Art Exhibit at Morrisville State College Features Work of Lee Brown Coye

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A popular exhibit featuring the work of the famed “Magic of Macabre,” Lee Brown Coye, is on display at the Donald G. Butcher Library at Morrisville State College through Nov. 5.

In addition to the display, a reception honoring the work of Coye, who died in 1981, will be held in the library on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. The display and reception are free and open to the public.

Coye was a multidisciplinary artist widely known for his fantasy and horror illustrations. The exhibit contains a varied collection of his work including examples from his cover art for Weird Tales, a popular pulp magazine, and illustrations from a number of books, paintings and wood carvings.

A watercolor, oil, and egg tempera painter, a muralist, a sculptor, a photographer and a silversmith, Coye's work originates from his renowned imagination and sense of humor.

His work appeared in a variety of magazines and books and is exhibited in museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Everson Museum in Syracuse, the Onondaga County Historical Society, numerous colleges and private collections.

The Donald G. Butcher Library at Morrisville State College is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 10 p.m. The library will be closed Oct. 9-11 for fall break.

Morrisville State College, one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options.