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Creative Cortland: A Community Visual Arts Exhibition

When

Feb 26, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Feb 27 - 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mar 01, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 02, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 03, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 04, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 05, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 06, 2021
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mar 07, 2021
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mar 08, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 09, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 11, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mar 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre
24-26 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045

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Opening Night Facebook Live Stream
Friday, Feb. 26 starting at 7:00pm

Gallery open to public:
February 26 – March 14
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: noon-5pm

CRT Downtown announces an open call for visual art entries in a Cortland Community Arts Exhibition. This exhibition will explore the idea of persistence by asking: What happens to the imagination under prolonged pervasive circumstances?

Art is catharsis. It is an emotional release. As creatives, we make work that conveys a mode of expression that is unique to our individual human experience. An audience connects with these various forms of expression to relate and react. 2020 has been a challenging year for us collectively with varying degrees of difficulty. Ultimately the result has been the exercising of imaginative outside-of-the-box creative discovery leading to new ways to be expressive and stay connected. We ask you as an artist: How did you find communion with your creativity during prolonged pervasive circumstances?

 The challenges of the pandemic lead to a communion with my creativity and out-of-the-box collaboration. Persistence has led to the creation of socially distant drive-through experiences, Stories in the Park & Ghosts in the Park at Dwyer Memorial Park in Preble, NY. I have also rediscovered and explored my independent creative practices and projects. Persist!”

In lieu of a gallery opening and to adhere to social distancing guidelines, there will be a Facebook LIVE stream Friday, February 26 starting at 7:00 PM.

The shutdowns caused by the pandemic have had devastating effects on the arts and entertainment sectors. As a community, it is within our power to help support the arts that enrich all our lives. Crystal Lyon will be donating original works to a silent auction with a starting bid of $100 with all proceeds going to support Cortland Repertory Theatre. Artists can choose to participate by selecting one piece to donate with a starting bid of their choice. Winners will be contacted after exhibition closing on Monday, March 15.

The Creative Cortland Community Visual Arts Exhibition is open for viewing from February 26 – March 14;  Saturday & Sunday from Noon – 5:00 PM, and Monday-Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM with a suggested donation of $5.00.

Entry is open to residents of Cortland County – professionals, amateurs, and high school seniors as well as students and faculty from Tompkins Cortland CC and SUNY Cortland. There is an entry fee of $10 for students and $20 for all others.

Any artists interested in submitting work will find more information on this page or download here.

For questions, please contact Crystal Lyon at ArtGallery@cortlandrep.org or call (607) 283–4879.


Creative Cortland: A Community Visual Arts Exhibition

24-26 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045

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