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James Neiss/staff photographer
Lewiston, NY - Ed Millar, Curator of Folk Arts, at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University gets the Born From Wood exhibition ready for display. The exhibit features works of The Niagara Frontier Wood Carvers with an opening reception April 29, with the exhibition running through June 24, 2019.
Hope you are doing well! This is Ed Millar, Curator of Folk Arts, from the Castellani Art Museum.
We have recently opened a new local traditional arts exhibit with the Niagara Frontier Wood Carvers that I thought would be a great story / feature within the Niagara Gazette, as they’re a local club currently based out of North Tonawanda, and are probably one of/if not the oldest continuing wood carver club in the area (around 40ish years old).
The exhibit features 13 members of the local club (beginner to advanced) and is on view starting tomorrow, with the exhibit opening reception on April 29th, from 4:30-6:30pm. The exhibit was also curated by Niagara University students (and myself) in the Art History with Museum Studies program.
I was wondering if you would be free / interested sometime this week in popping by the Castellani museum as the exhibit is open for viewing. I’d love to plug/promote the exhibit, the opening reception & especially to raise awareness of the local Niagara county-based club (especially as NT doesn’t have their own newspaper anymore so that was one of the challenges they have had in getting word out!)
Let me know if there is a time / day this week that works best for you, if you think this would be a good fit for the Gazette. I can see if I can get one of the participating artists to be available for coming as well.
Edward Yong Jun Millar
Curator of Folk Arts I Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Adjunct Faculty I Art History with Museum Studies Program
(716) 286-8290 I email@example.com