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Keeping Art Accessible to All Members of Our Rural Community 

An abundant season full of creative,
resourceful people doing beautiful Things!
The Annual BOFA Members Show is FREE and open to the public at the Belfast Public Library during regular library hours until August 31st
Funded by the Allegany Arts Association, this year we were fortunate to spend time drawing, painting, assembling, and creating land art and upcycled art with local youth during the Summer Arts Festival Activities in July. 
The Allegany Arts Association provides FREE activities for local youth during February, Spring and Summer Breaks.
AAA Programming and services are made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, administered by the Cattaraugus County Council on the Arts, and by subscriptions and donations from local residents and organizations.
 If you are interested in becoming part of the Allegany Arts Association team of instructors or know someone who is, please contact Molly at: or call 585-466-6210 or 585-268-5710
and leave a message.

(Photo: Still Standing; Frame 5)
This and five other mixed-media shadow boxes that make up Still Standing,
 from the SheilaLynnK Art Facing Phases Series,
are currently on display at the
Rise Above Holistic Wellness Center
161 1/2 N. Main Street Wellsville, NY 

Still Standing is a photographic documentation of the cyclic nature of the chronic pain experience. Each frame demonstrates the artist's mixed media interpretation of a season in the cycle of coping with chronic pain. The work illustrates the balance that may be found in adaptation. The paper sculpture process was used as part of the artist's personal healing process to recover fine motor skills from May to September 2009. Each photograph displayed in the series is an original photo taken by the artist on the Genesee Valley Greenway in Belfast, NY. Each photo represents a stopping point as the artist recovered coordination and a commitment to walk independently. 
This work is intended for display in pain management and rehabilitation clinics. 
THE FULL STORY AND MORE DETAILS ABOUT Still Standing can be found here.

Hosting Tai Chi, AKT Martial Arts Studio, SunDog Yoga, Morning Meditations, Herbs with Amber, Metaphysical Philosophy Discussion Groups, a Gene Keys study group and a free library of wellness resources, Rise Above is a new local opportunity to tap into a variety of gifts to creatively support Independent Sustainable Wellness. 


ARTS ADVOCATES WE NEED YOU! The Allegany Arts Association Board is currently seeking new and current members to fill paid and volunteer positions working in service of the AAA mission to expand local access to the arts. Application Deadline October 1st . Applications are available from any AAA Board Member. Job Description details are available on page 2 of the Autumn 2019 Allegany Arts Association Art News. AAA Art News Print Publications are available in participating local libraries and businesses Sep 2019. Ask at the front desk. Subscribing AAA Members get this free Quarterly Art News via USPS home delivery.
More information and membership forms available at 

Entry Deadline: November 11th    
Entry Fee: $15 non Allegany Arts Association members, $5 for AAA members  
Awards: Online publication of the written works, Recognition in the Allegany Arts Association Newsletter and First Prize: $50   Second Prize: $25
Winners TBA
December 2019  
Details on Page 7 of the Autumn Allegany Arts Association Art News
This free publication is available in local libraries, businesses, and online.
Every Quarter, Subscribing AAA members receive home delivery of this FREE print publication.
Allegany Arts Association
Open to all local creative individuals and organizations living or working in Allegany County, NY
Local Creators are Invited to
Sign Up for inclusion in the new FREE online directory. This directory is intended to become a unified equitable resource to allow current and potential patrons to find your creative work.

