THE BANK OF CASTILE MAIN GALLERY
by Mary Ann Fritz
Dates: July 11 - September 10
Reception: August 24, 2017 6-8 pm
Mary Ann Fritz has been sewing and painting most of her life. A number of years ago she decided to paint on fabric and then add stitches. Her art pieces begin with plain white fabric. She uses acrylic paint and many techniques to complete each art quilt including: sun printing, nature printing, stamping, screen printing, stenciling and appliqué. Next many stitches are quilted on the art piece and finally the embellishments such as: buttons, beads, yarn, tyvek and sometimes found objects are added. Many hours of time and the joy of creating go into each piece.
Mary Ann has a mission to bring light and beauty to her small corner of the world with her art.
THE OLIVER'S GALLERY IN THE SEYMOUR DINING ROOM
"A Nice View, A Collection of 'en Plein Air Paintings and Illustrations"
by Stacy Kirby
Dates: July 11 - September 10
Reception: September 7, 2017 6-8 pm
After a couple decades of drawing, first in crayon then in pencil, Stacey Kirby picked up a paint brush, pursuing an education in illustration at Montserrat College of Art. After graduating she applied her illustration skills to mural painting, creating large scale art works for private homes, businesses, and public spaces. Her passion is forming concept and idea into impactful paintings, whether the theme is historic, or of the natural world.
Stacey, a native of Albion, has been contributing murals to the Orleans and Monroe County for a number of years.
As a muralist, it's my goal to create artwork that is accessible to everyone, to encourage appreciation for art and the deeply-rooted communities that we're a part of. Public murals are a great opportunity to expose numbers of people to the arts, while sharing something important about that community with the world.”
In her free time she enjoys painting 'en plein aire. She is working with “Traveling Towpath Troubadours, a music performance group, whose summer concerts are part of the Bicentennial Celebration of the Erie Canal in Orleans County on a commemorative painting capturing the idea behind their 2017 endeavor.
There will be a closing reception, with light faire, on September 7TH 6PM-8PM featuring “Traveling Towpath Troubadours” as entertainment and the unveiling of the commemorative painting.
THE BAR ROOM GALLERY
GO ART! presents a Members Challenge Show,
"Summer of Love"
Dates: May 16, 2017 - September 10, 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.