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A collaboration between

Robert Gullie
Anthony R. Pezzula
* Please note: Unfortunately the Gallery will be closed on June 5th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
May 2 - June 5, 2015
Opening Reception: 
Saturday, May 2, 4 - 6 pm.
Meet the artists and hear guest performer Jim Gaudet perform some original songs inspired by

This event is FREE and open
to the public.

Visual artist Robert Gullie and writer
Anthony R. Pezzula have a created a cast of whimsical characters in their visual and literary project “Obituarium”. Their collaboration stemmed from a desire to bring to life Gullie’s large collection of Vintage photographs.  From these old photographs Gullie created a series of mixed media collage portraits.  He then passed them on to Pezzula to memorialize each individual through his writing.  Pezzula researched obituaries from the early twentieth century, getting a feel for the death notices of the period.  Over the past few months Bob and Tony have also extended the collaboration with a singer/songwriter Jim Gaudet of “Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys”.  Jim has been transforming these personal stories into songs.  At the Courthouse Gallery Gullie’s mixed media collages will be exhibited alongside Pezzula’s “obituaries”.  At 5 pm, during the opening reception on May 2, Jim Gaudet will perform a couple of songs written for some of the characters in Obituarium”. 

Robert Gullie
of Cohoes, NY is an artist who works in the mediums of mixed media collage, hand-tinted photography and the photo intaglio printing process. His work has been included in over eighty exhibitions including over twenty-five solo exhibitions.  He is a member of the Oakroom Artists. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a NYFA Arts Residency Project Grant; and was named “Best Photographer” by Metroland Magazine (1997).  His work is in the permanent collections of The Kinsey Institute, University at Albany Art Museum, Mohonk Mountain House, Frances Kinnear Museum, Albany Medical College and the historic Mission House in Stockbridge Massachusetts in addition to many private collections. He has been commissioned by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (2010-2013) to create images for such celebrated arts organizations as The New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra and MOMIX Botanica. His work has also appeared on the covers of several regional periodicals and has been used as cover art for a number of CDs.  You can learn more about him at www.robertgullie.com.

Anthony R. Pezzula
of Colonie, NY is a writer of plays and short stories. His short stories have been published in such publications as Midnight Times, Aphelion, Fictionville, River Poets Journal,, Pens on Fire, Battered Suitcase, The Legendary, Litterbox Magazine, The MacGuffin, Pulp Empire and Crimespree Magazine. His short story, Making Friends, was recently adapted into a short film and was screened in a number of film festivals around the country. His plays, which include The Waver, Home Again, The Fifth Inning and Room 12, have been performed around the Capital Region, New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey and Chicago in festivals such as Confetti Fest, The Piney Fork Theater Festival, Circle Theater Players Original One-Act Play Competition, The Tri-State Theatre Festival and the Phoenix Stage Company One Act Play Festival. In 2010 his play, The Waver, was voted audience favorite at the Circle Theater Players Original One-Act Play Competition, and in 2011 he received a Meritorious Achievement in Playwriting award from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) for his one-act play Home Again.  Learn more about him at www.tonypezzula.wordpress.com.

This exhibition is funded in part by The Sherwood Group and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.

Obituarium in the Press:
Post Star

Wall Street International

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