodoos because of their geometry and beautiful texture. When the Moon rose after sunset, the composition became almost obvious. I believe this photo conveys the same sense of bewilderment and awe I felt when seeing the formations for the first time. It is about geometry. The trapezoidal arrangement of the main subjects and a loose assortment of geometrical shapes make it look like in a surrealistic painting.”


Working in the in-between: Joel Hobbie unveils new sculptures

By Michael Abatemarco

It’s a long-held trope that the natural and artificial — or the organic and inorganic — are diametrically opposed. But local new media artist Joel Hobbie’s seven sculptures on view in the exhibit Interstitial can serve to remind us that the separation is a superficial one, and maybe even arbitrary. Everything, after all, from the roots and limbs of the nearest tree to the most advanced computer processor, comes from the stars.

Interstitial is an interactive exhibit. Parts of each of the seven kinetic sculptures move in reaction to the presence of the viewer. But it isn’t motion sensors that cause the reactions. It’s iris scans and facial recognition technology. In essence, these sculptures are seeing you.

In appearance, each one looks like a hybrid of the spindly branches of treelike forms, robotic elements, lenses, and other devices — as though they were the product of some mad experiment in merging organic life forms and synthetics. In a way, that’s what they are — except that the scientific mind behind these anomalies is Hobbie.

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BU Fine Arts program, Brunelli Fine Arts Gallery co-host ‘Put it on the Fridge’

On the evening of April 26, the Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts Gallery in Downtown Binghamton opened its doors to showcase the work of seven graduating Binghamton University seniors in the BFA Exhibition “Put It on the Fridge.” The gallery opening, hosted by the Brunelli Gallery and the BU art and design department, displayed the curated work of students who are part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in the department.

While the rain poured down on State Street, the gallery’s doors were open to a warm and lively atmosphere. Guests were welcomed with snacks and refreshments. The gallery featured a wide variety of art forms from students, such as interactive computer exhibitions, traditional canvas paintings, prints and illustrations.

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ABFA Hosts "Put It on the Fridge" - a BFA Exhibition


Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts hosts “Put It on the Fridge”, a BFA exhibition.

The exhibit constitutes the culmination of the research and production process from Binghamton University B.F.A. degree candidates: Corey Bremer (Graphic Design), Malina Gambocarto (Design/Printmaking), Taylor Hayes (Drawing), Jacqueline Kachadourian (Theater/Painting), Kelley Ma (Graphic Design), Lily Newland (Drawing), and Nate Walker (Design).

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ABFA Artist Joseph Mayernik's "Last Kiss" Headlines Promotion for CCS Alumni Exhibition

"Last Kiss" Joseph Mayernik '98

"Last Kiss" Joseph Mayernik '98

"Re/View: A CCS Alumni Exhibition" is an annual juried exhibition of work by CCS alumni from across the country. Presented by the CCS Alumni Council, the exhibition includes works in all media installed in CCS’s beautiful Valade Family Gallery, and it runs concurrently with the annual CCS Student Exhibition. The 2019 Alumni Exhibition is juried by Christine Schefman. Past jurors have included Vince Carducci, Ed Welburn, JJ Curis, Michelle Perron, Jason Mayden and George N’Namdi.

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