New Art Exhibit at The Dove Block Project in Geneva

A workshop at the Dove Block Project
04/21/2022

Featuring art made at workshops, May 6-8, 2022

The Dove Block Project invites the community to attend “Made at The Dove,” a weekend exhibit showcasing artwork made by youth and adult workshop participants hosted at the emerging arts center and gallery at 465 Exchange St., Geneva.  The exhibit is free.

“Made at the Dove” will kick off with a public reception Friday, May 6 at 6:00 PM. Participants, families, friends—and all who ask “What is happening at The Dove Block?”—are encouraged to meet the makers, enjoy their work, and learn more about programming and exhibits at The Dove Block Project. The show will be on view Saturday, May 7 and Sunday May 8, during normal gallery hours.

On September 25, 2021, The Dove Block Project hosted its first public event with an open house that included a hands-on project for all ages. Visitors were asked to draw their own version of Arthur Dove’s famous “Red Sun” painting that was inspired by the sunrise over the rolling hills of Seneca Lake. Since then, participants have tried their hands at comic creations, lantern making, felting, and printmaking. Adults and kids also worked together over a wintry March weekend to paint an exciting floor mural that meanders throughout the first floor of The Dove Block building.

To date, The Dove Block Project has welcomed dozens of children, adults, and families to its workshops; plans are underway to welcome dozens more to upcoming programs in 2022. Learn more at www.thedoveblockproject.org.

Youth workshops at The Dove have been made possible by a grant from the Wyckoff Family Foundation. Through the Foundation’s generosity, The Dove has been able to offer the city of Geneva and its youth hands-on visual arts experiences free of charge. The Wycoff grant has covered the costs of materials and hiring local artists for every event and workshop, making them completely free for families. 

“This exhibit celebrates all those who have taken part in the varied creative experiences we offer at The Dove,” said Joe Hayes, Executive Director of The Dove Block Project. “Our gallery will feature art made by kids and adults at our workshops along with more art they were inspired to create on their own. Visitors will even enjoy seeing the very floor of the The Dove Block building—it is a work of art unto itself with an elegant Arthur Dove-inspired mural painted by community members! We are especially grateful for the Wycoff grant because it has supported our mission to bring a variety of art making opportunities to the Geneva youth.”

 

Location:

465 Exchange Street

Geneva, NY 14456

 

Hours:  

Wednesday 12–7 pm

Thursday 12–5 pm

Friday 12–5 pm

Saturday 12–5 pm           

Sunday 12–3 pm

And by appointment

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