Mohawk Valley Rotary donates George Lewis painting to Ilion Free Public Library

The Mohawk Valley Rotary club has donated a framed oil painting by George Lewis called “The Mohawk Valley Noses” to the Ilion Free Public Library.

The painter George Lewis is a former Rotarian who now paints pictures using a palette knife and no brushes.

George Lewis considers himself the “WaterMan” because he donates painting proceeds […]

Spring exhibitions including Made in NY opening March 24

Rosemary Krupka, Environmental Consciousness Has Taken Root in Our Lives, 2016. Image courtesy of artist.

Made in NY 2017: Envisioning the Future

The Schweinfurth Art Center’s Made in NY exhibit is an annual juried exhibition that showcases artwork by contemporary New York State artists. This year is different from years’ past in that this […]

Malfitano Headlines SKARTS Creative Conversations

As the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest approaches its 35th anniversary, founder and executive producer Frank Malfitano describes himself as “elated.” “It’s a remarkable community achievement, and something we should all be celebrating in a big way because we did it together, as a community,” he says. “Only a handful of other cities have jazz festivals […]

Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival announces new director

Celeste Friend in studio on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Utica, NY. Photo courtesy Nancy L. Ford

When the organizers of the region’s premier arts festival put out the call for a new executive director last year, they hoped to find someone who could bring both experience and a fresh perspective.

They found the […]

CNY Playhouse wins “Best Community Theatre”

We are excited to announce we have been named one of the best community theatres in New York State! Almost 6000 New York residents voted in an online Reader’s Choice Award survey in January for the 2016 New York State Theatre Guide. Readers voted on both the best community and professional theatres in each […]

Cazenovia’s VanNorstrand to perform at Canaan Institute

Andrew VanNorstrand and Tim Ball will delivery a house concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017. The concert begins at 7 p.m., with an instrumental jam session after the show; $15 donation at the door. For more informtion, visit RSVP to for directions and to reserve your seat at this […]

UPDATED: Kallet Civic Center announces new gallery

UPDATED WITH CORRECTED DATE (March 10, 2017, 15:26 p.m.) The photography and art of Renee` Roman Nose will be on exhibit at the Griffing Gallery of the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida, beginning March 8 – April 9.

Roman Nose,MAIS, is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and is […]

Sculpture Space Works in Progress Reception March 22

The public is invited to attend an Open Studio Reception on Wednesday, March 22 from 5:00 to 7:00pm, at the Sculpture Space studio at 12 Gates Street, West Utica. The reception provides an opportunity for the public to meet current artists-in-residence, view their artwork in progress and learn more about their creative process.

Many of […]

Interactive Sound Installation at the Schweinfurth

The Schweinfurth Art Center’s new spring exhibitions will include a multi-channel sound installation, entitled Paradise, by Douglas Quin and Lorne Covington. The exhibit is an interactive experience where visitors essentially compose a collage of virtual acoustic spaces drawn from the natural world.

“The sounds and visuals change depending on where you stand and how you […]

It’s Maple Syrup Season at the Art Park

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park kicks off the second year of the Art of Maple Production Program in partnership with several other community groups

Sunny skies and temperature swings are an indication that it’s maple syrup season in Central New York. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has once again partnered with the Agricultural Science […]

Morrisville State College Theater Department, Student Government Organization to present “Avenue Q”

The Morrisville State College Theater Department and Student Government Organization will present the award-winning musical, “Avenue Q,” on March 24 and 25 at 8 p.m.; March 26 at 2 p.m.; and March 30, 31 andApril 1 at 8 p.m. in the STUAC theatre.

“Avenue Q” is an autobiographical and biographical coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing […]

Utica Library announces art contest winners

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Utica Public Library held a reception to announce the winners of its ninth annual Express Yourself Adult Art Contest.

Pictured from left are winners Lynn Reichhart (Best of Show and Best Detail), Sandra DeVisser (Best Abstract – tie), Constance Avery (Best Abstract – tie), Suzanne Costanza (Best Use of Color), […]