"Treasures of our Isle," an art show and sale, will be presented on Grand Island this weekend by the Quality Quest Coalition.
Show hours will be 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 and benefit local
A video on 25 of the 30 butterflies native to Grand Island, produced by Frank Slish, will be shown at various times
during the show.
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, and at 4 p.m. Pax will cut a ribbon opening the art show.
The Island is the site of the Gun Creek Woods, the last remaining upland forest in the Buffalo metropolitan area, according to Quality Quest, and the art show celebrates the natural treasures found there.
Quality Quest is a citizens organization devoted mainly to environmental concerns.