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Springville Center for the Arts checks out the scenery

SPRINGVILLE — The Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway Committee and Springville Center for the Arts are working together to create an exhibit of postcards inspired by the byway. An opening reception will be held at Arts Underground, located at 66 East Main St. in Springville, on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

As part of the exhibit, area artists will be displaying their original work in a black-and-white, 4-by-6-inch format, along with accompanying text. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the cards will be mailed out and the public will have a chance to participate in the program. The display features the work of more than a dozen artists and a variety of scenes, including the Knox Farm in East Aurora, the Orchard Park Train Station, twisted old trees and distinct homes.

The WNYSSB follows a route that includes the communities of Springville, East Concord, Glenwood, Colden, West Falls, East Aurora, Orchard Park and Boston. This past summer, interpretive signs were placed at a variety of locations along the route, to alert visitors to potential areas of interest.

This spring, the SCA will host Changing Seasons, a general exhibit of artwork inspired by the byway, along with a variety of events. Work may be representative of, or inspired by, this designated scenic route. Sights along the byway include waterfalls, historic villages, a gorge, farms, historic cemeteries and the ever-changing seasons. Submissions may include a scenic depiction, a portrait of someone who has influenced the byway, an abstract inspired by the byway or other work connected to the byway, and are due via email to by March 8, 2014.

The postcard exhibit will be on display until Nov. 23. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays, from 10-3 p.m. Call 592-9038, for more information.

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