The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host the Annual First Year Seminar Exhibition, Dec. 10 through the end of the term. The exhibition features work by students in the Class of 2016. An opening reception is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., with refreshments sponsored by the First Year Program.
The exhibition includes an eclectic variety of artwork and class projects created by individuals and student groups in the seminars: "Clay: Guaranteed to Be Art for 15,000 Years," led by nationally-known ceramicist Professor Jo Buffalo; Assistant Professor Scott Jensen’s "Cartooning and Humorous Illustration;" Assistant Professor John Livermore’s "Mathematical Mysteries;" Dr. Tim McLaughlin’s "African Childhoods;" Professor Elizabeth Moore’s "Home Sweet Home;" Dr. Andrew O’Baoill’s "#Occupy the Media (*LLC);" Karen Steen’s "Knitting: Functional Craft/Social Commentary;" "Kiln Formed Glass," led by Professor Kim Waale; and "Life In and On the Lake," led by Dr. Thad Yorks.
The First Year Program integrates first year students into the College’s academic community, introducing them to the learning goals and resources provided by the College. The Program also works in cooperation with the Division of Student Development to provide students with co-curricular opportunities and fosters students’ appreciation of the institutional core values: community, learning, diversity, integrity, accountability and tradition.
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St., is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia. Hours during the academic year are: Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Summer hours vary. Shows and receptions are free and open to the public. The gallery is handicapped accessible.
For information contact Jen Pepper, gallery director, by e-mail to email@example.com
. Information is also on the Web at http://www.cazenovia.edu/art-gallery
Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit http://www.cazenovia.edu
Your chance to Vote for Your Favorite Project
The Central New York Community Foundation has held quarterly contests this year to award $8500 to organizations who garner the most votes for their project. The CNY85
Giving Project is part of the celebration of 85 years of giving by the foundation. Several Madison County projects are up for a vote in the latest round of funding which focuses on Arts, Culture, Recreation and Civic Engagement. The following projects need your support:The Cazenovia Community Development Association wants to develop a Cazenovia Art Trail.The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum wants to building an interactive Dry-Dock exhibit. Madison Bouckville Promotions wants to provide benches at their bus stops during the annual Antique Week.The National Abolition Hall of Fame wants to install a lift to make the museum handicapped accessible. The Oneida Improvement Committee wants to build walking trails in the city.
The Partnership for Community Development in Hamilton wants to bring a Grammy Award Winning Children's Singer
to the Chocolate Wreck Festival. Voting takes place over the entire month of December and you are allowed one vote per day per email address. So vote early and vote often to bring this $8,500 to Madison County!
There are several options for attending winter farmers’ markets in Central New York, but none are quite like the Circa Farmers’ Market, which opens for the season this Saturday, December 1st. Held at Circa Restaurant in the Village of Cazenovia, this market is strictly for producers only.
Circa Restaurant chef and owner, Alicyn Hart, has been hosting this market now for 3 years. “It has offered our customers the opportunity to meet, visit, and query the other farmers who bring to fruition Circa's goals of serving simple honest local fare…” said Chef Hart. “We've added and subtracted vendors, still adhering to the suggestion of limiting it to Circa purveyors.”
The idea started in 2010 due to a lack of markets in Cazenovia. Circa Farmers’ Market is a producer only market. Just as unique as Circa restaurant is to CNY, so are the participating vendors some of whom are selling items such as bison meat, pastured lamb, artisan cheeses, and grass fed butter.
This Saturday, Renate Nolan, cheesemaker extraordinaire of Dutch Girl Cheese, will be providing samples for market customers utilizing her exceptionally crafted cheeses combined with acorn squash from Lucky Moon Farm and meat from Ingallside Meadows. Renate will continue to supply sumptuous samples throughout the season. For details each month and updates don’t forget to like Circa Winters Farmer Market on Facebook!
The Circa Farmers’ Market will be held the first Saturday of the month beginning in December and continues through April. Doors open at 9am and while the market closes at Noon, feel free to hang around for an exquisitely prepared lunch, featuring menu items created from the many products found at the market.
Vendors at this year’s market include Meadowood Farms, Salt City Coffee, Ingallside Meadows Farm, Lucky Moon Farm, Empire Buffalo, Dutch Girl Cheese, Alambria Springs Farm, Lynnie Lynnes Gluten Free Bakery, and Kriemhild Dairy Farms!
The opulence of a holiday bedecked Mansion, the jingling bells of Lamplit Farm horses, the sounds of live seasonal music, greetings from Father Christmas and the taste of wassail and homemade sweets are but a few of the outstanding delights CHRISTMAS AT LORENZO offers patrons this year. With generous program support from The Friends of Lorenzo, public hours to tour “All Creatures Great and Small” will commence on Friday, December 7 from 7-9 pm for “Christmas by Candlelight”
and the festivities will continue on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9 from 1-4 pm each afternoon. An annual favorite of member and member-guests, The Friends of Lorenzo “Mansion Preview Party” fundraiser will kick off the season on Thursday, November 29.
