First Everyday Life, Every Day Art exhibition fights hunger in Tioga County

Featured image: Some pieces from the juried Everday life, Every Day Art exhibition on display at the Cloud Craft Studios near Owego, New York

Photos by Cheryl Landes

Atop a hill on a country road five miles south of Owego, New York, a rustic barn with unpainted weathered boards overlooks a beautiful pond and rolling hills in the distance. Lush grapevines twirl around the beams of an arbor connected to the side of the barn facing the pond, where bunches of juicy grapes are in various stages of ripening.

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Under the arbor, a long ground-level shelf is decorated with potted plants and handmade pottery.

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A table outside the barn welcomes you to sit for a while and enjoy the view. Or relax under the trees on a bench with throw pillows.

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This barn is Cloud Croft Studios, a working art studio that’s hosting a first-annual benefit for the Tioga County Anti-Hunger Task Force September 8-29. “Everyday Life, Every Day Art” is a juried exhibition of 130 pieces from 70 artists living within a 100-mile radius of Owego. The featured categories are painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design, special theme edibles, and fiber arts.

Works on display include a grandfather clock with a face resembling a bathroom scale, a photo of a dog caught in mid-leap, a quilted wall hanging, handmade greeting cards, contemporary sculptures, and paintings of nature scenes. Most of the pieces are for sale, and your purchases help fight hunger in Tioga County.

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The exhibition is sponsored by Cloud Croft Studios and The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books of Montrose, Pennsylvania.

The exhibition is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m., and evenings by appointment. Admission and parking are free. For more information, directions, and to schedule evening appointments, visit the exhibition page on Cloud Croft Studios’ website.

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