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Portrait of Daz-Herrera unveiled

Portrait of Daz-Herrera unveiled
The gallery of Keuka College’s past leaders grew by one this past weekend as the official presidential portrait of President Emeritus Dr. Jorge L. DÍaz-Herrera was unveiled in the Gannett Room of Lightner Library. College officials and trustees joined friends, family, and professional associates of President Emeritus DÍaz-Herrera for the ceremony Saturday, June 22. “Today, we unveil the portrait of... more

Using art to build interest in downtown Canandaigua

Using art to build interest in downtown Canandaigua
The second annual Canandaigua Arts Walk offered old favorites, new storefronts and artistic mediums for visitors to explore. Held in the downtown Business Improvement District, the walk began at 10 a.m. Saturday and continued throughout the day until early evening, up and down the city’s Main Street. Participating businesses were identifiable with balloons outside their storefronts, and over 12 galleries... more

Lakeside Arts facility opens June 2nd

Lakeside Arts facility opens June 2nd
Sunny Point, the Arts Center of Yates County’s seasonal lakeside facility will open for the summer Sunday, June 2 with a chicken barbecue and live entertainment. The property, located at 868 East Lake Road, was given to the Arts Center as part of an estate gift from Dr. Annie Smith in 2010. Consisting of a white cottage, a red “studio... more

Student art featured at 6th Annual Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Exhibition

Eighty one Newark High School art students’ artworks depicting something “uncontrolled, unrestrained, undisciplined, unruly, rowdy or disorderly” are currently among the 294 on display in the Main Street Arts 6th Annual Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Exhibition entitled “Wild!” The other 213 artworks were created by students from 11 other area school districts in the region for the 6th through... more

Waterloo students painting mural of video characters for Uproar Gaming

Waterloo students painting mural of video characters for Uproar Gaming
Eight Waterloo High art students love to paint. They also enjoy “gaming” or playing video games. Those two passions are coming together as art teacher Sarah Carey’s students are painting a special mural that will be placed in the new Uproar Gaming store downtown. School Superintendent Terri Bavis and Village Administrator Don Northrup talked about the collaboration and helped make... more

Folk Art Guild gallery holds open studios

Folk Art Guild gallery holds open studios
When spring finally arrives in the Finger Lakes, it is time to pay a visit to the singular attraction in Middlesex, the Rochester Folk Art Guild. Artisans at the Guild’s East Hill Farm welcome the public to their craft studios and the East Hill Gallery on Mothers’ Day weekend. Saturday, May 11, the hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,... more

Local filmmaker focuses on bees in National Monument

Local filmmaker focuses on bees in National Monument
Local writer and film maker Matt Kelly is working on a documentary film about researchers who are studying the bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. “The film will capture the real work being done and allow a wide audience to be introduced to this exquisitely beautiful world of native bees. And, ideally, inspire even greater action to protect... more

Artists wanted for Seneca Falls bridge mural project

Artists wanted for Seneca Falls bridge mural project
With Town Board approval, the Rev. Leah Ntuala is now looking for local artists who would like to paint public murals on the Rumsey Street Bridge along the Ludovico Sculpture Trail. Starting Wednesday and through May 28, she will accept submissions from artists for ideas. Actual painting of approved murals will begin the first week of June. “Currently, these bridge... more

Folk Art Guild to open studios for public viewing in Middlesex

Folk Art Guild to open studios for public viewing in Middlesex
Rochester Folk Art Guild artisans at East Hill Farm, 1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex, will welcome the public to their craft studios and the East Hill Gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11 and 1 to 5 p.m. May 12. Visitors will have the chance to see recent Guild creations in the workshops, visit with the artists and... more

Skaneateles arts group accepting grant applications

Skaneateles arts group accepting grant applications
The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is now accepting applications for its 2019 grant awards. Individuals and groups within a 15-mile radius of the village of Skaneateles are eligible for the grants, including artists, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters and other nonprofits committed to the arts. The application deadline is May 31. The council has awarded more than 90 grants since... more

New Auburn museum exhibit highlights local medical history

New Auburn museum exhibit highlights local medical history
Kirsten Wise is confident the Cayuga Museum of History & Art’s newest permanent exhibit is something everyone can connect to. “Pioneer Physicians: The Infancy of Modern Medicine,” is relatable because “everyone has been to a doctor at some point in their life,” said Wise, the museum’s executive director. The exhibit touches on topics like how people became doctors in the... more

Reed announces Congressional Art Competition

Reed announces Congressional Art Competition
U. S. Rep. Tom Reed announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is now underway. All high school students in New York’s 23rd Congressional District are encouraged to participate for the chance to have their artwork showcased in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The annual competition is open to all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District. One... more

Ontario County Arts Council exhibit takes ‘Flight’

Ontario County Arts Council exhibit takes ‘Flight’
The Ontario County Arts Council will kick off its 2019 residency at the Ontario County Historical Museum, 55 N. Main St., on April 6 with a group exhibit in the North Gallery of the museum. “The Majesty of Flight” exhibit will contain a wide variety of examples of new pieces of artwork, created by the OCAC members. This flight-themed exhibition... more

Cornell University names new director of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell University names new director of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University has named Jessica Levin Martinez, head of the the Division of Academic and Public Programs at the Harvard Art Museums, as the new director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The Cornell University Board of Trustees approved her appointment as the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the museum during a meeting Jan. 31 in New York... more

Wells College Book Arts Center announces 2019 Summer Institute

Wells College Book Arts Center announces 2019 Summer Institute
The Wells College Book Arts Center has announced that its 2019 Summer Institute will take place July 14 through July 27, 2019. During the Summer Institute, renowned instructors and artists will gather on the Wells campus in Aurora to offer courses in a variety of techniques relating to paper, printing and textual arts. Once again, the institute will include 12... more

Rising from the Ashes in Yates

Rising from the Ashes in Yates
Much has changed for local artists Dexter and Faith Benedict since the morning of Nov. 1, 2017. That’s the day a fire destroyed their Penn Yan business and studio, Fire Works Foundry. “We were woken up around 5 a.m. by our dog, Leo, barking,” recalls Dexter, sculptor and professor emeritus of art at Keuka College. “Out of the bedroom window,... more

St. Peter’s Art Community believes strongly in students performing

St. Peter’s Art Community believes strongly in students performing
Practice, practice, practice. Certainly instruction and practicing is important at the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy, but performing is also an integral part of the programs offered. “Some 50 performances will take place this academic year to help students build confidence in their ability to practice, rehearse and perform in ways that recognize their potential as individuals,’ according to Donna... more

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed house in Newark High School Auditorium November 30th

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed house in Newark High School Auditorium November 30th
A wonderful holiday music concert was performed by the incomparable Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra November 30th to a packed house in the Newark High School auditorium delighting concert-goers at the beginning of this holiday season. It was made possible, once again, through the collaboration of the Newark School District and the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, that teamed up to bring... more
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