Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs, will open its last show of the summer season, “The Upstate New York Drawing Invitational,” with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 25.
The survey of contemporary drawing features six artists who use drawing as a primary method. Their artwork consists of works made with traditional drawing materials like pencil and charcoal, but also include collage, painting and sculpture to demonstrate the fluidity of the term “drawing.”
“What is a drawing? Does it have to be done on paper, or made with pencils, charcoal, pens or markers? When is a drawing also a painting or a sculpture? This exhibition explores these questions, and invites you to join in the discussion,” said Bradley Butler, gallery director and curator.
The invitational features artists Tricia Butski, of Buffalo; Mandi Antonucci, of Geneseo; Bill Stephens, of Honeoye Falls; Colleen Buzzard and Kathleen Farrell, of Rochester; and Faithanne Carapella, of Syracuse.
“Not My Father’s Iceberg,” a solo exhibition by Phyllis Bryce Ely, also opens on Aug. 25 on the second floor. Ely made the exhibition’s paintings in response to photographs taken by her father, Joseph Loder Bryce. These paintings are a contemporary consideration of a decades-old Arctic landscape that once was her father’s place in the world.
Admission is free. Wine and snacks will be served. Main Street Arts will host “Curating Your Collection” with Rochester Art Collectors at 1 p.m. on Sept. 8.
“The Upstate New York Drawing Invitational” runs through Sept. 28. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays-Saturdays. Call (315) 462-0210, email mstreetarts@gmail.com or visit mainstreetartsgallery.com for information.