I am totally out of the loop about the current Pokemon Go craze as well as Pokemon in its original form. I don’t know what the characters are or what they are called. Nothing. I only know about it from the stories I have heard of people so engrossed in playing the game on their phones that they walk into traffic and so on.
But it turns out that the sprites, as I learned they are called, have been spending time in the West End Gallery lately. The gallery is a PokeStop in Corning and there has been an increase of people coming in with smartphones in hand to the point that owner Jesse Gardner began to worry about their safety on the stairway leading to the upper gallery. The idea of someone stumbling down the steps in pursuit of an invisible sprite isn’t in her business plan.
Jesse took a few pictures of some that she found hanging around the work. So if you come to the Gallery Talk this Saturday you might be able to catch sight of NIDORAN, SPEAROW or CATERPIE or whoever else might be there that day. Hopefully, they won’t cause any problems during the talk.
And don’t worry, they are not eligible to win the painting that will be given away at the end of the talk. So whether you see the Sprites or not, I hope you can make it to the West End Gallery for the Gallery Talk that runs from 1-2 PM. There will be refreshments, a prize or two, some art and maybe a few laughs.