"Feeling Good" show opening at Longyear Gallery Saturday

“People tell me that when they look at my art it actually makes them feel good,” says Sharon Suess, this month’s featured artist at Longyear Gallery. “Feeling Good” joins a new collective show by the Longyear member artists. The artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. and will include two hours of chamber music contributed by cellist Ben Whittenburg and violinist Julie Signitzer. 
Both accomplished local musicians who teach at Hartwick College and perform with Glimmerglass Opera and Little Delaware Chamber Players, Whittenburg and Signitzer will play duets by Pleyel, Breval and Beethoven between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Native Upstate New Yorker Sharon Suess has been an artist all of her life. The Catskill Mountains have captured her heart and sparked this new display, which is fresh and exciting with a hint of fantasy.
Suess favors working with watercolor, acrylics and clay.  If you are familiar with her work you’re in for a surprise at the results of this well-known Halcottsville artist’s latest adventures in watercolor and acrylics. This show features new work and romping new dimensions in style, media and size.
“Feeling Good” will be on display at the Longyear through June 22, accompanied by works of Robert Axelrod, Leslie Brill, Gayle Burbank, Marcia Clark, Ann Lee Fuller, John Hopkins, Phyllis Horowitz, Gerda van Leeuwen, David Leveson, Margaret Leveson, Patrice Lorenz, Frank Manzo, Helane K. Manzo, Lucy Nurkse, Tom Rapin, Marilyn Silver, Richard A. Simms, Sharon Suess, Nat Thomas, Alix H. Travis, Ros Welchman, Susan Whittenburg and Ellen Wong.
Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday and holiday Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.