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Events for August 21, 2019
You are invited to free mosaic tile workshops every Wednesday at 3-5p.m. from July 10th to August 24th. Art for Rural America (AFRA) welcomes individuals of any age or art ability to stop by the Fassett GreenSpace (55 N. Main St, Wellsville) and help make tiles for a mosaic project. AFRA, a nonprofit organization, was awarded funds by the Tri County Arts Council for a community-created 3’x5’ mosaic that will be placed at the entrance of their public garden in Wellsville. Because of the grant, children and adult community members can work together to create a long-term art installation under the guidance of local ceramic artist, Alex Minnick. Minnick is an experienced tile maker and was the project manager for the mosaic that was installed at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center in 2017.
At these work sessions, participants will prepare clay, glaze pieces, and assemble the mosaic as a team. Regular attendance is not necessary so feel free to stop by anytime from 3-5pm to say hello and make a few tiles. The design of the mosaic incorporates over 150 small vegetables and many green tiles to fit with the Fassett GreenSpace’s theme of healthy living. The design also incorporates historical materials from the Fassett Hotel, such as keys pressed into clay, old brick pieces, and other artifacts.
The Wellsville Creative Art Center will host the workshops during days with inclement weather. The art center is generously helping to propel this project forward by providing multiple glazes, storing the tiles made during these workshops, and firing them in their kilns. Many ceramic artists at Wellsville Creative Art Center will also create tiles for the work, but there are no clay skills necessary to participate. If you are interested in a fun summer activity for the family, have experience with clay, or anywhere in-between, this project is for you.Find out more »
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce upcoming Livestock Pasture Walk on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:30 PM -8:30 PM.
CCE Allegany County, together with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team are hosting an evening Livestock Pasture Walk on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Wild Geese Farm 8499 Agett Rd. Franklinville, NY 14737.
Topics include Tools for Managing Rotational Grazed Pasture with Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany County; Weed ID and Management by Joshua Putman, SWNY Field Crops Specialist and Calculating Cost of Production presented by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, SWNY Business Management Specialist.
Evening event begins at 5:30 PM and will wrap-up at 8:30 PM. A nominal fee of $5 per person will be collected at the farm to help offset costs. So we can best prepare for the meal and materials, please RSVP by August 19th by calling Lynn Bliven (585) 268-7644 ext. 18 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event will be held rain or shine, dress accordingly and bring your lawn chair. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and questions throughout the pasture walk. To maintain biosecurity, please wear footwear that can be easily disinfected at the farm or wear the plastic boots that fit over your boots/shoes that will be provided.
The Livestock Pasture Walk is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/allegany. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.Find out more »