"ART IN BLOOM" EXHIBITION 2018. The new partnership between the Ontario County Arts Council and the Ontario County Historical Society kicks off in April with an exhibition of a wide range of garden-themed art created by 33 members of Ontario County Arts Council. “Art in Bloom” opens Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the historical society museum at 55 North Main Street with a public reception from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. The collection includes fiber art photographs, paintings and three-dimensional art. 12 local artists, including Michele Fernaays and Kim Ratzel, have decorated watering cans that are for sale in a silent auction to benefit both organizations. “We’ve had a snowy, cold March, so it is high time to enjoy some images of spring,” said Judi Cermak, president of the arts council. This art exhibit will be open at the historical society during regular museum hours until July 7, 2018. Two more exhibits are planned through 2018, and "Our Lakes" will be the Summer exhibit opening in late July. The arts council and historical society agreed to begin using a gallery for OCAC art exhibits last January as part of a new partnership to offer visitors a richer experience. Both organizations say the arrangement will provide added value for their current members and encourage new members to join one or both organizations. The partnership also solves a problem for the arts council, which has not had a home base since All Things Art closed several years ago, though it does have permanent exhibit space at 10 Ontario County locations, including Canandaigua City Hall.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m.
"Watering Cans Singular"
hand-painted by 12 local artists.
Bidding ends May 7, 2018.
Felted Flowers (*see photos)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructors: Tina Blackwood, Judi Cermak
($10 materials fee)
Flowers in Watercolor
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Denise VanDeroef
($10 materials fee)
OCAC and OCHS 2018 Future Exhibits
• "Our Lakes" - July 21, 2018 through October 6, 2018
• "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - October 27, 2018 through January 5, 2019