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Apr
24
Tue
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is proud to present the Best in Show, Best in Category and First Place winners for the Scholastic High School Art Show! See all the amazing talent from our local youth in our galleries on Murray Hill in Mount Morris!

Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm

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

Apr
25
Wed
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is proud to present the Best in Show, Best in Category and First Place winners for the Scholastic High School Art Show! See all the amazing talent from our local youth in our galleries on Murray Hill in Mount Morris!

Apr
26
Thu
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is proud to present the Best in Show, Best in Category and First Place winners for the Scholastic High School Art Show! See all the amazing talent from our local youth in our galleries on Murray Hill in Mount Morris!

Wildlife Photography @ Dansville ArtWorks
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dansville ArtWorks hosts our friend John Adamski, author and photographer, for his popular presentation featuring experiences throughout his 40+ year career. Free and open to the public; donations welcome.

Apr
27
Fri
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is proud to present the Best in Show, Best in Category and First Place winners for the Scholastic High School Art Show! See all the amazing talent from our local youth in our galleries on Murray Hill in Mount Morris!

Open Mic Performing Arts Series @ Dansville Artworks
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Mic Performing Arts Series @ Dansville Artworks

Dansville ArtWorks hosts the Open Mic Series at the arts center and gift shop. Free and open to the public. Family friendly. Open mic/participation portion follows featured artist performance.
March 23: Beth Ely Sleboda – SPRING!
April 27: Christy Nicholas – Excerpt from Misfortune or Song
May 25: Dan Folts – Shieldmaiden: The Devin Snyder Story
June 8: Sean Thomas Dougherty: An Evening with Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty
June 22: Kay Thomas – From Non-Fiction to Fiction: A Writer’s Journey

More performers to be announced.

Open Mic Performing Arts Series @ Dansville ArtWorks
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Dansville ArtWorks for our fourth Friday Open Mic event. April features author Christy Nicholas of Corning NY, presenting Excerpt from Misfortune of Song. Following Christy’s presentation, audience members are welcome to participate in the open mic portion with family friendly performances. Light refreshments served. Free and open to the public; donations welcome.

Apr
28
Sat
Fiber Flurry @ Wyoming Village Hall
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Open Write & Idea Studio @ Dansville ArtWorks
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calling visual artists and writers. Bring the tools of your craft to Dansville ArtWorks. Use our workshop area to work on your latest project. Be inspired by our arts center. Free and open to the public.
Scholastic High School Art Show @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closing Reception: Scholastic High School Art Exhibit @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the talent of our local youth! Our closing reception will be last day of our annual High School Art Show where we will also award the 2018 Staff Sgt Alexandria Mae Gleason Morrow Arts Scholarship at 11:30am to two Livingston County High School Students planning on studying art in their collegiate career. Please join us for great art and light refreshments.

Round and Square Dance with Kelly’s Old Timers and Geneseo String Band @ York Central School
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts invites you to our annual Round & Square Dance on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., in the elementary gymnasium at York Central School, 2578 Genesee St., Retsof.  Admission is $5 Adults; $3 Spectators, 18 & under free and all ages are welcome.  Music and calling will be provided by Kelly’s Old Timers, now counting 60+ years of performing, along with members of the Geneseo String Band led by SUNY Geneseo Professor, Jim Kimball.
If you’ve never been to a square dance, you can come early at 7:00 p.m. and learn the basic steps.  No special clothing or prior knowledge is required—beyond knowing one’s left from one’s right!  The dance is truly a fun evening for all ages, and a great opportunity to enjoy a longtime local tradition. Refreshments will be available.
Eric Kelly, leader of Kelly’s Old Timers and MS-HS instrumental music teacher at York, tells us that many a square dance was held in the gym in years past.  The band was started by his uncle, Woody Kelly and father, Roger in the 1950’s.  The group continues with Doug Kelly calling the dances and playing bass, Eric on keyboards and vocals, Guy Macaluso on keyboards, vocal, trumpet and guitar, and Tom Kwiecien on drums.  Members of the Geneseo String Band will join the group on fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin and washboard.
The event is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.  For more information visit our website at www.gvartscouncil.org, or call 585-243-6785.

Apr
29
Sun
Brockport Symphony Orchestra Soloist Showcase Concert @ St.Luke's Episcopal Church
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Brockport Symphony Orchestra will present their “Soloist Showcase” Concert on Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4pm in the historic sanctuary at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 14 State Street in the Village of Brockport. Admission and parking are free, and canned items for the Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf and donations for the Orchestra, St. Luke’s, and the Food Shelf will be gratefully accepted at the door.

Directed by Jonathan Allentoff, this concert will feature concertmaster Jaesun Han, principal flute Melissa Szurgyi, vocalist Mary Wojciechowski, and guest composer and pianist Emmanuel Sikora.

Han, who has appeared as a soloist, ensemble performer, and recording artist in South Korea, Russia, Israel, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States, will perform the Allegro movement from Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 4.” Szurgyi, a senior at The College at Brockport who received the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award, will perform “A Dutch Idyll” for Flute and Orchestra by Louis M. Gottschalk. Recently featured as soloist at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and the Corning Museum of Glass, Wojciechowski will sing Gustav Mahler’s “Liebst du um Schönheit”, “Around the World in 80 Days” by Victor Young and Harold Adamson, and “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” from “Finian’s Rainbow” by Burton Lane and E. Y. Harburg.

