Open mic set at The Gallery
The Gallery in Stamford will host an open mic/open stage jam from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Gallery is continuing “Second Saturdays” as a stage for talent of all levels and diversities, from the professional musician to the individual that has a song she just has to express. Poetry, music, acting, solo or groups are welcome.
The Gallery at 128 Main St. offers a grand piano concert hall that includes an in-house drum kit, grand piano, two sets of congas, a sound system, a large seating capacity and fine art.
The Gallery is open from 2 to 11:30 p.m., on Second Saturday.
Those who wish to attend should call 652-4030 or email email@example.com.
Attendees may also bring a plate or beverage to share.
Cost is a $5 donation, but performers are admitted free.
Library hosts art exhibit
The photography and paintings of Lucinda V. VanVleck on display at the Sidney Memorial Public Library this month.
A retired elementary school teacher, VanVleck is secretary of the Southern Tier Beekeepers Association and documents honeybees in their natural environment. She gets upclose shots of the honeybees’ world. According to a media release, she feels that getting a quirky or humorous shot of a honey bee makes a day better. The display can be seen during library hours.
Summertime in Winter concert set
The Oneonta Community Concert Band will present its 12th annual “Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fox Care Center.
Under the direction of Rene Prins, the concert will include the following pieces: “The Star-Spangled Banner”; “Washington Post March” by John Philip Sousa; “Home Circle Overture,” first arranged for band in 1912; “The Hesitating Blues” by W.C. Handy, first published for band in Memphis in 1916; “The Klaxon March” by Henry Fillmore, another of the March Kings; “Indian Summer Waltzes,” copyrighted in 1905 in Kansas City; “the Iroquois March,” copyrighted in 1894 in West Virginia; “Moonlight in Florida” published in 1923 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and selections from “Fiddler on the Roof.” “Our Flirtations” by John Philip Sousa will complete the concert.
The concert is free and open to the public. The audience is invited to bring lawn chairs although chairs will be provided. For more information, call 432-7977.
Musicians from Peace Train to play
Sharon Katz and three musicians from the Peace Train will be at the Middleburgh Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The library is at 323 Main St. in Middleburgh.
Katz was born in Port Elizabeth, now known as Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. As a young teenager during the apartheid era, she used to sneak out to the “Blacks Only” townships by hiding under blankets in the back seat of her friend’s car. There, she met with the now-famous actors in Athol Fugard’s group, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, and began her lifelong mission of using music to help break down the country’s racial barriers, according to a media release.
This year is the 20th anniversary of The Peace Train’s original ride through South Africa to help Nelson Mandela break down the barriers that apartheid had created and to usher in the country’s first democratic election.
In 1992, Katz formed the South Africa’s first 500-member multi-cultural and multi-lingual performing group and staged the production called “When Voices Meet,” and in 1993, her concert tour, “The Peace Train” featured 150 performers giving concerts at every stop along the train route.
The Peace Train eventually became a worldwide success. Katz earned a Grammy nomination for her “Imbizo” CD and has several CDs to her credit as well as DVDs that featuring Pete Seeger in concert with her and the band.
Exhibit to open at Hartwick
From Thursday through March 21, “EXPLORATION” will be on display in the Foreman Gallery of the Anderson Center for the Arts at Hartwick College. An opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The opening reception and the month-long exhibit are free and open to the public.
Eight artists, selected by Hartwick College Professor Emeritus of Art Phil Young and Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher, will express through painting, photography, video and sculpture the personal and cultural landscapes that shape their art, according to a media release.
Exhibiting artists include Mark Van Wormer, Angela Faris Belt, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Montana), M. Laine Wyatt, Nancy Callahan, Eric Gansworth (Onondaga), Alan Michelson (Mohawk) and Melanie Printup Hope (Tuscarora).
“EXPLORATION” artists will speak to the 2013-14 Hartwick College Campus Theme, “Exploration,” and of their work toward understanding our role as human beings from distinctly different cultural and political perspectives, the release.
Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, call the Foreman Gallery at 431-4663 or the Hartwick College Art Department Office at 431-4825.
MURAL seeks self-portraits
The Mount Utsayantha Regional Arts League,will host a juried exhibition “Self-Portraits: Reflections” from May 3 through June 22. Local and regional artists are invited to submit one self-portrait. Any medium is acceptable, however work must not exceed 36 inches in height, width or depth.
All entries must be delivered to the Mural on Main Art Gallery at 631 Main Street in Hobart from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, or noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6. The non-refundable entry fee is $10.
The jurors will select first-, second- and third-place recipients.
There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. May through December.
Big band music to be heard
There will be an evening of big band music with the Fabulous Moonlighters at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Town Hall Theatre in Bainbridge.
The musicians come from Greene, Sidney, Bainbridge, McDonough, Oneonta and the Triple Cities area. Proceeds will benefit the operation of the theater.
There will be baked good, beverages and popcorn.