Exhibition to present artist's series of drawings

Drawing by Brian Porter.SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery and the Oswego Public Library will co-sponsor an exhibition of drawings by artist Brian Porter opening Oct. 8 at the library.

An opening reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Oswego Public Library’s gallery, accessed at 120 E. Second St. in downtown Oswego. The exhibition will run through Nov. 8.

Porter, an art instructor at Erie Community College, tends to focus on the human form as subject matter. While the exhibition will showcase Porter’s drawings, he also creates oil paintings and bronze sculptures. He holds a master’s in fine arts degree from the New York Academy of Art.

Porter’s show is part of Tyler Art Gallery’s work to establish partnerships that spur more art displays in the community.

This exhibition is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, a state agency, and the Cultural Resources Council, a regional arts council.

Hours for the Oswego Public Library are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 341-5867.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Personal drawing—“Lynn,” a 2007 pastel, is among the drawings by Brian Porter to be on display when an exhibition co-sponsored by SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery and the Oswego Public Library opens Oct. 8 at the community library.

(Posted: Sep 22, 2009)