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Artist explores technique: Work on display through August

Displaying seven paintings now until September at Oswego Public Library, Michael Lynne shares his work and eye for beauty in overlooked places.

Lynne attended Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a bachelor of fine arts with a major in illustration. After a three-year stint in advertising, he returned to RIT to complete a master of science in teaching degree.

What followed was a 35-year career teaching art in three school districts. His last position was at Oswego High School.

Since retirement, he has been working on his art and entering national and international juried art shows with some success.

The seven works exhibited at the Oswego library show some of the pathways he has been exploring. His newest work strives for a looser technique and a thicker application of paint. Each piece in this show has a little write up to explain the work.

These paintings are not for sale, but Lynne has work for sale at Arts in the HeArt Gallery in Fulton.

In the artist’s words

Michael Lynne has this to say about his work “Underpass,” done in acrylic:

This painting is another subject that I find interesting and worth exploring. Again my loftier interests have not been realized; those of decay, the empire in need of repair, etc. I keep sniffing around the edges of a bigger project with more of a message but just haven’t nailed it yet. I did two of these – one in oil and one acrylic, but I continue to think there is a bigger image out there yet. I do like the light and its geometric relationship to the overall image.

Arnold, Van Tassell wed at Elks Club

Peggy Lee Arnold and Jeffrey J. Van Tassell, both of Red Creek, were united in marriage June 15 at the Elks Club in Baldwinsville.

The Rev. Richard Blake performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her brother Joseph Hopp. Matron of honor was the bride’s sister Wanda James.

Bridesmaids were Verna Millward, the bride’s cousin; LeeAnn DeMott, a friend of the bride; and junior bridesmaids were Destiny and Melany, daughters of the bride and groom.

Flower girl was Harmony, also daughter of the bride and groom.

Michael Van Tassell served as his brother’s best man. Ushers were Dave Hughes, friend of the groom; and Sean Taylor, cousin of the groom.

Parents of the couple are Carol Arnold of Martville; Gene Arnold of Martville; and Barbara Van Tassell of Baldwinsville.

The couple honeymooned in Pocono Palace.

Evans earns history degree at Oneonta

James P. Evans graduated from the State University College at Oneonta May 13 with a bachelor of science degree in history.

He will pursue his master’s degree in library information science at the University of Buffalo.

Evans is the son of Mike and Mary Evans of Fulton. He is a 2009 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Local woman gets Senate post

Tiffany Latino, a native of Fulton, has been appointed communications director by state Sen. John A. DeFrancisco.

Latino had served as assistant communications director for the senator since 2011.

She previously worked as a news reporter for various media in Central New York.

She is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Latino is the daughter of Francine and Joseph Latino of Fulton. She resides in Liverpool.

Fulton sailor completes basic training

Navy Airman Apprentice Katie L. O’Donnell, daughter of Sherry L. O’Donnell of Fulton and Brian J. Arroway of Liverpool, completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, O’Donnell completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

O’Donnell is a 2012 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Waite graduates from Rensselaer

Brian Waite of Fulton earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy last spring.

Rensselaer is America’s oldest technological research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in architecture, engineering, information technology and web science, management, the sciences and the humanities, arts and social sciences.