The Seneca County Arts Council’s Artworks Gallery will show the work of Mynderse Academy artist Kyle James during the month of April. The gallery located at 109 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls promotes the arts in the local area through its gallery, workshops for all ages, and annual arts scholarship.
This month we are pleased to have our “Designated Artist” space go to Kyle James a senior from Seneca Falls. Kyle has been interested in art since the sixth grade where he challenged himself to draw every day for a year. In the following years, that pace slowed down and he became more focused on expression and conceptual pieces, rather than the character art he was doing previously. In 2021-2022, Kyle took AP art where his sustained investigation theme was the exponential evolution of technology and how it affects emotions and relationships. A lot of the pieces that will be on display are because of that.
When Kyle was a freshman, he won the congressional art competition and his drawing was displayed in the United States Capital. His work has been displayed in multiple galleries, twice at IT and one at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs. Kyle has been working with the National Women’s Hall of Fame since 2021. He is doing a series of portraits of the inductees that the hall sells in their gift shop. Kyle has had his own Etsy store since 2018, selling prints and stickers and recently, handmade clothing. He will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City majoring in Fine Arts.
The gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The gallery is staffed by volunteers. If you are making a special trip to visit us, you can call 315-257-0201 to make sure we are staffed. For more information visit our website http://www.artsinseneca.org.
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