THE BANK OF CASTILE MAIN GALLERY

"Light over Dark: The Art of Sean Madden"

By Sean Madden

Dates: January 4, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Opening Reception: January 18, 2018 from 6-8pm

Sean Madden has been drawing and painting since early childhood. He was heavily influenced as a teenager by surrealists such as Ernst Fuchs and Salvador Dali.  When he was 16, he was lucky enough to be placed in a fine arts apprentice program in downtown Buffalo, NY.  While there, he learned how to use color and light as tools of dynamic expression. At that time , he was also very influenced by psychedelic-era artists Robert Crumb, Robert Williams and S. Clay Wilson-- all of whom were the original artists responsible for ZAP Comics.  The unapologetic level of expression of these artists appealed to Sean instantly and opened his mind up to new creative possibilities.

 


THE OLIVER'S GALLERY IN THE SEYMOUR DINING ROOM

By Alex Segovia

Dates: February 8, 2018 - April 7, 2018

Opening Reception: February 15, 2018 from 6-8pm

Alex was born in El Salvador, Central America. His family were cotton pickers.  He had a wonderful childhood, in spite of having limited resources and also living through a civil war.  When he was younger he discovered that he was good at drawing, writing and making kites. Sometimes local kids would ask to buy his drawings and kites.

Since most people don't make much money El Salvador, and he wasn't the exception; he could not buy the proper materials for painting while living there.  It wasn't until he came to the U.S. that he really started painting.


The Batavia Rotary Club Room Gallery

Ugly Sweater Ceramic Ornament Contest Reception

"Ugly Sweater Ceramic Ornament Contest"

Dates: December 4, 2017- Feburary 3, 2018

Opening Reception: December 7, 2017 from 6-8pm

Purchase an unfinished ugly sweater ornament at Fired Up (215 Ellicott St) for $5 and then make it your masterpiece.  They will be judged and on display at GO ART!, 201 Main St., Batavia.



THE BAR ROOM GALLERY

GO ART! presents a Members Challenge Show,
"Juxtapose"

Dates: December 10, 2017 - March 3, 2018
Opening Reception: December 21, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm

 

The bar will be hosting the fifth members challenge exhibit. For the challenge show, GO ART! members will asked to submit something in the theme, 'Juxtapose'. With no media limitations 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.

MEMBERS' CHALLENGE SHOW: JUXTAPOSE (Dec 10,2017-March 3, 2018)