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Springville Center for the Arts presents call for work

SPRINGVILLE — Springville Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway committee, have put out a call for artwork and a series of workshops.

Artists are asked to submit a single black-and-white image, along with text, for a postcard exhibit. Images may be original art, photographs of scenery, portraits or abstract, but must have a connection to the communities and geography of the byway area.

The cards will be displayed at Arts Underground, located at 66 East Main St. in Springville, beginning with an opening reception on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 9. Artists may call 592-9038 or visit, for more information.

At the completion of the exhibit, the original cards will be mailed and the public can participate in a pen pal program, using these images. Kiosks with more information will arrive in a variety of locations, in October. The full exhibit of artwork related to the byway is planned for April and May of 2014, with a submission deadline of March 8.

In addition, a series of workshops will be held,to generate images for this call for work.

Photographer Ray Kent will explore ways to compose landscape photographs and utilize nature’s “Golden Hour,” to capture the beauty of day transitioning, to night, along the WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway. The first class will meet Sept. 17 from 7-9 p.m. at Arts Underground in Springville, where Kent will explore how to use light to compose landscape photographs. The second class will meet on Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. as dusk approaches at Chestnut Ridge Park, where participants will apply newly learned strategies.

Painter and illustrator Karen Olejniczak will offer a pen and ink workshop, inspired by the architecture and landscape surrounding the WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway. Participants may bring an architectural or landscape photograph from along the byway and get hands-on experience rendering it into a sharp, black-and-white illustration. Using an array of marks and lines, Olejniczak will demonstrate how to draw detailed, pen and ink images with Micron technical pens. This one-session workshop runs from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Full details about the calls for work, pricing for the workshops and other opportunities are available at Interested students may register by calling 592-9038. All workshops will begin at Arts Underground, 66 East Main St. in Springville.


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