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Niagara Power Project to Play Host to Art Exhibit Featuring County Residents

For Further Information:
Lou Paonessa
716-286-6661
lou.paoness@nypa.gov

June 26, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority today announced that it is partnering with the Health Association of Niagara County Inc.’s (HANCI) Council on Aging for an amateur art exhibit at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the Niagara Power Project. The exhibit will begin with a public reception for the artists on June 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will continue through July 11.

This marks the 14th year that the HANCI has accepted artwork for the exhibit from Niagara County residents 55 years of age and older. The show has been held at various locations throughout the county, but moved to the Power Vista in 2003 to allow more people, including international visitors to the Niagara area, to enjoy the artwork.

This year’s display is expected to include up to 20 different artists and nearly 40 pieces of work. Admission to the exhibit is free.

“We are happy to host the works of these talented individuals at the Power Vista, adding even more beauty to the views that are part of the visitors’ experience,” said Lou Paonessa, NYPA community relations manager. “We have found that these exhibits help bring more people to the visitor center, where they can learn more about power production and energy conservation. At the same time, the artists are able to reach a wider audience.”

 The Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features displays and interactive exhibits related to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. The Power Vista has free parking and is handicapped accessible.

 To obtain information pertaining to the Power Vista and to the variety of educational presentations available to all age groups throughout the year, visit www.nypa.gov or call 716-286-6661 or 866-NYPA-FUN.

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■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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