The artist's reception for "Under the Moon: New Works by Mary Pierce" -- the latest exhibition in SUNY Oswego's Downtown Artist Series -- will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the branch of the College Store and Tyler Art Gallery at West First and Bridge streets.
At 6 p.m., junior art major Logan Turner, who also majors in marketing, and student poet Imani Simpson, a senior creative writing major, will make presentations reacting to Pierce's artwork. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
An adjunct instructor of art at SUNY Oswego, Pierce is a printmaker and mixed-media artist who uses color and texture to narrate her stories. Her work is culturally curious and respectful of the balance of differences.
"It is my belief that we are all connected and are part of an intricate and breathtaking tapestry called life," Pierce wrote in an artist's statement. "Our only choice each moment is whether to be part of the creating or part of the unraveling of that tapestry."
She quoted Chief Seattle, 19th century Duwamish Tribe leader: "'Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.'"
Hours for Oswego State Downtown are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays through Tuesdays.
For additional information about exhibitions at Oswego State Downtown, contact Amy E. Bartell, SUNY Oswego's coordinator of community exhibitions, at [email protected]