In 2007, art gallery space was added to the Community Room of the Cuba Circulating Library. This was made possible by gifts from Jim and Delores Cross, and from Dean Benham in honor of his grandchildren, Jack and Claire Benham. This space is used to highlight the works of local artists.
Stars & Stripes – presented by Students and Friends of the Fountain Arts Center
Ever since Betsy Ross created the first flag for the United States, the familiar symbols of stars and stripes have graced innumerable pieces of Americana throughout the last two centuries. The colors and patterns have appeared in quilts, paintings, drawings, woodword, vehicles, and clothing, to name a few. They have been used to mark homesteads with banners of patriotism, declare loyalty to the USA, and proclaim the majety and the strength of the American spirit.
In the manner of resourceful pioneers, Students and Friends of the Fountain Arts Center have recycled fabric, shutters, wood scraps, metal panels, and old frames, and recreated new images of Americana featuring the Stars & Stripes, and the mighty eagle, on backdrops of red, white, and blue. Other pieces in this collection are reprints of historic documents, famous paintings and illustrations, and renderings and stylized graphics by local artists.
Enjoy this tribute to “Old Glory,” the enduring symbol of American Spirit and thought.
This show is part of the 2018 Artists Among Us Program presented by The Fountain Arts Center, and its host sites.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Tri-County Arts Council.