Experience All the Amazing Art & Culture this Community has to Offer With Us!

We at Tri-County Arts Council are proud to offer both art & culture that has been created within our own community! We strive to be an advocate for the creation and the appreciation of all the arts & culture of this region. Offering shows & exhibits from local artists, as well as classes & workshops for people of all ages to learn & create their own art in all forms. We are committed to propelling this legacy forward and hope you will join us in our mission!

Learn More About Us Here!

Huge THANK YOU to everyone that was involved in the Lincoln Park Evening Art Market and all participants in the Art Raffle!

Congratulations to the four winners!

TCAC September Schedule

“COLOURED POTS”
IZINKAMBA AMAKALADI
by Fileve Tlaloc
August 19th – September 24th

Coloured Pots (Izinkamba kwamaKhaladi) is an example of pottery inspired by izinkamba style of the amaZulu ethnic group, which in part, makes up my maternal line.  By transposing family photgraphs and snippets of scholarly work based on race onto these pots, the work explores the history, culture, and identity of creole people in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who are known as “Coloureds.”  This work connects the past and the present by exploring family photos of individuals and communities that played a role in the creation of the creole ethnic group.  Through the combination of clay, photography, and scholarly research I unpack notions of race, purity, science, and law in relation to creole individuals and communities who are combinations of indigenous Africans, settler Europeans, and immigrant Asians.  Coloured Pots Izinkamba amaKaladi contributes to artistic and cultural diversity by showing the exchanges and intimate relationships across cultural and geographical borders.  Although the focal point builds upon my personal heritage living abroad, and my intentional, personal maintenance of my familial relationships in South Africa, the subject matter and my local experience, opens a forum for discussion of similar instances of creolization in America as well as engaging timely issues of privacy, policy, and agency.

Call for Work! "A Little Something" Small Works member show!

All media and skill levels are welcome! You just need to be a member (for as little as $20!), and your artwork must be under 12×12 inches for 2D, and under 12x12x12 inches for 3D.

Drop off up to three pieces between October 15th and November 5th at the TCAC.
110 West State St, Olean. This year’s show runs November 12 – January 14

*New this year! We are giving out awards in two categories, Amateur and Professional. (This includes 2-d and 3-d work in all media

In loving Memory of Peg Bothner 1930-2022

We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of Peg Bothner. An icon of the community, the only thing more beautiful than her paintings was her soul. Peg and her family have been staunch supporters of the arts and especially the Tri-County Arts Council. We are truly grateful for their support and the endless inspiration Peg provided with her boundless spirit. 

More on Peg Bothner Here!

OUR SPONSORS, Community & Foundational Support

Experience All the Amazing Art & Culture this Community has to Offer With Us!

We at Tri-County Arts Council are proud to offer both art & culture that has been created within our own community! We strive to be an advocate for the creation and the appreciation of all the arts & culture of this region. Offering shows & exhibits from local artists, as well as classes & workshops for people of all ages to learn & create their own art in all forms. We are committed to propelling this legacy forward and hope you will join us in our mission!

Learn More About Us Here!

TCAC September Schedule

Huge THANK YOU to everyone involved with the Lincoln Park Evening Art Market!

Congratulations to the four raffle winners!

"COLOURED POTS" IZINKAMBA AMAKALADI by Fileve Tlaloc

Coloured Pots (Izinkamba kwamaKhaladi) is an example of pottery inspired by izinkamba style of the amaZulu ethnic group, which in part, makes up my maternal line.  By transposing family photgraphs and snippets of scholarly work based on race onto these pots, the work explores the history, culture, and identity of creole people in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who are known as “Coloureds.”  This work connects the past and the present by exploring family photos of individuals and communities that played a role in the creation of the creole ethnic group.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

Call for Work! "A Little Something" Small Works Show

All media and skill levels are welcome! You just need to be a member (for as little as $20!), and your artwork must be under 12×12 inches for 2D, and under 12x12x12 inches for 3D.

Drop off up to three pieces between October 15th and November 5th at the TCAC.
110 West State St, Olean. This year’s show runs November 12 – January 14

*New this year! We are giving out awards in two categories, Amateur and Professional. (This includes 2-d and 3-d work in all media

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FULL PROSPECTUS, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

In loving Memory of Peg Bothner 1930-2022

We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of Peg Bothner. An icon of the community, the only thing more beautiful than her paintings was her soul. Peg and her family have been staunch supporters of the arts and especially the Tri-County Arts Council. We are truly grateful for their support and the endless inspiration Peg provided with her boundless spirit. 

More on Peg Bothner Here!

OUR SPONSORS, Community & Foundational Support

Tri-County Arts Council programs and services are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of  Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support comes from the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, community business sponsors, and private memberships and donations