3rd On 3rd Gallery welcomes the spring with a new exhibit. “Comfort Zones: Places Of Joy and Solitude” will open with a public reception on April 12. “Comfort Zones” will showcase the art of Audrey Kay Dowling. The show features landscapes and land features through oils, mixed media and claywork. The artist and proprietor of Portage Hill Gallery, spent her early years in acres of woods bordering Bemus Creek. Her exploration of this natural environment informs her artistry to this day. ³Sometimes I feel like the water of Bemus Creek stills flows through me,” says Dowling, “My father and I would talk about the trees, the plants, the woods flowers, the birds, the animals and the people who came before. It gave me a deep understanding of the importance of stewardship and passion for preserving the earth¹s natural beauty. I try to convey these feelings through my art.² The opening reception on Friday April 12 is open to the public and begins at 6pm. Food and beverages will be served. A $5 charge helps cover gallery costs and will support other Arts Council programming. Children under 18 are free. Gallery viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm. There is no charge to view the gallery during these days and times. Private viewings are available by calling 716-664-2465, extension 227. The gallery will be open throughout Saturday April 20 to celebrate Support Women Artists Now. The viewing hours for April 20 and more details about SWAN and an art market at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will be available in April at www.artscouncil.com. For more information about Audrey Kay Dowling and Portage Hill Gallery, visit www.portagehillgallery.com 3rd On 3rd Gallery is located at 116 East Third Street in Jamestown, NY. 3rd On 3rd Gallery is made possible by Arts Council For Chautauqua County with support from Reg Lenna Civic Center and a Visual Arts Grant through New York State Council On The Arts.