From the 58th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art through the Annual Student Exhibition, the Fowler-Kellogg and Strohl art centers have hosted a number of different artists from all over the country this summer.
This year’s VACI Open Members Exhibition will feature a wide-ranging selection of work by VACI Partners members. From a sculpture composed of rotary phones and paper pulp to watercolor paintings of Chautauqua, the exhibition is composed of an eclectic variety of media.
Think of Gina Burnett as the unofficial artist in residence of Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater. Burnett, wrapping up her third season as an Amphitheater usher, has the responsibility of scanning patrons into the Amp for the morning lecture and cleaning up after they leave. She has turned that clean-up process into an art project.
At the VACI Open Members Exhibition, which opened Monday in Fowler-Kellogg Art Center and runs through Aug. 22, longtime Chautauquan Enid Shames spent several minutes staring at a video piece called “The Aesthetics of Informatics in a Wandering America.” [w/ SLIDESHOW]
As the Student Exhibition comes down in the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, another show goes up featuring different artists but with a similar philosophy.
The annual VACI Open Members Exhibition opening reception is today from 3–5 p.m. Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution will highlight local artists and community members, who will show their work and support the School of Art.
Bob Hopper, member of the VACI Partners board, enjoys where the Members Exhibition sits in the Chautauqua art scene.