Presented by Students and Friends of the Fountain Arts Center
Stars & Stripes features
up-cycled art by local creators celebrating American ideals and intentions.
Visitors welcome during scheduled activities, appointments, and Open Studio Hours.
"Ever since Betsy Ross created the first flag for the United States, the familiar symbols of stars and stripes have graced and innumerable pieces of Americana throughout the last two centuries. The colors and patterns have appeared in quilts, paintings, drawings, woodwork, vehicles, and clothing, to name a few. They have been used to mark homesteads with banners of patriotism, declare loyalty to the USA, and proclaim the majesty and the strength of the American spirit.
In the manner of resourceful pioneers, Students and Friends of the Fountain Arts Center have recycled fabric, shutters, wood scraps, metal panels, and old frames, and recreated new images of Americana featuring the Stars & Stripes, ant the mighty Eagle, on backdrops of red, white, and blue. Other pieces in the collection are reprints of historic documents, famous paintings and illustrations, and renderings and stylized graphics by local artists.
Enjoy this tribute to "Old Glory," the enduring symbol of American spirit and thought."
"Artists Among Us" is a touring art program created by the Fountain Arts Center, Belmont, NY. The Artists Among Us program is funded in part by the New York State Council On The Arts Decentralization ReGrant Program with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature administered through the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.
2018 Host Sites of “Artists Among Us” touring exhibit include: The Fountain Arts Center Belmont, NY, Houghton College Community Gallery Houghton NY, Cuba Library, UR Medicine/Jones Memorial Hospital Wellsville NY, Allegany County Office for the Aging, and SheilaLynnK Art Studio.