The Corning Museum of Glass’s GlassBarge brings free glassblowing demonstrations to Wayne County

WHAT: Registration is now open for free tickets for GlassBarge—The Corning Museum of Glass’s mobile glassmaking studio on a canal barge—which will offer the public free, family-friendly glassblowing demonstrations at Palmyra on August 28th. Visitors will see expert glassblowers demonstrate how to shape glowing globs of molten glass into vases, bowls, and sculptures, while hearing about the intertwined story of... more

Canandaigua Lake art show returning for 45th year

The Lakefront Art Show returns July 28-29 to Kershaw Park, 155 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, for its 45th year as a juried art show at this location. Over 100 artists will be on display on the north shore of Canandaigua Lake. There will local nonprofit displays, children’s activities, music and various festival food vendors, including Nick Tahou Hots and Red Osier.... more

Geneva’s Dove holds pivotal place in art history

America’s first modernist artist, Arthur Dove (1880-1946), was born, not in a large metropolitan area, but in the city of Canandaigua. At the time, his father, William G. Dove, was the Ontario County clerk. About two years later, the Dove family returned to Geneva where they owned property and businesses. Arthur Dove grew up in homes on North and South... more

“The Diary of Theodosia Ford” exhibit at Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Ask the average person to name an important woman of the American Revolution and they might think of Betsy Ross, believed to have made the first American flag for George Washington. A fine art photographic exhibit opening on July 1st at Women’s Rights National Historical Park seeks to introduce a new name into the public consciousness: Theodosia Ford. The park... more

Exhibit of digital art by people with disabilities to open in Auburn

The Arc of Seneca Cayuga and the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Art in Public Places,” an exhibit of original digital works by artists with developmental disabilities. The exhibit will open from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Arc’s Spot Light Studio, 39 Genesee St., Auburn. The exhibit will then be divided for showings in... more

New mural graces downtown Dryden

Joanna Murphey is no stranger to the rolling hills and scrumptious scenery of Upstate New York. As a landscape artist, Joanna watches. "I observe the visual language of the community,” she said. Joanna met with me at the Community Center Café to discuss the mural that she is installing just above the Café’s doors on the north facing wall of... more

Exhibit highlights Dove’s Geneva

Dove’s Geneva, a new exhibit mounted by the Geneva Historical Society, is for the first time examining landmark local buildings linked to members of the Dove family who were contractors going back three generations. Of special interest is the city’s changing appearance during the periods when artist Arthur Dove (1880-1946), a member of the fourth generation, lived there. Historic photographs... more

Create the Hops Splash Community Mural at Good Shepherds Brewing Co.

“Art for Auburn” artists are invited to help create a painted mural of hops & wheat, the ingredients used in brewing the craft beer made inside at 132 Genesee Street. The design was conceived by Kendall Doub, a professional artist and graphic designer based in Winston-Salem, NC. Doub connected with Art for Auburn Project Manager Jesse Kline through mutual friend... more

Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 18,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow. SFBA is... more

Come experience Auburn’s First Friday event on June 1st

Each venue offers their own spin on entertainment with free admission & refreshments, food & beverage specials and discounted merchandise to contribute to this monthly community celebration. Activities include exhibit receptions, art making & live music. First Friday is organized by Downtown Auburn BID & Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission. Try the Y for FREE Time: 5AM – 9:30PM... more

“Explore the Color Around You” with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Join The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) in Branchport on June 2nd, 9:30am-noon, for a family-friendly presentation and color observation called “Explore the Color Around You” led by artist Kari Ganoung Ruiz! Kari’s presentation will cover historic and current artists who work and live in the Finger Lakes Region, and will explain why this area inspires her paintings. Kari... more

Zajac brings Genesee Symphony Orchestra to Ovid to perform Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Hanson’s Symphony No. 2

South Seneca Central School graduate and Music Director S. Shade Zajac will bring his Genesee Symphony Orchestra to his home town for a concert at the South Seneca High School Auditorium on at 5:00 pm on Sunday May 20th that will include Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, featuring Mimi Hwang on Cello, Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 “Romantic” and other works.   The... more

Auditions announced for Seneca Community Players’ production Are You Being Served?

Lovers of innuendo and British humor, Flying Circus fans and seekers of laughs – look no further than Seneca Community Player’s uproarious next production Are You Being Served?. To the delight of fans everywhere, the popular British television comedy by the same name, and seen on PBS, has been adapted for the stage. Double entendres are non-stop as the well-loved... more

Living History to show Civil War Engineering

History comes alive on Oak Island when area reenactors set up their tents at Celebrate Commemorate on Friday-Sunday, May 25th-28th. “We are excited that this year, the encampment will focus on the engineering that developed during the Civil War,” said Living History chair Marty Hillman. “ The encampment will attract reenactors from around the region and across the country, “... more

Charlotte’s Web comes to the Smith Opera House Stage

The Smith Center for the Arts will present Charlotte’s Web at 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, May 21st, performed by Theatreworks USA. Charlotte’s Web is part of The Smith’s ArtSmart Educational Theatre Program. While the 10 a.m. performance is sold out, tickets still remain for the noon show. Both performances take place at the Smith Opera House at 82... more

South Seneca Chorus visits Roberts Wesleyan

The South Seneca High School Chorus visited choral conductor Dr. Adam Potter and other faculty on Thursday, April 5th at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. Dr. Potter was a classmate of Mrs. Kyla Perry, 6-12 Choral Director at South Seneca Middle High School, when they were undergraduate students at Houghton College. Dr. Potter holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees... more

Jazz, Rock concert at Cayuga Community College

The Cayuga Community College Jazz Combo and Rock Ensemble Spring Concerts on May 8th will feature students performing songs from legendary performers and songwriters. Professor Michael Cortese, who is also music coordinator for Cayuga’s School of Music and the Arts, said the Jazz Combo will perform compositions by Herbie Mann, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and Eddie Harris.  The songs will... more

Student art exhibit shows great promise

Almost 250 students, parents, teachers, and friends turned out Friday evening for the opening of the Yates County Student Art Exhibit at the Arts Center of Yates County. The annual show highlights work from middle and high school students in Penn Yan, Dundee and Marcus Whitman school districts. The exhibit is hung by art teachers from the various schools. The... more
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