Organization: Arts Council for Wyoming County
Contact: Jacqueline Swaby (585) 237-3517 EX 100What: CANYON CAMERA CLUB Photography Exhibition
When: June 9 – Opening Reception ( Show ends July 28)
Where: ACWC’s Gallery, 31 South Main St., Perry NY
The number for more information: (585) 237-3517
Event Email: email@example.com
The ACWC is pleased to present an exhibit of photographs by members of the Canyon Camera Club in our Main Gallery in Perry. The show will open on June 9, with a public reception at 6:30 PM.
Canyon Camera Club was established in 1948 when six or seven enthusiastic people came together to discuss photography and share images. But it was not until six years later, in 1954, that they became an ofﬁcial club under the formal name of the Can-yon Camera Club. Canyon was taken from Letchworth Park, often called the “Grand Canyon of the East.” Their logo depicts the former train trestle (1875 – 2018) over the upper falls in the park.
Canyon Camera Club was one of the twenty-three member clubs of the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Club (NFRCC) in Western New York, southern Ontario, and Erie, PA. The NFRCC was established over 50 years ago but, unfortunately, is being dissolved effective June 30, 2023.
Over the years, one of the main goals of the NFRCC was to “Promote the Enjoyment of Photography.” The Canyon Camera Club adopted that goal, guiding its programs and activities.
For many years the club met on the ﬁrst and third Wednesday of each month between September and May at the Arts Council for Wyoming County. Still, the COVID-19 Pandemic and Western New York winter weather forced the Club to conduct an alternative meeting schedule. Hence, they invite the public to check the Canyon Camera Club on Facebook for programs and club news, and they welcome photographers of all skill levels to join the club or visit as a guest.
The public is invited to see a wide range of subjects represented and showcased through the lens of these photographers, considered some of the most accomplished in our region.
Please join us for an opening reception on June 9 at 6:30 PM with brief artist talks at 7 PM.
This reception is free and open to the public.
Remember, visits to the ACWC’s gallery are free, but the experience is invaluable!
We look forward to welcoming you!
For over forty years, the Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) has created opportunities to bring arts into their rural communities through programming, grants, and art events. Located on Main Street Perry, the ACWC has produced the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show, one of the largest and highest-rated shows in the region. Funding for the ACWC is made possible in part with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The ACWC’s mission and work align with NYSCA’s goal of “impacting a broad, diverse constituency in New York State.” We are also committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a deep commitment to supporting local and regional artists whose investment of their time and talent plays an essential role in the health and vitality of our community. Additional funding for the ACWC comes from the Wyoming County Government, foundations, private donors, and members.