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Lewiston: 'Frame Works' fundraiser to benefit Lewiston Opera Hall

by jmaloni
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 07:00 am
Artist Gene Kulbago with his stained glass `Frameworks` piece.
Artist Gene Kulbago with his stained glass "Frameworks" piece.

If you have some interesting old window frames sitting around the garage, recycle/reuse them for an exciting art project that will benefit the restoration of one of the most historic buildings in the village, the Lewiston Opera Hall at 736 Center St.

Here is a chance to show off your talent and help generate funds to keep the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall in good repair. Let your imagination and creativity go wild. Decorate an old window in whatever medium you want. Windows can be any size up to 6 feet, and can be found "curb shopping" or at Buffalo Re-Use. You can use a window frame with or without the glass to create a variety of artistic décor. Stained-glass murals can be created in window frames or simulate stained glass using glass gels, which are found in any craft store. Paint or draw on paper, make a collage, create a mosaic tile design, embroider, weave, needlepoint, or combine mixed media, using costume jewelry, feathers, ribbons or anything else.

Deliver your work to Lewiston Council on the Arts, 475 Ridge St., by Monday, Nov. 26. Windows will be on display and for sale at the Tuscarora and Friends Gallery during the Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend, Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9). Participating artists will be given a one-year membership to Lewiston Council on the Arts and a pair of complimentary tickets to the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks. The preview exhibit and opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

If you don't want to make art, but have window frames you can donate, drop them off at the LCA office.

Call the LCA for more information, 716-754-0166

Applications are available on the art council website, www.artcouncil.org.

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