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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

Passion on display at Lakefront Art Show in Canandaigua

Following a blip of uncertainty about its future and a name change, the Lakefront Art Show is back to full strength this weekend for its 43rd year in Canandaigua. The annual event, which opened Saturday with an array of artists and crafters, live music and food vendors, is set to continue Sunday at Kershaw Park. Read More more