Artist Member Directory

Members directory

  • Profile picture of Akua Lezli Hope
    Akua Lezli Hope

    Poet, writer, papermaker, designer, organizer, dreamer.  Creator who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, metal, and wire to create poems, stories, music, ornaments, wearables, jewelry, adornments and peace whenever.

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    Becky Congdon

    I am a glass flameworking professional with diverse experience in glass flameworking, teaching, and presenting. I have degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science, and have always loved glass. My major life change came when I had the great opportunity to work in Corning, NY and was "smitten" by glass. My first date with my husband was a hands-on open house at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY.  I left the "engineering-faith" so to speak to use the artistic side of my brain full time in 2006. I have taught over 10 years at The Corning Museum of Glass and local studios.  I have been a teaching assistant for world class glass artists such as Paul Stankard, Emilio Santini, Debbie Tarsitano, Loren Stump, etc. I have participated in juried shows and exhibits at the Glass Art Society Conference, West End Gallery, Clothesline, Arts in the Gardens, etc.  My work has been published in magazines such as: The Flow Magazine, LAMMAGA, The GlassBead Magazine, and the Canandaigua Magazine. I now have my own studio in Honeoye, NY (the lovely Finger Lakes region).

    Disciplines

    Glass

    Media

    Jewelry

    Services

    Commissioned Artwork

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    Bonnie Scott

    Joyful Adornments is the creative outlet of flamework glass artist Bonnie Scott of Odessa, NY. Her glass studio and gallery are nestled in the hills surrounding Seneca Lake, right in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. Bonnie has been working with glass since 2004. She creates one-of-a-kind flamework glass beads that are available as finished jewelry designs or loose beads. She is best known for her original design glass spool beads and 2-hole buttons and most recently for 'Create a Memory" Jewelry made from recycled special event wine bottles. Visit her web page to find the list of Stores and Galleries that carry Joyful Adornments. Starting Spring 2011, The Joyful Adornments Gallery & Studio will be Open by chance or appointment. Joyful Adornments by Bonnie Bonnie Scott, Flamework Glass Artist Glass Studio & Gallery (Open Spring 2011) 534 Church St., Odessa, NY 14869 1-800-517-6440 www.JoyfulAdornments.com

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    Carol Bloomgarden

    Through my Poetic Art Micrography (literally, "tiny writing") I use the written word to evoke textures and forms found in nature. Look closely and you will see these pieces are given substance and life not by lines or brush-strokes but by words. Poems, political writings, musings — all form various elements of each piece. I use techniques that include watercolor, India ink painting, etching, and pen-and-ink micrography.

    Along with micrography on paper I etch poems directly into glass and mirrors -- using a dental drill -- to throw shadows onto a background image. The shadows change and shift focus as the light changes and moves.The layers create reflections and shadows that give a piece depth and texture, and encourage the viewer to explore the sensation of words floating in air.

