"Landscapes of the Finger Lakes"
Solo Exhibition of Recent Paintings
March 7 - 28
The Community School of Music and Arts
330 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Opening reception Friday March 7, 5-8pm (part of Gallery night of Ithaca)
Artist's talk with George Rhoads Sunday, March 9, 2pm
Rhoads' paintings reflect his artistic goals: "I'm trying for a reality beyond what is visible. Landscape to me best evokes that reality." The results are spirited landscapes of the highest technical skill.
One painting, "LAKE AFTERNOON", will be available as a raffle prize as a benefit for the school, and is currently on view in the CSMA office. The proceeds from the raffle and sale of paintings will actively enhance the mission of the school and assist with bringing more events to our community.
Raffle tickets are $25.00 each with a limited pool of 200 tickets. Tickets may be purchased by calling 607-272-1474 or visiting the school in person during business hours, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
This opening presents a wonderful opportunity to see the work of a master painter, hear him speak, and support the Community School of Music and Arts.
Locally and internationally, Rhoads may be best known for his large audio-kinetic sculptures in public places, such as the two-story sculpture at the Sciencecenter of Ithaca. But painting is Rhoads' first love, and his paintings can be found in prominent collections, such as those of Malcolm Forbes, Leonard Bernstein and Laurence Tish.
Most recently an article on Rhoads by Peggy Haines appeared in the Winter 2007 issue of Life In The Finger Lakes Magazine. Rhoads' artistic career of over seven decades will be honored with a Proclamation by the Mayor of Ithaca during the first week of March.
For further information about George Rhoads, view www.georgerhoads.com.
See the article by Gregory Keeler on WSKG's blog Mixed Media.