The Twelfth-Annual Celebration of “Art Awareness Month” is Well Underway

Celebrating the month of March - GO ART!

Continuing a 12-year-old ¬†tradition, The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council is celebrating “Art Awareness Month” where local businesses, artists, schools, and cultural organizations will present a wide array of different performances, exhibitions and programs all throughout the month.

A performance of an African folk tale by the Forum Players kicks off this week at Genesee Community College, followed by a Batavia Players’ rendition of “Richard III,” and Genesee Chorale’s presentation of “An Irish Celebration.” Some of the activities will include a visit from best-selling author of “A Tale of three Counties,” Garth Stein, who will attend four discussions and booksignings in Orleans, Genesee ¬†and Wyoming counties.

Garth Stein

Kelly Kiebala, the executive director of GO ART!, admits her astonishment with the quantity of high-quality art and cultural programs that she has encountered during this year’s “Art Awareness Month.” To celebrate the event, GO ART! has opened several brand-new gallery spaces, and plans on presenting their annual decentralization grant awards ceremony this Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the GO ART! Cultural Center (201 East Main Street). These grants are awarded through the state Council on the Arts’ decentralization program – locally managed by GO ART! – which will help finance close to two-dozen artists and art/ cultural organizations.

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