August 24, 1998
Geneva, NY — The Mind's Eye, an exhibit of paintings and prints by artist Nicholas H. Ruth, assistant professor of art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will run from September 1-30 at the Canalside Gallery in Seneca Falls. There will be an opening reception 7-9 p.m., Friday, September 11.
The Mind's Eye is an exhibit of original oil paintings, and intaglio and wood cut prints. Ruth explores the play of color and geometric pattern to create layered images that slowly unfold, giving form to the tension between organization and disorganization, integration and disintegration.
Ruth lives in Lodi, N.Y., and maintains a studio in Interlaken in addition to teaching at the Colleges. He exhibits both locally and nationally. The Mind's Eye is part of a grant awarded to Ruth by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program. The NYSCA grant will also fund “All About Art,” an art appreciation program for teens, offered by Ruth 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, September 26, at the Canalside Gallery. All About Art will provide area teens with a personal and interactive experience of contemporary art, and will include discussion of works in the exhibition, slides of artistic influences, and question and answer sessions. Refreshments will be served.
The Mind's Eye is sponsored by the Lodi-Whittier Library and is made possible in part by the Seneca County Arts Council and by public funds from the New York State Council for the Arts Decentralization Program which is administered locally by Finger Lakes Arts Grants.
The Canalside Gallery is located at 71 Fall St., Seneca Falls. For information about gallery hours, call 315: 568-9441.