What’s Happening at CNY Arts Center?

February finishes out the month with an Artist Spotlight tonight, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. featuring the work of Ken Blount, CNY Arts Center’s studio arts coordinator.

Blount’s artistry finds the beauty in ordinary items when gathered on canvas in non-traditional ways – the inner workings of a VHS tape become a tree, the gears of a toy become a 3D scene depicting a space ship, the unseen parts of an old piano create a wall-hanging with sophistication and beauty. His art is unique and his technique is in the spotlight this month, open to the public at no charge, at 7 p.m. Find more information on our web site.

March comes roaring in with many great things to do at CNY Arts Center!

Friday, March 1 launches Writing through Our Grief. This workshop will offer participants ideas and examples of how writing can be used in the grieving process. No previous writing experience is necessary. For ages 18 and older, this four-week class will run Fridays in March from 1 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 2 our first benefit Cabaret debuts featuring Songs of the Seasons at 8 p.m. It will include familiar music, desserts and items for raffle throughout the evening. Gift certificates for area restaurants and local attractions, ARTY Cash, Camperships to Arty Camp, framed art and more will be up for raffle.

Each cabaret admission receives one free raffle ticket towards a gift item. Proceeds from this event will support programming and events at the Arts Center.

March 2 will also debut Texture, Foil and Acrylics from 9 a.m. to noon with Loie Mechetti. This class includes creating unusual, hang-able art with heavy duty foil, acrylics, and anything that will press shapes into the foil.

Tuesday, March 5 offers another new class with Digital Photography 101 is offering the basics of taking photographs with a digital camera for different skill levels. Students can sign up for one class or take all four that cover topics such as shutter speed vs. aperture; how and where to focus; composing good photos; and improving basic snap shots. Class will meet Tuesdays in March from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6 and Friday, March 8 will see a return of the watercolor class Going with the Flow Again! from 1 to 4 p.m. No drawing skills are necessary in this class for beginners and for those who just want to brush up on their skills.

Saturday, March 9 rounds out the week with Ink Drawing Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m and Oil Painting Workshop “Upon a River’s Bend” from 1:30 to 5 p.m.  Instructor Bonnie McClellan will teach a wet on wet technique of landscapes with step by step instruction in a group setting. Students will start with a blank canvas and walk out with their very own painting!

Students are reminded to pre-register for all classes. Classes and workshops charge a modest fee.

CNY Arts Center is located in the lower level of State St. Methodist Church, 357 State S.t, Fulton.

Visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com for more information or call 592-3373 for details and updates and look for us here every week with the latest classes and events.

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