Hands down, one of the best spaces around to house art, THE CARNEGIE VISUAL + PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is architecturally elegant and a fantastic backdrop for any exhibit. Once a library, the building dates back a century and feels just as you'd expect a place that's forever containedliterature and art -- classic, cultural, intricate, ornate, open.
"We want to do something to better the community and the area, and what better way than to start with the children," says Gallery Director Bill Seitz.
With expansive space on the first floor and additional four rooms upstairs, The Carnegie displays a variety of artists. So give yourself time to take everything in and enjoy.
In 2004, the Carnegie will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The year's first exhibition (Jan. 9-Feb. 20) will feature large paintings by collaborators Victor Strunk and Tim Schwalle in the Main Gallery on the first floor. The Carnegie's smaller galleries will feature work by Susan Danko (painting), Jeffrey Cortland Jones (mixed media), Miriam Martincic (sculpture) and Doreen LaRue (photomontage). Admission to The Carnegie is free; there is, however, a small fee for the exhibition's opening reception on Jan. 9, from 6-9 p.m.