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Monday, August 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, arts.

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The third annual Pieces of Perry: En Plein Air event highlights buildings and scenery in the Village of Perry. En Plein Air is a French expression meaning "open air," which refers to creating a work of art outside.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in which area artists will transform Main Street into an outdoor art gallery. Additionally, their creations will be up for auction at the Hole in the Wall Restaurant, 7056 Standpipe Road, Perry, during the Art Auction & Social from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.

For the first time this year, Pieces of Perry will include a historic walking tour of Downtown Perry with Ernie Lawrence. The tour will be focusing on the lives of four citizens of Perry who were abolitionists and operators on the Underground Railroad. This one-hour walking tour begins at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

Lawrence is an amateur historian who has lived in Perry for 35 years. He is also a former teacher at Letchworth Central School.

The Art Auction & Social is free to registered artists who contribute their work; $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 years old and under. Proceeds will be used to improve the Silver Lake Trail.

For more information, to preregister for the En Plein Air event, or to order tickets for the auction email Jacquie Billings Barlow at billingsjacquie@gmail.com. Information is also available at the Perry Main Street Association booth at the Perry Farmer’s Market.

Pieces of Perry is organized in conjunction with the Arts Council for Wyoming County, sponsored by the Perry Main Street Association, and funded by the Village and Town of Perry. En Plein Air artworks will be displayed at the Hole in the Wall, a satellite gallery of the Wyoming County Arts Council, through the end of October.

Friday, August 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, ACWC, arts, Perry, Bliss, Gainesville.

Press release:

The Community Arts Grant Program, known statewide as DEC (decentralization grants), was created so that communities could decide what kind of arts programming is preferred. The New York State Legislature created this program in 1971, and it is available in all 62 counties of the state.

The Arts Council for Wyoming County has been administering the program for more than 30 years. Nonprofit organizations, towns and village governments are all eligible to apply for up to $5,000 for arts and cultural programming. Others may work with one of those groups to apply as well.

The ACWC will regrant about $28,500 for Community Arts programming and offer about $6,000 for artist residencies in local schools.

“The first step in writing a grant is coming to a grant seminar,” says ACWC Grant Coordinator Kathryn Hollinger. “We teach you the ins and outs of what is fundable, how to write a description of your proposed project and how to develop a budget that is realistic. Then we offer additional help throughout the process. We can answer questions, help you find artists and review your application and help you improve your request.”

This is a very simple grant to write once you’ve read the guidelines and have taken a deep breath, says Hollinger. The idea of this process is to prepare people to write bigger, more difficult-to-get grants.

Even if you think your project isn’t a good fit for the Community Arts Grant guidelines, the ACWC is very happy to help find other sources of funding, offer help with publicity and help finesse plans.

Seminar dates are:

    • Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the ACWC, Main Street, Perry;

    • Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at Eagle Free Library, School Street, Bliss;

    • Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Gainesville United Methodist Church, Main Street, Gainesville; and

    • Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. at the ACWC.

No reservations necessary to attend any of the seminars.

For more information call Hollinger at (585) 237-3517, ext. 102.

For more than 40 years the ACWC has created opportunities to bring arts into their rural communities through programming, grants, and art events. The ACWC is also Wyoming County’s NYSCA Decentralization Site for Community Arts Grants.

For more information on membership or advocacy in the arts visit www.artswyco.org.

Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, arts, ACWC, announcements.

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The Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) is hosting a homecoming of its 2017 poet-in-residence, writer and poet Luke Daly. The poet-in-residence program includes readings, workshops, writing of new works, and a poem trail to debut next April.

Daly is deeply rooted in Wyoming County, having grown up in the Silver Lake area and graduating from Perry High School.

The 2017 ACWC theme, “Close to Home” inspired Pilar McKay, associate director of the organization, to reach out to Daly, as they both attended Perry Central School together before they went into the arts.

“Writing helps to clarify thoughts, work through emotions positive and negative, and writing connects us through the sharing of stories,” McKay said. “In order to cultivate literary skills in our area, I thought bringing Luke back home would be a great opportunity for us to learn from someone from here.”

After High School, Daly went to college at SUNY Fredonia for both English and Psychology and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Minnesota State University at Mankato. While at Minnesota State, he studied Creative Writing and Poetry.

