ALLEGANY — As one little boy attempted to suction up paper fragments from a rug with a hand-operated 1911 Superior vacuum cleaner, he admitted the work was harder than it looked.
The boy and other children with the new Hidden Treasures Summer Art Camp were shown antiques at the Heritage Center Thursday, which was one of several activities they participated in during camp week.
The camp is the result of the collaborative efforts of staff at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University and the Ink Well art business in Allegany. Evelyn Sabina, curator of education at the Quick Center, said she and Melissa Meyers, owner of the Ink Well, came up with the idea for the all-day camp.
“Last year, Melissa and I made plans for the camp,” Mrs. Sabina said. “This idea came to us because the Quick Center is a hidden treasure right here (in the community). We then thought of all the other hidden treasures we have here,” including St. Bonaventure’s Friedsam Memorial Library Rare Books Wing and the Allegany Area Historical Association.
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