Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

N&N Studio of Dance to hold recital May 16-17

N&N Studio of Dance presents their second annual recital, “Can’t Hold Us Down,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Poetry Corner: Miracle Workers, by Jim Farfaglia

Miracle Workers, by Jim Farfaglia

The farmer –
moving through unplowed fields,
turning soil with his tractor,
unlocking acres of room to grow.

The waitress –
balancing an armful of platters,
meandering through crowds,
delivering satisfaction piping hot.

The mechanic –
looking at worn out machines,
fiddling with this or that,
bringing to life what seemed hopeless.

But only a mother can do it all –
moving through each busy day,
balancing children and chores,
looking at details big or small,

delivering life so we all may grow.

 

What’s Happening at CNY Arts Center?

We need your help to show gratitude to our veterans at the 33rd Annual Memorial Day Salute from 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 24.

Residents are being asked to submit pictures, letters, poems, art work or take to the stage to express your thanks. 

Everyone from the youngest to the oldest is invited to send a message of thanks. It’s the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation in song, story, music, dance or whatever your family-friendly talent is. Visit www.fultonmemorialdaysalute.com for more information.

Contact Nancy Fox at 592-3373 if you want to perform onstage. Art work will be accepted at Arts in the heART Gallery, 47 S. First St., Fulton. Messages or written tributes should be mailed to CNY Arts Center, P.O. Box 477, Fulton, NY 13069.

The center continues to hold art classes. A monthly Story Time Art for ages 2-7 will start from 1 to 2 p.m. May 17. Children under 5 will need adult accompaniment. Story time and art are rolled into one when a favorite story is read and then an art project is created inspired by the story and illustrations.

Oil painting continues from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 21 with Bonnie McClellan. Start with a blank canvas and leave with a finished painting! “Flowers” will be the subject of the next painting class.

Daytime art class for homeschoolers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May21, will teach Pallet Knife painting with a completed painting of “Sunset behind the Barn.” This class is also taught by Bonnie McClellan.

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 and remember we bring all arts for all ages at two separate locations. 

Classes, live theater and Arty Camp are held in CNY Arts Center, located in the lower level of State St. 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. Artist Meet-up, Author Spotlight, Open Mic night and TH=3 Happy Hour at the gallery give artists a place and time to network and share. Artists can apply for gallery space online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com. 

Coming soon — “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” 4th annual Arts Fest, Summer Art and Dance Intensives and Arty Camp. 

Check www.CNYArtsCenter.com for all the latest news and events.

Off Broadway Dance Center team wins trophies at national contest

Front - Kiley Emmons, Elizabeth Chrisman, Mackenzie Loughrey, Arianna Schmeer, Samantha Cooper, Mckenzie Emmons, Kayla Frost, Jaidyn Perry, Korbin Cooper, Grace Gilles. 2nd row - Alyssa Wicks, Lizzie Russell, Mackenzie Hayden. Mackenzie Coant, Mary Jane Mullaney, Anthony Ferguson, Alexandra Coakley, Olivia Cunningham, Sydni Casler, Janna Moody, Olivia Metcalf. 3rd row - Talia Trombino, Grady Marshall. 4th Row - Devon Ruckdeschel, Elizabeth Crockford, Genesis Loetterle, Mattie Burdick, Kristen Budd, Bailey Perry, Makaylee Schmeer, Taylor Bonoffski, Megan Johnson  Photo by Teri Loetterle
Front – Kiley Emmons, Elizabeth Chrisman, Mackenzie Loughrey, Arianna Schmeer, Samantha Cooper, Mckenzie Emmons, Kayla Frost, Jaidyn Perry, Korbin Cooper, Grace Gilles. 2nd row – Alyssa Wicks, Lizzie Russell, Mackenzie Hayden. Mackenzie Coant, Mary Jane Mullaney, Anthony Ferguson, Alexandra Coakley, Olivia Cunningham, Sydni Casler, Janna Moody, Olivia Metcalf. 3rd row – Talia Trombino, Grady Marshall. 4th Row – Devon Ruckdeschel, Elizabeth Crockford, Genesis Loetterle, Mattie Burdick, Kristen Budd, Bailey Perry, Makaylee Schmeer, Taylor Bonoffski, Megan Johnson
Photo by Teri Loetterle

The Off Broadway Dance Center Competition Team attended the national dance competition Step Up 2 Dance April 25 and 26 in Manlius. 

OBDC entered 20 routines and all were award winning. 

In “Young Miss Solos,” Grady Marshall won a Platinum Award for her tap solo, won her division and scored 2nd out of 27 solos performed by girls age 7 to 10. Grady Marshall and Talia Trombino won a Platinum Award for their duet and came in 6th place out of all duets performed by dancers ages 5 to 18. 

In “Teen Miss Solos,” Mattie Burdick won High Gold Award and 1st place in her category and Genesis Loetterle won a High Gold Award and 2nd in her category. In “Miss Solos,” Kristen Budd won a High Gold Award. In “Junior Teen Solos,” Lizzie Russell won High Gold Award and 2nd in her category and Megan Johnson won 2nd in her category. 

