EARLVILLE – The Earlville Opera House Arts Center opens two new exhibits on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., to run through December 31. Come support our talented local artists and enjoy the artwork and refreshments. In the East Gallery is “Reflections,” the assemblage works by alumni artist Jim Ridlon and in the Arts Café is “View,” acrylic paintings by Kayla Cady.
Showing in the East Gallery, Jim Ridlon exhibits his assemblage sculptures in “Reflections.” Ridlon is an artist and athlete who has achieved fame in both professions. His assemblage works have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) on the campus of the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama, and at Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, and his work is in more than 500 other public and private collections. He was named Sport Artist of the Year for 1989 by the U.S. Sports Academy. He taught art and coached football at Syracuse University, and is now a distinguished professor emeritus of the University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, and a well-known artist and art consultant, both in the Central New York region and across the nation.