The orchestra will perform the world premiere of Sikora’s “Three Prom Dances”, which he composed for the Brockport Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of Binghamton University and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Sikora’s works were recently performed and recorded by the Lviv Philharmonic in Lviv, Ukraine and have been broadcast on radio and television.

The program also includes Tomaso Albinoni’s “Sinfonia in C Major” and the theme from “Beauty and the Beast” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

There will be a complimentary dessert reception in Parish Hall following the performance.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, a member supported organization. For additional information, visit www.brockportsymphony.org.

May
1
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
May 1 @ 12:00 pm

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

May
3
Thu
Welcome Spring Opening Reception @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join GVCA for our spring opening, featuring a freshly curated New Deal Exhibit as well as our first Apartment 1 show of the season, a dual show of photographer Jim Burns and mixed media artist Rich Della Costa. There will light refreshments served and all are welcome!

May
4
Fri
Dady Brothers Concert
May 4 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Dady Brothers will present a wide variety of music performed on multiple instruments. Joe and John Dady are well known and loved in Western NYS for their traditional Irish music, as well as for more modern bluegrass, country and folk music, much of which they have written and recorded themselves. The brothers are virtuoso players on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, banjo, uilleann pipes, harmonica, and penny whistle, as well as being smooth vocal singers. Members of the Cal-Mum Elementary School Ukulele Club will have an opportunity to work and perform with John and Joe Dady.

The Cal-Mum Uke Club is in its 11th year and is currently under the direction of Tom Toyama, music teacher at Caledonia Mumford Central School. This concert will include eight to ten of the approximately forty-five 4th and 5th graders in the Uke Club. The Dady Brothers will meet with the Uke Club members at school to work on a number of songs for the program.

While the concert is free there will be free-will offering baskets at exits. This allows the church to cover the cost of the musicians, but will encourage attendance by neighbors for whom an admission fee is prohibitive.

A reception following the concert will allow the audience to enjoy time with the musicians.

May
5
Sat
Mother’s Day Card Printing @ Flower City Arts Center
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Choose from our wide variety of woodblocks and cuts to make a unique, hand-crafted card for the important mother in your life. Just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day! This fun and creative event is great for the entire family. Spend some of your Saturday using our letterpress to make something special!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Brought to you with generous sponsorship from Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.

May
8
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
May 8 @ 12:00 pm

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

May
9
Wed
Strings for Success @ Museum of African American History @ Museum of African American History
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This performance is part of a three-day performing and touring road trip taken by students of Strings for Success, which is based in Rochester, NY.

May
10
Thu
Strings for Success @ Old North Church @ Old North Church
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

This performance is part of a three-day performing and touring road trip taken by students of Strings for Success, which is based in Rochester, NY.

May
11
Fri
Strings for Success @ JFK Presidential Library and Museum @ JFK Presidential Library and Museum
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

This performance is part of a three-day performing and touring road trip taken by students of Strings for Success, which is based in Rochester, NY.

The Walkers @ Flower City Arts Center
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Since 2009 photographer Alyssa M DeWitt has photographed the Walker family at their farm in rural Indiana. This exhibition, and the launch of DeWitt’s photobook The Walkers, is the culmination of nearly a decade worth of photographs documenting life moments and the photographer’s relationship with a family constantly in flux.

Artist Statement:

At the conception of this photography series in 2009 I intended to investigate my relationship, or lack of a relationship, with my father. He passed away in a farming accident when I was a baby. I began searching for a stand-in family that would help me visualize a new life through my camera — a life where my father lived and continued working on the farm. After several failed attempts to find a family and place to work out the idea, I created a wanted ad on Craigslist.org. My post went up in Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana, asking for a family with at least two children living on a farm to participate in a long-term photography project.

A couple weeks later Kristen Walker replied to my post. She invited me out to meet her, her husband Josh, and their nine children at their farm in rural Indiana. During my first visit to the farm I learned all the children were there for different reasons. A few children lived in the home every other weekend through a custody arrangement. A few temporarily lived with the family, and some spent the night occasionally. Others were adults in need of support and a place to stay during a hard time. The home was full, chaotic, and alive.

The few constants in the photographs over the years are Kristen, Josh, and their daughter, Morgan, along with the home itself. An ever-changing cast of characters move in and out of the home, as if through a revolving door. At times a drama unfolds and a tense or vulnerable moment manifests; other moments are calm, even serene. Many circumstances of life start and end in these photographs; falling in love, loss, grief, the ugly things, and the beautiful things. There are moments that don’t seem important but grow in meaning with distance and the passage of time. Each photograph is an act of self-reflection and meditation. It’s a record of this place and those who move through it.

Madrigalia Presents Earthkeeping
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Earthkeeping addresses environmental issues by attending to environmental concerns in a spirit of love and concern for the object of our care: our planet, our home, the Earth.

Madrigalia addresses one of the most pressing issues of our day with music that not only sings of the preciousness and amazing range of our earth, but also its fragility and precarious future.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at the Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.

May
12
Sat
The Creative Process presented by Apartment 1 Artist Jim Burns @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Creative Process from Concept to Execution will explore how to get your creative mind working and the process Mr. Burns used to create the “Hammer and Nail” images displayed in Apartment One Gallery at Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. Join us for this fascinating lecture by photographer Jim Burns! RSVP to Betsy by May 3rd betsy@gvartscouncil.org