Gallery reopens with ‘Food, Glorious Food’

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Artist Michael Heffernen with what he loves most: cinnamon buns. 
Provided/The Chronicle-Express

Now that the installation of the new elevator is complete, the Arts Center of Yates County is ready to welcome the public with a fun and tasty exhibit entitled “Food, Glorious Food.”

The exhibit opening from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at The Flick Gallery, will please both the palette and the palate, says director Kris Pearson. “Artists David Dorsey and Michael Heffernan create paintings good enough to make you hungry,” she says, explaining Dorsey depicts such common items as jelly beans, jars full of them. Heffernan is a connoisseur of cinnamon buns.  The Rochester Folk Art Guild’s often whimsical vessels for foods created from clay and wood will also be featured.

In conjunction with the opening reception, the Arts Center will present an Empty Bowls benefit in support of the backpack program at Milly’s Pantry.  Local potters and art students at Penn Yan Academy and Middle School have created and donated pottery bowls. 

Come to the exhibit opening, “buy” the bowl of your choice for a suggested donation of $20 and use it to taste soups provided by The Keuka Restaurant, Penn Yan Diner, Oak Hill, and Milly’s Pantry.  Proceeds from the bowls will go to the backpack program “…so children won’t go hungry.”

The reception will also offer wine provided by Hunt Country Vineyards. 

The show, “Food, Glorious Food”, will run through March 15.

The Arts Center’s Flick Gallery, at 127 Main St., Penn Yan, is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.