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Jan
13
Sat
Where Turkeys Go to Die @ Flower City Arts
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 12th – February 25th, 2018 in Photography Gallery, Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14607
Reception: Friday January 12th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Photography Gallery, Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14607

Where Turkeys Go to Die is an exhibition of photographs by local photographer David Corbin.

Photographs on display were created with a 4x5 large-format film camera and Polaroid 600 camera. These images are a reflection of the artist’s history and experience – experiences dark and beautiful, uplifting and afflicted.

Artist Statement:

Out west from me off a country road is a small turkey farm with a silo and a large
pen in the front. There are a few houses scattered about the land surrounding the
farm. In autumn you can watch hundreds of white turkeys grow from babies to
adults. I watched them every week on my commute to school. One day the turkeys
disappeared. I often thought about the day they got to disappearing. I think about
the sounds the nearby houses hear. I think about the blood spilled, and the haunting
silence the next day – a singular sound (or non-sound) from what was polyphony.
These thoughts inspired me to make images about history and experience –
experiences dark and beautiful, uplifting and afflicted. I traveled (often trespassed)
to forgotten spaces with my 4x5 camera or Polaroid camera to photograph. Many
times I teetered, quite literally, between a busy road and a quiet solace. I also made
images of objects steeped in the same darkness and beauty as the landscape images.
Most of these images were made with my 4x5 large format camera. That camera is a
huge pain in my ass. Sometimes it takes over an hour to make a single image. I
process the negatives in a tray by hand, and my marks and mistakes are visible on
the negative and in the image. I also use a Polaroid 600 camera, and combine two
separate Polaroid images to create an expansive diptych.

Feb
27
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm

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

Feb
28
Wed
Rochester Chamber Orchestra featuring Strings for Success (rescheduled) @ Church of Love Faith Center
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy a beautiful evening of music by the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, with special appearance by students of Strings for Success. Admission is free. A donation in support of the Strings for Success Spring 2018 Boston performing road trip will be greatly appreciated. Strings for Success is a program of The Center for Youth, in partnership with Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School 19.

Mar
2
Fri
Madrigalia: Singing Our Losses, Singing Our Strengths @ The Clover Center
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
Madrigalia: Singing Our Losses, Singing Our Strengths @ The Clover Center

Humans know many losses:
 of love, life, memory, freedom.

Using the beauty and power of transformative music, Madrigalia explores these losses and the ways we meet such challenges with strength and resilience of the human spirit.

This wide ranging program includes music of Bob Chilcott, Edward Elgar, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, The Cozmonautz and more.

Mar
3
Sat
Yoga & Qi Gong Workshop @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our focus is TLC – Tender Loving Care of yourself with an understanding that everything you need is already present with in you! We just need to take time to tap into the reservoir of energy (Prana or Qi) flowing within us.

Chriss will share practical exercises of QiGong which is an ancient Chinese practice used to cultivate one’s own energy (Qi) and facilitate self-healing through breath work, gentle movements and awareness.

Ruth Ann will share practical Hatha Yoga exercises of mindful awareness of the natural pulse of life (Prana), through breath and postural alignment, then integrate that mindfulness with movement and meditation in order to connect more fully to the natural gift of life and wisdom that is already present within us.

We will also touch on the approaches to health and wellness of both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda, the medical system of the Yoga Tradition.

Who:
Chriss Cowan, Certified QiGong therapist and instructor. chrisscowan@me.com
Ruth Ann Polito, E-RYT-500 Certified with Yoga Alliance & Licensed Massage Therapist ruth.polito@frontiernet.net
No previous experience necessary.

Dress comfortably, dress in layers recommended, bring a pen, journal or notebook, water bottle, your curiosity, a smile and a friend!
Space Limited to 6 Reserve your spot today Call 585-243-6785

Madrigalia: Singing Our Losses, Singing Our Strengths @ The Clover Center
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm
Madrigalia: Singing Our Losses, Singing Our Strengths @ The Clover Center

Humans know many losses:
 of love, life, memory, freedom.

