Seneca Falls ArtWalk2017 begins this weekend

ArtWalk2017 begins this Friday evening May 19 from 5 to 9 PM and continues Saturday, May 20, from 10 to 4 PM in Seneca Falls. Colorful painted & decorated shoes placed along the sidewalk will guide visitors through the art exhibits hosted by local Fall Street businesses. Artist’s receptions will be available at several venues in the historic downtown business... more

Rochester Folk Art Guild to mark 50 years in Middlesex

The Rochester Folk Art Guild attains a milestone accomplishment this year, as the group celebrates 50 years as a vibrant and creative crafts community. The first seven members to make the move to Middlesex put down roots on East Hill, in 1967. Since that time, hundreds of people have spent time at East Hill Farm, helping it grow and develop... more

Keuka commemorates visits by MLK and Eleanor Roosevelt with unveiling of sculptures

Two of the most historic events in the 127-year history of Keuka College are commemorated in a new exhibit that was unveiled Friday afternoon. Visits to the college on the shore of Keuka Lake by civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and social justice pioneer and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt are celebrated in the exhibit, which includes... more

Seneca County Arts Council scholarship available for 2017

The Seneca County Arts Council is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2017 high school graduate who plans to attend a college with a major in the arts. Applicants must be a resident of Seneca County. Applicants must be accepted and attending a college, university or post-secondary professional school to study either the visual, performing or written arts. Examples of... more

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (photo)

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy’s Dance Instructor, Alaina Olivieri says: “I am so proud of the girls who took part in the Master Class with Diane Lewis this week at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy. Brava!!!” See the success of the students at St. Peter’s Community Arts academy at an upcoming Dance Studio Recital in the Geneva Community Center on... more

Piano Lessons at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (photo)

Troy Slocum, Program Coordinator and member of the piano faculty at the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy is giving a piano lesson to a young student on April 25 at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy. Troy Slocum has been teaching privately in the Rochester area for the past twelve years and has had several award winning students in various piano... more

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
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