Girl Scouts Can Earn Patch at Women Create Exhibit


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The co-creative directors of Women Create want to encourage young girls to enjoy the array of works on display at their third exhibit of women’s art in Jamestown, New York.

“We’re excited that our juror has accepted the work of artists ranging in age from 16 to 94,” said Jennifer Schlick. “Deb (Eck) and I hope that many of our visitors will be girls and young women who will be inspired to explore their own artistic abilities.”

To realize this hope, a limited number of Art Gallery patches will be available at the Dykeman-Young Gallery during the Women Create exhibit that runs from April 15 through May 11, 2016.

Women Create is a juried biennial art exhibit featuring the work of female artists from western New York, northwestern Pennsylvania, and northeastern Ohio.

The 65 pieces that will be on display encompass a wide range of art and fine crafts in a variety of media, with several that will be especially delightful to young visitors.

Girl Scouts and other young people are encouraged to come to the exhibition on the third floor of the building where a card listing patch activities can be found. After completing at least four of the activities, a patch can be purchased on the second floor for $3. Patches are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parents and troop leaders may like to know ahead of time that three of the pieces selected by the juror for inclusion in the show portray female nudes in classic, tasteful poses. Nude figures have been depicted in artwork for hundreds of years and continue to be subject matter for today’s artists.
More information about Women Create 2016 can be found at where there is a “Girl Scouts” pull-down.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be at the Dykeman-Young Gallery on Friday evening, April 15, 2016. Salons with the presenting artists will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. throughout the show. All work will be for sale, but customers are asked to leave work in the gallery until the closing.

Internationally exhibited artist, curator and educator Debra Eck and photographer and blogger Jennifer Schlick are creative directors for Women Create. They are assisted by mixed media artist Katherine Turnquist.
Artist Audrey Dowling, the owner and operator of the Portage Hill Gallery in Westfield, New York, juried the exhibit.

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