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Feature Artists:

Kathy Armstrong and Laura Wilder

March 22 through April 27, 2019

Opening Reception:  Friday, March 22 from 5 to 7 pm


Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Brewery will give tastings of their craft ales.

Light refreshments will be provided by artists and volunteers. 

Both Kathy and Laura have backgrounds in graphic design and currently live in the Rochester area. Join us to see the diversity of their work in painting and fine art prints.

Click the arrows for a slide show of each artist's work.

Kathy Armstrong 

When taking a break from graphic design when her children were very young, Kathy first tried painting in watercolor and fell in love with the medium, despite being self-taught and learning by trial and error. After a decade of painting exclusively in watercolor she ventured into painting in acrylic and later oils for plein air painting.

Her inspiration to paint is her desire to capture the light that "touches the world and brings it to life." 

To learn more about her work, visit

Laura Wilder 

After discovering the designs and philosophy for the Arts and Crafts movement, Laura embraced it and was inspired to learn printmaking. She is now a Master Artisan in the Roycroft Renaissance. Her vintage style block prints involve separate hand-carving and printings of each color of the print which is done on an antique hand-cranked letterpress. An award-winning artist, she has written blogs about her process and as an aside, is a distant cousin of Laura Ingalls Wilder.


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In addition to work by Kathy and Laura, the "Between the Seasons" exhibit will include work by many of the Arts Center’s talented local and regional artists. The exhibit's opening reception on Friday, March 22 from 5 to 7 pm is free and open to the public.

The Arts Center of Yates County is located at 127 Main St., Penn Yan. Exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and 10 am to 3 pm Saturdays.

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