"Treasures of our Isle," an art show and sale, will be presented on Grand Island this weekend by the Quality Quest Coalition.
The show will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in Old Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road. The show will feature the works of local artists.
A video produced by Frank Slish on 25 of the 30 butterflies native to Grand Island will be shown. Paintings, prints, drawings and photographs will feature historic and scenic views, and the flora and fauna of the Island, the sponsors said.
On Friday Supervisor James H. Pax will plant a cardinal flower, native to the Island and raised by biologist Paul Rutledge, to celebrate a new park next to Town Hall on Grand Island Boulevard. Pax will cut a ribbon opening the art show at 4 p.m.
Grand Island is the site of Gun Creek Woods, the last remaining upland forest in the Buffalo metropolitan area, according to Quality Quest, a citizens' group devoted mainly to environmental concerns.