Opening reception set for local artists’ work

Submitted Photo Artists are pictured displaying their work.
Submitted Photo Artists participate in a group painting, inspired by powerpoints on “Understanding and Appreciating Abstract Art” and “The Women of Abstract Expressionism.”

BROCTON — A new community art program called “Art Discovery” was designed and implemented for the Brocton Tri-Church Parish by Lucy Andrus. The church received a grant from the Tri-County Arts Council to support Art Discovery. Andrus just finished teaching the first semester of classes. It was a very successful start, with 14 participants enrolled, a significant number for the area.

An exhibition of participants’ artwork entitled “Art Gives us Wings” has been mounted. A celebration of the artists’ accomplishments and the inauguration of this new program will take place with an opening reception at Brocton’s Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton (one of the collaborative partners) on Monday, June 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome to meet the artmakers, celebrate, and enjoy refreshments.

The exhibit will be on view through July 2019.

The Art Discovery program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York St ate Legislature and administered by Tri-County Arts Council.

Another session will be offered in the fall.