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Art of Winter Goes Tropical!

Kelly Curry, Laundry Day, Osa Peninsula Jungle, Costa Rica


CLAYTON, NY (January 25, 2019) – The Thousand Islands Arts Center (TIAC) will host an opening reception on Friday, February 1st, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to mark the opening of Art of Winter – TIAC’s annual multimedia exhibition celebrating the unique character of winter in Northern New York, and this year, introducing a tropical theme.   The Art of Winter will be on display in the Arts Center’s galleries located at 314 John Street in Clayton from February 1st – March 22nd.

Artwork in many mediums including photography, painting, weaving, ceramics, jewelry and more will be on display and include tropical and winter-inspired art.  Most work will be for sale and proceeds benefit the TIAC and the artist. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages, including a signature tropical drink and tastings offered by St. Lawrence Spirits, will be offered while viewing the exhibition.  This event is free and open to the public, and guests are invited to don their favorite tropical wear! 

Awards will be presented in four categories including: Best Story; Most Original; People’s Choice; and Staff Picks (3).

The exhibition opening is generously supported by Save the River, Northern Marine Inc., and Community Bank, N.A.  Please visit www.TIArtsCenter.org for more information.  This opening coincides with Save the River's 30th Annual Winter Environmental Conference on February 2nd.  Visit http://www.savetheriver.org/index.cfm?page=app.eventsWinterWeekend.

The Thousand Islands Arts Center is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional arts and handcrafts through educational programs, classes, lectures, and exhibits.  Home to a nationally-renowned permanent collection of hand-woven textiles, the Arts Center also offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of students – from the beginner to the professional artist. The Thousand Islands Arts Center’s mission is to advance art, craft and our unique textile collection though education and exhibition.


Christine Tisa, Costa Rica

Christine Tisa, Costa Rica

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