In “Young Miss Solos” Talia Trombino won a High Gold Award and Jaidyn Perry won a High Gold Award and 2nd in her category. In Duet/Trio, Anthony Ferguson and Grady Marshall won a High Gold Award and 1st in their category , Mackenzie Hayden and Lizzie Russell won a High Gold Award and

Auditions today for “Great Rope” play

The H. Lee White Marine Museum will present the play “The Great Rope,” written by Rosemary Nesbitt and directed by Jonel Langenfeld, at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario parade grounds. 

This production is a collaboration between the maritime museum, Fort Ontario State Historic Site and CNY Arts Center.

 The play is part of the commemoration of the War of 1812, in which Oswego played a major role historically.

An information meeting and informal auditions for characters and technical positions for this production will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 7 (today) at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego.

Children ages 6 and above and adults interested in being involved should attend. Those interested in performing should be prepared to read from a script.

 “Jonel has made a point to involve local talent in all her community productions. She brings a rich history of performance and professionalism to these shows,” said Richard Bush, president of the H. Lee White Marine Museum, board of trustees.

The play is sponsored in part by NBT Bank, Richard S. Shineman Foundation and CNY Arts.

For further information call 342-0480 or info@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or visit hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or facebook.com/hlwmm.

Dance recital planned in Fulton May 8

Runions Dance Studios in Fulton will present its spring recital, “A Step in Time,” at 7 p.m. May 8 in the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium. After 62 successful years, Ruth Runions Devendorf has decided to pass the studio to her daughter, Jill Pitcher, and granddaughter, Emily Pitcher. Devendorf wants to thank the Fulton community and Bodley music department for its support the past 62 years.

Photos from Dayger Photography

“On My Own Time” exhibit opens May 9

Avocational art -- Andrea Ross, a staff librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library, views jewelry pieces and a sculpture by faculty and staff artists at the 2013 “On My Own Time” display. The 2014 exhibition of employee artwork will feature a free public reception at 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the library’s Lake Effect Cafe.
Avocational art — Andrea Ross, a staff librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library, views jewelry pieces and a sculpture by faculty and staff artists at the 2013 “On My Own Time” display. The 2014 exhibition of employee artwork will feature a free public reception at 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the library’s Lake Effect Cafe.

The third annual SUNY Oswego “On My Own Time” exhibition of faculty and staff artistic talent will feature a free public reception at 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Penfield Library’s Lake Effect Cafe.

The exhibition, which features up to three original visual-media works per non-professional artist, will run through May 30 at the library.

A panel of volunteer judges who are professionally involved in the arts will adjudicate the in-house exhibition. The Everson Museum of Art will include selected pieces in the regionwide “On My Own Time” exhibition in the fall.

Created 40 years ago by CNY Arts, in cooperation with the Everson, “On My Own Time” is a community arts program that links the business and cultural sectors of Central New York to promote an appreciation of the arts and to recognize creativity in the workforce.

Visit www.oswego.edu/library for Penfield Library’s hours of operation. Parking at SUNY Oswego is by permit only. Visit www.oswego.edu/administration/parking for information on obtaining a day-use permit.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Tina Chan, tina.chan@oswego.edu, or Michael Flanagan, michael.flanagan@oswego.edu.

Cast named for “Charlie Brown”

Megan Murtha, rehearsing as Mrs. Teavee in the recent Willy Wonka Jr, will play Peppermint Patti in CNY Arts Center’s next production “You’re a Good man Charlie Brown” running June 6-15 .
Megan Murtha, rehearsing as Mrs. Teavee in the recent Willy Wonka Jr, will play Peppermint Patti in CNY Arts Center’s next production “You’re a Good man Charlie Brown” running June 6-15 .

CNY Arts Center announces the cast of their next production “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” set to open June 6 for a two weekend run at CNY Arts Center located at 357 State St. in Fulton.

The musical favorite is being directed and choreographed by Amy Price, who also did Willy Wonka Jr. and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Adam Schmidtmann will head the cast as the title character Charlie Brown with Molly Brown in the role of Snoopy. Sabrina Woodward is cast as Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally while Ryan Smith will portray Schroeder.

Julia Allen and Chris Tetro team up as brother and sister Lucy and Linus while Emily Yamada will fly in as Woodstock.

Newcomers Alaysia Person as Frieda and Daronda Scott as Marcy are joined by Megan Murtha who rounds out the cast as Peppermint Patti.

Dan Williams will be directing music for the popular musical while Priscilla VanGorder heads the costume team. John Gamble returns as Technical Director, Set and Prop Designer with assistance from Dan Shue and Shuba 2 Construction.

“Like all major productions, this show requires participation from many professionals working together to deliver a professional quality product to stage,” said Nancy Fox, producer.

“We are very fortunate to have the expertise to create a production we are confident will be a treat for families and all audiences, from solid acting to music and dance to spectacular set and costumes,” she said.

The final dress rehearsal will also open to the public to ‘pay-what-you-can’ for those who prefer to choose their ticket price.

“We had a great response to Willy Wonka, Jr and we hope the audience will come back for another great family production,” Fox continued.

Tickets and reservations are on ale now on the website at www.CNYArtsCenter.com.