Multi-Media Art exhibit at Ellenville’s Gallery Link
Ellenville, NY:“ArtsWAVE in Residence” is the name of an exciting new exhibit in Ellenville, NY, this Fall.ArtsWAVE,Ellenville’s local artists association, revived their artist in residence programs at their Market Street location in 2011.Ulster County artists who needed studio space were invited to work at the ArtsWAVE Art Center, free of charge.Leslie Bender, Nancy Colombo and Florence Lasickiare three artists who responded to the invitation.As a “give back” to the community,each artist held “open studio” hours, and offered free public workshops.At the end of their three week long residencies, they exhibited the work created during their residency at the ArtsWAVE Art Center.
Now, people can enjoy an exhibit of works by all three artists at Ellenville’s Gallery Link.From November 7 through December 28, Leslie Bender, Nancy Colombo and Florence Lasickiwill present a beautiful multi-media show of painting, weaving, silk screen and pastels.The exhibit will also help people gain a deeper understanding of the important community role ArtsWAVE plays by hosting residency programs, art workshops and collaborating with other community based organizations.
Estyn Hulbert , current director of ArtsWAVE, said the Artist in Residence program was a great success. “From the start we had people popping into the Art Center, wanting to know what was happening, what the art was about, and getting to know the artists. It was exciting to see how welcoming Ellenville is to visiting artists, and how hungry the community is for art. The most exciting outcome has been that our first artist in residence, Leslie Bender, loved Ellenville so much that she has set up her working studio on Canal Street. Meanwhile both Florence Lasicki and Nancy Colombo want to teach more classes!” “To me, the exhibit represents not only great local talent, but one of the greatest strengths of our community – collaboration”, said Ellenville Public Library & Museum’s Community Relations Specialist, Asha Golliher.The Gallery Link, located at Ellenville Public Library & Museum at 40 Center Street, Ellenville,is pleased to present this special exhibition.There will be an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, November 12, from 12-2pm, to which the public is most cordially invited. For more information, please call (845)647-5530.