CLINTON — The Kirkland Artwork Middle will host a one of a kind exhibition of performs in wax and blended media curated by Linda Bigness and that includes the get the job done of award-profitable artist Doreen LaScola, emerging artist Alice Yi, and artist/teacher Linda Bigness. 

“Ways With Wax” will open up with a general public reception for the artists on Saturday, July 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost-free clearly show continues via Saturday, September 4 and will be open up for viewing in the KAC Gallery in Clinton on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. 

All three artists in the exhibition check out the use of wax as a medium for pigments in their paintings. This strategy, named encaustic portray, is an historical 1 relationship from 4th Century Egyptian artwork and seen also in Roman and Greek icons, and it is dealing with a resurgence in latest many years. Encaustic portray is technically difficult but its dimensional properties and lustrous shade make it an ever more common amongst present-day artists. 

Doreen LaScola is an award profitable, combined media and multi-disciplined artist who has experienced several solo exhibitions in the North East. She researched at Minneapolis College of Art & Structure and U-MASS/Boston. Her art studio, In Her Sphere, is located in Gardner, MA and she is affiliated with the Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg, MA. LaScola has exhibited extensively and her get the job done is held in personal collections throughout the US. Alice Yi is an rising younger artist who has won Central NY Scholastic Artwork Awards in painting. She has been education in encaustic painting with Linda Bigness and this show will function her new works in this medium.  Linda Bigness is an internationally exhibited artist, instructor and curator whose work “explores the conversation of line with coloration by way of layers of paint and drawing.” She acquired her BFA at Syracuse College and a Masters diploma from SUNY Empire School. Bigness results in her operate in her gallery/studio, Studio 245, in Syracuse and she is represented by the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, NY and the Sorelle Gallery in Westport, Conn. She has introduced her perform in many solo and team exhibitions, has experienced massive-scale get the job done commissioned for company clientele, and her operate is represented in non-public collections nationwide.  

Bigness will give free of charge general public demonstrations of the process of encaustics in the Kirkland Artwork Center Gallery on Saturday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 14. She will also present encaustic workshops at the art center in the tumble. 

Everybody is welcome to the opening reception with the artists on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 1 pm. The exhibition is no cost and is wheelchair accessible. 

The KAC Gallery is located at 9 ½ East Park Row in Clinton. The hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Phone 315-853-8871 for info or check out the web-site at www.kacny.org.