Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: May 23 - 24 and June 6 - 7, 2015

 

North Shore Arts Alliance presents Seventh Annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, Chautauqua County, NY

 

Participating artists, many of whom are multiple award winners, enjoy the opportunity to display their art where it is created. The atmosphere in the studios is relaxed and the conversations are lively, giving visitors the chance to talk with artists about what inspires them.

 

 

Light but no Warmth by Thomas Janik (photography) 

 

Chautauqua County, New York, May 1, 2015 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The North Shore Arts Alliance presents its award winning, signature event, the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, over two weekends: May 23-24 and June 6-7. Twenty-two artists will open their studios to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.
 
Celebrating its seventh year, this free, juried, open studio tour offers the public an opportunity to visit the personal work spaces of northern Chautauqua County’s leading artists. The trail extends along the Lake Erie shoreline, from Westfield to Dunkirk, and inland to include artists’ studios in Fredonia, Mayville, Chautauqua Institution, Brocton, Portland, Jamestown and Forestville.
 
This four-day event gives everyone from art lovers to casual sightseers expanded opportunities to experience the area’s professional artists and to enjoy northern Chautauqua County’s numerous other amenities. Along the trail, visitors will encounter art galleries, lighthouses, numerous dining establishments, bed and breakfasts and wineries open for tastings.
 
Participating artists, many of whom are multiple award winners, enjoy the opportunity to display their art where it is created. The atmosphere in the studios is relaxed and the conversations are lively, giving visitors the chance to talk with artists about what inspires them. The Art Trail is a traveling feast of talent and beauty in a wide variety of disciplines such as: sculpture, photography, ceramics, painting, jewelry, custom arts and crafts furniture, fiber arts, stained glass and mixed media. Art work on display during the weekend is available for sale.

 

 

Sapphine Brilliance by Mary Ann Jankowski (pastel) 

 

“The Art Trail is a unique opportunity to visit the studios where talented artists create! Since the beginning, I have been amazed by the dedication, passion, creativity and number of regional artists we have. All have different art spaces, all work in different ways—inspired by different light and images—but the love of beauty and soul is what binds us together,” said Susan Forrester-Mackay, President and founding member of the North Shore Arts Alliance.

 

“Conversation about art bonds us, and you have the opportunity for lots of that—in an up close and personal manner. I love when families arrive, showing the next generation of art lovers what it means to be an artist and the real people who make it,” said Susan.

 

This year’s participating artists include: Dale Anderson, sculpture; Thomas Annear, plein air painting; Bill Bale, custom arts and crafts furniture; Bonnie Beyer, jewelry; Lucille Bryant, mixed media, ceramics and painting; Lori Deemer, photography and painting; Audrey Kay Dowling, ceramics, painting and mixed media; Kirsten Engstrom, sculpture; Susan Forrester-Mackay, painting, drawing and  mixed media; Katherine Brown Galbraith, painting; Katherine Gullo, ceramics; James Hoggard, photography; Thomas Janik, photography; Mary Ann Jankowski, painting; Ronnie Lafferty, watercolor; Marcia Merrins, functional and sculptural pottery; Harold Nass, sculpture; Cynthia Norton, handmade and handpainted clothing; George Petrella, oil painting and digitally painted photos; Beth Runkel, painting and mixed media; Carrie Anne Tredo, mixed media, sculpture, mosaics and jewelry; Denise Williams, stained glass.

 

Founded in 2007, the North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit co-operative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The group seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens the County's image, economic vitality, and quality of life.
 
The North Shore Arts Alliance is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.
 
Maps of the Art Trail will be available at all artists’ locations on the days of the event.  A downloadable, printer-friendly version of the brochure, maps to the studios, and information about all the participating artists can be found at
www.ChautauquaArtTrail.com or at www.facebook.com/chautauqua.lake.erie.art.trail. For additional information, call (716) 224-3381.

 

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End of the Line by Katherine Galbraith (painting)

 

 

Adjustment Inst by Lori Deemer (photography) 

 

Angel 2 by Katherine Gullo (ceramics) 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Marc Levy

Email: mdlevy82@gmail.com

Phone: 716-680-2783

 

North Shore Arts Alliance

Fredonia, New York

Web: www.northshoreartsalliance.com

 

 Condensed Version  

 

New York, Chautauqua County, Event Date: May 23 - 24 and June 6 - 7

North Shore Arts Alliance presents Seventh Annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, Chautauqua County, NY

The North Shore Arts Alliance presents its award winning, signature event, the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, over two weekends: May 23-24 and June 6-7. Twenty-two artists will open their studios to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Celebrating its seventh year, this free, juried, open studio tour offers the public an opportunity to visit the personal work spaces of northern Chautauqua County’s leading artists. The trail extends along the Lake Erie shoreline, from Westfield to Dunkirk, and inland to include artists’ studios in Fredonia, Mayville, Chautauqua Institution, Brocton, Portland, Jamestown and Forestville. This four-day event gives everyone from art lovers to casual sightseers expanded opportunities to experience the area’s professional artists and to enjoy northern Chautauqua County’s numerous other amenities. Along the trail, visitors will encounter art galleries, lighthouses, numerous dining establishments, bed and breakfasts and wineries open for tastings. Maps of the Art Trail will be available at all artists’ locations on the days of the event.  A downloadable, printer-friendly version of the brochure, maps to the studios, and information about all the participating artists can be found at www.ChautauquaArtTrail.com  or at www.facebook.com/chautauqua.lake.erie.art.trail. For additional information, call (716) 224-3381.

Event Name: Seventh Annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

Event Date: May 23 - 24 and June 6 - 7

Event Location: Chautauqua County, NY

Admission: Free

Web: www.northshoreartsalliance.com, Phone: (716) 224-3381

 


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