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Exhibition: Proverbs and Commonplace
Saturday, May 3rd through Saturday, June 14, 2014

What goes around, comes around, and it is time once again for Oxford Gallery's annual theme show. It is often maintained that the figurative content of a language represents the experience and collective insight of the culture. This year's theme, Proverbs and Commonplaces, mines the idiomatic richness of our mother tongue. Each of over fifty participating artists has been asked to create a work of art embodying one or more of the myriad sayings which give our language its unique character. The work exhibited will be in both two and three dimensions and will include many different styles and media. Few artists could, of course, aspire to the feat of sixteenth-century artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, who tucked over ninety Flemish and Dutch proverbs into a single street scene. Yet, necessity being the mother of invention, the task of finding visual analogues to rhetorical commonplaces will challenge the imagination of each artist, providing interest and occasional amusement for every viewer. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 10th
An Artists' Reception is planned for Saturday, May 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The Reception is open to the public. Oxford Gallery is located at the northwest corner of Park Ave. and Oxford Street.

Participating Artists

Chris Baker
Jappie King Black
Lynette Blake
Philip Bornarth
Kristine Bouyoucos
Todd Chalk
Alice Chen
Paula Crawford
David Dorsey
Anthony Dungan
Elizabeth Durand
Ray Easton
Carolyn Edlund
Phyllis Bryce Ely
Barbara Fox
Sari Gaby
Walter Garver
Peter Gerbic

Deborah Hall
Richard Harrington
Denise Heischman
Robert Heischman
Charles Houseman
Thomas Insalaco
Richard Jenks
Thomas Kegler
William Keyser
Sue Huggins Leopard
Kristin Malone
Amy McLaren
Daniel Mosner
Leonard Muscarella
Fran Noonan
Barbara Page
Cynthia Beth Rubin
Bill Santelli

Helen Santelli
Ryan Schroeder
Edythe Shedden-Cowgill
Alan Singer
Helen Smagorinsky
Don Sottile
Norine Spurling
Jean K. Stephens
Roland Stevens
Debra Stewart
Kate Timm
Patricia Tribastone
George Van Hook
Doug Whitfield
Janet Thayer Williams
Wayne Williams
Jack Wolsky

Oxford Gallery art
Ray Easton, Birds of a Feather…, oil on canvas

Oxford Gallery art
Doug Whitfield:Gatherer
(A Bird in the Hand…),
oil on canvas

Oxford Gallery art
Patricia Tribastone, Not for Love or Money, pastel on paper

Oxford Gallery art

Robert Heischman, Monkey See…
(India Series),
oil on canvas on board

Oxford Gallery art
Peter Gerbic: And Never the Twain
Shall Meet,
terra cotta

Oxford Gallery art
David Dorsey, Carpe Diem, oil on linen

Oxford Gallery art
Carolyn Edlund, Pearls to Swine, oil on canvas

Location and Hours
The Oxford Gallery is located in the Roosevelt Apartment Building at the corner of Oxford Street and Park Avenue in Rochester.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm. Admission to all events at the Oxford Gallery is free. For information, please call 585-271-5885.

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