In addition to being a published writer, he teaches at Daemon College, SUNY Fredonia, and has been an artist-teacher at the Just Buffalo Literary Center.

This four-part program will include readings of Daly’s work, hosting workshops, commissioning Daly to write poetry inspired by Wyoming County, and creating a place-based poem trail that will publish a poem on landscapes.

Daly, along with the ACWC, is also looking for artists interested in collaborating in creating large outdoor art works that incorporate a word or phrase from one of the Wyoming County inspired poems. Additionally, they are also looking for places throughout the county to host these pieces of art – about a dozen in all – for the poem trail, which launches in April for National Poetry Month.

Scheduled workshops include:

    • Aug. 21: Expression 101 at the Warsaw Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;

    • Aug. 23: Botanical Rhythms at Creekside Fabrics, Quilts, and Yarns, Main Street, Arcade from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;

    • Aug. 26: Atomic Metaphors at ACWC, Main Street, Perry, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and

    • Aug. 26 with “Wyoming County: Works in Progress,” including works inspired by people and places in the county, at the ACWC from 7 to 8 p.m.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, arts.

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Tommy Tinker was a scoundrel. He hadn’t started out that way but fast-paced city living changed the small-town country boy and he died a scoundrel.

Or so they thought.

This is the opening of the musical performance of “A Tinker’s Tale” during the second annual Silver Lake Experience in Perry.

Written by local authors Jim and Jeanne Morey, the story is based loosely on the life of Robert LeRoy Ripley. The musical was produced by Josh Rice and directed by Chad Bradford, both founding members of the theater company Shake on the Lake in Perry.

“We were looking for a place to stay in March to get away from the snowflakes,” Jim said. “We went to a few places in Florida and Georgia and we ended up in St. Augustine (Fla.) and went to a Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum. When we came out of there we thought what a quirky, interesting guy he was and wondered why no one had written a musical based on his life. He had such an interesting life and so we said, ‘All right. Let’s do it.’ “

That was about seven years ago.

However, after learning that it would cost a couple of million to buy the rights from the Ripley estate, “A Tinker’s Tale” was born.

Jim and Jeanne are no strangers to the theater. Jim, a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Modern Drama, had been in the advertising business, writing and producing commercial music for radio and television. One such jingle was even written for Batavia Downs “years and years ago.”

Jeanne was in theater in high school and college and after she had retired, decided to try out for a role in Genesee Community College’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

“I got the role of Nurse Ratched and I had the time of my life,” Jeanne said.

Her role in the production put her in contact with Maryanne Arena, a Theater professor at the college. In turn, she had asked if she would be interested in reading the play and working with them to refine the work. The couple worked with both Arena and Rice. After looking over their notes, Rice had asked the Moreys if they could put together an hour-long production of the play.

“I think one of the exciting things is having half the cast being professionals,” Jeanne said. “Because when Jim and I were writing -- this is a full-length play -- he said we didn’t have enough jokes, but because I have done theater work, I told him we needed to depend on the actors to bring themselves into the part and see what they do with it.

“That was the fun part, to see the life they breathed into them.”

Tommy Tinker, a cartoonist from a small town in Ohio, made his way to New York City. As the story unfolds, Tinker finds himself developing and growing in his career and he decides he wants to do something different with his life so he creates Tink’s Incredible Kingdom – a show of misfits and incredible oddities. Over time, he gets sort of cocky and begins to exploit the people who are making him successful.

His montage of misfits got tired of being exploited and band together to go against him. However, on the way to start a career in television Tinker has a “heart attack” in his car and “dies.”

Thursday’s performance featured just 16 of the 36 songs in the musical. Jim was even able to work with the composer he had worked with in the ’60s and ‘70s. Although they had worked on the play sporadically for the past seven years, they completed composing and recording all 36 songs in one year.

“We needed a composer and I wanted to work with the guy I had in the past,” Jim said. “He is living in South Carolina so it was all done long distance.”

“It was interesting to see the progression of the characters,” Jeanne said. “What an empty spot we will have because where the characters were just figments of our imagination in our head, they are now flesh and blood before us and now they are gone. Seeing it live brings a reality to it.”

In the end, the play is about a boy who rides a wave of good, to exploiting the people who have helped him along the way, to his untimely “demise.” Those who he’s exploited end up missing him and become relieved when they find out he isn’t dead.

