JAMESTOWN – Arts Council For Chautauqua County will open two shows in their galleries. On July 16, “Tapestry – The Art Of Rogers Elementary School” will open in the Wright Gallery. On July 20 and 21, 3rd On 3rd Gallery will host public receptions for “Art Show – David Grice & Nathan Long.”
“Tapestry” features over 250 paintings created by Rogers Elementary students and teachers. In June of 2012, Rogers Elementary School closed its doors, sending students out for the last time. As a tribute to their experiences at the school, the students and teachers worked with Arts Council teaching artists to create tapestries. These wall hangings hold the visual art of all of the students and some of the teachers from Rogers. Each class chose a different theme to base their art on. Represented are letters, numbers, seasons, word art, landscapes, portraits and more. Under the instruction of teaching artists Renee Pye, Tara Eastman and Kellyn Baron, the Rogers Elementary community and PTA came together to literally illustrate what they loved most about their school. “Tapestry” will remain open through August.
Two of Jamestown’s most colorful artists join for “Art Show” in the 3rd On 3rd Gallery. Nathan Long and David Grice create abstract portraits. Both have exhibited in this space as well as in the Wright Gallery, Galactic Systems Forum and other galleries. Receptions will be open to the public on Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21 at 7pm. “Art Show” will close on August 17. Both galleries are located at 116 East Third Street in Jamestown and are open to the public from 10am until 4pm, Monday through Friday. The Wright Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor and 3rd On 3rd Gallery is on the third floor. Private viewings off-schedule may be made by calling 716-664-2465, ext. 227.
For more information, visit www.artscouncil.com.