The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County will accept applications until April 15 for grants from their 2013 Projects Pool of funds.

Individual artists who have established their legal residence within Chautauqua County for at least one year, and organizations based in the county which have legally established their non-profit status, may apply for grants up to $500, for specific arts-based projects. These may include municipal groups, churches, and other organizations.

The UAA also supports arts-based organizations which are regular members of their organization, with grants which may be larger.

For complete criteria for the grants and to obtain an application form, go to their website at

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Dance Theatre of Harlem, a professional, New York City-based dance company will perform on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for the Arts, on the north campus of the University at Buffalo.

A pre-performance talk by members of the company will begin at 6:45 p.m., that evening.

Tickets are $26.50 and $36.50, with discounts for students and children. Charge them by telephone at (888) 223-6000, or by computer at

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On Friday, from 7-9 p.m., the Patterson Library of Westfield will hold an opening reception for the artist in their latest exhibit in their Octagon Gallery. An exhibit of the art of Mark P. Gillespie will be shown at the gallery through March 22.

The exhibit is titled “An American Music in Art Extravaganza.” Gillespie is recovering from a stroke, suffered in December, which will make it impossible for him to attend the reception, but gallery staff members will welcome the public and answer questions about the art.

Works by friends of Gillespie’s will be shown, in addition to his works. Refreshments will be served, and both the reception and the subsequent days of exhibit will be with no admission charge.

For additional information about the exhibit, phone the library at 326-2154 or send an email to

The library is located at 40 W. Portage St., in Westfield.