OPENING ART RECEPTION
WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9
COST AND INFO: Free admission, with a $5 donation encouraged at the door; waterstreetstudios.org
ABOUT: A reception will launch the “Water Street Studios’ Artist Collective Group Show” in the Dempsey Family Gallery and Dave Sobotka’s photography exhibition titled “two-sides” in the upstairs gallery. The show runs until Sept. 7. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Appetizers will be provided by Veritá (formerly called Gaetano's). A cash bar offers beer and wine. WSSAC members include Jeffrey Brooks, Richard DeVeau, Maureen Gasek, Lisa Goesling, Deborah Glascott, David Hauptschein, Chris Hodge, Kevin Hunter, Lisa Hutler, Anke Korioth, Bill McGrath, Janice Meister, Joe Milosevich, Colin Sherrell, Steve Sherrell, Perry Slade, Carol Weber, David Wensel and Angela Wilson.