Thomas Cargen is a Cortland native. He is a graduate of Fredonia University and attended the School Of Visual Arts. He is a Self employed muralist/artist, carpenter, problem solver and maker of things. Tom has had shows at the Einzing Art gallery and worked with Christies Auctions on their 5th Avenue murals including the Princess Diana dress auction and the Michael Jackson and Paloma Picasso auctions. He has also worked at the NY City Prop Gallery.
“I have always strayed away from producing my own art for the public, out of fear of failure or not being satisfied with the results. Around 2020 , I became driven by a force to go as deep into the unknown as possible, armed with gifts we all have, led by faith, stepping out of my own way. I discovered not only can I create visions (or let them form), but I could also create reality. My purpose is to serve the connection between creation and consciousness, for all, and the states of growth and wonder it reveals.”
Steve Danielson is a visual artist living and working in New York City. Born and raised in Cleveland Heights Ohio, Steve always had a love of art. His first creative pursuit was in filmmaking earning an MFA from the American Film Institute. While living in Los Angeles Steve began creating street art and when he moved to New York in the early 2000s he began a fine art studio practice. Today, Steve primarily paints, and his subject matter is as varied as his style, but all of his art displays his distinctly unique point of view. Steve studied painting, printmaking, and metal sculpture at the Art Students League in New York. He also participated in the summer residency program at the School of Visual Arts. He has shown his work at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, Spattered Columns, Central Gallery, No Longer Empty, Chashama, AKE Gallery, and the School of Visual Arts, all in New York.
Website: www.stevedanielson.net. Instagram: @stevedson
Emily Gibbons is a painter, raising her young son in Cortland. Born and raised in Rochester, Emily moved to Cortland after college. She maintains a studio in the Cortland Corset Building, is a framer at The Picture House and teaches workshops in watercolor, including a biannual workshop in Ireland. Her current work is influenced by mark making with her son, layers and life drawing sketchbooks. SHE is a series of abstraction and layers, focusing on women taking ownership in a chaotic environment.
Peter Hannan is a writer, producer, creator, animator, author/illustrator, songwriter and artist. He is the creator and executive producer of the Nickelodeon animated series CATDOG, overseeing all aspects (writing, storyboarding, character design, art direction, post-production) of a hundred and twenty something 11 minute episodes and holiday specials. He produced Fetch, a CatDog theatrical short and a TV movie called CatDog And The Great Parent Mystery. He wrote and sang the CatDog theme song, which he will sing for you even if you don’t technically ask him to. Peter has developed properties for numerous studios and is currently working on a variety of film, TV, game and book projects. Recently Peter was the Story Editor and Writer on the Annie-Nominated PBS animated series, LET’S GO LUNA.
Dru Hardy lives in Los Angeles with her best friend, her husband, also an artist, who she met when she was six years old in upstate New York. She has two amazing children who are- wait for it - also artists! Her full name is Drusilla. She thinks her mom was expecting someone else. People often misspell her name as Drew, which is appropriate since she’s an artist, except she’d rather have them call her Draw… she likes to live in the present. Dru has a B.F.A. in drawing and painting from Carnegie-Mellon University. She is a painter, illustrator, and has taught art to children from preschool to high school. Lately, she has focused on painting watercolors of flowers. Visit her Instagram @druhardy411 and at druhardy.com
William M. Landau. "In being influenced by what surrounds art, “in the country”, the art is always struck by the overall, then the very specific, season changing landscapes. In being affected by those surrounds, the scenes are brought home and abstracted by the maker.
This work has always been graphic, architectonic, and most often has writing accompany the work. Now the thoughts, language and print-craft, inextricably and comfortably reside within the work. The images should nudge the atmosphere, the artist-professor, and the viewer- repeatedly.
Michelle LoGerfo is the youngest of six children, so she's mostly feral - raised on Saturday morning cartoons and marshmallows from hot chocolate mix. Her third grade teacher described her as excessively silly, a description she hopes to never outgrow.
Austin MacRae was born in the hills of Cortland County and raised on 40 acres of family farmland. He recently picked up the paintbrush after a 20-year hiatus, finding inspiration in local rural scenes from his youth. He is particularly interested in playing with amplified light and color in his paintings, using expressionism to strike at the heartwood of the natural world.
Dana Ranke received her MFA in Painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her BFA in Painting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Since graduating from RIT in 1994, Dana has been based in Western New York and Southern Ontario, working and teaching at Rodman Hall Arts Center, Memorial Art Gallery, and SUNY Buffalo Department of Art. She is currently Teaching Artist and Director of Arts Programs at Autism Services Inc. of WNY.
Molly Reagan - “Finding the pop, the joy, the fun in the everyday. Molly Reagan’s illustrative abstract expressionist body of work is at once spontaneous, mischievous, dynamic and above all; optimistic. She employs playful, intuitive painting methods and color choices to evoke childlike exuberance, freedom, spirit. Her work delights in imperfect shapes, lines, patterns and groupings that play on the canvas.
Molly draws from her music and art education backgrounds to infuse her projects with bold, illustrative, joyful, “back-to-childhood” moments. Sparkles and holographic details, graffiti drips and smiley faces are not uncommon in her work. It’s all in service of one goal; to bring the fun.
Striving to be a good neighbor, Molly aims to celebrate life and build community on the idea that art builds, sustains, and refreshes community.