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June 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
REFLECTIONS OF BOTH WORLDS
Presented in small works
By Jim Ridlon
Opening Reception June 9th, 5 – 8 PM
Cazenovia Public Library June 7th – June 30,2022
Jim Ridlon has had a foot in the world of sports and art for most of his life. Upon graduating from SU in 1957 with a degree in art, Ridlon was drafted by the San Francisco Forty Niners, where he played for six years. He finished his pro career with the Dallas Cowboys in 1963 as an All-Pro safety. He returned to Syracuse to coach under Ben Schwartzwalder, while also teaching in the Art Education department. Ridlon has exhibited his works throughout the world with shows ranging from Syracuse to Brazil. His works are in the permanent collections of the Everson Museum of Art, the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University and scores of others around the world. He retired from SU as an emeritus professor in the art school after 35 years of teaching. He currently works every day in his studios in Cazenovia or New Woodstock.
“The exhibition will utilize collage to recall memories of my football career, paintings to celebrate the beauty of Cazenovia. “
This show is an unusual format: Cash and Carry, to benefit the Library. All works can be purchased right off the walls of the gallery and taken home immediately. Payment by Cash or Checks.