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Vendors wanted for Celebrate-Commemorate Juried Arts & Craft Show

Calling all artisans!! We are eager to invite you to our Arts & Crafts Show during our nationally recognized Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Festival in the birthplace of Memorial Day, Waterloo, NY. We always have a huge crowd estimated in the 10 thousands. If you or anyone you know is interested, please don’t hesitate to join us! Applications can be downloaded... more

Grants will help multiple projects get off the ground in Newark

Seven education and recreation projects will get off the ground this year with funding support from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The grants are aimed at inspiring people to learn more about New York’s legendary canals and further explore the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. 

The grants range from $2,000 to $7,000 and are leveraging an additional $77,231 in... more

Marcus Whitman stages ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, “Little Shop Of Horrors,” has devoured the hearts of theater-goers for more than 30 years and will be presented this weekend by the Marcus Whitman Visual and Performing Arts program. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty And The Beast” and “Aladdin”) are the creative geniuses behind what... more

James is bringing his “Giant Peach” to Victor

Orphaned James Trotter, whose parents were eaten by a rhinoceros at a London zoo, finds himself in the hands of two wretched and abusive aunts. He is able to escape their clutches, however, when he accidentally spills some magic potion on the stump of a peach tree they ordered him to chop down, and crawls into the resulting giant peach... more

PYA Drama Production: Catch Me If You Can

The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club presents the hit Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can this weekend. Catch Me If You Can, like the DreamWorks Motion Picture of the same title, follows the unbelievable true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Junior Noah Detar). Abagnale, a con man and master of fraud, wrote over $2.5 million in bad checks and... more

Canandaigua Academy Players bring a return run of “Ragtime”

The players are different, but the musical is the same. Canandaigua Academy Players will present the popular musical “Ragtime,” which a previous troupe staged in 2008. Also remaining the same is the Model-T prop, an actual old-time car resurrected by John Brahm, restored to drivable beauty and admired by visitors to his Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery in Naples. “Ragtime,”... more

Naples presenting “James and the Giant Peach”

James Henry Trotter has lost his parents in an accident involving a rhinoceros escaped from a London zoo. James is the main character in the musical version of Roald Dahl’s children’s book, “James and the Giant Peach,” being staged this weekend at Naples High School. In the play, James is told he will have to live with his horrible aunts... more

FLCC exhibit features work of Canandaigua artist Len Brondum

The works of Canandaigua artist Len Brondum will be featured in an exhibit that opens in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, March 15. The exhibit, “The Collected Work of Len Brondum,” begins with an artist’s talk at 2 p.m., followed by a hors d’oeuvres reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The events are free... more

Bristol artist to exhibit work at Wood Library

Nancy Lane, of Bristol, will open an exhibition of her original work with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. March 15 at Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Lane worked as a professional picture book illustrator for 30 years. Her illustration work was published in more than 25 children’s books by multiple publishers, and was featured in a... more

Feeling the fire, seeing regrowth at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor

Back in the 1600s, a French settler, perhaps someone actively involved in the lively fur trade of the era, described the vast grasslands, surrounded by large oak trees, that served as a vibrant center for the Seneca people. This native grass — not the green, manicured sod of a suburban yard — grew as tall as a man, according to... more

Taking the stage: Students demand change to IHS show casting

Back in September, Ithaca High School announced that the performing arts program would be putting on the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” based on the original book by Victor Hugo with music from the Disney movie. But after the announcement of the chosen cast, the show was thrown into the spotlight for what has become the controversial casting choice... more

Arts Center of Yates County Winter Exhibit – ‘Close to Home’

February won’t last forever, that’s a promise. But if you need a break from the cold and gloom, stop by the Arts Center and check out the talents and vision of four regional artists. The Winter Interlude Exhibit continues through Feb. 26, and creativity takes center stage, spotlighting various styles and mediums including oils, watercolors, collage and pottery. Fran Bliek’s... more

Yates Arts Center winter exhibit celebrates diverse talents

Trade the gray skies and biting frost of January for the warmth and sparkle of the Winter Interlude Art Exhibit at the Yates County Arts Center. Beginning Jan. 2, 2018, the Center ushers in the new year by spotlighting the distinctive talents of four featured regional artists whose vision and style showcase the best in painting, jewelry making, photography, and... more

Smith Center for the Arts looks to upgrade in 2018

It’s going to be a busy year at the venerable Smith Center for the Arts — and not all for the music, theatre and dance performances for which the opera house is known. 2018 will bring in what new Executive Director Susie Monagan and its board leader call a host of much-needed renovations. Armed with $719,500 in state grants, the... more

Environmental tests, concept designs unveiled for 1-7 State St. lot

Preliminary soil and ground water tests for the future community park space at 1-7 State St. — the site of the former Kalet building — came back “non-detect” for contamination, Ted Liddell, a landscape architect with Bergmann Associates, said during a public meeting Monday night at the Hilton Garden Inn. Given the site’s history of lawsuits based the environmental testing,... more

Ithaca College student and production partner win prestigious award

Kyle Arnold, a senior in the Journalism Department at Ithaca College, developed, along with Ismael Byers from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, a short film called, “Solitude: A Companion Abroad,” documenting the four months the two men spent studying in Chile at the renowned Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Santiago. Although the weather was always hot while there from February... more

Fundraising efforts to rebuild Benedicts’ studio in Milo

After over 40 years of teaching art to the school and college students of Yates County, Faith and Dexter Benedict find themselves bereft of a place to work, and even the tools and materials to work with following the disastrous fire that consumed their studios Nov. 1. The Arts Center of Yates County has established the “Fire Works Studio Reconstruction... more

Fundraising efforts to rebuild Benedicts’ studio in Milo

After over 40 years of teaching art to the school and college students of Yates County, Faith and Dexter Benedict find themselves bereft of a place to work, and even the tools and materials to work with following the disastrous fire that consumed their studios Nov. 1. The Arts Center of Yates County has established the “Fire Works Studio Reconstruction... more
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