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Date(s) - 07/26/2023 - 07/27/2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tioga Arts Council


Tioga Arts Council (TAC) is proud to present “In The Waiting: Short Stories of Love and Friendship” a solo exhibition by Christina Johnson. The exhibition will be on view from July 7 – 29. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 7, from 5 – 8 p.m. at 179 Front St. Special Artist Talk at 6:00 p.m. Join us!

In The Waiting: Short Stories of Love and Friendship is a visual recounting of expectations I set around themes of love, friendship, and gathering after the critical phase of COVID had passed. A

prominent thought throughout isolation was, ”…when next we gather,” and I gave myself the space to set hopeful expectations for those instances. As we emerged from COVID, those hopeful expectations had mixed highs and lows as lived experiences. During this time, set practices of hiking, delving into my garden, and observing nature in action kept me grounded and connected to the idea that life continues in its own ebb and flow. The past three years have inspired constant reminders to stay the course, find humor in all matters, and to practice the art forms of patience and waiting. The result is In The Waiting, a series of still-life paintings of food and flowers that tells this story.

Christina Johnson received her Master of Science in Education for the area of Curriculum and Instruction from The State University of New York in Potsdam in 2007, and in 2011, she completed her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Christina is represented by West End Gallery in Corning, New York and maintains a home studio in Elmira, New York.
After the opening, the exhibit will run through July 29, Wed. – Sat. from 12 – 4 p.m.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by an Artist Development Grant administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes.

Image: “Trust The Process: Seek,” by Christina Johnson.

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