Rome Art Association hosts Community Exhibition


The Rome Art Association will hold a 60th anniversary Community Exhibition throughout the month of April, for members to showcase their artwork at participating area businesses.

The purpose of the event is to surround the public with work from local artists, says the RAA, and to let the public know that artists are a large part of the Rome community.

Participating businesses include: Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union, Engelbert’s Jewelers, Mohawk Valley Community College, Vescio’s Franklin Hotel, Corey Colmey Drum Instruction, Just Breathe Yoga Studio, Antonowicz Law Office, Rome Historical Society, Wallace Dental, Jervis Public Library, Rome City Hall, the Rome
Sentinel Company;

The Photo Shoppe/Fusion Gallery, M&T Bank, Rome Federal Credit Union, Rome General Lumber, Moore Insurance, Community Bank (Turin Road and Brooks Road), Zensations, OOAK Artisan Showcase, Rome Art and Community Center, Davidson Chevrolet, Brenda’s Natural Foods, Eye Care Center of Rome,

Cinema Capitol, the Capitol Theatre, the Copper Easel, Copperccino’s CNY Academy of Dance, Nunn’s Home Medical Equipment, Rome City School District office, Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast, Victory Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, Revere Copper, Bouton Physical Therapy, Spressos Coffeehouse and NBT Bank at Westgate.

Also as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations, the RAA will hold an exhibit showcasing its past presidents and honoring their contributions to the organization at Cinema Capitol gallery, 230 W. Dominick St.

The opening reception was held on April 5. The artwork can be viewed during Cinema Capitol’s regular hours throughout the month of April.

The Rome Art Association was formed in the city’s downtown in 1958, and received its provisional charter from the state Board of Regents in 1959.

The RAA found its present home upstairs from Cinema Capitol in 2018.

The mission of the Rome Art Association is to promote and encourage the talents and abilities of its members, to stimulate public interest in and appreciation of the fine arts and encourage the development of facilities in Rome for those purposes, according to the group.

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