Aug 14 Sunday
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.
The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, is excited to announce the opening of its 2022 Special Exhibit, & Art Fair, which takes a look into elements of Woodstock that don’t often take center stage. This interactive and engaging display highlights the forgotten elements that hold great significance in the overall narrative of Woodstock. The gallery will showcase current research work done by the museum’s team and showcase pieces made for and at Woodstock by artists, organizers, and festival attendees.
The museum has been hosting Special Exhibits for the past 13 years with themes ranging from unique artifact collections to diverse art galleries. This year's Special Exhibit will open to the public on April 1st, 2022 and run through December 31.
Admission to the Special Exhibit is included in the ticket to The Museum at Bethel Woods, or $5 standalone. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, March 14 at 10:00 AM at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, www.Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-653-8000.
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.
Join the Cayuga Museum for an easy afternoon of summer fun. Take a walk along the Cayuga County stretch of the Erie Canal, whet your appetite for a cold drink with a presentation from Cayuga Museum staff about the history of brewing in the County, and grab a complimentary beer from Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing while listening to live music from Wits End Unplugged from 2-4 p.m.
Registrations may be made online or at the Cayuga Museum table until 1:30 p.m. at Centreport Aqueduct in Brutus during the event. Registration is $10 for non-museum members, $8 for members, and includes access to the talk and a complimentary beverage.
Visitors will be responsible for their own transportation. The talk and live music are the only strictly scheduled parts: your free drink ticket can be redeemed at any time while the event is taking place. A map and schedule of events will be provided when you check-in at Centreport Aqueduct. Reservations must be purchased to receive drink tickets.
“Here/Hear,” a solo exhibit by Quinn A. Hunter, erasure of Black history in both the South and the North. Hunter’s exhibit contains work from two recent series. In “I See You Now, I Hear You Then,” she presents chandeliers and rugs she weaved by hand out of hair, referencing antebellum plantations that ignore their slave-owning past. In “Paradise: The Myth of a Liberal North,” she examines the destruction of two Black neighborhoods in Detroit that were destroyed to build a highway.
“In God’s Name: A Celebration of the Spirituality of Harriet Tubman” is a joint exhibit with the Cayuga Museum of History & Art of work by Syracuse artist Vanessa Johnson. Her quilts and fiber artworks examine Tubman’s faith in nature, God, and her supporters as she led enslaved people to freedom. Johnson’s exhibit is part of the Emerging Artists Project, a joint program of the Schweinfurth and Cayuga Museum that is in its second year. Artists present their work in both locations, and the institutions offer a discounted joint admission ticket so visitors can see both shows.
“Excellence in Fibers VII” is a touring exhibit organized by the national magazine Fiber Art Now. It contains 2- and 3-dimensional artworks by artists from around the world, many using nontraditional materials. Artworks were selected by jurors Petra Slinkard, curator of fashion and textiles at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, and Melinda Watt, president of the Textile Society of America and curator in the Department of Textiles at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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