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.
Valarie Smith Davidsen is a life long resident of Steuben County in New York. Her mother, Virginia Young Smith, was also an artist, working in a variety of mediums. Valarie a mother of four, and grandmother of five. In addition to her work as an artist, she is also a violinist in the Hornell Symphony and Ithaca College Orchestra. She is a vocalist in several trios, as well as the Bel Cantos Singers of Alfred, and the Hornell Cantata as well. A self-taught artist since 1986, she continues to learn and explore working with oils and acrylics.
The artist may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.