Public invited to reception for Palette art project on Sunday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Artist Stacey Kirby created this palette, which was on display in Bindings Bookstore in Albion.

HOLLEY – A public art project that has promoted businesses and local artists will wrap up on Sunday during a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hickory Ridge Country Club.

The public is welcome to meet many of the artists who created paintings of local scenes and other subjects. Final bids will also be accepted for the artwork.

Some of the proceeds from the project will be used for art scholarships at the five school districts in Orleans County.

Artist James Cooper painted this palette for the a lily and a sparrow store in Medina.

Artists created 73 palettes that have been on display in businesses throughout the county. The project is organized by the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber put a poster in each business window to indicate a palette on display. Shoppers have submitted bids to buy the artwork and they have voted on their favorite artwork. The project kicked off in May.

Carol Culhane painted this palette of the Charles Howard Santa Claus School in Albion. The palette was displayed at Five Star Bank in Albion.