September 2004 - Arts Center of Yates County
YATES COUNTY ARTS CENTER
Volume 30 Number 5
September & October 2004
Class of 2004
Class of 2005
Class of 2006
The vision of YCAC is to
enhance and enrich life in
Yates County through education and the advancement
of the arts.
To this end, we plan, promote, and
develop art programs and projects;
coordinate, schedule, and publicize events; develop and maintain
Programs of YCAC are supported
by an annual grant from the Yates
County Legislature, from commissions collected on Gallery sales,
Open Studio Tour
Visit 18 working
artists in their
studios Oct. 9 & 10
To register, Call during Gallery hours: 315-536-8226
Yoga with Angela Fishbaugh every Thursday, 5:45-7:00 PM, in
The Gallery. Members $5, nonmembers $7, payable monthly.
Sandy Cline: Soapstone Carving, Sept. 25 & 26, 9 AM—3 PM,
carving either a loon (beginners), dolphin, bear, or eagle. Cost is
$50 for members, $60 for non-members, plus materials.
Dorothy Goldman: Paper Making - September 18
Paul Allen Taylor Watercolor Workshop, October 18, 9 AM—3 PM,
$40 members, $45 non-members.
Children’s Arts Through the Seasons, designed for home-schooled
children, resumes in September, on Thursdays 1:30-3:30, at The Gallery. Cost: $30 per student for a 6-week session
EXPLORE ART: (September 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7 & 14) - Thursday
afternoons 1:30-3:30 at the Gallery
Instructor: Robin Secrest
Description: This course presents a wide range of visual activities
working with 2-dimensional materials at times in a 3-dimensional manner. Each class begins with a brief look at the work of a master artist.
This introduces new ways of seeing and expressing an artist's vision
thus allowing the young artist to expand his world of seeing. Next
comes the hands-on-fun, a project that explores
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The Penn Yan Art Guild Annual Exhibit, this year giving special attention to
the oil paintings of Charlie Northrup, will open with a reception on Friday,
September 17, 5:00-7:00 PM. This is an opportunity to see the work of
many local artists, both veteran and new exhibitors.
“Luminous Landscapes”, featuring the work of Kurt Feuerherm and many
others, continues through September 11. Kurt comes to us with very impressive credentials, his works at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester,
Everson in Syracuse, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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Record Attic Art Success
Jean Welch, chairperson for this year’s Attic Art Sale, hands a
check for over $1900 to Bonnie Barney, YCAC Board member,
as the proceeds from the sale. The entire amount will be
awarded in $200 increments to Yates County groups who submit proposals for art-related projects. Watch the next Perspectives for the application and details. Youth groups, school
classes, senior citizens programs, after school programs, etc. might apply.
YCAC thanks all those who donated items for sale, especially Dick Rickman for his large donation
of art related items which had been Mary’s. This put our efforts over the top this year.
Scholarship Fund Grows
The scholarship fund for YCAC’s memorial to Mary Rickman continues to grow, toward our
goal of $2500. Thanks go this month to Peter & Judith Loomis for a generous contribution.
The next Perspectives will detail the application process and deadlines.
For fall travels...or a trip on the new fast ferry:
Picasso and Ceramics
September 29, 2004 - January 23, 2005
Presented by the Gardiner Museum in partnership with the University of Toronto Art Centre
University of Toronto Centre, 15 King's College Circle
Picasso and Ceramics will feature 80 unique pieces of Picasso's ceramic art, examples of the historic pottery that influenced his work,
posters he designed for the annual Vallauris potters exhibitions in
which he participated, as well as photographs of the artist working in
clay. For more information visit www.gardinermuseum.on.ca.
For tickets: 1-800-461-3333 or TicketKing.com
Gallery Show Dates for Artists:
(Remembering to pick up work at the close of a show is
equally important to dropping it off. Storage and bookkeeping become a problem for art left over long periods.)
August Featured Artist Kurt Feuerherm
Pick up art September 13, 9-noon, or by arrangement.
Penn Yan Art Guild Show
Drop off art Sept. 13, 1-5. Hanging Sept. 14-15.
Reception Friday Sept. 17, 5-7 PM
Pick up art Nov. 1 & 2
Coming: Holiday Show of Mennonite Art
If you will be bringing art for a following show, you
may do so when picking up from the previous show.
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Open Studio Tour October 9 & 10
Visit Artists at Work 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Yates County and the surrounding areas support many talented artists. Here
is your chance to visit them where they work, see creations in progress, and
talk to them about their inspirations and frustrations. This is a free event, so
enjoy a fall drive and take a studio tour. The enclosed brochure will provide your map and details.
