Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs, will launch a new program by representing a roster of eight artists from the Finger Lakes and western New York region with an exhibition, “Cultivate,” and a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 7.
“Cultivate” presents the work of eight artists who are the first to be represented as gallery artists at Main Street Arts: Pat Bacon, photographer/printmaker, of Lyons; Chad Grohman, painter/illustrator, of Buffalo; Patrick Kana, furniture maker/sculptor, of Geneva; Meredith Mallwitz, painter, of Canandaigua; Lanna Pejovic, painter, of Honeoye Falls; Jody Selin, ceramic artist/sculptor, of Buffalo; Mike Tarantelli, painter, of Rochester; and Sylvia Taylor, printmaker, of Ithaca.
This new initiative is a culling of artists that Main Street Arts has shown since 2013. The artists were selected for their vision and point of view within their chosen artistic practice.
“Since the gallery opened in June of 2013, we have focused on showing the work of artists from our region through invitational exhibitions,” said Bradley Butler, gallery director. “This has exposed us to a great number of the wonderful artists living and working here. As we have grown and evolved in nearly five years, we have decided to start representing the work of some of the artists we have become involved with. We are passionate in our belief that this group of artists offers some of the most exciting art being made right now.”
While the gallery will continue to present thematic invitational and juried exhibitions by regional and national artists, another focus will be cultivating the artwork of this selected roster of artists from the region. Artwork by these gallery artists will be available on a consistent basis online and in the gallery.
Call (315) 462-0210 or visit mainstreetartsgallery.com for information.