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    Joy Williams

    I write and publish, and also write and perform music, as Kidd Williams: "Kidd Williams is a trans woman poet and musician in Bath, NY. Her poetry has most recently been published in 'From the Finger Lakes: A Poetry Anthology,' from Cayuga Lake Books, and 'The Sexuality Poems,' from Foothills Publishing. It has also been displayed in two of the ARTS Council's juried exhibits, including 'The Suffrage Show' in 2019, and 2015's 'Fire in the Gallery.' She has twice had other poems selected by the Poetry Posts project for summer displays in parks in Elmira, New York, and has been a featured poet reading at bookstores and in Corning PRIDE. Kidd lives with a wife, many iterations of dogs, and two foster-lizards. (Kidd is a pen-name for her real first name, now Joy.)" I also am involved with the Keuka Lake Players, an all-ages community theatre group performing in the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes regions of upstate New York. As a group musician, I've held the longest memberships in the local bands "Regular Genius" and "The Cherrylimes." ****Selected Publishings (as Kidd Williams)**** -(August 2019) "The Experience Art Experience." Art Outreach exhibit, of poems and visual art on demand, for members of the public, with Filomena Jack. Corning, NY. 1 day. Sponsored by a QuickArts grant from the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Community Foundation if Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes. -(May 2019) Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and CareFirst: Corning GlassFest 2019 Art Outreach exhibit, of poems (and visual art) on demand for GlassFest participants. -(Feb.-April 2019) Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Poems: "Sunday Afternoon" and "Pilgrimage" (awarded places in the The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes’ 2019 exhibit, “The Suffrage Show”) -(Feb. 2017) Alicia Kenaley and Tamar Daniel-Siegel, eds. "The Sexuality Poems." FootHills Publishing, Kanona, NY. 2017. ISBN: 978-0-921053-94-1. Poem: "Hymn to Aphrodite (Retranslation)," p. 59. -(Dec. 2016) Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Annual Report Compendium, Dec. 2016. Poem: "The Problems With Upstate Seasons." -(Dec. 2016) Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, 2017 promotional calendar, Dec. 2016. Poems: "Heavier Than Air"; "Sign at Bern's Furniture." -(Nov. 2016) Peter Fortunato and Jack Hopper, eds. "From the Finger Lakes: A Poetry Anthology." Cayuga Lake Books, Ithaca NY. 2016. ISBN: 978-1-68111-143-8. Poem: "Glides Smoothly for Effortless Writing," p. 188. -(Apr. 2016) 2016 River Friends Calendar. Poem: "To Perform Poems" (portions). -(2015) Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Poem: "Fire Babies" (awarded a place in the The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes’ 2015 exhibit “Fire in the Gallery”.) -(June 2015) ARTiculation. Elmira "Poetry Posts" project. Poem: "Your Nomad Home" (displayed in Cypress Street Park from July-September, 2015). -(2014) Catherine Connelly Award, Friends of the Chemung County Library Annual Adult Poetry Festival. Poem: "The Difference Between Luck and Blessing." -(2014) Winner, South East Steuben Library Adult Poetry Contest. Poem: "A Petition." -(June 2014) ARTiculation. "Elmira Sesquicentennial Project" poetry posts. Poem: "Grandpa's Gift" (displayed in Cypress Street Park, September, 2014). As K.D. Williams: -(1998) Hornell Area Arts Council. 1998 Art & Poetry Calendar. Poem: "Grandpa's Gift." -(1991) Buffalo Spree Magazine. Short Story: "A Lesson Spring Review" -(1987) The Adelphian, Amherst College. Poem: "Frankenstein Cheese"; short story: "The Train." ****Selected Performances & Gigs**** -(February 2020) -- Dormann Library – “Café Chords” – 1 show, 2 hrs., Bath, NY. Music performance (acoustic guitar instrumentals) -(January 2020) -- Dormann Library – “Café Chords” – 1 show, 2 hrs., Bath, NY. Music performance (acoustic guitar instrumentals) -(December 2019) -- Keuka Lake Players - "The Nutcracker in Toyland" - 1 show, Hammondsport, NY. Music performance (guitar) and sound. -(December 2019) -- Bath Peace & Justice Group - 3 songs: "They Drop'd Like Flakes"; "Finlandia"; "Joy To the World/Please Please Me" mashup, Bath NY. Music performance (acoustic guitar & vocals) -(December 2019) -- Dormann Library – “Café Chords” – 1 show, 2 hrs., Bath, NY. Music performance (acoustic guitar instrumentals) -(November 2019) -- Dormann Library – “Café Chords” – 1 show, 2 hrs., Bath, NY. Music performance (acoustic guitar instrumentals) -(September 