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Folk Art Guild to open studios for public viewing in Middlesex

Folk Art Guild to open studios for public viewing in Middlesex
Rochester Folk Art Guild artisans at East Hill Farm, 1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex, will welcome the public to their craft studios and the East Hill Gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11 and 1 to 5 p.m. May 12. Visitors will have the chance to see recent Guild creations in the workshops, visit with the artists and... more

Skaneateles arts group accepting grant applications

Skaneateles arts group accepting grant applications
The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is now accepting applications for its 2019 grant awards. Individuals and groups within a 15-mile radius of the village of Skaneateles are eligible for the grants, including artists, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters and other nonprofits committed to the arts. The application deadline is May 31. The council has awarded more than 90 grants since... more

New Auburn museum exhibit highlights local medical history

New Auburn museum exhibit highlights local medical history
Kirsten Wise is confident the Cayuga Museum of History & Art’s newest permanent exhibit is something everyone can connect to. “Pioneer Physicians: The Infancy of Modern Medicine,” is relatable because “everyone has been to a doctor at some point in their life,” said Wise, the museum’s executive director. The exhibit touches on topics like how people became doctors in the... more

Reed announces Congressional Art Competition

Reed announces Congressional Art Competition
U. S. Rep. Tom Reed announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is now underway. All high school students in New York’s 23rd Congressional District are encouraged to participate for the chance to have their artwork showcased in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The annual competition is open to all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District. One... more

Ontario County Arts Council exhibit takes ‘Flight’

Ontario County Arts Council exhibit takes ‘Flight’
The Ontario County Arts Council will kick off its 2019 residency at the Ontario County Historical Museum, 55 N. Main St., on April 6 with a group exhibit in the North Gallery of the museum. “The Majesty of Flight” exhibit will contain a wide variety of examples of new pieces of artwork, created by the OCAC members. This flight-themed exhibition... more

Cornell University names new director of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell University names new director of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University has named Jessica Levin Martinez, head of the the Division of Academic and Public Programs at the Harvard Art Museums, as the new director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The Cornell University Board of Trustees approved her appointment as the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the museum during a meeting Jan. 31 in New York... more

Wells College Book Arts Center announces 2019 Summer Institute

Wells College Book Arts Center announces 2019 Summer Institute
The Wells College Book Arts Center has announced that its 2019 Summer Institute will take place July 14 through July 27, 2019. During the Summer Institute, renowned instructors and artists will gather on the Wells campus in Aurora to offer courses in a variety of techniques relating to paper, printing and textual arts. Once again, the institute will include 12... more

Rising from the Ashes in Yates

Rising from the Ashes in Yates
Much has changed for local artists Dexter and Faith Benedict since the morning of Nov. 1, 2017. That’s the day a fire destroyed their Penn Yan business and studio, Fire Works Foundry. “We were woken up around 5 a.m. by our dog, Leo, barking,” recalls Dexter, sculptor and professor emeritus of art at Keuka College. “Out of the bedroom window,... more

St. Peter’s Art Community believes strongly in students performing

St. Peter’s Art Community believes strongly in students performing
Practice, practice, practice. Certainly instruction and practicing is important at the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy, but performing is also an integral part of the programs offered. “Some 50 performances will take place this academic year to help students build confidence in their ability to practice, rehearse and perform in ways that recognize their potential as individuals,’ according to Donna... more

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed house in Newark High School Auditorium November 30th

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed house in Newark High School Auditorium November 30th
A wonderful holiday music concert was performed by the incomparable Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra November 30th to a packed house in the Newark High School auditorium delighting concert-goers at the beginning of this holiday season. It was made possible, once again, through the collaboration of the Newark School District and the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, that teamed up to bring... more

Experience Auburn’s First Friday event on December 7th

Come experience Auburn’s First Friday event on December 7th
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. TASTING at Auburn Discount Liquor Time: 3PM – 6PM... more

Conductor, soloist named for RPO Concert at Newark High School

Conductor, soloist named for RPO Concert at Newark High School
The Newark Central School District, in conjunction with the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, will once again host an evening of holiday music with the incomparable Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the Newark High School on Friday, November 30th at 7:30PM. “We are proud and privileged to host the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for the 18th consecutive year. These holiday concerts here in... more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Christmas Lights, Psychics and Shopping in the Finger Lakes November 16th – 18th

WEEKEND EVENTS: Christmas Lights, Psychics and Shopping in the Finger Lakes November 16th – 18th
This weekend, get out and discover the Christmas cheer this season is bringing by checking out the Lights on the Lake, making Christmas wreaths or even something as simple as having a drink at the 6th annual New York State Craft Beer in Syracuse! This weekend comes with a exciting variety of things for your family and friends to go... more

Folk Art Guild hosts Last Big Festival of Crafts at The Harley School

Folk Art Guild Last Holiday Festival at Harley School
For 57 years the Rochester Folk Art Guild has held major craft exhibits in Rochester, without once missing an occasion. This Thanksgiving weekend Holiday Festival of Crafts draws that impressive era to a close. Planning for the next few years to concentrate their efforts and energy into hosting events at home, this season’s show will be the final comprehensive Guild... more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Plenty going on in the Finger Lakes October 12th – 14th

Weekend Events: Things to do in the Finger :
Now that we are officially in the month of October, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing colors which means it’s that time of year again for haunted houses, pumpkin patches, apple picking and much more! Listed below are a few of the many events taking place this weekend around the Finger Lakes region for your friends and... more

Erie Canal mural artist paints on-site at the Savannah Art Festival

ERIE CANAL MURAL ARTIST PAINTS ON-SITE AT THE SAVANNAH ART FESTIVAL!
Savannah is Wild about Birds and Nature in preparation of its 4th annual Art Festival! On Saturday, September 29th, 10AM-5PM, those who appreciate all forms of art are invited to attend. Catch a glimpse of James Zeger and students as they paint a mural on-site during the festival! Over the last 11 years James has painted several historic murals throughout... more
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