OLEAN — For years, space residents have admired Marilyn Reynolds’s paintings of Olean landmarks and additional that are exhibited in non-public homes, corporations and businesses throughout the local community.
The perfectly-known Portville artist just lately brought in over 50 parts, some initial and some prints, to the Tri-County Arts Council at 110 W. State St. Reynolds and her family have been staunch supporters of the arts, especially the Tri-County Arts Council.
TCAC will feature Reynolds’s items by way of Tuesday and then offer them as is. The watercolors available for sale include pictures of Olean and surrounding places and portraits of nature with fruits, greens and flowers.
Originals involve Initial Countrywide Financial institution, the Chuck Wagon, St. Pacificus Church, 14th Avenue in the metropolis and the Aged Library Restaurant. Prints incorporate the Palace Theatre, Olean Superior College, Village Environmentally friendly, Sprague’s, Red’s & Trudy’s and lots of more.
Nine decades in the past this thirty day period, Reynolds hung up her nearby paintbrush when she and her spouse, Monthly bill, determined it was time to relocate to the warmer climate of Punta Gorda, Fla., where they had their 2nd dwelling for a selection of yrs.
In seeking again on her occupation as an artist, Reynolds explained to the Situations Herald she experienced painted all of her existence and experienced taught artwork for a selection of many years.
“I taught art in the Olean college process at all levels,” she claimed during a 2014 job interview at her Portville household. “The final 12 a long time I taught at the significant school and was chairman of the art department” before retirement in 1994.
She also served as the president of the previous Olean Art Affiliation, which developed into the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, now the TCAC.
“Since then, I have been doing the artwork festivals in the South all wintertime,” she mentioned. “And I was executing exhibits all around New York condition region, but that got old about five a long time back.” After she stopped traveling to the artwork festivals, she focused on fee do the job.
Reynolds explained her watercolor paintings of the Olean landmarks are quite possibly some of her greater-known will work.
“The 1st one particular was a commission and I could see where that could direct me,” she said of the popular scenes she painted in the 1990s.
Rather of buying the first portray at a greater price tag, the individuals who commissioned the operate purchased a less high-priced print of the landmark. Reynolds was then capable to sell other prints of the work and did the similar with other landmark paintings.
“I however have the originals and have under no circumstances set them out for sale,” she claimed at the time.
Her spouse, a retired New York State Law enforcement trooper, has supported her artwork endeavors but is searching ahead to the go. In addition to touring to Florida in the course of the winter seasons, the Reynoldses also traveled extensively in Asia and Europe.
“I’ve always required to dwell in Florida,” Monthly bill Reynolds mentioned. “Even prior to I became a trooper, I required to dwell there.”
The couple has a few developed little ones, with two living in New York state and just one in Florida.
TCAC will be exhibiting Reynold’s work as a pop-up market and will be readily available for sale in the current market and on line. All items are readily available on the web for acquire for select up or transport at tricountyartscouncil.org.
The existing gallery clearly show at TCAC, “The Serious Ethereal Environment,” options collages by Sara Baker Michalak from Chautauqua County. Michalak’s collages replicate the fluidity of kind in the natural earth and at the interfaces of the pure and crafted environments. She holds a BFA from RIT’s University for American Crafts and an MA in Interdisciplinary Scientific studies (Humanities/Geoscience) from SUNY Fredonia.