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Arts and Entertainment

August 10, 2012

Smithy to present comedy, exhibits

The Smithy Center for the Arts will be offer two events in the coming week.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, the "Not Too Far From Home" professional standup comedy tour rolls into 55 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown. Comedians will be Aaron David Ward, Deric Harrington and Frank Gentile.

Ward has appeared throughout the Midwest and Northeast, including at the Boston Comedy Festival, as well as in several movies and television show pilots.

Harrington has been voted funniest person in upstate New York and the second-funniest person in Peoria, Ill.

Gentile has performed in the Northeast and in several comedy competitions. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

The Smithy also will host its final opening of the summer season for "Long Ago & Far Away" from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.

The exhibits will focus on local artists, varied media and community members.

The first-floor gallery will feature Lynne Tanner, Megan Irving, Ursula Bower and Nancy Becker Pettibone.

The second floor will house Eileen Murphy's new sculpture series and Doug Jamieson's etchings. The third floor will feature "There Were No Fences," featuring artistic works, relics and objects from Mike Mano and other community members. And the Smithy courtyard will host sculptures by Carla Hall.

The exhibits run through Sept. 16. Call 547-8671 or visit for more details.

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