ART DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE
For centuries people of all races, ages, and social statuses have created art - as a form of expression, as a form of memory, as a form of protest, as a form of political statement. Art is by its nature, free and independent. Museum curators in World War II called art "The visible evidence of the activity of free minds."
As a result, art can be, and often has been an essential element of societal change. Art illuminates and inspires. It provides perspective and context. As our country and the world continue to struggle with systemic issues of racism, violence, and disparities in justice, art can provide an avenue of understanding and compassion.
In the spirit of the maxim, "Art is life," we encourage our members to explore the work being produced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our region in the sincere hope of reaching a better understanding of, and appreciation for, their experiences and perspectives and lives. Black Lives Matter.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King
(To learn more, visit www.thebipocproject.org/)
Due to COVID 19, all patrons must wear masks in the gallery or studio spaces. We are not holding any exhibit receptions during this time. Workshops have limited seating in order to maintain social distancing. Our gallery is open for your enjoyment. Thank you
FLICK GALLERY AND SHOP
The Arts Center of Yates County has classes and workshops for both adults and kids in the Rosenfeld Studio above our continually changing Flick Gallery exhibits with art receptions on Main Street, artist residencies and retreats at Sunny Point — our seasonal location on Keuka Lake, with its pottery studio and additional workshops, the annual Keuka Arts Festival by the lake, community arts grants such as murals, as well as many other community events.