WESTFIELD - The Octagon Gallery at Westfield's Patterson Library will exhibit "Westfield Art Teachers Past and Present" featuring the work of Alan Koch, Joseph Koshute, Edward Reed, Geri Beers, Inta Damcott and Doug Kaltenbach from Nov. 30 through Dec. 28.
The opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
This exhibit will share works of art by six teachers of the Westfield Academy and Central School who worked at the school from 1950 to 2012. The exhibit includes three current instructors and three past instructors.
Pictured is a painting of birch trees by Doug Kaltenbach, a Westfield Academy and Central School art teacher.
"We are so pleased to present the exhibition of these treasured teachers who have inspired generations of artistic talent and art appreciation," said Nancy Ensign, gallery curator. "Now more than ever, it is important that we support the arts in our schools. Please come and show your support for these great instructors of our past and present youth."
The library's Octagon Gallery program is paid for in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Re-grant Program administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. For more information about future exhibits, call Ms. Ensign at 326-2154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.pattersonlibrary.info or visit the Octagon Gallery Facebook Page.