“The boy makes good but leaves some corpses along the way,” Jim said. “In the end, it’s about reconciliation.”

And the underlying theme is about diversity – accepting people for who they are, Jeanne says.

However, the production in Silver Lake was just a sampling of the play. A full performance is anticipated at GCC next April, tying it into the college’s 50th anniversary.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, arts, Perry, Warsaw, Arcade, Silver Lake.

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Hailed by those in the arts community as an international phenomenon, Make Music Day made its rounds throughout Wyoming County yesterday with a stop at Yummies in Warsaw. Customers or passersby were free to stop by and learn a few hand-drumming techniques in a drum circle led by the Arts Council of Wyoming County (ACWC) Executive Director Jackie Hoyt. 

Celebrating music on the longest day of the year – June 21 – the event paired volunteer venues and musicians of all levels to play and make music. 

Events were not only held around the county – Perry, Warsaw, Arcade and Silver Lake –  but in Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Vermont, Chicago, and the United Kingdom as well.

Wyoming County's event was hosted by the ACWC.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, farmers market, arts.

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The 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series hit Perry June 17 and run through Sept. 30. Get fresh produce, listen to local musicians, watch artisan demonstrations and take part in the Chalk Art Festival at the Perry Farmers’ Market, Main Street, Perry.

More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products. Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

June 17 -- A Country Market – Opening Day

    • The Band Anastazja 

    • Mr. Scribbles!

    • Linda Franke – tatting

June 24 -- Banjo Bliss

    • Jim Newman – banjo sing-along

    • Susan Swanson – fiber Lingo

July 1 -- Independence Weekend

    • Mike Strobel – original folk guitar and vocals

    • Robert Doyle – photography

July 8 -- Perry Chalk Art Festival (rain date is July 15)

    • Kelly’s Old Timers – Perry’s hometown band, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

    • Creek Bend – original and traditional American roots music, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

    • The Brothers Blue – classic Americana music, from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. 

    • Elise Kelly & Stone Soup, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Street Stage

A Taste of Summer -- Fine Regional Cuisine from Area Restaurants

    • Rob Falgiano - lyrical originals and guitar

    • Mugsy the Clown & Fancy Faces – face painting

    • Girl Scout craft table

    • Jason the Juggler

July 15 -- A Bluesy Saturday

    • Dark Road Duo -- classic blues, folk and old-time country music

    • Ag in the Classroom with Sarah Carlson and Katie Marusarz – soil profiling with snacks

July 22 -- The Glories of Summer and Song

    • Maria Gillard – earthy folk originals

    • Felisa Brea – cooking demonstration

July 29 -- A Midsummer Market 

    • Steve West – blues and unique interpretations of musical favorites

    • Shake on the Lake – scenes from upcoming performances

    • J. Brian Pfeiffer – sculpting with stone and concrete

Aug. 5 -- Summer Strumming

    • Backsliders Duo – country music’s golden era

    • Shake on the Lake – scenes from upcoming performances

Aug.12  -- A big musical market 

    • The Biggest Little Band – The Quigleys, a musical duo that sounds like a full-size band

Aug. 19 -- Bounty of the Market

    • Pancake Hill – soft rock & pleasing harmonies

    • Tom Pedlow – flint knapping

    • Master Gardeners John Glenn & Trisha Morris-Kopinski

Aug. 26 -- Foot-stomping Saturday

    • Gordon Munding – Southern blues & country mountain music

    • Sarah Ballinger-- English paper piecing

Sept. 2 -- A Labor of Love

    • Super Moon – acoustic country and rock 

Sept. 9 -- Autumn Harvest

    • Folk O’ the Road – traditional American music

Sept. 16 -- Changing seasons

    • Ernie Lawrence -- eclectic folk, blues and soul

Sept. 23 -- Chester A. Arthur Day

    • Joan Burch – folk and traditional music

Sept. 30 -- Fall Fling – Closing Day 

    • Allen Hopkins – traditional music 

    • Pumpkin carving

Summer Saturdays is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered in Wyoming County by the Arts Council for Wyoming County. Support is also provided by the Wyoming County Farm Bureau, Friends of the Summer Saturdays Arts Series, and Arts Series demonstrators.

For more information about Summer Saturdays visit www.perryfarmersmarket.com or call Meghan Hauser at (585) 237-5375.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry, Business, arts.
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June 9, 2017 - 5:30pm

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism Office will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Rural Arts Center, 21 & 23 S. Main St., Perry, at 5:30 p.m. Friday. 

