Marlene’s Gift

Opening Reception First Friday, September 1st 2017, 6PM


My formal education is in Art History. My mind has been exposed to thousands of years of human art in all of its expressions. I believe there is not one way to look at art or the world, everyone has collages in their own minds of all the images of their lives. Art interpretation can be whatever your mind tells you what you are experiencing it is.

My collage work started over twenty years ago using images of my photographed friends. As a photographer, I have amassed many images of my life. Looking back on those, the early collages are a perfect expression of the years spent with the people who my world was composed of.

I spend as much time as I can in the woods and I have been photographing that world of extreme peace and solitude for many years. There is nothing more exquisite to me than a forest of nature’s art.

My current collage work focuses on my nature images juxtaposed with elements of hard human life. I hope to inspire deeper thoughts for my observer, memories, moments of experience, the emotions of relationships.




Become a Partner of the Arts by sponsoring a gallery exhibit! Sponsors receive recognition at our First Friday openings, in our weekly E-Newsletter and  on screen in our theaters .

You can be recognized and remembered as having helped to fill an artistic void in Binghamton by aiding us to keep our gallery flourishing with art exhibitions from around the world.

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Theater and Gallery rentals

Are you planning a special event this year? The Art Mission and Theater can offer our gallery and our theaters for the occasion. We have digital projection capabilities making it easy to show any film that has been released on Blu-Ray or DVD to your private party. You may also enjoy one of our current film offerings. How about a cocktail hour in our gallery as a reward to your employees? Why not have that small intimate wedding? We allow you to provide whatever you’d like including food, drink, cake and more. We can also take care of the planning if you’d like us to. We hope to play a part in this very special and unique occasion for your friends, family, or co-workers. For pricing and availability

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