Arts Center exhibit celebrates diversity in Yates

Continuing a year-long theme of exploring the impact of art on Earth, the Arts Center of Yates County’s next exhibit, entitled “Big Blue Marble,” will explore the idea of “the family of man.” The exhibit, which opens Friday, Oct. 13 with a free reception, features the work of a quartet of Rochester-area painters and a sculptor from Ithaca. Each of the artists, coming from different backgrounds and different life experiences, use their art to convey their impressions, feelings, and perspectives on the world around them.

A member of both the prestigious National Watercolor Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society, Valerie Larsen’s work has appeared in five editions of Splash, a watercolor book. Her paintings portray the uniqueness of people and the things they do. Genesee Valley Plein Air painter Kathy Bolin began painting after raising three sons. In addition to painting plein air landscapes she also enjoys figurative and portrait work and seeks a connection with the viewer by eliciting an emotional response.

Livingston County artist Leslie Heen began painting after a career in fashion illustration, architectural renderings and modeling.She now enjoys expressing her contemporary impressions in watercolor and oil.

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