Sponsors helping defray the cost of this event include: Keuka Spring Winery, Glenora Winery,
Woodbury Winery, Wagner Restaurant, Penn Yan Diner, Feather Tick & Thyme B & B, Ravines Winery,
Bellangelo Villa Winery & Restaurant, Keuka Restaurant, whom we thank. We’re also grateful to Lyle
and Lynn Conrad for chairing this event. Artists:
Leon Applebaum , "Sahaj Glass Studio"
Hannelore Wolcott-Bailey , watercolorist
Bonnie Barney , watercolorist
Billie Bauman, Gallery and glass lamp work
Diane and Sheldon Berlyn, fine art restorer
Barbara and Eric Havill, potters
Charlie Kingsley, glass artist
Mud Lust Pottery, Hammondsport
Richard Musso Gallery, Paintings, Ceramics
Sculptures and other mediums
Bev Noble, portraits and paintings
Charles Northrup, oil painter
Matt Robbins, acrylic artist
Rochester Folk Art Guild
Norma Rugg, stained glass art studio
Don Sottile, sculptor (by appointment only)
Curt Wright , oil painter
Holiday Cards Again...Plan on it!
The Gallery’s annual fund raiser, selling boxed holiday cards, will begin in October with eight
new designs reproduced in a painterly manner on high quality card stock. A box of 8 cards will
sell again for $10, or buy 4 boxes and receive the fifth box free. Special orders of all one design
or of retired designs from previous years will be accepted. Bev Oben, project chair, reports that
art from Mark Verna, Hannelore Wolcott-Bailey, Charlie Northrup, Bonnie Barney, Gwen
McCausland and herself have been selected, and several other artists’ pieces are being considered.
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the ideas seen in the work of the discussed artist. For example, the class may look at the work of Gustav
Klimt's use of patterns, design, and large simplified figures or Paul Cezanne's landscapes and then create
their own masterpiece.
DRAMA: (October 21, 18, November 4, 11, 18, December 2)
Instructor: Kathy Gill
This course involves 6 sessions with each session developed to introduce the child to all aspects of theater, from movement, improvisation, paper bag skits, to the history of theater, the basics of acting, to scene
writing for skits or puppet plays, to performance including set and costume design. The culminating activity
will be a performance of original puppet plays and skits, written and directed by the children for parents
and invited guests.
Save the date!
The Hamstead Players production of "A Christmas Carol" will take place Saturday, December 4th at 2:00
pm at the Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium. This will culminate our CATS study of drama and offer a
holiday treat. The production is geared for grades K-8. The unique approach of the Hampstead Players
uses mainly classical or historical plays, which educate while entertaining and uses audience participation
to eliminate the distance between actor and audience.
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Red Jacket Writers’ Club ...
We welcome writers! Want to join us? Dues are $1 per month for those attending, and are donated yearly to the Yates County Arts Center for the use of their facility. We
share our joys and woes, successes and rejections, and read from our current writing projects.
Most of all, we encourage each other to keep writing!
Can’t think of a subject? Try one of the notations on the following list. These are words
lifted from familiar nursery rhymes. Maybe they’ll suggest something entirely different that will
spark your imagination. Note to the Art Guild and Photography Club: do any of these words
bring a picture to mind?
Red Jacket Writers meet the third Monday of each month, from 7-9 PM, at The Gallery.
Call Barb Wohlschlegel (585-526-5787) or Alice Moriarty (585-526-6569) with questions.
So Many Children
In the Parlor
Up the Hill
Went to Sea
Some Other Day
A Little Mouse
Over the Wall
Anyone interested in learning more about the memoir writing group, or dropping in various
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM to see if it’s something you’d enjoy, call Bonnie Barney, 315-536-0483.
YATES COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
President Gene Parsons 315-789-4563
Vice President Lyle Conrad 607-868-4673
The Yates County Photography Club will meet at 7:30 P.M., September 16th at The Gallery, 119 East Elm Street,
Penn Yan, N.Y. The program will be a display and critique of photos taken this summer by club members and anyone else interested in having us look at your efforts. Photographs may be slides, prints or snapshots. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
The Yates County Photography Club will meet at 1.30 P.M., October 16 for our annual fall foliage photo tour.
We may try a new location this year to be decided at the September meeting. We will let you know our decision by
E-Mail, newspaper, and or, telephone. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
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Contact President Elaine Stefanik, 607-243-8852
Penn Yan Art Guild programs Announced for 2004-2005
The executive committee has arranged the following programs for the upcoming year:
September 22 (note a week later than usual) Char DiGennaro, watermedia
October 20– Brandi Arno, oil painting demonstration
November 17– Slides of the Old Forge National Watercolor Exhibit
December, no meeting
January 19– Dexter Benedict, meeting at his studio
February, no meeting
March 16– Bob Gillespie, drawing...pen, ink, charcoal, pencil
April 20- Mary Coupe, painting on fabric
May 18– Banquet
June 15– Studio Art Glass collection, lecture & tour by Bob Turissini
July, no meeting; August 17– Picnic & Peer Art Display
The Penn Yan Art Guild is a regional association
of active artists who share programs, critiques,
and exhibit opportunities which may improve their
work. Visitors and new Art Guild members are always welcome. Just visit a meeting, or, if joining,
bring 3 pieces of your work to a meeting and send
2003-2004 PYAG dues to Sally Thomas, 3598 Sid
White Rd., Keuka Park, NY 14478. Yearly dues
are: Active member $15 (one time initiation fee
$3) , Associate member (not displaying art) $10.
Through 2004 the meetings will be held on the
second floor of the Baptist Church meeting hall,
next to the Public Library, Main Street, Penn Yan.
