Mother-daughter exhibition at the Cooperative Gallery

BINGHAMTON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – This month’s First Friday exhibit at the Cooperative Gallery features a woman who spent decades away from art and the 2 women who inspire her.

The first show is called “The Artists’ Eye”. It combines the work of Regina Losinger and her daughter Ashlyn Kelley.

Losinger’s work examines inner beauty and outlines or roses while Kelley is a study of the human eye.

Losinger studied art as a child and teenager, then moved away from it during a 50-year career at SUNY Broome.

She credits Kelley for rekindling her passion.

“She said, ‘Mom, why don’t you go back to your art?’ She knew the only painting or the only drawing that had survived all these years since my adolescence. She was the only person who knew I was doing art and she encouraged me to get back into it.

Losinger, who was a longtime patron of the Cooperative Gallery, is now an exhibiting member.

She took lessons with her colleague Carolyn Gilligan.

Gilligan’s show is called ‘Seasons’ and features his landscape watercolors that illustrate the different times of the year.

Rather than paper, she took to painting on synthetic Yupo paper.

Gilligan said, “Watercolor flows, watercolor moves. So you have no choice but to use water and movement to show the emotion of what you are working with.

While State Street remains closed to vehicular traffic, sidewalks, businesses and galleries remain open.

You can find a full list of First Friday events at broomearts.org.

Virginia S. Braud