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The Blank Canvas has opened on Main, with members manning the arts cooperative. Bickey Bender, left, is president of the board. Scott Stewart, a writer, handles public relations and artist Janine Merrick, a Stony Creek Artist, is among the exhibitors. Artists, writers and musicians are among the members. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Artists form co-op to exhibit on Main

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An artists' venue has opened on Main Avenue, Blank Canvas, as the name allegorically implies, holding an ever-evolving display by area talent.


The idea for Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center was sparked a year ago when Alan Zemek - attorney, entrepreneur and author - approached artist Bickey Bender on forming a cooperative and using the former armory for exhibitions.

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