Regatta Row 2020 Street Art Exhibit Is Coming

Regatta Row 2020 Street Art Exhibit is coming For the sixth yea artists will paint chairs as part of the Regatta Row. (Submitted photos)

BAINBRIDGE - The Jericho Arts Council (JAC) of Bainbridge is sponsoring 20 juried artists for what is planned as a month long, sidewalk exhibition of art.

For the 6th year, artists will express their creativity on unique Adirondack “Canoe Paddle Chairs” or upon petite child sized versions of the chairs and new this year, one “settee” (double chair).

This year the theme is “Sunrise/Sunset” and event organizers said you will be thrilled by their diverse interpretations.

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JAC has provided the artists with the chairs, Golden Artist Colors has generously donated their exceptional paints, and they will receive a stipend. Organizers said because of the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, we've had to cancel the Streetfest scheduled for May 16 and we've had to delay the placement of the chairs on the village streets.

But now the time is right and the chairs will be installed by 4th of July. Miniature canoe paddles painted by area young people will be hanging in storefront windows. Lots to see and enjoy while driving by or strolling around, still maintaining social distancing.

The artists participating this year are: Alexis Van Buren & Michael Carlin, Carol Lernihan, Christine Giuliano, Diana Cornell, Ellen Lockhart, Fran Briggs, Jessica Tefft, Keiko Howard, Lori Kellogg, Mara Sisenstein, Pat Cristelli, Rachel Hares, Rachelle Brainard, Robin DeGolier, Russell Luscomb, Sarah Green, Sarah Kauffman & Margaret Rutler, Sherry Lane and Wendy Reich.

To cast your vote on a chair for The People's Choice Award go to www.jerichoarts.com starting on July 5.

To bid on a chair go to www.32auctions.com/rr2020chairs starting Sunday July5 at noon till Friday August 7 at 10pm then possibly moving along to a live auction that weekend if deemed appropriate and safe.

To bid on a paddle go to www.32auctions.com/rr2020paddles same timeframe ending 10pm August 7.

Proceeds from the auctions are needed to cover expenses for this year and to insure future support of our artists and musicians. Also, any donations are greatly appreciated. More than ever, the experience of this unique art can uplift the spirits of our community.

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Questions can be directed to the JAC “Regatta Row 2020” at jacarttrail@gmail.com or by calling Rachel Hares at 607-643-2211. - Submitted article



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