The early 19th C home to Cazenovia’s founder, John Lincklaen, Lorenzo State Historic Site has been dazzling holiday visitors to Cazenovia for nearly four decades each December. Basing their decorations on our love affair with the animal kingdom, the following volunteer decorators have set the holiday mood throughout the period rooms of the Mansion: Dan McCann of Five Seasons, Fayetteville; Susan Anthony; Wendy Van Der Bogart; Nancy Whiting; Karen Hill; Sara Mitchell; Jill Gates; Gary Johnson and Terry Crammer; and Elizabeth Whiting. Visitor center decorations by the Cazenovia Garden Club and countless hours of tour-giving by the Lorenzo Docent Corps and the efforts of numerous other volunteers make the season possible at Lorenzo each year.
“Christmas at Lorenzo” patrons will enjoy festive American classics during Friday candlelight hours with the CNY Jazz Trio; the Belle Aire Handbell Trio will ring in the season during Saturday hours; and the Baroque sounds of Bells and Motley will fill the air during Sunday hours. Made possible by both The Friends of Lorenzo and the Lorenzo Driving Competition, horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather dependent) will be available during public hours, and round-trip rides to the Rippleton Schoolhouse will also be featured during Sunday hours when kids of all ages may enjoy 19th C crafts and holiday refreshments. On Friday night, the Snow Queen character, presented by Open Hand Theater, will be appearing at the visitor center, where on Saturday and Sunday, Cazenovia High School student musicians will be featured.
A modest admission price covers sleigh rides, refreshments, live music and a Mansion tour ($4 per person, $1 for children 12 and under). By advance reservation, groups of 12 or more will also be welcomed for guided tours during available weekdays in December. Proceeds from the sale of distinctive gifts and seasonal items from the Lorenzo gift shop will help to support future programs and projects at Lorenzo. For more information about all facets of “Christmas at Lorenzo,” please call (315) 655-3200 or visit www.lorenzoNY.org
A spectacular fall foliage season is beginning to wind down, and we probably have peaked for the year. There are however, some very brilliant colors still on the trees across Madison County. You will find great photo opportunities in our villages as we are very luck with the number of trees planted there. The best colors will be north of US Route 20, and the foliage along US Route 20 is on its last legs. The villages of Cazenovia, Chittenango, Canastota and the city of Oneida all have trees with ample leaves with colors left on them.
In the woods, the beech trees and oak trees still have their leaves and the oranges and red and brown provide some compelling contrasts. In the fields, the hard freeze we had earlier this week turned all the corn stalks to a brilliant golden brown.
Take a drive along Route 31 and the south shore of Oneida Lake this weekend too. Great colors persist there too. I'm guessing we will have one more week of reports to share with you and then the countdown to snowmobile season (or spring if you wish) begins.
The founder of Cazenovia, John Lincklaen's family was of Dutch heritage, and in celebration of that heritage, the Friends of Lorezno are partnering with the Friends of the Cazenovia Library to host a presentation on Food in Dutch Art. The event is October 23rd at 7pm in the community room of the Cazenovia Library.
The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association invites the public to its first annual Art Trail
, which will be held the first two Saturdays of October, the 6th and the 13th. Participating artists within the boundaries of the Cazenovia School District will open their working studios during this event and anyone who is interested may stop in to meet as many of the artists as they’d like, see where and how they make art, and check out the artists’ finished art works.
This event was conceived by Cathy Savage, CACDA board member and former resident of Sonoma County California, where she first encountered art trails and enjoyed participating in them with her husband, Glenn. Savage said, “We made so many connections with cool artists and people during the art trails, and wanted to experience this in Cazenovia.”
Participating artists include Gene Doering
, Jude Ferencz
, Gene Gissin
, Jane Carroll
, Mary Padgett
, Dave Harper
, Naomi DeMuth
, Dwight Williams
and the artists of Cazenovia Artisans, among others. The Cazenovia Public Library will be open throughout the event and will serve as an “art hub” where other local artists who aren’t able to open their home studios can set up their work and materials and be available to meet with visitors. Additionally, Pompey Historical Society and the Cazenovia Public Library will be showing the works of John Calvin Perry and Dwight Williams as a link to art history in our community.
Because the artists have a broad range of mediums and techniques, including metal and wood sculpture, pottery, photography, and painting, the event will offer something for everyone. Those with technical interests can learn about equipment and tools. Those who are curious about the inspiration for a style of art or a specific piece can chat with the artist to learn the story behind the artwork.
Though not directly involving artists, the New Woodstock Public Library and the Pompey Historical Society will be open and marked as designated stops during the Art Trail. The New Woodstock Library will be displaying an exhibit on Past Technology, and the Pompey Historical Society will be open to display the Perry Art Collection.
On the days of the Art Trail, all artists’ locations will be marked with a sign along the road. Maps of the trail will available at Cazenovia Artisans in the Village of Cazenovia and online at www.art-trail.org.
