Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

‘Charlie Brown’ takes the stage this weekend

Woodstock looks up at Snoopy adoringly in one of his quieter moments in this scene from “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”  The production takes the stage at 8 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 3 p.m. June 8 and 14 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The 3’ x 4’ Snoopy Dog House will be awarded to a lucky winner at the final performance at 8 p.m. June 14. For tickets and more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Woodstock looks up at Snoopy adoringly in one of his quieter moments in this scene from “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” The production takes the stage at 8 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 3 p.m. June 8 and 14 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The 3’ x 4’ Snoopy Dog House will be awarded to a lucky winner at the final performance at 8 p.m. June 14. For tickets and more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

4 SUNY Oswego employees to exhibit at Everson

A panel of volunteer judges professionally involved in the arts recently selected works by four SUNY Oswego employees to appear in the regionwide “On My Own Time” exhibition Oct. 11 to Nov. 16 at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.

The four winners, who displayed their work in May at Penfield Library for the college’s third annual “On My Own Time” exhibition, include:

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Oswego Lions Club Rivers Edge Craft Show Sunday June 8

The Oswego Lions Club with host the third annual Rivers Edge “handmade” Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

The event will take place along the beautiful rivers edge, on West Linear Park, in Oswego. 

This will be the second year in the new location, which is not only larger, but also a great experience. Take in the wonderful crafts, the food and fun, and enjoy the beautiful sites of our city.

This year’s event is already larger than last year with many more vendors and the addition of the children’s area. 

“With all of our past fundraising events, we are once again expecting capacity crowds and another successful event for our club” said Mike Henderson, Oswego Lions Club president. 

In addition to all the wonderful crafters and the children’s section, the event will include finger printing by the sheriff’s  office, face painting, entertainment, karate demonstrations, food and wine tasting. 

Anyone interested in being a craft vendor, who would like to be a major sponsor for the event or who needs more information about the event should call Denise Constanza at 591-1842 or Chris Pelton at 343-1394 or Like us on Facebook at Oswego Lions Club or go to our website oswegolionsclub.com. 

Sponsors for the event include Fajita Grill, Rudy’s Lakeside Drive In, Waynes’s Drug Store/Bob Brandshaw, Nelson’s Funeral Home and Murphy’s Auto Solution.

CNY Arts Center exhibition in Oswego opens today

Artists from CNY Arts Center are making their debut in downtown Oswego with an art show entitled Empowered Through the Arts: The finest of CNY Arts Center at the Oswego State Downtown Gallery at 186 W. First St. 

The art exhibit featuring several local artists will open May 31 (today) with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and run through July 12.

“We are excited and so proud to have this opportunity for our wonderful artists,” said Nancy Fox, director. “There is a wealth of talent all over Oswego County and we are very grateful to Michael Flanagan and SUNY Oswego for providing this bridge in the art community.”

Some of the artists included in the exhibit are Kendra Matott, the studio arts coordinator for CNY Arts Center. 

Matott arranges art shows and classes for the center in a variety of art types for all ages. Her art work is considered mixed media that begins as a photograph and evolves through special techniques Matott applies.

Bonnie McClellan, also included in the show, is CNY Arts Center’s Arts in the HeART Gallery director in downtown Fulton. 

Her landscapes have generated popular oil painting classes for adults and kids alike as she takes students from blank canvas to complete landscape. 

People are discovering a love for painting with McClellan’s encouragement. Her students have begun participating in area shows and some now display their own art work in the gallery.

Many more artists are featured in the exhibit, which will move to the Hospice of Central New York in Liverpool in July and remain through August. 

Oswego State Downtown gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is located at 186 W. First St.

For more information visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-2787.

Oswego native begins third season of TBS comedy June 24

Owen Benjamin, of Oswego, center, with Steve Byrne, left and Dan Lauria, right, in a scene from Sullivan and Son on TBS.
Owen Benjamin, of Oswego, center, with Steve Byrne, left and Dan Lauria, right, in a scene from Sullivan & Son on TBS.

Oswego native Owen Benjamin will begin his third season of “Sullivan and Son,” at 10 p.m. Tuesday June 24 on TBS.

“Sullivan & Son,” starring popular comedian Steve Byrne, was one of the most successful TBS summer series for the past two summers. The show is set in a popular pub in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood.

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Prize drawings at Lakeside Artisans

Celebrating the beginning of its fourth year of operation, Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego, is holding a series of free drawings to be held on Thursdays in June to coincide with the Farmers‘ Market. There will also be drawings for original quality fine art and craft pieces held at a celebration at Lakeside Artisans from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27. To enter the free drawings, stop by the shop and fill out a ticket. No purchase necessary. Lakeside Artisans is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays during the Farmers’ Market; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Contact Lakeside Artisans at 342-8880, lakesideartisans@gmail.com . Also, you can visit our website, lakesideartisans.com , or visit us on Facebook.
Celebrating the beginning of its fourth year of operation, Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego, is holding a series of free drawings to be held on Thursdays in June to coincide with the Farmers‘ Market. There will also be drawings for original quality fine art and craft pieces held at a celebration at Lakeside Artisans from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27. To enter the free drawings, stop by the shop and fill out a ticket. No purchase necessary. Lakeside Artisans is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays during the Farmers’ Market; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Contact Lakeside Artisans at 342-8880, lakesideartisans@gmail.com . Also, you can visit our website, lakesideartisans.com , or visit us on Facebook.