Also, in the works....This project includes an opportunity to participate in a Public Service Announcement acknowledging the arts as a valuable local resource which benefits the resilience of our community.
Creators signed up for inclusion in the directory will also receive updates about the PSA project featuring works by local creators. 
Happy to resume the FREE Adult Craft Class at the David A. Howe Library 
This month we will be making sea glass macrame necklaces. 
  • September 18th we will be meeting up to make some DIY burlap pumpkin decor.
  • October 23rd we'll be making upcycled wine bottle scarecrow art.
  • November 27th we will bedazzle some mini gourds for your holiday home decor.
Contact the library to sign up. 
Updates will also be posted on the studio events page
 In 2009 I established BOFA, in loving memory of Amanda, to increase awareness and participation in the Creative Arts in the Belfast, NY Area.
When medical issues required me to re-locate (2010) closer to the Wellsville physical rehabilitation services, Kathy Garrison, our events coordinator, stepped up to support and manage the BOFA mission.
As Kathy is currently recovering from an injury, the regularly scheduled Unfinished Objects Day on August 29th has been cancelled.
Please join us for the next one
from 1-4pm at the Belfast Town Hall
on October 31st. 
Adult Drawing Classes 
September Sessions begin Sep 10th.
RSVP w/payment for the first session by Sep 2nd.

Tuesdays September 10th,17th,24th 

Basic Introduction to Figure Drawing 
RSVP w/payment by Sep. 2nd

Thursdays September 12th,19th, and 26th 
Tangled Observations~ Guided Practice making meditative 
tangled designs within orignal observational still life drawings 
RSVP w/payment by Sep. 2nd

 Activities include local meetings in a safe space for creators to come together to share ideas and work on projects in progress. BYOB and snack.
Enrollment Required.
September Enrollment Forms Available to the public Aug. 23rd.
Patrons unlock them first here. 
Topics TBD Meetings resume 6-8pm in the studio on the following Fridays
September  13th and 27th. 
October 11th and 25th
November 8th and 22nd 

Seating is limited RSVP a week before the date you plan to attend
and we will save you a seat. 

*Creative Wellness New Moon Circles FREE
Together let’s create a safe local environment for
Sustainable Independent Wellness. 
Aug. 30 7-9pm RSVP by Aug. 23rd 
Sep. 28th 7-9pm RSVP by Sep. 21st
Oct. 27th 7-9pm RSVP by Oct. 20th
Nov. 26th 7-9pm RSVP by Nov. 19th 
Dec. 27th 7-9pm RSVP by Dec. 19th
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Starting September 2019 
Patrons subscribed at $4 a month and up 
will receive a monthly HowTo4U video featuring instructions and demos for drawing, painting, DIY crafts, and other behind the scenes activities in the studio. Videos will be released in the Patrons Only Activity Feed the third Saturday of each month.
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As of Thursday, August 22nd $1 for every #2020 #istandforlove calendar sold will be donated to the @rainforestactionnetwork 💚
If you haven’t gotten yours yet,
do it before September 1st
at the early bird price and let’s use our dollars to protect what we can now!
In every way, let’s take action and create change for the planet.

" It’s always printed in Portland, OR, always on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified recycled paper. Always vegetable based inks. Never the cheapest way, but always the way of my heart and my stand. 
I still wrestle with the fact that there’s not hemp paper options (yet!) and that making a thing involves a footprint period, but I take my role as a creator very seriously in the scheme of planetary, environmental, and social justice. I fill the pages with love, hope and inspiration and have a zero plastic policy in everything I make.May we all do better in all the ways we can 💚"
~Sarah Love 

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Doing the best I can do with the camera I have. 

Here is an inside look at this 

Large Room for Rent 

  • $375 per month. 
  • Security Deposit $200  
  • Application and References required. 

 Seeking responsible, eco-conscious, non-smoking, female to rent
the extra room in a non-toxic live/work studio space on
South Main Street in Wellsville, NY.
• Private Room (120 sq ft) w/ closet, Utilities, Wifi, trash pick-up, ceiling fan,
partially furnished (optional)
• Clean, non-toxic, shared: kitchen, common room/gallery, bathroom, laundry room, enclosed porch, deck, Registered Wildlife Habitat
Creative Wellness Garden, Composting, and #trashfreegoals.
• Usual Quiet Hours: 11 pm to 8 am w/ timely notification for special events.
• Off-street parking for one small vehicle 

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