Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Arts in Motion: Heroes for the American Red Cross

CNY Arts Center will be joining the American Red Cross to recognize their heroes in an open gala Saturday, April 28 at the Thunder Island Oasis, 21 Wilcox Rd., Fulton.

“Arts in Motion: Heroes for the American Red Cross” will be a culminating event that will give acknowledgement to those who have been donating and raising funds during the Red Cross’s recent Hero campaign.

The purpose of the gathering is not only to recognize these heroes, but to also bring their actions and accomplishments to life through art.

Through this, the organizations hope to get exposure for the heroes and for the local artists as well.

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Stephanie Arney, a senior studio art major at SUNY Oswego, prepares for the college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. Twenty-eight other BFA degree candidates will display works in the exhibition, April 27 to May 12 in Tyler Art Gallery.

BFA exhibition to feature 29 SUNY Oswego student artists

Stephanie Arney, a senior studio art major at SUNY Oswego, prepares for the college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. Twenty-eight other BFA degree candidates will display works in the exhibition, April 27 to May 12 in Tyler Art Gallery.

SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery will display the work of 29 bachelor of fine arts degree candidates in an exhibition from Friday, April 27, through May 12.

Stephanie Arney, a senior studio art major from Watertown, said she intends to show her graphite pencil drawing “Keri Strawberry” in the BFA Exhibition, which opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April 27 in Tyler Hall.

Arney, who would like to continue in SUNY Oswego’s master of arts in teaching graduate program, called the college’s BFA curriculum demanding but rewarding.

“It’s been a lot of hard work,” Arney said. “A lot of that is that I changed my major less than two years ago. Since I started taking studio courses, I think about a lot of things I have never considered before, so my drawings have improved.”

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The Oswego Lions Club with host the first annual Rivers Edge Craft Show Sunday, June 10. The event will take place at 1830 Bridie Square in Oswego. Hours for the craft show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Planning for the event are Lion Mike Henderson, Lion Chris Pelton, Lion Denise Constanza, sponsor Bill Galloway of Century 21-Galloway, and John Deary, vendor and promoter.

Rivers Edge Craft Show to be held in June

The Oswego Lions Club with host the first annual Rivers Edge Craft Show Sunday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at 1830 Bridie Square in Oswego. Planning for the event are Lion Mike Henderson, Lion Chris Pelton, Lion Denise Constanza, sponsor Bill Galloway of Century 21-Galloway, and John Deary, vendor and promoter.

The Oswego Lions Club with host the first annual Rivers Edge “handmade” Craft Show Sunday, June 10.

The event will take place at 1830 Bridie Square in Oswego. Hours for the craft show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“As with our past fund-raising events, we are expecting capacity crowds and another successful event for our club,” said Steve Jurivich, Oswego Lions Club president. “We will have entertainment by the Cortini Brothers and Mike Shiel, the United States Coast Guard will present boating safety, Oswego Karate will be doing demonstrations and the Lions Club with be doing a bicycle helmet give away with fittings.”

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Cornell Cooperative Extension to teach vegetable gardening

There are just a few simple things a person needs to know in order to start their own vegetable garden. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County Master Gardener volunteers are offering ‘Learn how to start a Vegetable Garden’, a workshop in which beginner gardeners can learn gardening basics and get their gardening questions answered.

This workshop will be held Monday, April 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Mexico.

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Roger, played by Matt Peneston (left), finds himself trapped by the presence of his wife, Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Deidich, at the country hotel he’s using for some extramarital action. Collecting tips while he juggles the action between the bedrooms is the all-seeing Ferris, played by Brian Pringle. Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners” opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season.

Fulton Community Theatre to present ‘Bedside Manners’

Roger, played by Matt Peneston (left), finds himself trapped by the presence of his wife, Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Deidich, at the country hotel he’s using for some extramarital action. Collecting tips while he juggles the action between the bedrooms is the all-seeing Ferris, played by Brian Pringle. Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners” opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season.

Slamming doors and romantic shenanigans abound as Fulton Community Theatre will present the Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”

The production, which opens FCT’s 2012 season, runs Saturdays, April 28, May 5 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees April 29, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall stage at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.

Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the web site at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net.

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Beth DeRousie confuses Kristin Cook with bizarre behavior in this scene from “John, His Story,” set to encore April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton. The production presented by CNY Arts Center celebrates the fifth anniversary of the play.

Anniversary of ‘John, His Story’ brings veteran actors to stage

Beth DeRousie confuses Kristin Cook with bizarre behavior in this scene from “John, His Story,” set to encore April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton.

CNY Arts Center is staging a reunion of veteran actors Krissy Cook, Beth DeRousie, Bobby Fontana and Dan Williams for a fifth anniversary performance of “John, His Story” at State St. United Methodist Church in Fulton.

The 90 -minute performance will take place Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The play has been performed in area churches around Oswego County since 2007 when it first debuted under the direction of Nancy Fox and Port City Theatre.

“It has proved to be an unexpected delight with audiences every time it is performed,” said Fox, now president of CNY Arts Center. “When they hear the familiar stories of the miracles of Christ brought to life through 25 characters portrayed by only four actors the comments always include pleasant surprise.  Performances of the popular play are requested often and it’s wonderful to realize audiences are still asking for the play five years after its debut.

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‘Titanic’ to be shown on anniversary

The award winning film “Titanic” will be shown, free of charge, Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton.

This movie will be shown with an intermission due to its length.

On the night of April 14, 1912, the ship Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City hit an iceberg.

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The rock band O.A.R. will appear in concert Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center arena. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the event.

O.A.R. to perform live at SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center

The rock band O.A.R. will appear in concert Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center arena. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the event.

Jam band O.A.R. will appear in concert Saturday, April 21 at SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center arena.

Singer-songwriter Nic Cowan will open at 8 p.m. for the band whose name stands for Of a Revolution, known for its 11 albums including live recordings, online distribution to college students and such songs as “Hey Girl,” “Love and Memories,” “Shattered (Turn the Car Around),” “Lay Down,” “This Town,” “Heaven” and the newest single “Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes.” Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The concert’s sponsor, Oswego’s Student Association Programming Board, said the arena’s capacity that night will be 2,750.

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