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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.