Hometown Memories 4/7 - 5/27
About The “Truck Stop Collection”
In the Fall of 1991 Ray Stratford, Vice-President of Restaurant Operations for Travel Ports of America, Inc., contacted Dansville professional photographer, Don Sylor, about an intriguing project. With one of the company’s newest ‘travel plaza’ locations in Dansville, Mr. Stratford was proposing to decorate the attached Buckhorn Family Restaurant with local historical photographs.
Extremely interested in his hometown’s history, Don eagerly accepted the challenge. With assistance from the then town historian, Quentin Masolotte, Don borrowed original photos from the historical files and began selecting and reproducing images of local interest. The end result was a comprehensive pictorial history of Dansville and the surrounding area – a total of approximately 200 framed photos hung on the walls of the Buckhorn Family Restaurant for all to see, travelers and residents alike.
The photographs provided an excellent way to document highlights of our local history and remained on the walls even after Travel Ports of America was acquired by TravelCenters of America on June 3, 1999.
Located at 178 Main Street, Dansville ArtWorks includes a gift shop, a group exhibit area, and a solo exhibit space, named "Vita's Garden of Inspiration" in memory of Vita Catapano Magill.
Dansville ArtWorks is open Thursday: 12 noon to 6pm, Friday: 11am to 6pm, and Saturday: 10am to 3pm, in addition to classes in Vita’s Garden.
Dansville ArtWorks Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate and enhance the visual, literary and performing arts opportunities in the greater Dansville community. It is supported by community members and businesses and offers art workshops for adults and children, programs including Chalk Walk & Arts Fest, and exhibition, consignment and performance opportunities. Tax deductible donations are accepted at 178 Main Street or via store.DansvilleArtWorks.com. Visit our sponsorship page for additional details.
Dansville ArtWorks' capacity building efforts are funded by a grant from the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester through support received from Rochester Area Community Foundation.
May Solo Exhibit Bernard Dick
Artists include: Darryl Abraham, Nicole Alioto, Leanne Brewer, Ron Cook, Cindy Gates, Kim Lee, Jasmine Willis
In partnership with the Dansville Area Historical Society and the Friends of Long Point
178 Main Street, Dansville, NY, 14437
1.585.335.4746 | email@example.com
Bernard Dick is a contemporary artist who lives with his wife, Patricia, in Henrietta, New York. He taught high school art in Geneseo for 32 years, retiring in 2001.
In 2005 he began doing volunteer graphic design work and photography for a Knights of Columbus council in Rochester, NY, creating posters, flyers, pamphlets, newsletters and ads.
Since the fall of 2005 Bernard Dick has been doing digital art which combines photography and digital painting. The subjects of his works are based on his photos from overseas travels.