Springtime in Canandaigua art show right around the corner

The rain is falling, birds are chirping, and the smell of freshly bloomed flowers and trees lingers in the air: Spring has finally arrived. For Thompson Health Guild, there’s no better way to start the new season than with its annual arts and crafts show, Springtime in Canandaigua, the guild’s largest fundraiser. The sixth annual show will take place over... more

Committee launching campaign for Tubman sculpture in Auburn

A memorial sculpture in honor of Harriet Tubman in Auburn is the goal of a campaign that kicks-off on Friday, March 31, from 7 – 9 pm, the Harriet Tubman Downtown Memorial Committee (HTDMC) will host a dessert reception in the Havana Room of the Phoenix Building, located at 2 South Street. The mission of HTDMC is to commission an... more

Auburn native to perform historic play on Fanny Seward at APT

Born and raised in the city of Auburn, Maria Coleman was often inspired by the history of her hometown. Having learned about some of the city’s most famous residents in school, Coleman took a special interest in local legends like former Secretary of State William Henry Seward, and in 2015 she began working at the Seward House Museum on South... more

Student Art showcased at Arts Center of Yates County

A chandelier made of chicken wire and shredded plastic bags. A dancing angel figure made of packing tape. Pottery, paintings, drawings, collages, and photographs of every description. All this and more can be found at the Yates County Student Art Show on display at the Arts Center of Yates County through March 17. The work has been created by middle... more

Keuka exhibit celebrates students’ creativity

Keuka College students will show their artistic talent in paint, drawing, photography and more during the college’s annual student art show. The show runs from March 13 to April 9 in Lightner Library’s Art Gallery. An artists’ reception, with light refreshments, is set for 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 16 in the gallery. The reception is free and open to... more

South Bristol artist battles cancer, again

Carole Battle’s unusual experience with cancer 10 years ago became the subject of an episode of Discovery Channel’s “Mystery Diagnosis.” This time around, there is no mystery. After being in remission for nearly a decade, the cancer returned late last year. Tests revealed a recurrence of fallopian tube cancer. “We are all praying for a miracle,” said Carole’s daughter, Kristen... more

Victor Farmington Library taps local artists for latest fundraiser

Starting February 1st, community members can browse the works of artists and photographers and place bids — silent auction-style — at the library located at 15 W. Main St. in Victor. The artwork will be on display through February 14th, Valentine’s Day. On that day, the bidding will close, and the winners will be announced at 7:30 pm at the... more

Auburn artists among recipients of $89K in state grants

With 35 percent more applicants than last year, the 2017 Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants were received with a little extra gratitude Wednesday at Auburn Public Theater. There, at the grant program’s fifth annual awards luncheon, 31 recipients from Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Ontario and Wayne counties were given their checks for a total of $89,200. Read more from the Auburn... more

Auburn native’s work goes viral with cartoons on Kanye West, Colin Kaepernick

The minute-long cartoon starts in Paris. Two robbers steal millions of dollars worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian. The Islamic State group claims responsibility with a video taunting her husband, Kanye West. Enraged, West takes Donald Trump’s plane to Syria with then-bodyguard Pascal Duvier, who responds by brandishing two assault rifles and bearing the visage of Harambe, the gorilla shot... more

Merry mitts: Auburn group makes gifts with love for area seniors

Sensory mitts have a rather unassuming name, yet they are anything but. A kind of knitted or crocheted muff of all different colors, crafters attach beads, bows, zippers, balls, flowers, buttons and even burlap inside and outside. The different doodads and textures keep people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia preoccupied, giving them something to fiddle with. For Annette Bell, a... more

Penn Yan sculptor pays tribute to iconic 20th century justice

Robert H. Jackson was a Western New York legal icon who sat on the U.S. Supreme Court and was the architect of the Nuremberg trials after World War II. And his likeness in museums and courts throughout the country has been brought to life by Penn Yan sculptor and retired Keuka College professor Dexter Benedict. It has been his task... more

New eagle statue installed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

This impressive eagle statue was created by James Seaman and can been seen on the north end of Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near the New York State Thruway. The eagle has a 21 foot wingspan and was installed to commemorate 40 years of the bald eagle program at Montezuma. Photo by William O’Hora. more

Folk Art Guild holds Apple Festival, open house Oct. 8-9

The Folk Art Guild will kick off the fall craft season by hosting its annual Open House and Apple Festival Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This unique celebration of local art, food, and music takes place at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, 1445 Upper Hill Road in Middlesex. This free event offers... more

REMEMBER THE GOAL: Waterloo native looks for positive message in 16th film project

REMEMBER THE GOAL: Waterloo native looks for positive message in 16th film project
For Dave Christiano, a Nashville resident and native of Waterloo his latest movie project is about belief. The movie is called “Remember the Goal” and is set at an all-girls school aptly named Orange Hills. The name of the school in Christiano’s movie came from the school colors of the Waterloo Indians. In 1973, Christiano and his brother Rich were... more

10th Global Mural Conference coming to Fairport September 21-24

Registration is NOW OPEN for anyone to attend the 10th Global Mural Conference (GMC) being held at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, Fairport, NY, USA. The GMC welcomes attendees beginning on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, and runs through Saturday, September 24, 2016. Registration to the GMC includes daily activities of interest to artists, public art enthusiasts, government officials interested in mural... more
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