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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