WESTFIELD - The Octagon Gallery at Patterson Library is presenting a new exhibition, "Presque Isle Artists' Association," running Friday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 23.
The exhibit will feature Presque Isle Artists' Association members Marilyn Blystone, Carolyn Carner, Louise Carnes, Donna Turton Cole, Ralph D'Agnese, Pamela David, William Engell, Tina Faulkner, Judy Farrar, Joe Gallagher, Robert Kominiarek, Wallace K. Lawson, Sean Malmberg, Marty Mueller, Ruth Swaney, Bryan Toy, Holly Villella, Eliza Wolf and Kathleen Wroblewski. An opening reception for the artists will be held in the gallery Friday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Presque Isle Artists' Association, Inc., is a non-profit organization established in 1989 by a small group of artists hoping to offer a unique opportunity to share talents and experience with fellow artists and the community. They welcome not only experienced artists, but also beginners, aspiring artists or just lovers of art. PIAA's purpose is to provide a unique environment in which all artists and art enthusiasts can share their experiences and talents within the organization and community. More about the PIAA can be found online at www.piaa-erie-art.com.
“Dock Reflections” by Louise Carnes is part of the Octagon Gallery’s “Presque Isle Artists’ Association,” exhibit.
Octagon Gallery Curator Nancy Ensign is excited to welcome the PIAA members to Patterson Library. "The PIAA membership represents a number of talented artists working in a variety of media," she said. "There will be something for everyone in this exhibition."
Patterson Library's art gallery program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Re-grant Program administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. Wine for the reception is graciously provided by Johnson Estate Winery. Contact Ensign for interest in art exhibition for the year 2014, or Art Escape programming, at 326-2154 and firstname.lastname@example.org.