FULTON, NY – At this year’s 25th anniversary of Harborfest, the CNY Arts Center members will be among artists of Oswego County given the opportunity to showcase their artwork on site during the three-day-long festival.
In an attempt to highlight the arts on a more local level, Harborfest will be providing the artists with their own 10-by-10 foot space for a reduced fee.
In conjunction with this, the Arts Center will be organizing and directing the live construction of a 9-by-10-foot stained glass mural to be assembled over the course of the Harborfest weekend.
Led by stained glass artist Leslie Paice, this will be a recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” and will be made of the cut-off bottoms of recycled glass bottles and jars.
The frame for the painting will be constructed by Novelis of Oswego.
The students of Hannibal High School will also be taking part in what has become a community-wide art project.
The school’s math students will be making a grid for the painting in order to determine how many bottles will be needed.
Also contributing will be the art students who are enlarging the painting to its new 9-by-10 dimensions.
The Arts Center is currently accepting donations of recycled glass bottles that are clear, brown, green, or blue, and have a circumference of three inches or less.
During the preparation for the mural, the CNY Arts Center will be holding a glass-cutting workshop in March, through which they will be cutting the bottles to be used. Malone’s Parkside Mini Storage in Fulton has donated space to store the bottles until Harborfest.
Local artists are invited to help with the construction of the mural, which will begin on the first day of Harborfest at West Park.