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Canandaigua community ink art project draws more than 120 people

It’s all black and white.

Using Sumi ink on a blank canvas, more than 120 people showed up recently at Wood Library to make their marks on an “Ink What You Think” community art project by Iveta Buck of Canandaigua and Michele Jenco of Spencerport, Empire State College art students of Virginia Cassetta.

“No one was bothered by not knowing each other,” Buck said. “They simply jumped in. Some were hesitant and preferred to sketch their design on a piece of paper. Some looked up ideas on their phones and some went right for it, but all of them stepped back and enjoyed their addition to this art piece.”

Every painter was given an “I Inked” sticker that many wore, which provided a head count for how many people took part.

“All in all the community sure seemed to enjoy this art project,” Buck said. “One of the gentleman walking by said he was very pleased to see projects like this are still being held, as the electronics are taking over.”

She couldn’t agree more and that was one of the objectives of the project — to get people to put down their phones and computers and come together as a community to interact and create a masterpiece.

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