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September 13, 2013

Area Arts News

The Daily Star

---- — Exhibit opens at Hartwick College

“Investigating the Vessel: An Exhibition of Contemporary Craft” went on display Thursday in the Foreman Gallery of the Anderson Center for the Arts at Hartwick College.

Within the exhibit, which is free and open to the public, six artists address the idea of the vessel as a conceptual form with a focus on fine craftsmanship in the making of objects of various mediums that reference utilitarian function, but are not bound to being functional.

Artists are J. Penney Burton, who works in fiber arts, of Columbia, Mo.; Autumn Cipala, who works in ceramics, of Rockland, Maine; Sara Washbush, a metalsmith from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; John Oles, who works in ceramics, from New Orleans; Dorie Millerson, a fiber artist from Toronto; and David Naito, a glass artist from Brooklyn.

As part of the exhibit, Naito will give a glass blowing demonstration in the Anderson Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. today, and on Oct. 23 and 24, Oles and Tyler Gulden will give a two-day workshop on ceramics, pottery and other art forms, with a formal lecture planned for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 138 of the Anderson Center for the Arts.

Stephanie Rozene, assistant professor of art at Hartwick College, has curated the exhibit, which will be open through Oct. 18.

For more information, visit the Hartwick website or contact Rozene at 431-4833 or

 Concert series to begin Saturday

The Cooperstown Concert Series will begin its 44th season with Lake Street Dive at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Brewery Ommegang.

Tickets are available at Ellsworth and Sill, Church & Scott, and The Fly Creek General Store. Tickets are often available at the door, though concerts sometimes sell out in advance. Call Concert Series, not the venues, for concert information. All concerts are rain or shine, snow or ice. For tickets or more information, call 547-1812 or email

Duo to perform at library

The next Middleburgh library concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. The performers are Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi who live in the Adirondacks.  The have played old-time country music, country blues and honky-tonk for 50 years. For more information, call (518) 827-4953.

Elvis impersonator to perform

On Sept. 21, the Lake House will host Elvis impersonator James Cawley at 6:30 p.m 

James Cawley was ranked the N0. 1 Elvis impersonator in the United States by a committee of Elvis fan club presidents out of 2,500 contestants. His amazing 

His 75-minute shows feature the “TCB Band,” a group with more than two decades of musical experience. Authentic reproductions of Elvis’ wardrobe,  jewelry and guitars, add to the show’s 30-plus song repertoire, which includes all of Elvis’ most loved classics.

Over the past 22 years, Cawley’s shows have ranged from full-blown Las Vegas style shows with 15 musicians, female dancers and The Jordanaires (Elvis’ original backup quartet) to mid-sized shows with the “TCB Band” tailor-made for  small venues.

Tickets are $10 for those who wish to bring your own seats, $15 in front of the stage with seats provided, and $20 with seats provided at tables on the stage with Cawley. Call (315) 529-7560 for tickets or go to and purchase them online.