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Artistic evolution

From Aug. 6 to 26, visitors to the Partners in Art Gallery (74 Webster St., North Tonawanda) will have a chance to chart the evolution of up-and-coming Buffalo artist Sarah Myers.

In 1997, at the age of 15, Myers began studying drawing in a University at Buffalo figure study class. She began, as many artists do, with tentative strokes of graphite on paper, later moving to ink. But she always had her eye on painting, a medium she is just now coming to embrace with confidence.

"I felt as though it was important to focus only on drawing so when I did decide to paint someday I wouldn't have to think about where to apply the paint," she wrote of her uncommonly deliberate approach to honing her artistic skills. "All I would have to think about is how to apply the color."

The show, which features figure drawings, interiors, portraits and a healthy dose of the tree drawings and nature scenes that have become something of a signature for Myers, is a precursor to a larger exhibition of work slated to go on view at 79 Perry St. on Sept. 9.

For more information, call Partners in Art at 692-2141 or visit www.sarahmyersfineart.com.

-- Colin Dabkowski

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