Galleries

 

THE BANK OF CASTILE - MAIN GALLERY


"Dream of America"

Dates: May 16, 2017 - July 7, 2017
Opening Reception: May 18, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm

DREAM of America: Separation & Sacrifice in the Lives of North Country Latino Immigrants by Lisa Catalfamo-Fiores A collection of photographs the depicting the lives  and sacrifices of Latino workers in this country along the US-Mexican border and the families they left in Mexico.

 

THE BAR ROOM GALLERY

GO ART! presents a Members Challenge Show,
"Summer of Love"

Dates: May 16, 2017 - September 8, 2017
Opening Reception: May 18, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm

 

The bar is now a new gallery room for GO ART! and is currently hosting the third members challenge exhibit. For the challenge show, GO ART! members were asked to submit something in the theme, 'Summer of Love'. With no media limitations and over 20 artists sharing what 'Summer of Love' means to them, the possibilities are limitless.

Through this exhibit, we hope to offer a unique opportunity for GO ART! members to showcase a small selection of their works in a professional setting, allowing for increased visibility and networking with fellow artists. In turn, we hope to provide you, the viewer, with a unique opportunity to celebrate the remarkable talent and creativity of our local artists, and perhaps to even purchase one of these exceptional pieces to enjoy in your home!

Thanks to all the artists for participating, and for their membership support of this organization and our mission.


THE DINING ROOM GALLERY

#BlackOutPoetic: Poems Inspired by the Underground Railroad

by Annette Daniels Taylor

Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Jacobs. Three African descended women born enslaved in The United States of America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Harriet Jacobs was the only one of the three who learned to read and write, taught by her mistress, who promised to free her, her brother, and grand-mother after her death, but that promise was “as empty as a slave’s pocket".
All three women chose not to wait for President Lincoln to draft and sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Instead they emancipated themselves by the network of people/conductors and places/stations called the Underground Railroad.
Sojourner Truth became an civil rights and women's rights activist, and Civil War nurse after her emancipation. She also successfully sued her former slave master for illegally selling her sons from New York to the deep south. Harriet Tubman became the most famous UGRR conductor leading over a thousand people to freedom and never losing a passenger.
Harriet Jacobs hid inside her grandmother's attic crawl space for seven years until she was able to travel to New York City where family and friends pooled money to buy her freedom.
These three feminist leaders all worked tirelessly to end the legal slavery which plagued the nation.
Using pages of these early feminist’s biographies, Annette Daniels Taylor samples and remixes their stories creating new poems engulfed in abstract visuals drawings to give us #BlackOutPoetics

Annette Daniels Taylor is an award winning multi-media artist; a Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow with the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo SUNY; a Pink Door Poetry Alum; and the author of Hush now poems to read aloud, and Street Pharmacist and other poetic tales. Annette leads poetry and spoken work workshops with incarcerated youth and young people with disabilities. Visit her at www.AnnetteDanielsTaylor.com

Dates: January 31 - June 2, 2017


 

 

If you are interested in exhibiting, please visit our online submission portal at www.goart.submittable.com, or please feel free to call 585-343-9313 or email us for more information.

Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council (GO ART!) is a private, nonprofit organization, which believes that art and culture enriches, inspires and educates, while strengthening a community’s identity. Therefore, GO ART! initiates a broad range of opportunities for artists and cultural organizations and facilitates cooperative efforts among the cultural, business, service, and educational communities for the people who live in and visit Genesee and Orleans Counties.

GO ART! exhibits are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Pictures of the Bar Gallery by Joe Ziolkowski