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Bicentennial Logos on Display at Downtown Gallery

The votes have been cast and the results are in for the Cortland County Bicentennial Logo contest. Now the artwork of the 27 finalists is on display at the Beard Building Gallery at 9 Main Street, in downtown Cortland.

The winning logo, created by Doreen Warholic is on display, along with second place winner Rose Dovi and third place winner Tari Robbins. In addition to these top vote-getters, the remaining 24 logos can be seen as they make their way around the county. Other artists on display include Mariah Tobias, Tesla Standish, Kyle Quail, Nicole Purcell, Rita Dains, Sam Maniccia, Zachary Elliot, Emily Ross, Walker Bush, Catherine VanOrden, Rachael Ousterhoudt, David Blatchley, Duke Glover, Brian Hughes, Pearl Cozort, Ethan Bush, Carly McCumber and Marisa Rice.

“Even though the voting is over, there is no reason Cortland County residents can’t enjoy the artwork and history of these logos,” said Jeremy Boylan, Cortland County Historian. “These logos will be making their way around the county throughout the 2008 Bicentennial year. The artists worked hard and they deserve to have their work on display.”

Logo designs came in from artists both young and old, and present a number of different perspectives on the history of Cortland County. “It’s really interesting to see what our younger residents came up with to represent our history and heritage,” said Lloyd Purdy, Director of the Cortland Downtown Partnership. “Downtown Cortland is an important part of this history and heritage. We’re honored to be the first location in the County to showcase the Bicentennial Logo.”

All logos will be on display between 10 am and 4 pm at the Beard Building until October 19. For more information on Bicentennial events, contact Jeremy Boylan at 753-5360, or e-mail jboylan@cortland-co.org.