The Rural Arts Center offers a mixture of fine art and handcrafted items made by local artist and artisans. Additionally, the center will also be offering arts and crafts classes for all ages and is currently looking for workshop instructors.

The center is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, arts, Perry, ACWC.

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Press release, photo submitted:

Agnes “Aggie” Tamrowski made an impact on the lives of many Wyoming County students and artists through her teaching, volunteering and artwork. 

On June 10, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., the Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) will be hosting a memorial exhibition and celebration of her life in the Members’ Gallery, 31 S. Main St., Perry.

Jackie Hoyt, executive director of the ACWC, worked with Tamrowski over the past 29 years at both the Cordelia A. Greene Library and the ACWC. 

“Each time I would ask Aggie to help me execute an idea, she was always ready to lend 100-percent support and guidance to help make the idea become real.”

In 2011, she won the ACWC Patron of the Arts award and her work was often shown in exhibits at the gallery, including the annual members’ show Local Color. 

However, perhaps her biggest impact was her behind the scenes work as Hoyt’s assistant curator. Many shows at the ACWC were installed with her talent, steady eye, and vision to see where the best place was to present art in the galleries, Hoyt says.

In addition to being an artist, Tamrowski was a teacher for more than 35 years in the Letchworth School District. 

The show is a signature event in the ACWC’s Members’ Gallery on the second floor.

For more information call (585) 237-3517 or email info@artswyco.org or visit www.artswyco.org.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:43 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, arts, Perry, ACWC.
Event Date and Time: 
June 10, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

The Arts Council for Wyoming County is hosting a memorial exhibition and celebration of the life of Agnes Tamrowski, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. June 10.
Tamrowski, a former arts teacher at Letchworth Central School, will be showing her work in the ACWC's Members' Gallery, 31 S. Main St., Perry. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information call (585) 237-3517, email  info@artswyco.org or visit www.artswyco.org.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, arts.

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The once pop-up art studio has become the permanent location for the work of two local artists. Jerry Kelsey, of Jerry Kelsey Photography, and Jillian Schabloski, of Painting by Jillian, along with the Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Warsaw Gallery, 60 Main St., Warsaw. 

The gallery, located at the corner of Genesee and Main streets, features the work of both Kelsey and Schabloski. Additionally, Kelsey hopes to add other artists as space permits.

Original work by Kelsey showcases local landmarks and hidden gems in Wyoming County. His work depicts scenes of Letchworth, old barns and vehicles reclaimed by nature. Both framed and matted photos, as well as prints are for sale.

Schabloski’s work includes acrylic paintings, with both small and large matted prints for sale.

Not only does the gallery show the artistry of Kelsey and Schabloski, patrons to the space are also afforded a glimpse of the creative process, as it is also an active studio.

For more information, contact Kelsey at (585) 786-2925 or Jkelsey51@gmail.com

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, arts, ACWC, announcements.

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Press release:

Each year in Wyoming County, dozens of community arts programs are held with the help of the Arts Council for Wyoming County’s (ACWC) Decentralization Grant Program. For 2017, programs vary from craft workshops to community theater to storytelling to music and folk arts to culinary arts.

“The depth of creativity and desire for arts programming in Wyoming County continues to amaze me,” said ACWC grants coordinator Kathryn Hollinger. “Every year I’ve been here, we’ve increased the number of applications as word spreads about the decentralization and art education grant programs.” 

The New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) makes funding available for arts services organizations like the ACWC to apply on behalf of their local communities. Then, the ACWC forms two volunteer committees of community members who ultimately review and award these grants into the communities.

This year, the ACWC awarded $34,440 in Community Arts grants, $5,000 in Arts Education funding, and $2,100 in value of ACWC scholarships in Wyoming County.

