Art/Photography

24 Jan 20180 "Merging Mediums" will showcase the work of 27 artists ranging in style and medium including painting, sculpture, interactive art, music, poetry, and dance. The exhibition will feature a collective of Western New York artists who participated in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) conference hosted by Arts Services Initiative of WNY (ASI) in October 2016. With the help of the staff at ASI, this collective artists is now reuniting to bring a group exhibition to Buffalo, NY. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 2, 2018, 6-9 PM at the Main Street Gallery located at 515 Main Street, Buffalo, NY where attendees will enjoy a...

24 Jan 20181 “Your support for the Arts in our county is so appreciated and benefits our communities endlessly!” was the enthusiastic report of one of last year’s recipients of a United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) grant. The UAA is now accepting applications from Chautauqua County artists and organizations for its 2018 Projects Pool Grants Program. “Every year a portion of the funds raised through the United Arts Appeal’s fund drive is awarded to individual artists and artistic projects,” explained UAA President Julie Newell. “Our purpose is to assist the careers of working artists and to enhance the cultural life of Chautauqua...

24 Jan 20180 The exhibition will be displayed simultaneously at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses from February 15 to March 27.Opening receptions, with remarks by Meyer about his “Scarred for Life” project, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on February 15 in the Weeks Gallery in Jamestown and on February 16 in the Center Gallery in Olean. Both events are free and open to the public. Gallery director Patricia Briggs will also present an informal discussion of the exhibition in the Weeks Gallery at noon on March 8. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 338.1301. The exhibitions feature works...

16 Jan 20181 Octagon Gallery will be opening a new show on Friday, February 16th, featuring the artwork of Cecelia Ivy Price, former art therapist at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and former art teacher at Aspire of Western New York where she created artwork with adults with disabilities. She is now attending Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, pursuing a Master in Art Education. Guests can meet the artist at the opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gallery while enjoying wine from The Winery at Majim Manor and A Gust of Sun Winery as well as some light refreshments. Entitled, “Recherche'” Price’s exhibit will...

8 Jan 20180 By melding the roles of artist and cultural historian, Enrique Chagoya has made a name for himself as he creates alternative interpretations of current events. Chagoya turns his attention to current socio-political events for the first exhibition of 2018 in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia. “Aliens Sans Frontières” (Aliens Without Borders) opens Jan. 19. The title is taken from a 2016 lithograph by Chagoya. Chagoya will speak about his artwork as part of the Visual Arts and New Media Department’s Visiting Artist Program on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 8:30 p.m. in McEwen Hall, Room...

3 Jan 20180 Art Start invites local community members to get creative with free art classes. Returning for the winter session are community favorites in watercolor, decorative acrylic, knitting and card making. Capitalizing on the popularity of the Introduction to Lettering held in the fall, a new Broadpoint Lettering class is now being offered. Also new is a scrapbooking class, which will feature basic instruction on layout, use of adhesives, embellishments, stamping and journaling by Kathy Rich, as well as plenty of opportunity for participants to work independently. Participants will be expected to provide their own scrapbook and papers for pages as...

2 Nov 20170 If you have not made it up to the Cattaraugus County Museum to see our current exhibit, "The Greatest Event of the Year: The Cattaraugus County Fair in Print and Poster," there is still time. The exhibit, which features ephemera advertising the fair from the turn of the 20th century, is slated to run through the end of November. The lithograph posters, with stunning illustrations in vivid color, were never meant to last; they were designed to be temporary, to be torn down and disposed of once the fair was over. Fortunately for us, a number of examples of these posters, along with tickets, postcards, premium books receipts and more, were...

2 Nov 20170 The Cattaraugus County Arts Council and Jamestown Community College’s Center Gallery in Olean will celebrate the opening of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) exhibition, “From Turtle Island: Our Traditional Expressions,” with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on November 3. The gallery reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through December 7. The Center Gallery is located on the second floor of JCC’s College Center. The exhibition is curated by Native American artists Penelope Minner, basket artist and member of the Seneca Nation, Turtle Clan and Peter B. Jones, potter/sculptor and member of the Onondaga Nation, Beaver...
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