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Gallery Hours

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 11am-5pm, Thursday 11am-7pm
and Saturday 11am-3pm. Also open by appointment.
Contact us at (585) 243-6785 or info@gvartscouncil.org.

Events

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts maintains an extensive calendar of visual and performing arts events as well as classes and workshops throughout the area. See Calendar

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That Time of Year Again!

GVCA loves recognizing our neighbors, friends and members for the wonderful support they give us. Please consider nominating a Livingston County resident for one of our annual arts awards in either Arts Education, Arts Leadership or Volunteer of the Year. The winners...

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July 4th Schedule

HAPPY JULY 4TH! GVCA and The New Deal Galley will be open Tuesday, July 3rd from 11am-3pm, closed July 4th and reopen for regular gallery hours July 5th, 6th & 7th! Enjoy a happy and safe...

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Upcoming Events

Jun
25
Mon
Writers & Books’ SummerWrite Youth Camp inspired by Frederick Douglass
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm

June FDSW18 (1)

Rochester NY: Writers & Books invites local youth, ages 5-18, to participate in a
number of week-long Frederick Douglass-inspired camps during summer break in
celebration of the 200th anniversary of Douglass’ birth. Writers & Books will offer
eight, age-appropriate SummerWrite camps that will focus on Douglass’ life and
times as well as social justice issues.

The workshops are:
Who Will Tell Your Story? Is Anybody Listening? (June 25 – 29)
Ages: 12-14
This class explores the historical and cultural underpinnings of the artistic,
scientific, and philosophical contributions made by indigenous American and
African peoples, as well as the diverse contingent of immigrants to our country’s
history.
Afrofuturism and Black Panther (July 2 – 6)
Ages: 12-14
Blend Black Panther-like movie storytelling and writing with your own
interpretation of distinctive African cultures, history, and Sci-Fi fantasy.

Rebels, Leaders, & Innovators (July 9 – 13)
Ages: 5-7
Learn about people like Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Abraham
Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Lou Gehrig, and more by reading age-
appropriate biographies.
Heroes of Social Justice (July 9 – 13)
Ages: 8-11
We will learn about local heroes in our history like Susan B. Anthony and Frederick
Douglass, as well as today’s heroes and innovators such as refugee and Olympic
swimmer Yusra Mardini, human rights activist Yeonmi Pak, and more!
Writing the Unexpected: A Fiction Workshop for Writers of Color (July 30 – Aug
3)
Ages: 14 & Up
This class will be comprised of serious and advanced fiction writers of color.
Students will learn how to build strong, complex characters who subvert
stereotypes of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc. We will read, write,
and workshop story drafts, examining craft elements.
Citizens: A Conversation on Race, Identity, & Democracy (Aug 6 – 10)
Ages: 14 & Up
Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric, which recounts acts of
racism in lyrical prose poems, as a jumping off point, we will engage in discussion
and writing around racial, identity, and social justice issues.
We Breathe Fire: Teen Poetry Slam (Aug 13 – 17)
Ages: Teen
This camp requires two prerequisites for all participants: Open mind. Open heart.
The world is eager to hear you! “A lot of people resist transition and therefore never
allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is;
once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.”
– Nikki Giovanni
Write for Write: A Social Justice Workshop (Aug 13 – 17)
Ages: 14 & Up
Located in Geneseo at the Wadsworth Library
This fiction-writing workshop honors the life of Claire Allen and her humanitarian
legacy. Participants will discuss relevant and urgent social justice issues affecting
local, national, and global communities, study short stories that address those
issues, and help one another write their own stories that illuminate the realities of
these issues. This work will culminate in a public reading intended to raise
awareness and stir discussion that leads to community action to create positive
change.

Aug
16
Thu
Yoga with Jo Kirk @ GVCA
Aug 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts YOGA Course Offering: August 2018

Joanna (Jo) Kirk, RYT-200

Title/Description: Yoga for All

All levels, beginners welcome

Whether you are just beginning a yoga practice or have been practicing for many years, you are welcome to join this class to share the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a safe, supportive yoga practice for all levels.

While the focus will be on yoga postures (asana), the class will also incorporate breathing techniques (pranayama), visualization (dharana) and short meditations (dhyana).