These year’s awardees include:

    • Village of Arcade: Gazebo Performance Series

    • United Church of Warsaw: Tellebration storytelling event

    • County Historian: Eat Your Way Through History events

    • Eagle Free Library: Community Arts programming

    • Stevens Memorial Community Library: Wacky Wednesdays

    • Wyoming Free Library & Gainesville Public Library: Community Arts programming

    • Warsaw Public Library: Community Arts programming

    • Wyoming County Bicentennial Singers: Reader’s Theater program

    • Town of Orangeville: Talent in Our Town workshop series

    • Silver Lake Institute: Summer Concert Series

    • Perry Farmers’ Market: Music at the Market

    • Last Night Perry: performances

    • Pioneer Picnic: performances

    • Portageville Chapel: Summer Concert Series

In addition to this programming, three artist residencies were funded through the Arts Education grant program. Composer Carrie Magin will work with middle school band students in Jason Decker’s music classes at Letchworth Central School. Also, puppeteer and theater artist Josh Rice will work with the Perry Elementary School Art teacher Kristin Adolf. He will also again work with the English classes of Sarah McLaughlin at Perry High School with Groundlings Onstage.

“When I was a high student, having a composer in residence each year inspired me to become a composer,” says Magin, “Now I’m having an opportunity to be on the other end of that experience.”

Also announced were the ACWC scholarship winners, who include Ciarán Spence, the 2017 Rising Star Scholar; Jeremy Zerbe, the 2017 Balus Foundation Young Performing Artist Scholar; and  Madelynn Miller for the ACWC & Creekside Fabrics Visual Arts and ACWC Janice Schroeder Youth Fiber Arts Scholar.

For more information about these grants or scholarship programs contact Kathryn Hollinger at hollinger@artswyco.org or (585) 237-3517, ext. 102.

For more than 40 years, the ACWC has created opportunities to bring arts into their rural communities through programming, grants, and art events. Located on Main Street Perry, the ACWC has produced the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show, one of the largest and highest-rated shows in the region. The ACWC is also Wyoming County’s NYSCA Decentralization Site for Community Arts Grants.

For more information on membership or advocacy in the arts visit www.artswyco.org.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:14 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, Perry, arts.

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On Friday, Megan Hollister opened her first solo show at the Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) in the Members’ Gallery, Main Street, Perry. A senior at Warsaw High School, Megan spent the past year as an apprentice of master seamstress Robbin Dillon, of Folwerville. The apprenticeship was made possible through the ACWC and Creekside Fabrics and Yarn’s Visual Art Scholarship.

“The ACWC is committed to providing opportunities for young artists in Wyoming County to improve their skills, gain more confidence and knowledge about the art discipline, and also career possibilities,” said ACWC Executive Director Jackie Hoyt. “Megan is exactly the type of student we look for to take advantage of this program – talented, ambitious, and hungry to learn about the craft.”

Megan is the third recipient of the scholarship, which was established in 2014. The funding provided private sewing lessons and consultation with a master seamstress. Throughout the past year, Dillon shared a variety of skills and techniques to improve her trade. Additionally, she provided Megan with the tools to help her grow and become more confident in her work as a young fashion designer. 

Recently named to the President's List at Genesee Community College, Megan's work was also shown at the Fashion Show held April 28 at the campus in Batavia. 

After graduating in June, Megan plans to go to college for a degree in fashion design, with a specialization in bridal and evening wear.

For more information about the Visual Art Scholarship contact Hoyt at (585) 237-3517 or via email at info@artswyco.org.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Warsaw, quilting, crafts, arts.
Event Date and Time: 
April 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Gathering Quarters, 63 Perry Ave., Warsaw, at 4 p.m. April 21.

The Gathering Quarters is a “home away from home” to visit with friends and create. The home is geared toward quilters and crafters, sleeps eight guests, offers a full kitchen, four bedrooms, and one and a half baths. The Gathering Quarters also offers sturdy tables to gather around and sew, craft and scrapbook and enjoy the company of friends.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Warsaw, grants, arts.

Press release

The Wyoming Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from Wyoming County nonprofit organizations for its 2017 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. May 3 and can be submitted online by clicking here.  

For more than 40 years the Wyoming Foundation has made the most of the generosity of its clients to benefit all Wyoming County residents. Its $2 million endowment has supported a wide variety of cultural, educational and human services organizations that specialize in enhancing the county’s arts and cultural institutions, improving literacy and strengthening the county’s cradle-to-career pipeline.

The Wyoming Foundation’s 2017 grant cycle will prioritize applications that focus solely on preparing high school graduates for training and education opportunities that lead to jobs in the county and increasing participation in arts and cultural offerings. 

