Opening of two art exhibitions at the Art Association of Oswego | Arts and entertainment

OSWEGO – The Art Association of Oswego has announced the opening of two new art exhibitions at the Oswego Civic Arts Center. In the Timothy McHenry Gallery, Bill DeMott will present a retrospective exhibition of his work entitled Retroactivity: The Past is the Present.

DeMott is an excellent artist and graphic designer who teaches at colleges in the area including SUNY Oswego, Cayuga Community College in Fulton, and Monroe Community College in Rochester. His work will include prints, drawings and multimedia works from more than 40 years of artistic creation.

Simultaneously opening in the Jo Hyse Gallery on the first floor of the Arts Center will be an exhibition of new paintings by student SUNY Oswego Sofia Pérez, titled The Power of Ancestral Archetypes.

Pérez was born in Austin, Texas. Her work depicts ancient female archetypes while also making reference to the self-portrait, bringing together ancient wisdom from her pre-Columbian cultural heritage with her current self, to convey empowerment and healing.

A reception will be held for the opening of the two exhibitions, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 21. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will continue until Sunday, September 19.

The Art Association of Oswego is housed in the Oswego Civic Arts Center, at the north end of East Fourth Street, directly across from Fort Ontario. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information on other exhibitions and courses, see the AAO website www.oswegoarts.org.

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