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What’s Happening at CNY Arts Center?

With another successful Harborfest mural project wrapping up, CNY Arts Center turns its focus to a great lineup of classes, ARTY Day Camp and “Charlotte’s Web” in August.

The Oil Painting a Western Scene class is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with Bonnie McClellan, who will lead students to create a western scene in oils.

Facebook Workshop Promotion for the Arts returns Saturday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn step-by-step how to create and manage a Facebook business page.

In today’s market, social networking is a must for any small business — and that includes the arts!

Whether you are an actor, painter, chef or anything in between, this workshop will teach you how to promote your trade on Facebook. Learn how to create an interactive environment between you and your fans and clients by updating statuses, adding pictures and posting events.

All skill levels are welcome, so whether you already have a page or have never used Facebook before, this workshop can help you.

Collage Making — held Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon — is for ages 8 and older. This is a great way to recycle materials around the house and turn them into art. Magazines, newspapers, photos, string, cardboard, fabric — you name it!

Bring your own or use the provided materials to create collages using different techniques. All skill levels are welcome.

Story Time Art for 4- to 7-year-olds continues Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. with Kendra Matott. “Green Eggs and Ham” will have kids create new wacky colored foods! More great titles and fun art projects are bringing summer fun. Don’t miss out. Please pre-register at CNYArtsCenter.com

Introductory Stained Glass series, Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is expected to return Aug. 1 for ages 16 and up. Call the office at 592-3373 for updates.

Saturday, Aug. 10, will be day to enjoy your favorite art medium starting with Bonnie McClellan’s Oil Painting “Mountain Reflection” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or another workshop on Collage Making with Kendra Matott from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by her popular Different Ways to Draw class from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Arts in the HeArt Gallery is hosting a Café Exchange for writers, studio artists, actors and culinary artists Sunday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 47 S. First St. It is free and open to the public and should be a great night of socializing and sharing the arts. Bring a friend and join us!

“Charlotte’s Web” opens Aug. 16 for three performances only: Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets and reservations for this kids-only cast of more than 30 are available at CNYArtsCenter.com.

ARTY Camp was so much fun in July and more great things are being planned for our next session, Aug. 19–23. There is still time to register your child. Scholarships are available — no child will be turned away. Visit CNYArtsCenter.com for information.

Students are reminded to pre-register for all classes and workshops to avoid missing out. Classes and workshops charge a modest fee. Visit CNYArtsCenter.com for more information or call 592-3373 for details and updates.

Fifth in Oswego Summer Sunset Concert Series to be held tonight

The fifth concert in the Oswego Summer Sunset Concert Series will be held tonight, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Breitbeck Park in Oswego. These concerts are provided free to the public by the City of Oswego and the Musicians Union of Oswego County. The 17-piece Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Stan Gosek, will be performing this week. Popular selections from all eras of Big Band music will be featured.

A unique experience is coming to Fulton

Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m., the Divisi Children’s Choir of Valencia, Spain will be performing at the Fulton Alliance Church.

They will do a variety of sacred and secular music. This choir of “voces blancas” has performed around the world, most recently in the Vienna’s Golden Hall at the United Nations World Peace Concert and in Dorog, Hungary.

Two of the choralists are daughters of a former Fulton resident Renee Rice, and granddaughters of Richard and Joyce Rice of Fulton.

Sofia and Raquel have been members of the choir for six years and have performed in Romania, Macedonia, Hungary, Austria, and are proud to bring their choir to Fulton.

Their U.S. tour will begin in Washington, D.C. singing at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. They will then travel to New York to sing in the Casa Galicia, Astoria, Queens.  hey then will travel to Boston to sing with the PALS Children’s choir.

While in the Fulton area, they will sing a Latin mass by Diericx at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn Sunday, July 21, at 9:45 a.m.

The concert is free and an offering will be taken for the choir.

The Fulton Alliance Church is located at 1044 N.Y.S. Rte. 48 South.

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Summer concerts continue at Phoenix’s Henley Park

Elvis at the park – Tom Gilbo (Elvis) gives sash to women in the audience at the Tom Gilbo & The Blue Suedes Concert. Summer concerts are continuing along side the Oswego River Canal in Henley Park in Phoenix.
Elvis at the park – Tom Gilbo (Elvis) gives sash to women in the audience at the Tom Gilbo & The Blue Suedes Concert. Summer concerts are continuing along side the Oswego River Canal in Henley Park in Phoenix.

Summer concerts are continuing along side the Oswego River Canal in Henley Park in Phoenix.

This year, the Town of Schroeppel is joining forces with the Village of Phoenix, which also received funding, to promote a concert series that includes both Monday and Friday nights for the months of July and August.

The goal for all involved is to encourage a greater appreciation of arts and culture in the area.  This is done by promoting, supporting and celebrating arts and culture locally.

By popular request, this summer’s Monday night concert series will feature a variety of music, especially country and oldies.

