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By Fileve Tlaloc
Coloured Pots (Izinkamba kwamaKhaladi) is an example of pottery inspired by izinkamba style of the amaZulu ethnic group, which in part, makes up my maternal line.  By transposing family photgraphs and snippets of scholarly work based on race onto these pots, the work explores the history, culture, and identity of creole people in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who are known as “Coloureds.”  This work connects the past and the present by exploring family photos of individuals and communities that played a role in the creation of the creole ethnic group.  Through the combination of clay, photography, and scholarly research I unpack notions of race, purity, science, and law in relation to creole individuals and communities who are combinations of indigenous Africans, settler Europeans, and immigrant Asians.  Coloured Pots Izinkamba amaKaladi contributes to artistic and cultural diversity by showing the exchanges and intimate relationships across cultural and geographical borders.  Although the focal point builds upon my personal heritage living abroad, and my intentional, personal maintenance of my familial relationships in South Africa, the subject matter and my local experience, opens a forum for discussion of similar instances of creolization in America as well as engaging timely issues of privacy, policy, and agency.  
AUG 19th - SEPT 24th, 2022

Upcoming Classes!
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Interested in working with pastel? Consider our pastel drawing class to enhance your skills and knowledge!
Soft pastel is a flexible and pigment-rich medium that can produce both technical and painterly compositions. During this two-hour workshop, you’ll get to know the medium and what it can do. We’ll go over types of strokes and lines, the best surfaces to use, and other techniques for making the most out of the medium. We’ll focus on a series of images that provide ample inspiration for both beginners and those with more experience! Sunset on the surface of water.
Instructor: Tara Walker
Date: September 10th, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 12:30-2:30pm
Cost: $35 Artisan Members & Above and $45 Family Members & Non-Members
Age 12+

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Welcome to Craft Night! Craft Night is an event you can bring in your own crafts and use supplies at the TCAC. It is a fun welcoming environment where you can hang out and relax while making art. We are going to run it once a month on the first Friday of every month. (Holidays Pending)

Supervisor: Allison Braun
Date: September 9th
Time: 5:00PM- 8:00PM
Cost: $10

Art & Immersive Technology Event at TCAC!
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Artists Eric Souther and Shasti O'leary Soudant will be coming to the Tri-County Arts Council on September 10th to lead a free workshop!  The event is targeted to "artists and creatives who are interested in incorporating immersive technology into their work."
Workshop participants will  learn how to use virtual reality headsets and iPads to create virtual 3D models and how to place those models into the community as AR experiences using  Gravity Sketch VR and Shapr3D Pro. Come with an idea of where you would like to "see" your artwork and how it could be used to engage your community.
Date: September 10th
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: FREE

Lincoln Park Evening Art Market
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The Tri-County Arts Council invites you to an intimate 
Evening Fine Art and Craft Market.
Lincoln Park Market Pavilion
100 E State St, Olean, NY 14760
September 24th, 4-9 pm
Featuring some of the region's best known fine artists and craftspeople. Including: John Balacki, Marshall Burns, Lisa Conklin Conn, Peter Hamilton, Theresa Heinz, Sean Huntington, Peter Jones, Camille McBride, Keith McKale, Marcia Merrins, Carolyn Raine, Nancy Petrillo, Jim & Pat-Reno, Tara Walker, Mikel Wintermantel, and more…
Dinner provided by The Hungry Burro Food Truck.
Music by Alex Cole.

Artwork Raffle!
The TCAC will be raffling away artwork made from artists Robin Zefers Clark, Sean Huntington, Samila Sosic, and Michael Wintermantel! 
Raffle Tickets are $10 for one chance, 6 for $50, or 15 for $100.  There is no limit to how many chances you can buy!
The drawing will be September 24th, at 8pm, during the Lincoln Park Art Show! 
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“Summer Daze” Mikel Wintermantel, C.M.
Oil on Panel 18.5″x30.5″ Framed
"Love-in-a-Mist" Samila Sosic
Acrylic on Canvas – 20″x30″
“Symphony of Movement” Robin Zefers Clark
Plein Air Watercolor, Day 22 of 30
Paintings created on the grounds of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Framed and double matted under conservation glass
Image size: 8”x10” and Framed size: 15”x17”
“Big White Pine on the Hill” Sean Huntington
Gouache on canvas 20×24

Call for Work!
“A Little Something” Member Small Works Show
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All media and skill levels are welcome! You just need to be a member (for as little as $20!), and your artwork must be under 12×12 inches for 2D, and under 12x12x12 inches for 3D.
Drop off up to three pieces between October 15th and November 5th at the TCAC.
110 West State St, Olean. This year’s show runs November 12 – January 14
*New this year! We are giving out awards in two categories, Amateur and Professional. (This includes 2-d and 3-d work in all media)
The awards are as follows:
  • Best in Show: $100 plus a year’s Artisan Membership (this allows you to sell in the TCAC Artisan Market)
  • Best Professional: $50 plus a year’s Artisan Membership
  • Honorable Mention Professional: $20 plus a year’s Artisan Membership
  • Best Amateur: $50 plus a year’s Artisan Membership
  • Honorable Mention Amateur: $20 plus a year’s Artisan Membership
  • People’s Choice (juried by vote): A year’s Artisan Membership

Save the Date!
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Coming September 30th to the Peg Bothner Gallery at the TCAC:
2021 Southern Tier Biennial Best in Show Award Winner,
Carla Stetson: Knots, Webs, and Entanglements

September 30th through October 29th 
Reception: Saturday October 1st 5:30-7:30pm

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