OSWEGO – The Riverside Artisans co-operative welcomes four new artists to its shop in downtown Oswego with a reception for the public from 3-5 p.m. on July 20.
The artists’ varied approaches and unique media broaden even further the selection of locally produced original art available to customers.
Michael Burton uses oils, acrylics, encaustics and other techniques and media for his unique abstract paintings.
Carrie Iorizzo creates coiled fabric holders and containers that are both beautiful and useful.
Paul Molesky is an accomplished studio potter and teaches ceramics at Onondaga Community College.
Richell Castellón Ferreira paints remarkable acrylic cityscapes and scenes, largely from his native Cuba.
Their work is currently on display in the Riverside Artisans shop at 191 W. First St.
Iorizzo is a town of Oswego resident who uses clothesline and other materials to create colorful decorative and functional containers and holders.
Her designs are all original and her one-of-a-kind work is a delight to behold.
Burton works meditatively to create his abstracts, focusing on light, depth, composition and texture.
He resists literal representation, aiming instead for impressionistic themes of contemplation and internal journeys.
Molesky has been throwing pots and teaching about pots for forty years.
He built his fast fire wood kiln in 1995 because of his passion for the rare and wonderful effects of fire and wood.
Not many potters produce functional ware in this ancient and venerable tradition, but for Molesky the beautiful results are worth the process.
Castellón Ferreira, a Cuban native, is well-known for his evocative street scenes of Havana and Varadero, Cuba, working in acrylic on canvas.
Working deftly from light to dark, he is able to create the impression of buildings, cars and people with his expertly placed loose brush strokes.
He currently lives and works in Syracuse and is furthering his exploration of street scenes in his new home.
Riverside Artisans is a cooperative art store and gallery, operated by local artists and craftspeople.
The store is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m.