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Flagbooks Travel to Catt County

Women Create PosterPart of the “deal” with the grant that funded the creation of the flagbooks was that the finished product would be available to show in other spaces.  The first such showing since it’s unveiling at the 3rd on 3rd Gallery last March will be at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council office on Main Street in Allegany, NY.

Please stop by to see the books, and plan to join us for a reception from 6-8pm on May 25, 2012.  Click poster for more information!

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Closing Reception

Stephanie Burdo and her painting, The Gate

The closing reception was wonderful, though I wish all of the artists had been able to attend.  Wouldn’t it have been cool to get a great big group picture?  I’ll put that on the list of suggestions for next time.

Deb and I are very grateful to everyone who helped make this project a success.  People keep asking us, “What about next year?”

Give us a chance to recuperate, then maybe we’ll be ready to talk…

Sorry if you missed the closing.  Here are some pictures:

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Lunch Time Lecture on Swan Day

Luncheon Event Added to Saturday’s SWAN Day Celebration

A special luncheon event has been added to Jamestown’s SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day celebration this Saturday, March 31. At 1 pm in the Reg Studio Theater at 112 East Third Street, Christina Marsh Christina will walk participants through a visual study of the availability of food in Jamestown. Shown here is a comparison of milk offered at various stores throughout the city.

Jamestown, NY – Deciding that food and art are an irresistible combination, the organizers of this Saturday’s (March 31) Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Day celebration have added a visual presentation of the availability of food in Jamestown.

The public is invited to bring their lunch to the 1 pm event at the Reg Studio Theatre at 112 East Third Street in downtown Jamestown to learn from Jamestown native Christina Marsh, who describes herself as “not just a foodie but a food maven!”

With a background in food preparation and management, Marsh has a passion for using food that is locally produced. After taking photographs of places where people can get food in this area, she analyzed them, looking particularly at location and access.

Marsh’s interest has led to her participation in the University at Buffalo Food Policy Summit, World on Your Plate Food Conference in Buffalo, and an internship with Chautauqua County Rural Ministries’ Friendly Kitchen. A member of the Food Security Task Force Committee, a project of Chautauqua County Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play, she is currently interning with the Chautauqua County Health Department, working on the Farm to School project.

Marsh has studied food from the social work, sociology, and anthropological disciplines.

While living on her husband’s family’s farm, Marsh stayed at home to raise four boys. She will graduate in May from the State University of New York at Fredonia with her bachelors in social work and interdisciplinary minors in public health and sociology. In the fall she will pursue her Masters of Social Work from the University at Buffalo.

Another SWAN Day event is the Art Market from 10 am to 3 pm at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts at 115 East Third Street.

Walk-ins are welcome to the SWAN Day hands-on workshops led by accomplished artists and held at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and the Arts Council for Chautauqua County.  Afternoon workshops run from 2-5pm and are Introduction to Japanese Traditional Painting, and Image Transfer. Details are on-line at https://womencreate.wordpress.com/swan-day-2012/workshops/.

The closing reception for the Women Create art exhibit at the 3rd on 3rd Gallery at 116 East Third Street in downtown Jamestown will be 7:30-9 pm on Saturday. The reception will include the unveiling of the Photo Flag Book Installation Project with the theme of images of women making their artwork. Three workshops were held to create this project, with funding provided in part by a Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation Artists in the Community Grant administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.

Free and open to the public, Women Create is presented in cooperation with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County. Regular hours are 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. For viewing by appointment, contact Len Barry at (716) 664-2465, ext. 227.

For details on all these SWAN Day activities, visit https://womencreate.wordpress.com/.

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Installation (almost) Complete!

Photo Flag Book Installation

The books are done!  Well, almost.  Turns out the adhesive we picked for attaching the photos to the books isn’t quite sticky enough.  Deb and I will have to go back and check and reinforce pictures before the closing reception.

Originally, we had envisioned leaving one wall of the gallery blank – to hang the books on, eventually.  We “accidentally” accepted “too much” artwork into the show and had to use that wall for other artists.  So we had to get creative on where to hang the books.  What to do, what to do?

And the answer is:  from the ceiling, of course!

Flag books are hard to describe, and they are also hard to photograph.  To appreciate them, you really should drop by the 3rd on 3rd gallery which is open 10am-4pm this week if you want to see.  But we hope you will also come to the closing reception on March 31 for the official unveiling with speechifying and everything.

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Salon #3

Jill Johnston speaks about her Red Garden series.

It was another great evening of sharing and conversation.  Many thanks to all the folks who turned out.

We had talks by Jill Johnston, Anne Conroy-Baiter, Kathleen Tenpas, and Barbara Fox.

We learned what inspires these artists to create, and a bit about their process.  Left us all thinking!

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SWAN Day – Mar 31 2012

SWAN Day Workshop Openings, Closing Reception

The final event of Jamestown’s SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day celebration on Saturday, March 31, will be the closing reception for Women Create, the first juried exhibit of women’s art at the 3rd On 3rd Gallery. The reception will be highlighted by the official unveiling of the Photo Flag Book Installation Project. The Project’s theme is images of women making their artwork, like Olean’s Jennifer Miller shown here painting swans. Openings remain for the six artists-led workshops scheduled during SWAN Day.

Jamestown, NY – “Our beautiful weather has kept everyone outside, so we’re extending the deadline for registration for workshops on SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, Saturday, March 31.”

That’s how Jennifer Schlick, co-founder — with fellow artist Debra Eck — of Creative Arts of Women – Western New York (CAW WNY), described their decision to move the sign-up deadline for the downtown Jamestown art experiences to Monday, March 26

The hands-on workshops will be held at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, 115 East Third Street, and the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, 116 East Third Street. All led by accomplished artists, morning offerings (9 am to noon) include:

  • Using Your iPhone to Create Beautiful Photos – by Jamestown artist Catherine Panebianco
  • Hands-on Fabric Painting – by Panama artist and poet Kathleen Tenpas
  • Pieces of You: Harmonization through Collage – by Kaitlin Frisicaro of Cheektowaga

Afternoon workshops, 2-5 pm

  • Introduction to Japanese Traditional Painting – by Japanese native and Edinboro, Pennsylvania artist Hiromi Katayama
  • Pencil Portrait Workshop – by nationally recognized water colorist and Little Valley resident Barbara Fox
  • Image Transfer – by Erie, Pennsylvania artist Toni Kelly 

Details, including examples of the instructors’ work, fees and a registration form, are on-line at https://womencreate.wordpress.com/swan-day-2012/workshops/.

Artworks by the SWAN Day instructors are currently on display at the Women Create exhibit at the 3rd on 3rd Gallery at 116 East Third Street in downtown Jamestown, beside the Reg Lenna Civic Center.

The closing reception for the exhibit will be 7:30-9 pm in the Gallery and will include the unveiling of the Photo Flag Book Installation Project with the theme of images of women making their artwork. Three workshops have been held to create this project, with funding provided in part by a Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation Artists in the Community Grant administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. Free and open to the public, Women Create is presented in cooperation with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County. Regular hours are 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. For viewing by appointment, contact Len Barry at (716) 664-2465, ext. 227.

For details on all the SWAN Day activities, including an Art Market, visit https://womencreate.wordpress.com/.

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