Arts Center of Yates County- 127 Main Street, Penn Yan
The work of more than 40 local artists will be featured in this year’s annual Penn Yan Art Guild exhibit opening September 2 at the Arts Center of Yates County. The theme for this year’s show, "Inspirations,” includes new works created by Guild members in oils, pastels, watercolor, pottery, and more. The show will also feature some work by the late Bill Wilsey, a well-known painter and workshop instructor who supported the work of the Penn Yan Art Guild for many years.
Penn Yan Art Guild believes our region specifically lends itself to this year’s theme. We are constantly inspired by the beauty of Keuka, Seneca and Canandaigua Lakes, our vineyards, gardens, farm stands, small villages and unique communities. Inspiration comes not only from living in a beautiful place, but also from the joy of special holidays, from unique experiences, or in the smile of a child.
As part of the exhibit, Guild member Jo Wall will be creating a sand mandala – a traditional Tibetan Buddhist art form created “to bless the earth”. The intricately colored and detailed mandala will be “built” throughout the course of the month-long show and then ceremoniously dismantled, celebrating the transitory nature of material life.
Join us in appreciation of all these local artists as they share what "Inspirations" means to them. The exhibit opens Friday, September 2 from 5:00 pm to 7 pm and includes the opportunity to talk with Guild members, sample area wine provided by Limeberry Winery and snack on hors d’oeuvres. The show runs through Monday, October 10th at the Arts Center’s Flick Gallery, 127 Main Street in Penn Yan.