Art Association of Oswego plans holiday tour

The Art Association of Oswego is having its first ever Holiday Studio/Gallery Tour from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9.

The tour will end with an opening reception for the exhibit by Bob and Laurie Kester, ‘Til Death Do We Art, at the Art Association from 6 to 8 p.m.

This is a perfect time for the community to come out and visit local artists in their studio as well as purchase art and enjoy the husband and wife show, ‘Til Death Do Us Art.

Bob Kester is a local photographer, taking photos of local scenery. Laurie Kester is a stained glass artist who owns and operates her studio, Glasshaven. She also enjoys other media such as, pottery, painting and collage.

The show is a collaboration of both artists. The Kesters enjoy inspiring each other through their art. This exhibit runs from Nov. 9 through Dec. 8.

The Holiday/Gallery Tour includes:  printmaker Bill Demott, whose studio is at the Oswego Armory; Allen Bjorkman of the Picture Connection is opening his Fenix art studio; Lakeside Artisans, a unique art gallery with local artists; SUNY Oswego’s  Downtown  gallery will exhibit ‘Painterly Prints’ by Mary Pierce’s printmaking students; and Zinc, with original screen prints, will also have their gallery open.

Plus, at the Art Association of Oswego, several local artists — Kathy Besaw, Sandra Dowie, Phyllis Richardson and Jane VanEmmerik — will be displaying their art.

The tour will end at the Art Association where participants can turn in their postcards. Postcards are available at all locations on the tour.

Cards need to be signed off at all locations to be eligible for a drawing of art prizes. The drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m. and participants must be present to win.  Refreshments will be at all locations.

Join the Art Association for a festive evening and do your holiday shopping with us. The AAO is located at the northernmost end of East Fourth Street, across from the fort,  in Oswego.

Regular gallery hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. on weekends or by appointment and all events are free and open to the public.  This event is made possible in part by funds from CNY Arts of Syracuse.

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