Aug 10 Wednesday
Kathy Donovan is an artist and educator living and working in the Mohawk Valley. Beginning June 4th Donovan will have a selection of her abstract figurative and landscape paintings on display in 4 Elements Studio’s Satellite Gallery in the windows of 131 Genesee Street in Downtown Utica. The public is able to view this exhibition from the street at any time.
Local artist John Fitzsimmons will be exhibiting a selection of his large-scale figurative paintings in the windows in 4 Elements Studio's Satellite Gallery at 131 Genesee Street in Downtown Utica. The public is able to view this exhibition from the street at any time.
The Macsherry Library Summer Book Sale will reappear on June 21 and stay for the rest of the summer. It will contain the usual, but larger, collection of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books in hardcover and paperback. There are DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks, puzzles, knitting supplies, posters, and other interesting items to keep shoppers occupied. The sale is open during operating hours Monday thru Saturday.
Mary Padgett and Leigh Yardley, refusing to allow COVID prevent them from painting outdoors, spent many Tuesdays painting local ponds while also observing social distancing. By returning to some ponds during different seasons they have captured the progression of color throughout our warmer months.
“Pond Painting Tuesday” is a compilation of this study of local ponds in watercolors and pastels. Please join us in talking with Leigh and Mary at their opening reception on Saturday, August 6 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Seward House Museum is thrilled to bring back our popular Shakespeare in the Gardens event! This year we are teaming up with actors from Syracuse Shakespeare-in-the-Park for their production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." The performance will take place on Wednesday, August, 10 at 6 PM.
The Museum invites everyone to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs and enjoy this enchanting comedy in the beautiful and historic gardens of the Seward House.
The event is supported in part by the Finger Lakes Arts Council and the Skaneateles Arts Council allowing us to offer this program free and open to the public.
The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps will lead a recreational, 2-mile paddle along Nine Mile Creek and Onondaga Lake's recently restored wetlands to experience the lake's birds and other wildlife. Onondaga Lake is an important stopover area for migratory shorebirds, songbirds and birds of prey during their long and impressive journey. Birding experts from the Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Audubon will discuss how enhanced wetlands along the lakeshore are supporting the Onondaga Lake watershed and its value as an Important Bird Area. The event is sponsored by Honeywell and RES.
A limited number of tandem canoes and solo kayaks are available to rent and will be reserved in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may also use their own non-motorized personal watercrafts. Paddleboarders are welcome. The event will take place rain or shine.
Aug 11 Thursday
Storyteller and artist Vanessa Johnson will lead two Summer Art Camps at the Schweinfurth Art Center from Aug. 8 to 12, 2022. The morning camp, which meets from 9 a.m. to noon, is for children age 6 to 10 and will explore Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad history through art. The afternoon camp, which meets from 1 to 4 p.m., is for children 11 to 15 and will celebrate Harriet Tubman's life through art, storytelling, and song.
Space is limited. Sign up online or call 315-255-1553 to register. Scholarships are available; call to inquire.