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statue on display

Jefferson – The Jefferson Historical Society will sponsor a show of metal sculptures by John Jackson at Jude Hall, at 163 Main St., Jefferson, August 6 and 7 and 13 and 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. A reception will be held to mark the opening of the show on Friday, August 5th at 7 pm.

According to a media release, Hall has been described as an eccentric metal sculptor as well as a humor therapist, recycler, prophet, political satirist and haiku dabbler. He has been making sculptures for more than 35 years.

His sculptural palette consists primarily of bike and motorcycle parts, distressed musical instruments, vintage instruments, and items sourced from flea markets.

Favorite subjects are musicians, masks, and critters.

Exhibition ready to open

Cooperstown – Smithy Gallery at 55 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown will hold an opening reception for the “Illustrations” exhibit on Tuesday, August 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Illustration”, the third and final performance of the season, will be on display on the first and second floors from August 9 to September 3.

According to a media release, the artists, members and guest artists involved in the exhibition will explain traditional, digital and contemporary media explorations of the way storytelling works. Illustration has been described as a branch of art that originated centuries ago in the service of storytelling and the printed word. Early manuscripts and books required visual illustrations that were provided by artists.

New exhibition emerges

Margaretville – A reception for a solo performance by Margaret Leveson entitled “Re-Emerging” will be held on Saturday, August 6th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Longyear Gallery at 785 Main St. Margaretville. The show opens on Friday, August 5 and will be available through Sunday. August 28.

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‘Motel’ exhibition opens on Saturday

FLEISCHMANNS – 1053 Main Street Gallery in Fleischmanns will present “The Motel,” an installation of a politically inspired work by award-winning artist Dan Hurlin, on view from August 6 to September 18, with an opening Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. Will be accompanied by the reception. , August 6.

According to a media release, the motel was initially inspired by a scene from a puppet play the artist is developing under the name Bismarck.

Born out of a reaction to Trump era attacks on immigration and the immigrants themselves, the drama concerns a young woman arriving in the United States for the first time whose motives are completely misguided. But with “The Motel,” the woman’s intentions, and her over-the-top grand narrative, are deliberately left up to the audience.

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mother and son to perform

Richfield Springs – Double Chase will perform at Spring Park on Wednesday, August 10 at 7 p.m. as part of a summer concert series sponsored by the Richfield Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

According to a media release, Matt and Thelma Chase are a moot and son duo who have been performing country music together for over 45 years. They specialize in the classic sounds of Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and Merle Haggard.

Concerts are either rain or shine at the bandstand or pavilion. It is suggested to bring lawn chairs.