Riverside Artisans welcomes four new artists

Carrie Iorizzo, pictured above, is one of the four new artists joining the Riverside Artisans shop.

OSWEGO — The Riverside Artisans co-operative will welcome four new artists to its shop in downtown Oswego with a reception open to the public from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. 

The artists’ varied approaches and unique media broaden even further the selection of locally produced original art available to customers.

Michael Burton uses oils, acrylics, encaustics and other techniques and media for his unique abstract paintings. 

Carrie Iorizzo creates coiled fabric holders and containers that are both beautiful and useful.  

Paul Molesky is an accomplished studio potter and teaches ceramics at Onondaga Community College.

Richell Castellón Ferreira paints remarkable acrylic cityscapes and scenes, largely from his native Cuba. 

Their work is currently on display in the Riverside Artisans shop at 191 W. First St., in the Canal Commons in downtown Oswego.

Carrie Iorizzo is a town of Oswego resident who uses clothesline and other materials to create colorful decorative and functional containers and holders. Her designs are all original.

Mike Burton works meditatively to create his abstracts, focusing on light, depth, composition and texture. He resists literal representation, aiming instead for impressionistic themes of contemplation and internal journeys.

Molesky has been throwing pots and teaching about pots for 40 years. He built his fast firewood kiln in 1995 because of his passion for the rare and wonderful effects of fire and wood.

Ferreira, a Cuban native, is well known for his evocative street scenes of Havana and Varadero, Cuba, working in acrylic on canvas. Working deftly from light to dark, he is able to create the impression of buildings, cars and people with his expertly placed loose brush strokes. He currently lives and works in Syracuse, and is furthering his exploration of street scenes in his new home.

Riverside Artisans is a cooperative art store and gallery, operated by local artists and craftspeople, located in the Canal Commons in downtown Oswego. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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