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Show Spotlighting Artists Todd Bachta and Star Greathouse and a Second Opening for the New Power of Protest History Exhibit Debuts October 17th

Auburn, N.Y. (October 1, 2019): The Cayuga Museum of History and Art Emerging Artist series continues with this year’s eighth show, featuring the work of artists Todd Bachta and Christine Chin. Todd uses a variety of medium to create his artwork including charcoal, colored pencils, acrylic, and oil paint. The subject matter being rendered usually determines the art material used. He uses a variety of photographic references to observe from creating a very detailed pencil drawing for the color to drop into. Star regards her work as a journey. She starts with a photo or two or part of a photo then use apps on her iPad or iPhone to manipulate or morph it into something that barely resembles the original. Sometimes it all falls together and sometimes it falls into the trash. Then, she starts another journey. The show will be on display from October 17 to November 16, 2019. In addition, the Cayuga Museum will be hosting a second opening of the new history exhibit, Power of Protest: Effecting Social Change.First opened in June of 2019, the second Power of Protest Exhibit Opening will add new elements and material to the local, Auburn-focused portion of the exhibit. Explore this history, and contemplate how protest has shaped your place in this country's narrative. Join the Cayuga Museum for this unique chance to consider one of your most fundamental rights as an American and how that right has defined this country’s history. The reception to the show is scheduled for Thursday, October 17 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Works will be on display, and are also for sale. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 general public, Museum members free. The Cayuga Museum is located at 203 Genesee Street, Auburn.

The CNY Emerging Artist Project features the work of a different artist each month, with an opening reception on the third Thursday of each month.  Sanctorum Art Collective will be the next featured artists, from November 21 to December 28. The full schedule can be found at

The presenting sponsor of the CNY Emerging Artist Project is Tompkins Trust Company. Power of Protest: Effecting Social Change is sponsored by the Fred M. Everett and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Support provided by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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