110 W State St, Olean, NY 14760
12pm-6pm Tuesday - Friday 
12pm-5pm Saturday

Final Days
The TCAC Presents:
"SOMETHING BIG" Large Works Show
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Still haven't seen our current show “SOMETHING BIG” Large works show? Come check it out! The juried show has over 40 large scale pieces submitted by TCAC members, ranging from ceramics, sculptures, paintings, digital art, and more!
The show will remain in the Peg Bothner Gallery at TCAC through April 27th.  Artwork from the show can be purchased in-store or online!
Featuring artwork by:
Satyavani Pippalla Akula, Kasia Ambuski, Wendy Bale, John Balacki, Carol Beato Smith, Dennis Bertram, Donald Black, Rose Brawn, Marshall Burns, Michelle Capizzi, Jim Douglas, Audrey Kay Dowling, Karen Fitzpatrick, Barbara Fox, Brenda Freeman Sawyer, Ed Green, Marshall Green, Theresa Heinz, Zachary and Lindsay Horn, Lorinda John, D’Arsie Mae, Emily Leone Meidenbauer, Melissa Locke, Myriam Mayshark, Barbara Mink, Geraldine Nash Smith, Jean Nevinger, Nancy Nixon Ensign, Violet Nolder, Thomas Paquette, Megan Parry, Amanda Parry Oglesbee, Brian Payne, Sarah Phillips, Philip Procter, Daryl Reding, Matt Retzlaff, Fr Michael Reyes OFM, Brook Shumway, Darlene Subulski, Julie Thurber, Jennie Thwing, Peter Tucker, Marsha Van Vlack, Felicity Vickman, Tara Walker, Paige Wiard, and Abby Zickefoose

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If you’re into art, theater, music or dance, you’ll find something to love when The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University and the Tri-County Arts Council team up to present QCA Collage, a mixed-bag of visual and performing arts programming at the Quick Center on Saturday, April 20.
Activities will take place inside and outside the Quick Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Events include an art exhibit, demonstration and sale by local artists like John Balacki, Maureen Bernas, Amanda Hulbert, Nicole Missel, Brad Mitchell,  and Eileen Weishan. Hosted by the Tri-County Arts Council, an advocate for art creation and appreciation in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties, this event will take place outside the Quick Center, weather permitting.
Inside, Quick Center galleries and common spaces will bustle with musical and dance performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
In the Dresser Foundation Gallery, visual and performing arts students and faculty will present theatrical and musical performances inspired by the gallery’s paintings. These performance art presentations will take place three times throughout the day.
Participants will be able to paint their own masterpiece from the University Art Collection and visit the Asian Gallery to make origami animals. There will also be a pottery exhibition and a pottery-throwing demonstration.
Airigami, of Rochester, New York, a team of artists who create large-scale installations, illustrations, and experiences entirely out of balloons, will enlist the help of attendees to create a balloon mural.
Schedule of Activities
Dresser Gallery performance: (Same performance 3x) 11:30, 12:25, and 1:20
Theater Performances
11:00 The Dancers Loft
11:30 SBU Dance Team
1:00 SBU Concert Band
1:30 SBU Jazz Band
2:00 SBU Choir
Caricatures by Eric Jones 1:00 -2:30

Gallery Sponsorship Opportunities!
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Promote your business while showing commitment to the arts!  We are now offering sponsorships of shows and reception events in the Peg Bothner Gallery.
The sponsorships start at $250 for a reception sponsor and $500 to sponsor a gallery show! Sponsorships are mutually beneficial, your support benefits the community and the TCAC while also marketing your business or product.  If you chose to sponsor, we will make sure to recognize you as much as possible in response for your generosity! If interested, call TCAC at (716)-372-7455 to learn more information and/or sign-up for an upcoming event!

Upcoming Classes!
Coil Pots with Peter Jones
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Peter Jones is a renowned potter. He studied under Hopi artist Otellie Loloma while attending the Institute of American Indian Art in New Mexico. His pottery is admired and collected by community members, Native American art collectors, and museums across the country and internationally. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to learn ins and outs of make a coil pot from the wonderful Peter Jones.
Instructor: Peter Jones
Date:  April 24, May 1 & 8, 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $120 Artisan Members & Above $140 Basic/Family Members & Non-Members
Age: 16+

Writing Poetry
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A poem can be found anywhere. In this class, we’ll go looking for them. In headlines, in crossword puzzles, in paintings, under tables, and through doors. It’s a myth to think that you have to be “inspired” to write poetry. All you have to do is pay attention. Bring an open mind and your favorite notebook, a pen or pencil. We can supply you with paper or writing supplies if you need.
Instructor: Tara Walker
Date: April 27, 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $25 Artisan Members & Above $35 Basic/Family Members & Non-Members
Age: 12+

Wildlife Photography at Pfeiffer Nature Center
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Two hour instruction covering wildlife photography for the beginner. The class covers the basics of photography, camera settings for wildlife photos, and tips and tricks from a professional.
Instructor is Dan Jordan, local professional photographer, who specializes in wildlife photography. Dan’s award winning images are frequently published in the Olean Times Herald, Bradford Era, and Wellsville Sun newspapers. His works have been used in marketing materials by the National Eagle Center and other wildlife refuges and parks.
Bring your cameras to the session!
Instructor: Dan Jordan
Date: April 28, 2024 (Sunday)
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $25 Artisan Members & Above $35 Basic/Family Members & Non-Members
Host: Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road Portville, NY 14770

Writers Room
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TCAC is thrilled to announce the newly established Writer’s Room. The Writer’s Room is a forum for all writers such as poets, fiction writers, playwrights, screenplay writers to commune, share work, teach and learn. Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting on your writing journey, you are welcome. We welcome anyone interested in writing starting at age 15.
Date: April 30, 2024 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: Free Artisan Members & Above $10 Basic/Family Members & Non-Members
Age: 15+

Wheel Throwing
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The goal of the Wheel Throwing class is to provide students with a general understanding of basic beginner level throwing techniques such as: centering, pulling walls, trimming, and glazing. Participants of the class will gain a broader understanding of wheel throwing and the stages of making a pot. If desired, bring your own aprons and hand towels.
Instructor: Violet Nolder
Date: May 14, 21, 28 & June 4, 11, 18, 2024 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $180 Artisan Members & Above $200 Basic/Family Members & Non-Members
Age: 14+

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Elliott Hutten, Hog Shed Studio Pottery
Business Sponsors
Mercy Hazard
Truman Dental Lab
Lucy Benson
Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
Jeffrey and Mary Black
Allegany Arts Assoc.
State King

Sheila Gugino
Register Graphics
Lary and Pamela Shumway
Bridges, Horning & Co. P. C.
Dance Arts
Bank of Cattaraugus
Allegany American Legion Post 892
Ried's Food Barn
Ava Grace Fashion
Olean Veterinary Clinic
Napoleon Engineering Services

Empire Search Company
Joseph & Cecily Higgins
Cornell Capital Holdings
Both, Branch, & Hendrix, Inc.
Hedley Brook Agency, Inc.
Holiday Valley Resort
A Jason Clemons Salon
Bayview Financial Group


Diamond Elite
Cutco Foundation
Kim Glenney
Wekiva Island
Fox Financial
H&R Block