What’s Happening at CNY Arts Center?

Charlotte’s Web is a great memory now. August Arty Camp is in full swing this week and we turn our attention to the wrap-up of summer classes and events.

A very special author, Mary Slimmer, will share her newest book, “The Lighthouse in Grove Park School,” during Author Spotlight at 7 tonight, Aug. 21.

Slimmer, a retired teacher and administrator in the Oswego City School District, has written her first novel for young adults. This adventuresome story follows a group of elementary school friends through some challenging and scary events.

“The characters in the book are fictional,” says Slimmer, “but they were inspired by the many children I worked with over the years.” Mary also is teaching a writing class for Arty Camp.

Michael Lynne launches a great new class tomorrow, Painting Fundamentals I, Aug 22, 29 and Sept. 5 Classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. This class will brighten your use of color, explore color mixing approaches, experiment with layering color and share Lynne’s expertise for controlling the use of edges.

Jim Farfaglia offers a one-day workshop for aspiring authors, Working through Writer’s Block, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 24. This workshop provides an overview of positive and affirming activities to help writers move through challenges in their writing.

Story Time Art, for 4-year-olds to 7-year-olds, returns from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug 27 for the last class with Kendra Matott. Our book title, “Good Night, Moon,” will have your little artist sketching his or her own room full of things to say goodnight to! Please pre-register at www.CNYArtsCenter.com

Our summer session wraps up with Artist Meet-up at the Gallery, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27.  Join the growing artist community at this event designed to get us all 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 and bring a friend! This event is open to the public and held at Arts in the Heart Gallery, 47 S. First St., in Fulton.

September will bring a special night to experience the artistry of the Cashore Marionettes, our popular outdoor Arts Market, and a brand new slate of classes for the fall. Students are reminded to pre-register for all classes and workshops to avoid missing out. Classes and workshops charge a modest fee. Visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com  for more information or call 592-3373 for details and updates.

Remember we bring all arts for all ages at two separate  locations. Classes, Writer’s Café, Author Spotlight, live theater and Arty Camp are held in CNY Arts Center located in the lower level of State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton.

Arts in the HeArt Gallery is located at 47 S. First St. in downtown Fulton across from the gazebo for local artists who want to display their artistry. Artists can apply for gallery space online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com.

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