Community Outreach Project

     A long term goal of Ontario County Arts Council is to bring visual arts into our Ontario County communities. One way to accomplish that is to provide visual arts experiences at our local libraries. We started in 2013, at the Bristol Library, installing an exhibit system corner above their public computer area.  In the fall of 2015, OCAC provided funds for an art display system to be installed at the Bloomfield Library in their entrance hall and in their Community Room. In June of 2016, OCAC provided a grant to the Victor-Farmington Library to purchase an art display system that was hung on two walls of their library. The Wood Library in Canandaigua received an OCAC grant to refurbish their Community room  exhibit system, OCAC providing new cables. For 2018, the Naples Library was awarded a grant to purchase two exhibit systems, one for their Children’s area and one for their downstairs community room. OCAC member artists and other local artists now display artwork at all of these locations. Some of our artist members also provide low cost or free art classes and programs to the local libraries. 

                Art in the Libraries – Exhibit   Schedule:

Bloomfield Public Library: 9 Church Street, East Bloomfield

May 22 -June 29: Brady Hommel/Photography

July 1 – Aug. 15: Dorothy Kennedy /Photography

Aug.16 - Sept.30 Kory Yerkes/Watercolors

Bristol Library: 6750 County Road 32, Bristol Center

May 16 – June 29: Dorothy Kennedy /Photography

July 1- Aug. 15: Howard Van Buren/Watercolors

Aug.16 - Sept.30: Brady Hommel/Photography

Canandaigua Wood Library: 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua
April 28 - June 7: David Hewson /Mixed Media
June 8-July 20: Peter Blackwood/Photography
Victor/Farmington Library: 15 West Main Street, Victor
May 1- 31 : Jenny Abbott/Photography
June 1-30: Howard Van Buren/Watercolors
July 1-31: Melanie Martinek/Paintings
August 1-31: Plein Air Club of Rochester/Paintings
Sept:1 -30: Robin McCondichie/Pastel Paintings