Opening Reception and Exhibit: Big Blue Marble – Family of Man In a Year of Tribute to the EARTH, the diversity of humanity will be the theme during the Art Center of Yates County’s October exhibit, portraying the unity of all people despite their differences. Four featured artists and a sculptor will illustrate this one world. A signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA Honor Society, Valerie Larsen has received many awards and has been accepted for many national watercolor shows, besides being published in five editions of Splash, a watercolor book. Her paintings portray the uniqueness of people and the things they do and are also interpretations of her experiences. Kathy Bolin began painting after raising her three sons, and currently paints plein air landscapes and portraits/ figures. In her portraits she seeks a connection with the viewer by eliciting an emotional response. She has received many awards for her paintings. Leslie Heen began her art career in fashion illustration and architectural renderings. After retiring from commercial work and modeling she began her study of fine art painting in watercolor and oil. Leslie enjoys expressing her impressions of life images. For Kevin Feary, his art has been a journey through many workshops, painting organizations and competitions, receiving numerous awards along the way. Both landscape and portrait/ figures are his interests. He attempts to convey his feelings through paint on canvas. Marc Alan Freedman began his professional career by working in wood as a sculptor. His initial pieces were hand carved bowls and trays. His work has evolved into figurative pieces. He has participated in many exhibits and shows throughout the east The public reception for this exhibit will be held Friday October 13, from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the Flick Gallery. Wine tasting will be courtesy of Weis Vineyard in Hammondsport and light refreshments will be served. The Arts Center of Yates County is located at 127 Main Street, Penn Yan, 14527. Call 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescounty.org for more information.