Art Guild Show at
September 15– October 30
The annual Penn Yan Art Guild Exhibit will be at
The Gallery in September and October. Plan to
drop off 3-5 pieces of work September 13, 1-5
PM, help hang September 14 & 15, bring your
friends and neighbors (and perhaps an hors
d’oeuvres) to the reception Friday, Sept. 17 from
5:00 to 7:00. Pick-up dates are Nov. 1 & 2.
Interested in setting up a stained glass studio? Call
315-531-8644 and ask for Cindy, who wants to sell
off the studio, tools, sheets of glass, which she has.
STORK & MANAHAN INSURANCE
A division of Beaumont & Stork, Inc.
136 Main St., Penn Yan NY
Email: [email protected]
Our appreciation to LinkNY
for our on-line hookup.
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Penn Yan Art Guild Roster August 2004
Secretary Kathy Rood
Members-at-large: Gwen McCausland, Fran Bliek
341 W. Lake Rd., Penn Yan 14527
315-789-0835 [email protected]
585-396-3389 [email protected]
La., Geneva 14456
Box 395, Keuka
Pk., NY 14478
Keuka Pk., NY 14478607-776-6813 [email protected]
607-243-7425 [email protected]
315-536-3687 [email protected]
Rt. 89, Rd.,
607-569-2747 [email protected]
607-868-4673 [email protected]
315-536-7188 [email protected]
E Lake Dr.,
585-554-6233 [email protected]
Penn Yan 14544
315-536-7083 [email protected]
Yan, NY 14527
the [email protected]
14478 PA 17737 570-584-2309
Naples, FL 34119 315-536-0561
607-243-7191 [email protected]
315-568-8559 [email protected]
PO Box 116,
Falls, NY 13148
607-292-3388 [email protected]
14478 NY 14837
315-536-6404 [email protected]
Yan, NY 14527
315-531-8963 [email protected]
NY 14842 315-531-8963
315-536-2556 [email protected]
607-292-3102 [email protected]
607-292-3452 [email protected]
Valley Rd, Dundee
14837 14837 607-292-3452
Hollister St, DundeeRd,
607-243-8888 [email protected]
St, Ovid 14837
607-868-3731 [email protected]
315-536-0356 [email protected]
W Lake Dr,
E Lake Rd,
Wolcott-Bailey, Hannelore 251 E Lake Rd, Penn Yan 14527
(PYAG members: Please save this list for reference throughout the year.)
(PYAG members: Please save this list for reference throughout the year.)
ٱBusiness $100 +
Check your mailing label for your expiration date.
Exhibiting Artist ($30)
I prefer to have my Membership billed to my:
Expiration date: ____________
Red Jacket Writers’ Club
Mary Kay Judd
Lynn G. Kent
Make check payable to: YCAC, 119 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527
Long’s Cards & Books
Dora & Paul Lang
Susan & Norman Lindenmuth
Patrick & Claudia Sullivan
David C. Schirmer, DDS
John & Victoria Cooley
Paul & Gay Coon
Michael J. & Kim Healy
Elizabeth & Horace Perry
Dwight & Jeanette Simpson
New and Renewing
Members since the last
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Mary Rickman’s Heritage…
We gratefully accept the donation of Mary Rickman’s art video tapes, CDs, and extensive library
of art books. We now have nearly 100 tapes, 9
crates of books, and many computer CD programs
available for loan...as soon as we inventory them
and set up a sign-out system.
This volunteer opportunity is short-term, at your
leisure, and fun: sort and shelve the collection, and
set up a system for signing out materials, such as
a card file. Please...we need a volunteer.
With so many materials to share, we’re thinking it
would be fun this fall to start a “sandwiched in”
sharing time, brown-bag it over lunch and watch a
video with friends. Interested? Please call.
____Tend Gallery (Sat. 9-12, 12-3, or weekday 12-4, regularly or
____Maintain Facilities (painting, cleaning, carpentry, etc.)
____Help Exhibit Committee organize and hang a “Show”
____Help Host a Reception (cookies, cheese & crackers, greeter)
____Distribute Gallery Fliers to Area Sites
____Present Workshops in your Field
____Serve on Board of Directors
____Assist in Phoning, Copying, E-mailing
____Serve as an Advisor (long range planning, finance, program)
____Write Grant Applications
____Write features to publicize YCAC’s activities
____Work on Attic Art Sale
____Maintain Scrap Book of YCAC clippings
____Letter signs and labels for The Gallery
____Gather arts events info for “Out & About” in newsletter
____Join Chamber Music organizers, assist at concerts
____Be a workshop host: check registration, open & close facility,
collect money, set up tables, etc.
____Contribute article to newsletter
Yates County Arts Center
119 E Elm St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
PERMIT NO. 169
Tues-Fri noon-4:00, Sat 9-3
E-mail: [email protected]
On the web: www.YCAC.org
Members’ renewal dates appear on their
mailing labels. Please take a minute to
check yours now and see if it is time to
renew your support for the arts in Yates
County. Our programs depend on your
membership contribution. Thank you.
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