Final Women Create Artists Salon Announced
Jamestown, NY – Artists from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties will be featured during the final Salon in conjunction with the Women Create art exhibit on Wednesday, March 21, 7-9 pm.The Salon will be held in the 3rd on 3rd Gallery, 116 East Third Street, next to the Reg Lenna Civic Center in downtown Jamestown, where the exhibit runs through March 31.
At the informal gathering, Anne Conroy-Baiter of Allegany, Barbara Fox of Little Valley, Jill Johnston of Fredonia, and Kathleen Tenpas of Panama will give brief talks about their work, interspersed with questions, answers, and conversation. The women’s presentations will focus on their works on display and their personal philosophies and perspectives on art.
Anne Conroy-Baiter is exhibiting “On the Fly,” a watercolor on stretched paper. She plans to start a discussion by sharing how her roles as mother, professional, freelancer, and artist directly affect both the subjects and techniques of her artwork.
Barbara Fox’s watercolor “Sweetness and Light” is an example of her belief that no matter what the subject, a painting should incorporate beauty and technical fluency, be compelling and foster further investigation. A prolific painter, workshop leader, and designer for the U.S. Mint, she looks forward to this informal talk about what motivates and inspires her.
“Red Garden 5,” Jill Johnston’s mixed media print, is part of a five-image series produced after she read Alice Hoffman’s The Red Garden through the haze of pneumonia. She observes that, “My artwork explores the narrative format through animation, drawing, painting, filmmaking, and photography.”
A quilted fabric painting with photo and patchwork, “August’s Bitter Gold” demonstrates that while Kathleen Tenpas dabbles in a variety of media, much of her work ends up on fabric. She says that, “My art is born of my connection to the land, our farm, our woods, my gardens.” Also a poet, for her presentation she’s picked the title “Poetry in Fabric.”
There is no charge for this Salon sponsored by Creative Arts of Women, WNY Chapter, but donations are gratefully accepted.
The Women Create exhibit is presented in cooperation with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County. Regular hours are 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday until the closing reception on Saturday, March 31. For viewing by appointment, contact Len Barry at (716) 664-2465, ext. 227.
Events are also planned from morning to evening on SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, Saturday, March 31.
For details on all these programs, visit http://womencreate.wordpress.com/.