Sunday, August 5, 2012

Artist Gary Myers and a Fine Kind of Flattery

Every five to six weeks, Corning’s West End Gallery opens a new art exhibit and several weeks later, the featured artist(s) presents a Noon Gallery Talk.

G. C. (Gary) Myers recently addressed an enthusiastic group of listeners descibing his life as an artist and the creation and meanings of his works.

Many artists take numerous photographs of the people, places or objects that they want to paint. That’s not Gary’s style. Instead he paints in layers, scraping away portions of each layer to uncover what is meant to be, not immediately knowing what it will be.


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Nellie Telehany, a Corning resident and a regular visitor to the Corning Senior Center, has used some of G. C. Myers’ art as the foundation for several of her Marquetry creations.

Wood identification chart showing various veneers used to provide color and texture in Marquetry.

A member of the Senior Center's dwindling Marquetry group (she explained that some are away for the summer and a few have died), Nellie and other participants are always ready to provide guidance and support to those who are interested in learning the art and to welcome seniors already experienced in Marquetry.

Personally, I also like to see any one of G. C. Myers’ paintings
translated into a colorful quilt.

Race Fever 2012

Coming up this Thursday, August 9 ~ on Bridge Street
Corning NY’s 27th Annual Race Fever
5:00 - 9:00 P.M.

More details in the Corning Leader.

(If you plan to be in town and attend, please note that Bridge Street and the bridge itself will be closed to vehicular traffic.)


  1. That's wonderful how people can take such inspiration from such beautiful pieces - all forms of art are awesome :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. You're right, CCU. Your art, for instance--the Art of Chocolate--is truly awesome!

  2. I've followed Gary's blog for at least a couple of years, and I read about the marquetry when he first mentioned it. My dad did some himself, and I think it's a wonderful art. Please tell Nellie that a woman down in Texas thinks her work is splendid! Thanks for showcasing it.

    1. I will pass on your message, shoreacres, and thank you so much for commenting. Come back again!


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