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Posted March 18, 2010
Due to some major plumbing issues which have arisen in the last 2 days,Galactic Systems HQ will be unable to host our Spring Equinox Event this Saturday. We sincerely apologize to all the artists, musicians and fans, but this is beyond any of our control.


thanks for your understanding and continued support.



Closing Reception :: Saturday February 27 :: JTNY
Posted February 19, 2010
Closing Reception :: Saturday February 27 :: JTNY
Our 4-person show of new work from Angela Caley, Bill Thomas, Casey Brink, and David Grice is sill hanging at the Wright Gallery in downtown Jamestown, through the end of February.

The last day of the show will be Saturday Feb 27th, and on that night we'll be doing a closing reception at the gallery with the artists. It's basically just another excuse for us to throw a party, but also an opportunity for anyone who hasn't seen the show to catch it before it comes down.

The Wright Gallery is located at 116 East 3rd street, 2nd floor. The Closing Reception will go from 6-10 pm, with an afterparty somewhere downtown.

More details TBA. Stay Tuned...


Call For Artists :: New York State :: Spring / Summer 2010
Posted January 25, 2010
Call For Artists :: New York State :: Spring / Summer 2010
2010 is going to be a HUGE year for the AAAlliance. We've been busier than ever, planning shows for the upcoming Spring and Summer, and we're also forming some new working relationships with the Arts "Establishment" in our hometown to try and secure a more permanent storefront gallery/studio space in Downtown Jamestown, NY.

As usual, all of our confirmed shows for 2010 (so far) are happening in Western NY state, which is the physical hub of our network. If you are an AAAlliance member who can be here to hang your work and party with us at the opening, you're invited to participate in any of our upcoming group events. Confirmed group shows so far include:

-Sat March 20 (Spring Equinox) :: PRIVATE PARTY for AAAlliance Members & Supporters @ Galactic Systems HQ:: Jamestown, NY
(postponed until saturday 4/24)

-Sat May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) :: Spring Showcase / Party / BBQ @ JCC College Park :: FREE ALL AGES SHOW :: Jamestown, NY

-Late August : REGIONAL REBIRTH 2 : Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY

+Lots More TBA.

If you would like to get more involved, but aren't located anywhere near WNY, we'd love to assist you in making a show happen in your own hometown. Contact Us and we'll do what we can to help with planning, promotion, and finding artists to help you make something awesome and successful happen wherever you're located. We're always looking for opportunities to expand the reach of our network, and to help other creative people stay motivated. We'd like to hear from YOU.


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Posted January 21, 2010
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AAAlliance @ the Wright Gallery :: Sat Jan 16 :: JTNY
Posted January 12, 2010
AAAlliance @ the Wright Gallery :: Sat Jan 16 :: JTNY
In honor of the brand new decade and a new era of collaboration within our downtown arts community, the Active Artists Alliance will be presenting a show of all new paintings from Angela Caley, Bill Thomas, Casey Brink, and David Grice during the months of January and February. This show represents the first AAAlliance group showcase to take place in the Arts Council's Wright Gallery.

Throughout the first 5 years of it's existence, the Active Artists Alliance has always functioned totally independently, proudly sticking to the D.I.Y. work ethic of the Chautauqua County artists who originally launched the project. Now that the 5 year milestone has passed, the AAAlliance is seeking to form stronger working relationships with some of the individuals involved with other local Arts Organizations, as well as members of the downtown business community who understand the value of a vibrant downtown Art & Music scene.

The opening reception for this group show will also serve as a kind of informal meeting for anyone who is interested in further supporting the arts in our community, or getting more involved with the events & programming that the AAAlliance, Infinity, and the Arts Council for Chautauqua County provide. As part of their combined efforts in 2010, these three groups will be working hard to begin organizing classes and workshops for the new Visual Arts branch of the Infinity Performing Arts Program. Information will be on hand at the opening for anyone who wants to help us make things happen.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 16, from 6-10 pm in the Wright Gallery and Conference Center, Arts Council Bldg, 116 East Third St, JTNY.

After Party from 10-2 @ MOJO's with live rocking and rolling from Thee Audience, The Orphans, and Ghost Shirt.


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