The concerts will take place at Henley Park, on State Street in Phoenix, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The remaining concert schedule is as follows:

• July 22 – Susan Taylor Trio (variety)

• July 29 – Weekend Pass (country)

• Aug. 5 – DeSantis Trio (variety)

• Aug. 12 –  The Custom Taylor Trio (Popular current country)

• Aug. 19 – Phoenix Community Concert Band

The Village of Phoenix’s grant from CNY Arts for the “Friday Nights of Fun” concert series, will feature a variety of musical styles performed by some of the most talented musicians in Central New York, and it will be held on Friday nights at 6 p.m. at Henley Park as follows:

• July 19 – Stone River Band

• July 26 – Vote for Pete

• Aug. 2 – Hendry Band

• Aug. 9 – Western Swing

• Aug. 16 – Clean Slate

• Aug. 23 – Nite Life

The rain location for all of  the concerts, except the Phoenix Community Band, will be at the Phoenix fire station (Route 57).

The Phoenix Community Band concert will be canceled in the event of bad weather.

 

 

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Mexico Point Park to hold Severin Bischof art show

Art show in Mexico – Friends of Mexico Point Park are hosting an art show featuring Severin Bischof’s watercolors and wood cuts. Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. will be opening night with a wine and dessert gala. There will be an admission fee. The show will continue Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. There is an admission price as well.
Art show in Mexico – Friends of Mexico Point Park are hosting an art show featuring Severin Bischof’s watercolors and wood cuts. Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. will be opening night with a wine and dessert gala. There will be an admission fee. The show will continue Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. There is an admission price as well.

Friends of Mexico Point Park are hosting an art show featuring Severin Bischof’s watercolors and wood cuts.

Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. will be opening night with a wine and dessert gala. There will be an admission fee.

The show will continue Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. There is an admission price as well.

This is a fund-raiser for the maintenance and restoration of Casey’s Cottage. Those seeking reservations may call 963-7657 or email Betty at bj2green@aol.com.

Bischof, a master painter, was born in 1893 in Germany where he apprenticed and began is art career. He learned to restore religious paintings and worked in the great cathedrals in Europe.

He also learned the art of cutting glass and was a decorative painter of furniture.

In 1928, Bischof was an art student at Syracuse University, and later worked for Syroco, an ornamental woodworking company.

While at Syracuse University, he met Dr. William Casey and began what became a lifelong friendship.   Dr. Casey, a sociology professor at Columbia University, summered at Mexico Point Park.

The unused carriage house at Mexico Point was transformed into Casey’s Cottage by the two close friends. Casey provided the means and Bischof provided the designs.

The art show will feature the artwork of Bischof including his woodcuts and pastels of his vision for transforming the carriage house into Casey’s Cottage.

According to John Bischof, the artist’s son, “The cottage was a work of love, a place of beauty, friends, companionship and good conversation only.”

North Volney UMC to hold car show

The North Volney Methodist Church will hold a classic car show Aug. 3  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds with free admission.

Registration for car owners starts at 10:30 a.m.; there is an entry fee for car owners.

Those attending the show will have the chance to vote on their favorite car and be eligible to win a door prize.

In addition, there will be music, a bake sale to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well as food and drinks available for those who get hungry.

Those seeking more information may call Beverly at 593-6825.

The North Volney Methodist Church is located on the corners of Co. Routes 4 and 6 in the Town of Volney.

‘Fulton Idol’ seeks youth voices

“Fulton Idol” will take place at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton, Aug. 5-9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

“Fulton Idol” has been described as “a star making experience.”

It is designed for youth ages 10-15 as an opportunity to develop and display vocal performances by individuals and by groups.

There is no charge to partcipate. Highly qualified voice coaches will work with vocalists with a performance of songs scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 9.

Significant cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.

Registrations are due to Thursday, Aug. 1. Those seeking to register my call First United Church at 592-2707 or e-mail prairieborn@aol.com.

This event is sponsored by the Open Doors Neighborhood Center, a ministry of the First United Church of Fulton.

Library exhibit to showcase Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse

The Oswego Public library exhibit showcasing the Oswego West Pierhead Light house will be in place until Aug. 5.

A reception will be held Monday, July 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. to  meet the current keeper, Ted Panayotoff, and enjoy  refreshments.

Panayotoff has extensively researched the West Pierhead  Lighthouse and will be available to answer any questions.

The City of Oswego was awarded the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse  by the U.S. Coast Guard in 2009. The city is now obligated, as specified in the deed, to restore and preserve this unique National  Historic Place.

The city is to develop, in partnership with the H. Lee White Marine Museum, programs for public education and historic interpretation and public access to the lighthouse.

The Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse is the fourth lighthouse serving the mariner entering Oswego Harbor and sailing along Lake  Ontario.

Its rich history continues the traditions of the earlier  lighthouses and the lighthouse keepers that served at them.

The library exhibit serves as a brief introduction to those  predecessor lighthouses and outlines the history of the present lighthouse from the beginning of the port expansion in 1931, through its construction, to the start of its operation in 1934.

Operation of the lighthouse under the US Lighthouse Service until

1939 and subsequent operation under the US Coast Guard until its acquisition by the City of Oswego is covered. Today, it is still an active aid to navigation maintained by the Coast Guard, although the structure is owned by the City of Oswego.

The exhibit introduces lighthouse restoration, what is it and why  do it, and illustrates the restoration accomplishments to date at  the lighthouse.

Community involvement, a key element to a  successful lighthouse restoration is introduced and participation  from the city in the form of individuals, organizations and  businesses is solicited.

Future restoration projects in the very near term are outlined as are the more extensive future ones specifically, the exterior  restoration project.

The exhibit concludes with an illustration of  the final vision of the lighthouse as an integral part of Oswego’s vibrant historic waterfront and a première cultural attraction for the City of Oswego.