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September 6, 2013

Area Arts News

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---- — Library hosts watercolor exhibit

The watercolor paintings of Marta Fedoryka Genaro are on display in the Smart Community Room at Sidney Memorial Public library through the end of the month.

She is a self-taught painter who first started working with oils. Genaro has a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy is and retired. She lives in Mount Upton where she is working in various media, with a focus on watercolors.

CANO exhibits to open today

The Community Arts Network of Oneonta will have an opening reception for exhibits of artists Eileen Murphy, Rita Brown and Terry Fox at the Galleries in The Wilber Mansion at 11 Ford Ave. in Oneonta from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Murphy’s interactive installation in the Hathaway Gallery combines her ceramic interpretations of sacred archaeological images and symbols traditionally used to tell stories, inspired by her trips to Mayan, Scottish and Irish ruins, with the specifics of environments and delicate balance of the natural world.

The pieces in Brown’s exhibit are palm fronds painted in acrylics. When a palm leaf dies, it is cut from the queen palm, leaving the base (frond). “In the winter we live on a lake bordered with queen palms and walk it at sunset. I often see a frond whose shape tells me it is an animal or famous person. After pulling it off I lug it to my studio and get to work,” she said in a media release.

Fox is a self-taught local artist who has shown extensively, won numerous prizes and is many collections both nationally and abroad. Besides working on his own art over the years he has also done freelance cartoons and commercial art including local Oneonta signage. This show at CANO features recent large canvases and works on paper representative of his neo-expressionistic style and animal symbols.

The show will run through Sept. 29. Gallery hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment.

For more information, call 432-2070 or visit

Music at the Mill concert set

Richmondville Historical Society will present Music at the Mill featuring John Scarpulla and Brian Shafer, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The free concert will be held at The Old Bunn Mill on High Street in Richmondville.

For more information, contact Dennis Shaw at (518) 294-3265 or, or visit

SUCO to hold 9/11 memorial concert

The Hewitt Pantaleoni Memorial Concert Series, at the State University College at Oneonta, will present its first program of the 2013-14 season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sanford Auditorium, in Hodgdon Hall.

The program, “A Concert of Remembrance,” is dedicated to the victims of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and especially to the seven SUNY Oneonta alumni who lost their lives in the World Trade Center that day.

The program, performed by Christine Diwyk, will present an hour of music for solo piano by American composers, including Aaron Copland, Edward MacDowell, George Gershwin, Charles T. Griffes, John Adams, Frederic Rzewski and William Bolcom. It is free and open to all members of the community, with neither tickets nor reservations needed.

The Pantaleoni Series, now in its 16th year, memorializes the life and work of Dr. Hewitt Pantaleoni, who taught music at the college for more than 25 years before his death, in 1988. It is presented by the Catskill Conservatory, in association with the SUNY Oneonta Music Department, and with the assistance of a coalition of corporate, foundation and individual donors.

For more information, call the Conservatory, at 436-3419.

Cultural arts series to begin Thursday

The State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill will kick off its fall cultural arts series at Thursday with Los Llaneros, who will present Music from South America.

The series will continue Oct. 1 with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. The Junkman will play environmental new age music will perform Oct. 16.

“Wow & Flutter,” a collection of animated short films will close the sereis on Nov. 14.

All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be held in Bouck Theater. The performances are free to SUNY Cobleskill student, and donations will be accepted. 

‘Planting Wildness’ to open Sept. 13

An exhibit by local artist and poet Bertha Rogers, “Planting Wildness: Delaware County Returns to Roots,” will open with a free wine and cheese reception in the Elijah Thomas Gallery at the Delaware County Historical Association at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

The exhibit is an interdisciplinary installation, and Rogers will read from her poetry and lead a free book arts workshop during the opening reception. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will remain at DCHA through Oct. 15. gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

“Planting Wildness” began in 1990, when Rogers and her family and friends planted 1,000 Norway spruces purchased from the state Department of Environmental Conservation on her property near Treadwell. After planting the spruces, Rogers planted about 1,500 more trees and shrubs.

Rogers researched New York’s tree-planting as well and learned that, after the Catskills were denuded by settlers in the later 1700s and early 1800s, the animals had virtually disappeared. But in 1902, New York implemented a massive reforestation plan.

Rogers’ exhibit, in part a documentation, aims to inform and encourage others to plant trees. The exhibit includes paintings and illuminations with gold leaf, and artists’ books and boxes.

For more information, call 746-3849 or email

Band to perform at Grand and Glorious

The Oneonta Community Concert Band will present another concert at the Grand and Glorious Garage Sale at noon Saturday, Sept. 14. The concert will take place at the corner of Main and Dietz streets. If it is raining, the band will play in the walkway between Main Street and the Parking Garage.

The concert will be conducted by Rene Prins and will contain the following pieces: “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Our Flirtations” by John Philip Sousa, “Tempelweihe Overture” by Keler-Bela; “Hesitating Blues,” by W.C. Handy; “Waltz Medley: Calling All Workers,” by Eric Coates; “Country Gardens” by Percy Granger; “Be-Bop Session” by Harold Walters; “That’s an Irish Lullaby”; and “Al Hirt Medley for Concert Band: arranged by Paul Yoder. The concert will conclude with “Our Hometown Band,” composed by Rene Prins in 2001.

Orpheus to put on ‘Rocky Horror’

Orpheus Theatre will open its 30th anniversary season by producing the cult-classic: “The Rocky Horror Show.” The rock ‘n’ roll musical is best known for the raucous 1975 film adaptation starring Tim Curry.

With its controversial themes of gender-bending and strong sexuality, the show contains adult situations and content and is not recommended for all audiences.

The show is directed by Benjamin Burke, with choreography by Kay Trager and musical direction by Timothy Iversen. It stars stars Kevin Oettinger, Brooke Tallman-Birkett, Casey Thomas, Matthew Jahnke, Veronica Rising, Emily Inman, Tio Schluter IV, Mary Davis Fralick, Jeffrey Moore, Adrienne Wise and Kyle Burch, as well as an ensemble of local community members and college students.

The show will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at The Goodrich Theatre on the State University College at Oneonta Campus.

Tickets are $15 for general admission or $10 for students and can be purchased by calling the Orpheus Theatre Box Office at 432 - 9392 or visiting

Groups to perform at Storefront

The Redemption Movement’s The Ol’ Storefront at 148 River St. in Oneonta will host a series of musical groups in the coming weeks. 

Shows will begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Entry fee for most concerts will be $5.

Survay Says!, a punk/ska band from New Jersey, will play Sept. 15. Buffalo-based B-Sides will play Sept. 21. The Sheds, a punk/post skacore band from California will play Oct. 1, along with Oneonta-based reggae band Baked Potatoes and rocker Taylor Howes from Sidney. Kills and Thrills, a hardcore/punk/rock band from Long Island and Buffalo will be the featured performer at 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Oct. 12 will feature Condition Oakland from Pennsylvania, with performances by Suburan Drag, Home Movies, Lila Ingnite and Surly Dan. 

For more information, visit