Sep 30 – An Open Art Reception for Colin Arend: On Friday, September 30 at 6:30 PM, an open reception for the new Art Show at Books, ETC. This show highlights the photography of Colin Arend: beautiful images of nature. The reception is free and open to the public at Books, ETC., 78 W. Main St., Macedon NY. For more information, John Cieslinski 585-474-4116 or email email@example.com.
The Mission Team at Park Presbyterian Church has recognized that the communities in Wayne County are not immune to the heroin andopioid "epidemic" so pervasive in our country. To address the issue we are offering a panel discussion as part of this Fall's "Mission of God" series of activities and speakers.
Representatives from law enforcement, FLACRA, the Newark School District and families dealing with addictions in their own families will be coming together on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court. We urge the community to join us as we seek to find ways to address the issue in rural Wayne County. The Rev. Kirk Baker of Park Church will facilitate the discussion. Refreshments will be available. Reservations are appreciated. Please contact the church office, 315-331-2255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 25 – Wellness and Health: On Sunday, September 25 at 1:30 PM, Wellness and Health at Books, ETC. Participants meet to discuss foods, health products and activities that promote healing. The idea of the discussion is to encourage people to choose the best elements that will keep them healthy and happy. This program is free and open to the public. We will meet at Books, ETC., 78 W Main St., Macedon. If you have any questions, please respond by email email@example.com or phone John Cieslinski at 585-474-4116.
Week-long Global Mural Expo Begins 9/19 in Fairport:
International and Local Artists Each Paint a Mural Under Tent at Woodcliff
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9/13/16 – FAIRPORT, NY Beginning Monday, 9/19, visitors of all ages are invited to attend the week-long Erie Canal Heritage Mural Expo under the tent at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in Fairport, NY. The mural Expo event is part of the 10th Global Mural Conference. The Global Mural Conference (GMC) and mural Expo are both being held at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa. The GMC is an event hosted every other year in cities around the world, and originated from the Global Mural Arts and Tourism Association 20 years ago.
The Mural Expo features several local and international artists who will each be painting a large (over 100 square foot) mural, of their own design, under the outdoor tent on the grounds at Woodcliff over a span of six days. During the Expo, the public is invited to come watch the artists in action, as they paint from Monday 9/19 through Friday 9/23, from 9am-6pm each day. Visitors will be able to watch the mural painting process unfold over the course of just a few days. There will also be vendors and family activities at the Expo on Friday, 9/23. The Expo event is FREE and open to all. It is a unique multicultural and educational interactive art experience!
The Expo is a non-profit event, made possible by a committee of volunteers and generous donations of materials by companies such as Golden Artist Colors for the paint, and Atlantic Paper for the Evolon. Donations were collected from the community, by businesses, organizations, and private donors. The artists, some of whom have traveled great distances to participate, originate from countries such as Argentina (Fernanda Gonzalez Latrecchiana), China (Qian Ye), Australia (Damien Mitchell), Cananda (Charlie Johnston and Brian Romagnoli), and some are US-based (Dawn Jordan, Erica Swensen, Peter Jameson and John Pugh). Also participating are two local student groups, one from MCC and another from Cobblestone Arts Center. Students from Lake Shore High School in Angora, NY completed a mural over the winter, which will be on display for the duration of the event.
Students of all ages who visit the Expo will be able to paint a mural mosaic tile to add to the “My Gal Sal” mural mosaic, which will be mounted in the tent. Once completed, it is expected that this mural will be traveling to museums all over New York State to be displayed, and enjoyed by all.
Visit the www.gmc2016.com to purchase your ticket to the after-party which will be held at Woodcliff on Saturday the 24th, after the artists’ work is complete. Also, if you love murals, please consider registering for the GMC Conference at www.gmc2016.com. The Conference features a bus tour, meals, and presentations.
Volunteers are needed each day to assist the artists at the Mural Expo. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Amy Colburn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on the Conference, and to register, please visit www.gmc2016com.
Photo caption: Fernanda Gonzalez Latrecchiana, from Argentina, begins a mural she will be completing at the global mural Expo at the tent at Woodcliff from 9/18 – 9/23.
Register-ONE WEEK AWAY for the fundraising Gala night to end the 2016 Global Mural Conference
The 2016 Global Mural Conference will be held at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa in Fairport, New York and will end a week of art and murals with a fundraising Gala under the tent on September 24th. The gala will have a spray paint artist, live auction, fundraising raffle, music, food, guest speaker and view the mosaic mural.
At the Gala, the murals that have been painted by artists, both domestic and international, will be on display during this culminating event. Dinner will be prepared by the chefs of Woodcliff Hotel and Spa. A special treat for Gala attendees will be an art demonstration by Damien Mitchell, a spray paint artist from Australia. He will create a spray-painted mural during the festivities for the live auction. In addition, a mosaic mural, painted by 700 students throughout New York State will be on view before it is displayed at the Strong Museum of Play and the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Guests at the Gala will be able to meet some of the mural artists, enjoy fine food, participate in a fundraising raffle and be entertained with music by Crossmolina, a folk-rock band that plays Celtic, pop, oldies and country music. Lorene Benson, Executive Director of the Cobblestone Arts and Educational Center will be the featured speaker at this event. Part of the proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Cobblestone Art Center.
The Gala will begin at 6:00 P.M. with cocktails, and dinner will be served at 7:00 P. M.
Reservations for the 2016 Global Mural Conference Gala can be made on the website,
gmc2016.com no later than September 21st at 6pm.