Local Artists Society Helps Preserve Art

The Chautauqua County Society of Artists recently presented a check for $250 to Doug Nelson, Fredonia Grange No. 1 Representative, to be earmarked for the grange’s textile art restoration project.

The Adam’s Farm canvas painting hangs in the meeting room of the grange hall and is in desperate need of restoration after more than 100 years of display. Due to the substantial cost for the restoration, the grange asked for help from the artists society.

A Chinese auction was held to raise funds to go toward the project. Elaine Caflisch, president of the society, said, “It was our pleasure to assist the grange towards their goal. We, as a group, want to help our community preserve the artistic history that graces our county.”

The March meeting will be held today at 6 p.m. in the Celoron Community Building. The society will feature member Margaret Blakeslee as she gives a tutorial lesson on wax painting on eggs. The supplies for the egg project will be provided.

The April meeting will be April 9 at 6 p.m. at the studio of Suzette Paduano, photographer. Members are encouraged to bring along a piece of their art to be photographed. Directions and more information will be presented at the March meeting and will be published on the website and in The Post-Journal in April.

The society will also be discussing plans for the 2013 Art in the Park Show at Mayville Park and welcomes members and potential new members to attend this meeting. There will be a featured artist at each meeting in 2013 giving tutorials on different types of art.

For more information, visit www.chautauquacountysocietyofartists.com.