Experience Cortland will be featuring a Cortland County artist at the Visitors Center throughout the year. The program was developed to showcase local artwork and photography to travelers and locals in hopes of them taking a piece of Cortland County home. Feel free to stop by during regular business hours to view the work.
Born and raised in Cortland, Molly Reagan is the proud mom of two vivacious boys, one tenacious pup and numerous works of art. Molly has produced a tremendous catalog under the name Good Neighbor Art. You may be familiar with her work through her bold, illustrative, murals located in downtown Cortland, the Cortland Youth Bureau and the Cortland County Visitors Center, to name a few. Molly believes strongly that "We create the community we want to see."
This is why we have chosen her as February's artist of the month.
We asked Molly to take a few moments out of her busy day to answer 10 fun questions we thought our readers might like to know.
Where do you take your inspiration from?
Everywhere and everything!
Where do you create your art?
In my home studio!
Who is your greatest influence?
My family, friends, faith, my history, my teachers & my students... I really don't know, I'm a mash-up!
What is your favorite tool/material? What can you just not live without, in your creative space?
I can't live without Ticonderoga pencils! (world's best!) Also, my dog Larry curls up under my desk while I work... that's pretty super.
What is your favorite color?
Green! (Emerald, Kelly, Evergreen but never Lime, yuck!)
What are your current/future projects?
Muraling the Suggett Park basketball courts this spring! AND new Art drop on Instagram 2/2/2022 follow me: @goodneighborart
If your art was a food, what would it be?
A banana split sundae with rainbow sprinkles! (even though that is *not* my summertime order!)
What is your favorite winter activity in Cortland County?
Cross country skiing, hands down.
What do you feel is Cortland County’s best-kept secret?
There are SO many: live music, good coffee, parks, hiking trails, good swimming, walkability, dive bars, the Pita Gourmet, the Melodyland, world-class tattoo artists, but most of all, the people. Salt of the earth; inspirational!
Describe Cortland County in three words.
Vibrant, Welcoming, Grounded
Molly Reagan's art will be on display at the Cortland County Visitors Center at 42 Main Street in downtown Cortland through the end of February. All displayed work is available for purchase, with new works being added periodically. Molly will also be at the Visitors Center in-person on February 4th during the Winter Farmers Market. If you'd like to contact Molly directly, you can reach out to her via her website at GoodNeighborArt.com.
Share your favorite Cortland County art with us for a chance to be featured!
Tag @experiencecortland and use hashtag #experiencecortland.