By Allison Collins
SIDNEY – The evening of Wednesday, June 7 brought with it the second annual Sidney Senior Art Show at the Harrington Gallery, located at the corner of Main Street and Cartwright Avenue in Sidney. Host to the artwork of 15 Sidney Central School seniors, the show coincided with the gallery’s one-year anniversary.
Gallery owner Daniel Harrington said, “The cool thing about this is that this is the show I opened with exactly a year ago.” Harrington said, “Last year in May … some volunteer local artists and myself were working very hard to finish the new gallery space ahead of the senior show.” Harrington recalled working “around the clock” and added, “Within hours of finishing, the seniors were there with all their artwork.”
In the intervening months, the Harrington Gallery has featured many different exhibitions and openings.
This most recent exhibit will remain open until a closing reception, planned for Tuesday, June 20, and much of the students’ artwork is available for purchase. Noting, though, that some of the pieces are labeled “not for sale,” Harrington nevertheless said that “sales were strong” throughout the June 7 opening. He added, “Ceramic pieces seem to sell best.”
Since its first iteration, the Sidney Senior Art Show has grown to include more artists and more work, of a broad range of media, something Harrington said he was especially struck by. “I’m most impressed by the diversity of mediums used to create the work – photography, ceramics, paintings, mosaics, sculpture, fabric pieces and more.”