Classes will run on Thursdays, 4:30–5:45pm, August 2 through 23

Price for this four-week session: $40.00

To register:

call the Genesee Valley Arts Council (GVCA) at (585) 243-6785

or call or text Jo at (585) 413-6898

or go to http://gvartscouncil.org/schedule-classes/, download and complete the class registration form, and email it to info@gvcarts.org

Limited Space – Sign Up Early! Maximum Number of Students per Class is 8

Studio location: #4 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris NY

Park behind the building, follow signs for the “New Deal Art Gallery,” and take stairs to the second-floor “movement room”

About the instructor: Jo Kirk, a professor at SUNY Geneseo, began her yoga practice as a student of Ruth Ann at the GVCA in 2012. This June, Jo completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training under Ruth Ann and two other yoga teachers at Shakti Yoga Studio in Geneseo.

Aug
18
Sat
Spencerport Heritage Days @ Spencerport Depot & Canal Museum
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Music, activities, displays and demonstrations all located in and around the Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum, and located next to the Erie Canal.

Ceramics Workshop: Sculptural Teapots @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ceramics Workshop: Sculptural Teapots: Saturday, Aug. 18th, 12-3pm

In this workshop, participants will use a variety op hand-building techniques, such as pinch, coil, and slab-building, to create a unique, sculptural teapot. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with pattern, texture, and color!

All tools and materials are provided. Please register by August 18th by downloading a registration form (below). Please email it to melissa@gvartscouncil.org or mail it to GVCA 4 Murray Hill Drive Mount Morris NY 14510. We hope you will join us!

The Instructor: Melissa Moody, GVCA Program Coordinator

$30 for Members/ $35 for non-members

Aug
20
Mon
Cookie Storytelling @ Avon Free Library
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kids will love this delicious approach to writing songs! With Musician Geoff Clough!

Aug
21
Tue
Community Mosaic Project
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

6/12/2018 – Today’s workshop will focus on hand making ceramic tiles out of clay.

7/21/2018 – Today’s workshop will focus on glazing ceramic tiles.

8/21/2018 – Today’s workshop will focus on grouting the mosaic.

You’re invited to join us in making a series of collaborative woodland themed mosaic murals for display around Rochester. You’ll learn how to hand make ceramic tiles, glaze tiles, and assemble the final mosaic while making new friends and giving back to the community! Completed mosaics will be part of a touring exhibit around Rochester, NY.

Workshops are facilitated by art therapists Sarah Beren, LCAT and Mark Rodgers, MS at Spotted Rabbit Studio, with support from Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. Youth ages 5+ and adults with a disability, as well as their caretaker, are welcome to participate. Space is limited. Workshops are FREE to attend.

To learn more about Spotted Rabbit Studio and our programming please visit our website at https://spottedrabbitstudio.com/

Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday for Needles as Noon! Bring your fiber project, eat some lunch and have great conversation!

Aug
22
Wed
2018 Gazebo Concert Series: String of Pearls/Pearlz @ Village Park, Leicester
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
23
Thu
Yoga with Jo Kirk @ GVCA
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts YOGA Course Offering: August 2018

Joanna (Jo) Kirk, RYT-200

Title/Description: Yoga for All

All levels, beginners welcome

Whether you are just beginning a yoga practice or have been practicing for many years, you are welcome to join this class to share the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a safe, supportive yoga practice for all levels.

While the focus will be on yoga postures (asana), the class will also incorporate breathing techniques (pranayama), visualization (dharana) and short meditations (dhyana).

Classes will run on Thursdays, 4:30–5:45pm, August 2 through 23

Price for this four-week session: $40.00

To register:

call the Genesee Valley Arts Council (GVCA) at (585) 243-6785

or call or text Jo at (585) 413-6898

or go to http://gvartscouncil.org/schedule-classes/, download and complete the class registration form, and email it to info@gvcarts.org

Limited Space – Sign Up Early! Maximum Number of Students per Class is 8

Studio location: #4 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris NY

Park behind the building, follow signs for the “New Deal Art Gallery,” and take stairs to the second-floor “movement room”

About the instructor: Jo Kirk, a professor at SUNY Geneseo, began her yoga practice as a student of Ruth Ann at the GVCA in 2012. This June, Jo completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training under Ruth Ann and two other yoga teachers at Shakti Yoga Studio in Geneseo.

Aug
28
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday for Needles as Noon! Bring your fiber project, eat some lunch and have great conversation!