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Changing Seasons: The Byway Experience

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Changing Seasons: The Byway Experience celebrates communities and scenery from our region with an exhibit at Springville Center for the Arts. Over 25 artists will be exhibiting work inspired by the Southtowns Scenic Byway through November 18. A free artists’ reception will be held on October 14th.

The Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway is an officially designated 108-mile scenic loop that runs from the towns of Orchard Park and Aurora south through Boston, Colden, Concord, Ashford and Ellicottville. More than a dozen interpretive signs along the route, along with promotional materials and events have helped the Byway organization to highlight the beauty that surrounds us and promote tourism in the area.

Participating artists come from broad geographic area and represent many different techniques. Artists include Alma Crumlick Wible, Ann Parker, Bruce Morrell, Charles Houseman, Deborah Radford, Doris Palmer Morris, Dorothy Rosche, Judson Brown, Judy Hodge, Karen Carlton, Kathleen McDonnell, Kathy Schifano, Linda Hall, Marlene Coles, Mary Ann Fritz, Nancy Palmer Miess, Pamela Stachowski, Patricia A. Durham, Roslyn Fishbaugh, Sean Witucki, Sharon Bartell, Sharon Stuart, Tara Lowry, John Merlino and Suzanne Borowicz. Seth Wochensky, Executive Director of Springville Center for the Arts, and Chris Stangler, owner of Stangler Fine Arts in Orchard Park, served as jurors for the exhibit.

The public is encouraged to visit the gallery for a reception on October 14th from 6:30 to 8 P.M. to meet the artists and view the exhibit.  The free reception will include drinks and other refreshments. A printed catalog of the work will be available for purchase.

The exhibit, part of a series of coordinated workshops and programs, is scheduled to be a biennial event. The Olmsted Gallery, part of Springville Center for the Arts, is located at 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville, NY. The gallery is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 5:00pm, Thursdays from noon to 8:00pm, Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm and other times by appointment. For more information on the exhibit, reception, or programs relating to the Byway exhibit, call 716-592-9038 or visit SpringvilleArts.org. More information, including a map of the Byway can be found at wnyssb.org.

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