'Meet the Artist' Reception Scheduled at Genesee's Albion Campus Center

Genesee Community College’s Albion campus center is pleased to introduce its first exhibit as a GO ART! satellite gallery, “Abundance” by Patricia Greene, from January 16 – February 26. Artist Patricia Greene is currently displaying oil paintings of local farms, markets and produce of Orleans County. A free “Meet the Artist” reception is scheduled for February 12 at 5:00 pm at the Albion campus center.

“Abundance” displays agricultural images Greene created during her year-long grant funded project through the Ripple Grant program administered by the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council. Artists residing in Genesee or Orleans Counties are eligible to apply for a grant for community-based artistic projects. The goal of the grant is to support the creative work of artists in all disciplines, while encouraging interaction between artists and community members to highlight the role of the artist as a community resource.

The oil painting exhibit features area farms’ structures, as well as crops with special attention to scenes such as maple farms in the winter, historic farms and regional fruits and vegetables that are grown by these local growers. From cattle grazing to a farmer’s market to picking berries, the exhibit accurately depicts the abundance and variety of foods produced in Orleans county.

A Medina native, Greene traveled to farms, roadside produce stands, and farmer’s markets to translate the abundance of the local landscape onto canvas. “I was able to interview local farmers about themselves and their customers,” Greene said. “The project acknowledges the abundance of our region and presents it in a way that the entire community can share.”

The “Meet the Artist” event is free and open to the public. The “Abundance” exhibit is also available for viewing Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, until February 26. The Albion campus center is located at 456 West Avenue, Albion. For more information about the exhibit, please contact the Albion Campus Center 585-589-4936 or Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council at 1-800-774-7372, or visit www.goart.org.