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Artwork In Glide Inspired By Soaring

February 5th, 2012

Artwork In Glide Inspired By Soaring

"Glide," an exhibition of art inspired by soaring, will open with a reception Saturday at the National Soaring Museum on Harris Hill in Elmira. The show will continue through Feb. 18.

The exhibition was curated by Ginnie Lupi, director of the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. It includes work by Vani Satya P. Akula, Bridget Bossart VanOtterloo, Jason Cox, Melissa Groo, Sandra Lowe, Vickie Mike, Lin Price, Nancy Ridenour, Tom Tunnicliff, Ann Welles, A.D. Wheeler and Scott Wise. Works include photographs, painting and digital art.

Lupi says the artists show their varied interpretations of the word "glide" from straightforward representations of sailplanes such as the ones on display at the museum and "gliding" in the natural world to abstract images. She says she hopes the exhibition will better connect the artistic community to the history and people represented by the museum, and attract new visitors to the museum.

In visiting the museum to plan the...