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First Fridays art shows will shift to Cobblestone Museum this year

Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 5 May 2016

GAINES – Taylor Daughton, director of the Cobblestone Society & Museum, is pictured in the Proctor Room at the Cobblestone Universalist Church, the site of a reception on Friday for an art show.

The free event will also be a chance for the public to meet Daughton, who was hired in February to serve as the museum’s director.

The show is part of First Fridays, which for the previous seven years was organized by Kim Martillotta Muscarella at her home at 229 North Main St. Muscarella is continuing to run the events, which this year will shift to the Cobblestone Museum. There will be new art shows each month until the museum closes for the year in October.
Tugboat painting by Tony Barry
Tony Barry, a Holley artist, painted a tugboat on the Erie Canal. The art show on Friday also features artists Tom Zangerle, Pat Greene, Kim Martillotta Muscarella, Connie Mosher and Suzanne Wells.

The reception on Friday will be free from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the museum, 14389 Ridge Road. The museum also opens for the season on Sunday, Mother’s Day, although the buildings will be available for tour on Friday for an admission price.
John Proctor memorial plaque
The Proctor Room is named for John Proctor, a prominent pioneer on Ridge Road in Gaines.

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