Wonderful pieces of original computer-generated artwork will be on display at the Artworks Gallery, 109 Fall Street in Seneca Falls during the entire month of August. Lynn Patti, owner, is delighted to partner with Arc of Seneca Cayuga to exhibit more than 40 pieces of art designed by 26 people.
The art work was created in the Computer-Assisted Art Labs located at two sites in Seneca Falls. Each site is equipped with a Dell Inspiron computer with touchscreen capability, an HP Office Jet color printer and numerous software art applications.
These Art Labs have been in use for a year and were made possible by a grant from the Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle, part of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, and also by the Finger Lakes Arts Council, who provided funding through the NYS Arts Council. More than 26 individuals have created original works of art design and the touchscreen capability is particularly helpful for people with manual dexterity difficulties.
According to Ed Sayles, Community Relations Consultant for Arc of Seneca Cayuga, “Our Computer-Assisted Art Labs have been extremely successful. Not only are people excited about creating original artwork, but we have seen people grow in independence and ability to work in the Art Labs with less supervision, which has increased confidence and self-esteem.”
Sayles added that the expectation is for each person to create a portfolio of artwork that would be displayed in in an online gallery. Several pieces were on display in early June when Arc, along with the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, sponsored a public exhibition featured in six local bank lobbies. Sayles expressed his, “deep gratitude to the Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle and to the Finger Lakes Arts Council for making all of this possible” and he is looking forward to, ‘the budding of many new artists’.
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