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Art Gallery

Gallery Exhibits

The Olean Public Library Gallery has provided an exhibition venue for New York State artists since 1974, giving artists exposure and exhibiting experience and providing Greater Olean Area residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the work of contemporary visual artists.

This Month in the Gallery:

John MacRoy, an Olean native, has had a lifelong interest in natural history. He has a deep appreciation for the color combinations and patterns found in nature and their aesthetic presentation. John has developed and created the “Butterfly Program”, an educational program that introduced students and adults to natural history, world geography, and the humanities for nearly four decades.

The renditions featured in this exhibit are primarily digital photographs, but also include some older film entries. The exhibitor’s intentions are to portray the subject matter in a natural setting. These photographs are taken locally and showcase the subjects’ beauty as well as our natural environment. They simply are beautiful natural entities, with a coincidental blend of color and background!

The exhibitor plans to be in the library’s art gallery from 1-2pm, Monday through Friday to attend the exhibit and answer questions. (Previously scheduled appointments may preclude this arrangement.) The exhibitor would be honored to discuss aspects of this exhibit with interested groups or individuals during this time, but will be available for appointments as well.