2019) -- Card Carrying Books & Gifts: 2nd Anniversary Celebration -- 3-hr. event, Bath, NY. Music instrumentals (electric and acoustic guitars) -(September 2019) -- Keuka Lake Players – “24-Hour Theatre: 'Scoops'” – 1 show, Bath, NY. Music performances (acoustic guitar instrumentals) -(August 2019) -- Hornell Community Theatre – “Macbeth” – 3 shows, Hornell, NY. Cast: Thane of Ross. -(August 2019) -- "The Experience Art Experience." Art Outreach exhibit, of poems and visual art on demand, for members of the public, with Filomena Jack. Corning, NY. Sponsored by a QuickArts grant from the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Community Foundation if Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes. -(July 2019) -- Dormann Library, Summer Learning Program Kickoff Picnic, Dormann Library, Bath NY. Music background (guitar) for 1 1/2 hrs. for event. (hot dogs, cookies, a sundae) -(July 2019) -- Vivid Art Exhibit by Filomena Jack. Hector Wine Company, Hector NY. Musical accompaniment (guitar) to 2-hr. on-site painting and exhibition. -(June 2019) -- Corning PRIDE 2019: poetry reading, with J McKnight, Connie Sullivan-Blum, Louise Blum. Centennial Park, Corning, NY. Poems read: untitled original poem written for the event; "Hymn to Aphrodite (revitalized)"; "Googling the Ex-Girlfriend"; "'Glides Smoothly For Effortless Writing '"; "Griefwater, Part Five". ($30 artist's stipend) -(May 2019) Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and CareFirst: Corning GlassFest 2019, Corning, NY. Art Outreach exhibit, of poems (and visual art) on demand for GlassFest participants. -(March 2019) -- Centre Street Community Theatre - "Reality Kills" - 2 shows, Corning NY. Stage Manager. -(December 2018) -- Keuka Lake Players - "The K.L.P. Polar Express" - 1 show, Hammondsport, NY. Music performance (guitar) and sound; Cast: Blitzen -(April 2018) -- Keuka Lake Players - "Hamlet" - 4 shows, Bath, NY. Cast (First Player; mourner); Music and Sound -(October 2017) -- Radio Repertory Players - "The Radio Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: 'Haunted House'" - 3 shows, Elmira, NY. Cast: little Ricky Nelson -(September 2017) -- Keuka Lake Players – “24-Hour Theatre” – 1 show, Hammondsport, NY. Music performances (merlin) -(Sept. 2017) Grand opening of the Card Carrying Shop, Market St., Corning NY. Featured poet. Poems read: "Grief," "Grocery List Left for Me," "Helper Monkey," "Someone Said Poetry Doesn't Matter Anymore," "Chronic," "Monarch," "Fire Babies," "When She Was Happy," "Used Poem," "'Glides Smoothly for Effortless Writing,'" "The Difference Between Luck and Blessing," "On Mother's Day, in Heaven." - (April, 2017) Designed and led "Poetry is Play," a 90-minute workshop for National Poetry Month, held at the Dormann Library, Bath, NY. - (March, 2017) Reading from "The Sexuality Poems", at 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY. Reading: "Hymn to Aphrodite [Retranslated])" -(June 2016) -- Bath Street Festival - 1 half-set, Bath, NY. For the Keuka Lake Players' performance portion (guitar, vocals) -(May 2016) -- Keuka Lake Players – “Howwwwdyyyy Howard” – 1 show, Howard, NY. Music performances (guitar, vocals) -(April 2016) -- Keuka Lake Players – “Macbeth” – 5 shows, Bath, Hammondsport, Avoca, NY. Cast: Thane of Ross, Porter -(December 2015) -- Keuka Lake Players – “Here Comes Snoopy Claus” – 1 show, Hammondsport, NY. Music performance (guitar) and sound, Cast: Narrator -(October 2015) -- Steuben Rural Health Network: INSPIRE Annual Conference – Post-event happy hour - 1 show, Corning, NY. Music performances (guitar) -(July 2015) -- Keuka Lake Players – “24-Hour Theatre” – 1 show, Hammondsport, NY. Music performances (guitar) -(May 2015) -- Keuka Lake Players – “Zombie Prom” – 2 shows, Bath, NY. Music Director -(April 2015) -- Lake Country Players – “24-Hour Theatre” – 1 show, Montoyr Falls, NY. Music performances (guitar) -(January 2015) -- American Association of University Women, Steuben Chapter – Happy hour – 1 show, Bath, NY. Music performances (guitar) -(December 2014) -- Keuka Lake Players – “Green Eggs and Hammondsport” – 1 show, Hammondsport, NY. Music performances (guitar) and sound -(November 2014) -- Keuka Lake Players – “24-Hour Theatre” – 1 show. Music performances (guitar) -(September 2014) -- Keuka Lake Players – “24-Hour Theatre” – 1 show. Music performances (guitar) -(August 2014) -- Faist Wedding Reception Dinner – 1 show. Music performance (guitar) with Philomena Jack (‘cello) -(April 2014) -- Keuka Lake Players – “The Tempest” – 5 shows, Bath, Hammondsport, Avoca, NY. Music composition (3 songs) and performance (guitar)

