Pre-Holiday Cornelia Open House

We are the artists!I am pleased to invite you (yes, YOU!) to the annual POSTartwalk/PREholiday Open House event at the Cornelia Arts Building this Friday night, Nov 18, from 6-10pm.

Explore working artists’ studios, see new works in a variety of media, enjoy refreshments and mingle with the artists of Cornelia. I will be showing oil paintings in the 1st Floor Hallway gallery along with watercolors and works on paper by international artist, Leo Kogan. My new studio share (STUDIO 113) made possible by the generosity of talented Jewelry Artist, Alley Maranto.

Marina del Ray, watercolor on paper, © Leo Kogan

Guest artist, Leo Kogan, has sent a selection of works on paper all the way from Amsterdam. Leo and I studied together at the Cooper Union for Science and Art in New York and, as it turns out, Leo also spent some time in Rochester, NY (studying at RIT, just down East River Road about 20 minutes from my parents house)!

Opportunities to win an original piece of artwork by this talented and ambitious artist/curator during the show Friday night. Visit and see just what is happening in visual art today…

(Shown: Marina del Ray, watercolor on paper, © Leo Kogan)

steampunk-resin-silver-bird-broochAlley Maranto’s  jewelry designs and pretty darn awesome. Featuring found objects, sterling, resin, moss, lichens, sea horses, peruvian opal, gold, coral, and more. As you become mesmerized by the worlds within Alley’s work and you may start to feel like you’ve gone through the looking-glass and landed in a Jim Jarmusch film… its all part of the show, folks.

(Shown: SteamPunk Resin jewelry, © Alley Maranto)

Alley’s new website,, debuts this Fall and you’ll be able to register for classes in jewelry design and knitwear design/construction with the Master.

Getting Here:

The Cornelia Arts Building, located at 1800 W. Cornelia Avenue, is just steps from the Addison Brown Line, free parking available. View a map & get directions here.

Photography for the Cornelia Open House Poster, by Birkenheur Photography. Doug Birkenheuer’s studio, located in #108 at Cornelia and he will be open for this event so stop in and check out his fine art photography.