The compelling story of a deaf/blind child takes center stage this weekend in this fresh adaptation of the classic story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan.
“Helen Keller” will preview with a pay-what-you-can final dress rehearsal April 25 at 8 p.m. and then open April 26 at 8 p.m. The show continues April 27 at 8 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. The second weekend starts May 3 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. is Fulton Lion’s Club-sponsored performance night. Helen Keller closes May 5 with a 2 p.m. matinee.
Things around the house — a child’s toy, a favorite cup/spoon, a treasured memory — can become a treasured work of art bringing back memories for years to come with the newest class at CNY Arts Center.
Textured Memories with Ken Blount will teach students to create art using common household items; things you just can’t bring yourself to toss can be turned into art with a little paint and glue. Mementos become treasure keepsakes when displayed as DIY art in this class being offered one day only, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 15 and up.
Tuesday, April 30, the public is invited to join the growing artist community at this event designed to get artists together for the love of art! Bring your portfolio to share, meet other artists of all skill levels, mediums and interests; exchange ideas and feedback; enjoy talking with other artists. Come, bring a friend and hear about the new ARTs in the heART Gallery opening in Downtown Fulton very soon.
Talent is being sought for the third annual Arts Fest Talent Competition to be held June 8 in the War Memorial Ice Rink. Tom Eagan and Christine Tupe will both perform onstage following the competition offering prizes in several categories.
This event also offers handmade original art and crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with over 50 vendors to browse. Talent and vendors can register online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com.
Registration is open for the second annual ARTY Day Camp. This summer camp for ages 5-15 will offer instruction in art, writing, dance and theater, lunch provided with group art projects. Lunch and afternoon art projects are free and open to every child in the community age 5 and up during the weeks of camp, July 15-19 and Aug. 19-23. Sponsorships are available for morning classes. CNY Arts Center wants every child to have an art experience this summer.
CNY Arts Center is located in the lower level of State St. Methodist Church, 357 State St, Fulton. “ARTs in the HeART” Art Gallery will be located at 47 S. 1st St in Fulton. Artists can apply for gallery space online.
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 happenings at CNY Arts Center.