Paul Smiths and Newcomb Visitor Centers in 1989 and 1991. Subsequently, he designed and fabricated 23 exhibits on the natural world, including Living in a Greenhouse: a Legacy of Global Warming, the first regional traveling exhibit on global warming (1992) and Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer Birds of the Adirondacks (1998), which traveled statewide for the Governor’s Special Commission.
Horne met his wife, Kevan Moss, while both were living in Earlville and working for the Gallery Association of NewYork State south of Hamilton in the late 1970s. Horne also played on and managed the Earlville Town Baseball Team, which he has tried to squeeze onto every work resume, no matter what experience was required.
To see more of Horne’s work, visit horneart.com.
The Arts Café boasts the best of visual artist Erin Earl Salka who resides in Edmeston, N.Y. Salka attended SUNY Oswego (‘85’89), where she received her BA in Zoology and Art. She is currently the owner of Turtle Moon Farm Art Studio. She works mostly in collage, where her focus is on the layers of the natural world. Salka is a repeat EOH exhibiting artist, showing her solo work 25 years ago in the EOH galleries. She is also an active artisan who has routinely participated in several EOH Holiday Shops.
“My subject matter is our natural world and how we are all connected in it,” Salka said. “I’m interested in evolution and the environment and the welfare of our fellow animals. Using watercolor, pencil and ripped paper collage, I try to reconstruct the layers and blurry lines of this life.”
On display through Dec. 20, artwork can be viewed Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m., or anytime the Holiday Shop is open. Gallery visits and receptions are always free and open to the public and the EOH is wheelchair-accessible.
For more information, call 315- 691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 E. Main St., Earlville.
“CNY Hedgerow” by Stephen A. Horne.