Homer exhibit to open today
On Friday, the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown will present “Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life,” from the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie.
It will feature more than 23 original works including oil paintings and watercolors collected by Bartlett Arkell, the founder and first president of the Beech-Nut Packing Company. This marks the first time the Homer paintings will be displayed as a complete collection. The exhibition contains two works now in other collections, including a painting owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The exhibition will be on view at the Fenimore Art Museum through Aug. 24.
For more information, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org.
Magic featured at Autumn
Local magician Brian Foley, “The Amazing Great,” will perform a magic show at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Autumn Cafe, on Main Street in Oneonta.
Foley will entertain with parlor magic on stage and close-up illusions with cards, coins and borrowed objects at the tables.
The show features feats of memory, mental calculations with huge numbers, and tricks with old socks.
After many years in semi-retirement, “The Amazing Great” is bringing his form of magic back to New York.
Before that, Foley did magic for corporations, hotels and heads-of-state in Europe for 18 years, after originally going to Germany as part of the student exchange program of the State University College at Oneonta.
The show is suited for ages 14 and up. Admission is $5. For more information, call the Autumn Cafe at 432-6845.
Art sales to benefit nonprofits
Oneonta artist Maryann Stow will sell a selection of original art at half-price with 25 percent of that benefiting St James’ food bank in Oneonta or Plan International, an organization promoting child rights to end child poverty. Purchasers have their choice and will make out two checks, one for the art and one to their donation choice. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Tax Professionals Lobby at 5375 State Highway 7 in Oneonta.