Using the beauty and power of transformative music, Madrigalia explores these losses and the ways we meet such challenges with strength and resilience of the human spirit.

This wide ranging program includes music of Bob Chilcott, Edward Elgar, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, The Cozmonautz and more.

Mar
4
Sun
Madrigalia: Singing Our Losses, Singing Our Strengths @ St. Luke’s Church
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm
Madrigalia: Singing Our Losses, Singing Our Strengths @ St. Luke’s Church

Humans know many losses:
 of love, life, memory, freedom.

Using the beauty and power of transformative music, Madrigalia explores these losses and the ways we meet such challenges with strength and resilience of the human spirit.

This wide ranging program includes music of Bob Chilcott, Edward Elgar, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, The Cozmonautz and more.

Mar
6
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm

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

Mar
10
Sat
Mold Making Workshop @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This mold-making workshop will address 2 part molds slip-casting molds, press molds, slump molds, sprig molds and textured slabs- through a series of demonstrations. Students will learn how to prep forms to mold, prepare and pour molds, and utilize and care for molds. This workshop will also provide an overview on the possibilities of mold-making, for both sculptural and functional ceramics.
Instructor: Melissa Moody
Cost: $25 Member/$30 Non-Member

Mar
13
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm

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

Mar
14
Wed
Suspense & Thriller Book Club @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
16
Fri
Celtic Celebration Concert: Encouraging the Next Generation of Musicians @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This concert features the 16-member Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble with Mitzie Collins, 9-member Harmonious Harps with Roxanne Ziegler, Irish Tenor Casey Costello, and 10 members of the Cal-Mum Ukulele Club with Mr. Tom Toyama. The Uke Club is comprised of fifth graders from Caledonia-Mumford Central School. As always, the music will be predominately Irish but will also include other Celtic pieces of Scottish, Welsh, and Manx traditions. Sing-alongs during this concert are an audience favorite. While the concert is free there will be free-will offering baskets at exits.

A traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner will be available before the concert. Dinner is served at 6:00 only and will cost $10 per person. A reception following the concert will allow the audience to enjoy time with the musicians.

Mar
20
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm

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

Mar
27
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm

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

Mar
30
Fri
Genesee Valley Fare & Ware Applications DUE!
Mar 30 all-day
Closing Time, by Owen McCafferty, at MuCCC Theatre @ MuCCC Theatre
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Irish Players program of the Rochester Community Players

Belfast 2002: five denizens of a seedy bar are wondering why, if “The Troubles” are over, their troubles are not? Owen McCafferty is Belfast’s premiere playwright, and his very dark and very funny, typically Irish look at his community goes up on the MuCCC Theatre Stage April 2018. Featuring Greg Ludek, Tom Bigongiari, Kathy Dauer, Ken Dauer and Tom Bohrer, the production is directed by Jean Gordon Ryon. After its Rochester performances, the production will be staged at the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Calbary, Alberta, Canada May 25. Tickets $19 general admission, $14 over 65, $9 under 25.

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.

Apr
2
Mon
New Deal Writing Competition
Apr 2 all-day

3rd Annual New Deal Writing Competition

The New Deal Writing Competition is a short story competition where the writer is asked to use a painting chosen by the staff of GVCA as inspiration for their short story.

Submit your short today for the chance at publication and a cash prize!

For more info visit: http://gvartscouncil.org/new-deal-writing-competition/

Apr
3
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm

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

Apr
10
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm

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

Apr
15
Sun
Put On Your Nice Boots with fivebyfive
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This performance features new music written for fivebyfive in the past year and the winner from our first Call for Scores. Music by Jon Russell, David Crowell, Jascha Narveson and more.

Win two tickets to our concert!
#fivebyfiverochester with your “nice boots” photos by April 1, 2018 and we’ll add your name for a drawing for two tickets to this concert.

$12/day of
$10 day of, bootwearers
Tickets also available online before the concert for $10 at Brown Paper Tickets.
Students free, $20 family max

Apr
17
Tue
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm

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

Apr
24
Tue
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
28
Sat
Fiber Flurry @ Wyoming Village Hall
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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
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!