It will be a big night for art in the Southern Tier on Saturday, September 23rd with the opening of the Southern Tier Biennial exhibition at the Olean Public Library Gallery and the Center Gallery of Jamestown Community College/Olean. The Southern Tier Biennial is a regional survey of contemporary art in the nine counties of New York State’s Southern Tier. Tina Hastings, Executive Director of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, will announce the juror selections for Best of Show and three Honorable Mention winners at the Olean Public Library reception which begins at 3 p.m. with light refreshments. The Art Party moves to The Center Gallery at JCC on North Union Street at 4:30 p.m. where guests will see more fabulous art and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live entertainment by the State Street Ramblers. Both receptions are free and open to the public. The exhibits will be open through October 27, 2017.