3rd on 3rd art exhibit opens Monday

JAMESTOWN — 3rd on 3rd Gallery presents Ashley Ordines’ art exhibition Machines beginning Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. The gallery will be open for a free public reception Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.

Machines is a series of abstract, watercolor/pen and ink illustrations that focuses on elements of design, fantasy and minimalism, coupled with inspiration from nature and every-day objects. Each piece is representative of a functioning, mechanical “machine” with an abstract twist. Machines is made possible in part by support from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County Projects Pool Grants Program.

Ashley Ordines is an illustrator/concept artist who works primarily in watercolor, pen and ink and acrylic paint. Ashley’s art is heavily influenced by the natural world and her passion for the environment. She draws inspiration from a variety of sources including video games, mid-century concept art, Shel Silverstein, Beatrix Potter and Hieronymus Bosch.

Ashley received a BA in Print Journalism & Mass Communications from Edinboro University in 2014, and an AS in Fine Arts from Jamestown Community College in 2011. She is a recipient of a 2018 United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County Projects Pool Grant for her series Machines. Ashley’s work can also be seen in the storefront of 105 W 3rd St. in Jamestown as a part of a project with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. In addition to working as an artist, Ashley teaches private and group art lessons at Infinity Visual & Performing Arts and is the marketing coordinator for the YWCA of Jamestown.

A free public reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 7. Machines will also be open between 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 8 during Infinity Visual and Performing Arts’ Local Music Showcase. Machines runs through Sept. 22.

Public gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m Tuesday through Saturday. 3rd on 3rd Gallery will be closed Sundays, Mondays and most major holidays.

Exhibitions at 3rd on 3rd Gallery are made possible by support from New York State Council on the Arts. The next show in the Gallery will be Kozo – a Japanese-inspired paper art show opening September 25. It is presented in conjunction with the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts live drumming concert TaikoProject on Sept. 26.

Shows at 3rd on 3rd Gallery are made possible by grant support from New York State Council On The Arts. 3rd On 3rd Gallery is located at 108 E. 3rd St. in the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts in Jamestown.

For more information, please visit reglenna.com.

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