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February 26, 2019 - 7:55am
Event Date and Time: 
March 9, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:15pm
The Arc of Genesee Orleans will again be presenting an Art Show and Film Festival in celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Saturday, March 9 at the GCC Stuart Steiner Theatre located on 1 College Drive, Batavia.
February 1, 2018 - 2:45pm
posted by Lisa Ace in GO ART!, art show, art.
Event Date and Time: 
March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

GO ART! is offering the opportunity to participate in the 2nd Annual Juried Show. The theme is ELEMENTAL. You can interpret it any way you would like. Any Media. No larger than 3'x3'
Submissions will be accepted March 1-3, 2018.
The exhibit will hang from March 8 - May 5. The reception will be held on March 15, 6-8 pm. Cash awards will be distributed at that time.
The awards will be based on the amount received from the submission fees.

March 5, 2015 - 8:45am

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Genesee ARC and The Arc of Orleans are hosting the 5th Annual Art Show and Sprout Film Festival. Please join us at The BEST Center at GCC and meet the artists and view the works of art created by individuals with developmental disabilities. Following the Art Show there will be the film screens from Sprout Films, directed by and staring individuals with disabilities.  Admission is free.

January 20, 2014 - 3:36pm

A new exhibit featuring the work of local photographer Susan Meier is on view at the Gallery at Blue Pearl Yoga through the month of January. The show is free and open to the public during gallery hours.

Meier, a lifelong resident of Genesee County, currently resides in East Pembroke. A self-taught artist, she began taking photographs as a preteen.

“I won a camera in a coloring contest and that sparked my interest,” she says.

After graduating from Genesee Wyoming BOCES with a degree in Cosmetology, Susan operated a hair salon out of her home for several years but continued her interest in photography, joining the Batavia Photography Club in 1995. She began photographing weddings in the late '90s and by 2001 she graduated from Genesee Community College with an AAS in Commercial Art. In 2010 she moved her business to the Harvester Artisan Center. She is a member of the Professional Photographers Association, past president of the Batavia Photography Club, and is active in 4H and the Genesee County Fair.

She continues her professional development by attending workshops throughout the country where she’s learned techniques like off-camera flash and studio and portrait lighting. Her work has been shown at the Richmond Memorial Library where she’s won multiple People’s Choice Awards, Moon Java Café, Genesee Community College, GoArt!, and Muller Quaker. Aside from her work as a wedding photographer, Susan’s professional work includes high school senior portraits, professional head shots, as well as newborn, family, and maternity photos.  

“The 11 images in the Blue Pearl exhibit feature a mix of fashion/glamour, boudoir, concept shoots and some photo digital art,” Meier says. "Concept shoots are ideas or unique concepts brought to life.

The concept images on display include Feather, 1940s Glam, Steampunk, Snow Princess and Flower. Her training as a cosmetologist allows her to construct elaborate styles for her models.

She is available for private photography lessons. You may contact her at 585-861-0415 or visit her studio at the Harvester Artisan Center, 56 Harvester Ave., on the first floor. Her social media presence includes Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, 500px, Google Plus, Shop Batavia.

The exhibit can be seen during gallery hours on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.; Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call Blue Pearl Yoga at 585.230.5430.

October 17, 2011 - 2:01pm
posted by Beth Stich in concert, festival, gifts, art show.
Event Date and Time: 
November 5, 2011 - 9:00am to November 6, 2011 - 5:00pm

Come to the FINE ARTS FESTIVAL at the First Presbyterian Church,                       300 E. Main St., Batavia on Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th.

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