    Disciplines

    Mixed Media, Music, Poetry

    Media

    Spoken Word Artist, Storyteller, Thespian, Musician, Literary Artist, Poet

    Services

    Commissioned Artwork, Folk Art Consultation / Education, Musical Performance, Other

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    Kevin Gomez

    He began his career in graphic arts and photography in the 1980s at the legendary graphic design house Studio T Graphics in New York City. Studio T provided its services to a large clientele base including three of the largest icons in the rock concert promotion business on the east coast: Chris Williamson, John Scher and Ron Delsener in addition to the many renowned music clubs that advertised in the Village Voice, New York Magazine, and The New York Times. His additional experiences came from his time spent at The Award Group which consisted of three companies with over 350 years of combined experience in the recognition and award industry. In the 1990s Kevin Gomez began working at Graphic Solutions in Painted Post creating high quality large format prints for The Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum, Corning Incorporated, Steuben Glass, World Kitchen, X-Gen Pharmaceuticals, the Corning Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Finger Lakes Tourism Industry, and various Wineries throughout the Finger Lakes Region. These experiences led him to the Steuben Glass design department where he learned new skill sets in glass manufacturing, drafting, new product development, and special commissions working with high profile artists. Kevin Gomez is a graduate from Corning Community College (SUNY) with an associate in applied science degree in Chemical Technologies, and Alfred State College (SUNY) with a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management. He works full time at Corning Incorporated and dedicates a part of his time to street, live music, glass and travel photography.

    Disciplines

    Photography

    Media

    Digital Art

    Services

    Graphic Design, Illustration, Portrait / Event Photography, Printing

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    Robert A Garrett

    Robert received a BS from Lycoming College and an MS from Elmira College. In 1969 he studied lithography at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS, benefiting from a scholarship offered by Corning Glass Works. An art educator for thirty-four years, he began as an elementary art teacher in Farmingdale, NY before moving to a high school art position in Lancaster County, PA, and in 1966 he began his 28 year career at West High School, Painted Post, NY. In 1978-1979 he traveled with his family for a year long sabbatical where he immersed himself in the art community of Taos, NM. After his retirement in 1994 he collaborated with Marge Woodbury to produce a traveling mural for Planned Parenthood and in a total departure from anything he had ever done before, he designed and executed a stained glass window for the First Congregational UCC, Corning. He has designed numerous logos for local organizations, the most recent being the logo used by the Corning Community Food Pantry and created a replica of Corning City�s seal that hangs in City Hall. He has had one man shows at 171 Cedar, and Doris McKenzie�s Gallery, Corning. In 2011 he had a painting accepted in a juried show at Lycoming College. In recent years he has worked in oils and watercolors focusing on landscape subject matter from Ireland and Italy. Currently he is concentrating on watercolor paintings dealing with inspiration from the Wizard of Oz. His goal is to complete portraits of all six of his grandchildren. He is halfway there.

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    Shilo Parker

    Shilo Parker started melting glass more than 14 years ago and has been mesmerized by the material ever since. His passion for flameworking glass beads eventually led him to study glassblowing at the University of Nebraska, in his hometown of Kearney. Parker is currently part of the Museum’s (Corning Museum of Glass) Make Your Own Glass team at The Studio. Continuing his work as an independent artist, Parker sells unique creations throughout the country in various museums, shops and galleries.

    Shilo will be teaching classes at both Corning Museum of Glass along with 171 Cedar Arts Center throughout the year (2016)