Pictured Mrs. Crow, self-portrait photograph by Patricia Christakos, 2013 and Across the Lake pastel by Ann Cross, 2010    

Mrscrowanncross (1)(Cazenovia, NY – Aug. 2013) Finding Wonderland: Paintings by Ann Cross and Photographs by Patricia Christakos opens at the Gallery at Cazenovia Public Library on Friday Sept. 6 and runs through Oct. 31. An exhibition reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Sept. 13 in the library’s museum.

Celebrating 25 years of friendship, Finding Wonderland presents the artists’ shared affinities for mysteries and gardens, landscapes and destinations, humor and insight. “Patti and I share a love of art, investigation, experimentation in our art,” said Cross. “It’s been a pleasure delving into our respective “Wonderlands.” The common threads of color, composition, and theme, tie the imaginations of two artists together like storylines.

“I’ve loved preparing for this exhibition,” said Christakos. It’s as if Ann and I are party hosts, opening the doors to our respective imaginations. We hope library visitors enjoy exploring our artistic connections as much as we have.”

Finding Wonderland at the Cazenovia Library will take part in the 2013 Greater Cazenovia Arts Trail held on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 14, 2013.

Ann Cross has a MSW from Syracuse University and enjoyed her career as a family therapist, in private practice for over 30 years. After raising her family, and retiring, she began painting, with the encouragement of family and friends, especially her husband Jack Rooney.

Patricia Christakos earned a journalism degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Her self-portraits often explore the aging process and frequently entertain. One of her photos, The Caretaker, was selected for a November 2013 exhibition at the Center for Fine Arts Photography in Colorado. She is the creator of The Half Century Mark Hotel blog and Cazenovia Public Library’s Mr. Hubbard’s Salon on Tumblr.

Many of the works on exhibit are for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cazenovia Public Library.

The Art Gallery at 100 Albany Street in Cazenovia is open during regular library hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pmMonday-Friday and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays.

Please contact Betsy Kennedy with inquiries at bkennedy@midyork.org or at 315.655.9322.

Information is also available at www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.


By martha

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