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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.

Ready, set, knit in Fulton

The first yarn installation in Fulton, spring 2012, greeted walkers and drive-by traffic. CNY Arts Center will host a Knit-In Saturday, June 7 at the downtown gazebo on First Street at 10 a.m. Yarn will be provided, bring knitting needles, crochet hooks and a lawn chair.
The first yarn installation in Fulton, spring 2012, greeted walkers and drive-by traffic. CNY Arts Center will host a Knit-In Saturday, June 7 at the downtown gazebo on First Street at 10 a.m. Yarn will be provided, bring knitting needles, crochet hooks and a lawn chair.

Calling all knitters and crocheters.

CNY Arts Center invites you to Fulton’s downtown gazebo at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7 for a morning of knitting and crocheting.  Continue reading

Linus Project, Charlie Brown show a match made in heaven

Linus (Chris Tetro) shares his blanket with Lucy (Julia Allen) in this scene from ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” running June 6 through 15 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The organization will give $1 off per ticket for each new handmade blanket donated to Project Linus through CNY Arts Center. For more information, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Linus (Chris Tetro) shares his blanket with Lucy (Julia Allen) in this scene from ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” running June 6 through 15 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The organization will give $1 off per ticket for each new handmade blanket donated to Project Linus through CNY Arts Center. For more information, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Volunteers at CNY Arts Center were recently introduced to Project Linus and saw an obvious partnership between the charitable blanket organization and the current production of ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.’

The national mission of the nonprofit Project Linus is to provide homemade security blankets to children in need. Continue reading

Showcase of art fills the halls at Maroun Elementary

kindergartner Sara Speich used construction paper and crayon to create a scene that featured a castle and hot air balloon. An image of Speich sits in the balloon’s basket.
kindergartner Sara Speich used construction paper and crayon to create a scene that featured a castle and hot air balloon. An image of Speich sits in the balloon’s basket.

The halls of Michael A. Maroun Elementary School in Phoenix look like murals as student artwork was displayed during Friday’s Art Show. 

The show featured art by kindergartners through fourth-graders.

Students took their families and friends through a self-guided tour of the school.  Continue reading

Recital held May 22 for Doreen’s Dance Studio

 

The 31 dance students at Doreen’s Dance Studio in Fulton showed off what they learned during a recital May 22 at G. Ray Bodley High School.