Cultivating Art and Artists: Main Street Arts Launches New Gallery Program, Represents Artists
Clifton Springs, NY – Main Street Arts is doing something new. This April, on the cusp of nearly five years in business, the gallery will launch a new program and will begin representing a roster of eight artists from the Finger Lakes and Western NY region. In celebration, there will be an exhibition; Cultivate will open with a reception on Saturday, April 7, 4–7p.m.
This exhibition presents the work of eight artists who are the first to be represented as gallery artists at Main Street Arts. This new initiative is a culling of the artists that Main Street Arts has shown since 2013. The artists were carefully selected for their unique vision and point of view within their chosen artistic practice.
“Since the gallery opened in June of 2013, we have focused on showing the work of artists from our region through invitational exhibitions. This has exposed us to a great number of the wonderful artists living and working here. As we have grown and evolved in nearly five years, we have decided to start representing the work of some of the artists we have become involved with. We are passionate in our belief that this group of artists offers some of the most exciting art being made right now.” — Bradley Butler, gallery director
While the gallery will continue to present thematic invitational and juried exhibitions by regional and national artists, another focus will be cultivating the artwork of this selected roster of artists from our region. Artwork by these gallery artists will be available on a consistent basis online and in the gallery.
Main Street Arts gallery artists include:
Pat Bacon, photographer/printmaker (Lyons, NY)
Chad Grohman, painter/illustrator (Buffalo, NY)
Patrick Kana, furniture maker/sculptor (Geneva, NY)
Meredith Mallwitz, painter (Canandaigua, NY)
Lanna Pejovic, painter (Honeoye Falls, NY)
Jody Selin, ceramic artist/sculptor (Buffalo, NY)
Mike Tarantelli, painter (Rochester, NY)
Sylvia Taylor, printmaker (Ithaca, NY)
The gallery is open to the public and as always, entry is free. Wine and snacks will be served at the opening reception on April 7. See the exhibition through Friday, May 18. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 11a.m.–6p.m.
Cultivate runs April 7–May 18, 2018; gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 11a.m.–6p.m. For additional information about this exhibition, gallery programming or the artists represented by the gallery please contact Bradley Butler, gallery director and curator at (315)462-0210 or email [email protected] or visit www.mainstreetartsgallery.com.