Art in the Park 2015 Art in the Park / Taste of Olean had a big crowd on Sunday along with beautiful weather. Guest Juror and Executive Director of the Arts Services Initiative, Tod Kniazuk, selected the following winners at Art in the Park: Karen Fitzpatrick won Best of Show, Ellen Paquette received Best Presentation, Pam Delyannis was the Best New Exhibitor, and Betty Runkle was recognized as the Most Inspiring Exhibitor. See the photo slide show here.
OLEAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ART GALLERY EXHIBIT THAT MOMENT WHEN. . . Artwork by Anna Pingitore Graphic artist and photographer Anna Pingitore has made more life altering decisions than most people twice her age. Diagnosed with lymphoma at two months shy of her twenty-second birthday, Pingitore has used the totality of her struggle with cancer and learning to cope to create artworks with positive themes that reflect nature, family, and the broad spectrum of raw human emotion. Her show titled “That Moment When…” runs through August 28, 2015.
CCAC SUMMER ART CAMPS Summer vacation is the time for fun, trying new things and growing, and CCAC offers the perfect way for youngsters ages 4-14 to get the best out of their summer. CCAC art instructors have developed an exciting series of 5-day art camps that give kids the opportunity to indulge their creativity in fun projects while they explore new mediums and art forms. Dance, large scale painting, pottery, masks, comics, and puppet theater are just a few of the opportunities. Go to the Kids Classes page for more details.
ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON TWITTER The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) has joined The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in #ArtistHotline, an Artist's Professional Development Day on Twitter, every third Wednesday of the month starting July 15, 2015. NYFA has created #ArtistHotline, a new initiative dedicated to creating an ongoing online conversation around the professional side of artistic practice. The goal is to help artists discover the resources needed, online and off, to develop sustainable careers. The dialogue will begin on Twitter using the hashtag: #ArtistHotline. Click here to find out how to participate. .
The North Union Street Art Walk has “Opened!” Twenty-eight artworks by a dozen area artists have transformed twenty-two storefronts on Olean’s North Union Street (between State and Wayne) into an outdoor art gallery. One pedestrian commuter has phoned CCAC to express appreciation, telling us that she leaves home earlier now so she can spend more time looking at the art on her way to work. The Art Walk was a joint venture produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Olean General Hospital, Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and the City of Olean. North Union Street Art Walk Map (PDF)
We invite you to attend the many arts and cultural programs which received New York State Decentralization (DEC) Grant awards this year - DEC calendar of events.
CCAC's programs and services are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support comes from the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning, and Tourism, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, community business sponsors, and private memberships and donations.
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