Those who would like to visit all the artists may pick up a card at any stop on the trail. Once all the stops have been stamped, the cards will be entered into drawing for a $50.00 gift card. The cards will also be good for a free pass to Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration on the same dates as the Art Trail. Come on out and enjoy the unique beauty of Central New York in fall while also getting to know art in our community.
For more information, please visit www.art-trail.org
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cazenovia Artisans is taking the opportunity presented by American Craft Week, October 5-12, to announce a series of events designed to "give back to the community that's been so supportive of us over the years," according to Marilyn Fegan, marketing chairperson, as it gears up to celebrate it tenth anniversary.
With its tenth anniversary coming up less than a month after the nationally celebrated American Craft Week, the nearly 30 local artists who comprise Cazenovia Artisans are taking advantage of the celebration to share with the community at large.
A keystone activity for the co-op of local artists is participation in the Cazenovia Art Trails the first two Saturdays in October.
Five artists will be demonstrating their respective art. On the first Saturday, October 6, Barbara Decker, a weaver, will work on a small loom from 10 am - 2 pm. Jeweler Dee Ann Von Hunke will demonstrate stone cutting between 1 and 5 pm, and Shawn McGuire, a ceramic artist will use a potter's kick wheel out front on the sidewalk from noon to 4 pm.
The next weekend, Oct 13, Quilter Sue Ellen Romanowski, will demonstrate machine quilting between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, while and Deb Green, a wildlife sculptor, will demonstrate porcelain sculpture from 2 -4 pm.
The Cazenovia Artisans doesn't normally have sales, according to Fegan, however in celebration of its Tenth Anniversary, Saturday, November 10, will feature an all-day reception along with a ten percent discount on all artwork in the gallery. Throughout the month each Saturday will the artisans will host receptions open to the public.
In addition to the scheduled demonstrations, individual artists are regularly on hand at the co-op's gallery at 39 Albany St., Cazenovia, to answer questions and discuss their art with visitors.
Live Space Entertainment and Cazenovia College proudly present a schedule of great concerts this fall, in the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College
, to celebrate the Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
The Daniel Pearl Foundation has been celebrating the life of the slain Wall St. Journal writer and musician by encouraging the power and joy of live music to remind us to live in peace and understanding. Saturday, Oct. 6
will feature "Syracoustic Concert" featuring four outstanding Central New York Duos: Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman; Frenay and Lenin; Todd Hobin/Doug Monvrief; and the Kennedys.
Appearing on Friday, Oct. 12
will be Professor Louie and the Crowmatix for a special tribute to Levon Helm, Rick Danko and the Music of The Band.Special guests include the Syracuse-based Rock of Ages Horns featuring Jeff Stockham.Also appearing is Gent Treadly Duo.
Grammy-winning acoustic blues legend John Hammond takes the stage on Sunday, Oct. 21,
marking fifty years of performing and sharing this uniquely American music.Local singer-guitarist Mark Hoffmann will open the show.
The very influential Blues Project will be in the house on Tuesday, Nov. 13
featuring founder Danny Kalb and Steve Katz (Blood Sweat and Tears) along with drummer Roy Blumenfeld.
Poco, one of the most successful folk-rock bands from the ‘70’s and ‘80’s with hits including "Crazy Love" will perform a very special acoustic show on Wednesday, Nov. 14,
with Central New York’s own Dusty Pascal as special guest.
To learn more about the work of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, please visit www.danielpearlmusicdays.org
Tickets and show times can be found at www.livespaceentertainment.com
Catherine Cummings Theatre, 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia, NY13035
Cash bar available.
Tickets are available at: www.brownpapertickets.com
Cazenovia Jewelry, Albany St. in Cazenovia
Sound Garden in Armory Square
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host a group exhibition of sculptural narratives: Everything Begins with a Story,
Oct. 11 through Nov. 2. An opening reception and Artists’ Lecture are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, 4– 5:30 p.m., in the gallery.
Jen Pepper, director of the Cazenovia College Art Gal lery in Reisman Hall, says, "considering the numerous disciplines our gallery hosts – photography, video, design, various studio arts – curating this particular exhibition was exciting from the get go. This show’s selection in particular, brings together sculptors who tell incredibly imaginative and surreal narratives in three-dimensional materials, allowing for us to walk within the constructed worlds and fall down the rabbit hole, so to speak, as Alice did in Lewis Carroll’s written adventure."
The artists include ceramicist Roxanne Jackson
); sculptor Mark McLeod
); sculptor Lindsay J. Palmer
(www lindsayjpalmer.com); and ceramicist Errol Willett
). Please visit www.cazenovia.edu/art-gallery
for information about each artist.
Beginning in October in the Sculpture Court, international exhibiting sculptor, Rob Licht will be on site for ten days working with students on a site-specific work titled "Domestic Landscape." Exhibition continues through Oct. 23, 2013. Visit http://www.roblichtstudio.com
for further information on Licht’s previous works.
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St., is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia. Hours during the academic year are: Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Summer hours vary. Exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. The gallery is handicapped accessible.
For information contact Jen Pepper, gallery director, by e-mail to email@example.com
. Information is also on the Web at www.cazenovia.edu/art-gallery