Approximately $20,000 is available for the 2017 grant cycle. Individual grants can range between $500 and $2,000. Foundation awards have been funded by generous gifts and bequests from numerous individuals and groups. It has most recently provided grants to the Arts Council for Wyoming County, Crossroads House, Eagle Free Library, Warsaw Historical Society, and Wyoming Free Circulating Library Association.

For additional information on this grant opportunity click here.

The Wyoming Foundation was established in 1974 and is a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. 

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:21 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, arts, Warsaw, dance.

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Saturday evening celebrated the diversity of dance with Dance Diversions, at Warsaw High School, Warsaw, with performances of classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, and hip-hop/b-boy styles. The mixed repertory dance concert was directed by Sarah Keeler-Badger and presented by the Arts Council for Wyoming County with the sponsorship of Tompkins Bank of Castile and the Wyoming Foundation. 

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 9:28 am
posted by Howard Owens in music, arts, entertainment, schools, news.

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Music students from Genesee and Wyoming counties will perform today at 2 p.m. at Pavilion High School in the second of two all-county music festival concerts.

The festival is organized by the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association.

Today's show features the high school band, the junior high chorus and the elementary band.

Tickets are $4 each at the door.

These photos are from yesterday's rehearsal.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:12 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, arts, ACWC.

Press release:

The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its 2017 granting cycle. The Bauman Fund for the Arts is administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The Fund awards annual grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within the eight counties of Western New York that specialize in the classical arts sector. Applications are due April 14.

The Bauman Fund for the Arts was established in 1996 by Sarah Bauman Baxter to support causes important to her father, Oliver Bauman. Baxter and her father shared a love of the classics, including classical languages, ballet and opera. At the end of her life she translated that love into a legacy gift, which Baxter hoped would help “perpetuate the appreciation of such fine arts as an important and integral part of our culture.”

In accordance Baxter’s wishes, priority will be given to applications that focus solely on the performance of “traditional, classical ballet and opera on the living stage, and preferably of the English, European or Russian schools.” 

In 2016, the Community Foundation awarded more than $40,000 to four nonprofit organizations through this competitive process. Recent grantees of this award include, Ballet Artists of WNY Inc. dba Neglia Ballet, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, and the Buffalo Chamber Players. 

Since 2010, the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts has awarded more than $250,000 to Western New York nonprofit organizations for the benefit of the region’s arts and cultural community. 

For more information on the Bauman Fund for the Arts grant process, visit www.cfgb.org/bauman.  

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Since 1919, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. www.cfgb.org

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:29 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, arts, events, Perry, Warsaw.
Event Date and Time: 
March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) will be hosting a closing reception and award ceremony highlighting the art of Wyoming County students. The High School Art Exhibit ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday in the ACWC’s Main Gallery, 31, S. Main St., Perry. The Warsaw High School Jazz Band will also be the featured guest musicians.

For more information, visit www.artswyco.org or call (585) 237-3517.

The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:28 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, arts, events, Perry, Warsaw.

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The Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) will be hosting a closing reception and award ceremony highlighting the art of Wyoming County students. The High School Art Exhibit ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday in the ACWC’s Main Gallery, 31, S. Main St., Perry. The Warsaw High School Jazz Band will also be the featured guest musicians.

Featured art this year includes sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting and drawing. Students from Attica, Letchworth, Perry, Pioneer and Warsaw are exhibiting their work in the show through Friday.

“Every year, these ninth- through 12th-grade students challenge us with the depth of their creativity in this show,” said ACWC Executive Director Jackie Hoyt. “Although these students are still in high school, they are exploring the arts in fresh and innovative ways.”

In addition to awards, students participating in the show will be eligible to be finalists for the All County K-12 Art Calendar produced by the ACWC and sponsored by Ruthanne Vitagliano.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation to support the continuity of this or any other ACWC youth art show or program, may contact the organization directly for more information.

For more than 40 years, the ACWC has created opportunities to bring arts into their rural communities through programming, grants, and art events. The ACWC is also Wyoming County’s NYSCA Decentralization Site for Community Arts Grants. For more information on membership or advocacy in the arts, visit www.artswyco.org or call (585) 237-3517.

The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:20 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, arts, Wyoming, ACWC, fiber arts.
Event Date and Time: 
March 4, 2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

The Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) is hosting the Fiber Flurry Fiber Arts Festival at the Wyoming Inn, Main Street, Wyoming, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4.

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