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The Arts Council of the Southern Finger LakesThe ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is pleased to announce the 2020 Emergency Arts Relief Grant Program.

Emergency Arts Relief Grants provide financial support to creative individuals and community groups who have experienced lost income from the postponement and/or cancellation of specific, scheduled opportunities or programs due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 

This grant program is generously funded and supported by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes.

Auburn, NY (March 17, 2020) - The Schweinfurth Art Center is canceling all classes and events through the end of April in compliance with public health recommendations and mandates in the wake of the spread of covid-19. In addition, staff members are working from home, but are available via email.

Among the events canceled is the Schweinfurth's annual Both Ends of the Rainbow exhibition, the art center's annual exhibit featuring artwork by youth and senior citizens that was supposed to open in mid-April.

Rochester, NY (March 18, 2020) – CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent announced this update today:

"With the continued heightened concern over the coronavirus pandemic and the rapidly evolving decisions being announced by government and health officials, we are all experiencing significant disruption in all aspects of our lives.

With concern for everyone’s financial situation, we feel it best at this time to temporarily suspend ticket sales for headliner concerts and Club Passes until May 10.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020Tickets on sale to General Public Friday, March 13

Bethel, NY (March 9, 2020)  – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced the following additions to their Pavilion lineup for this summer:

  • June 14: BIG ROCK SUMMER TOUR: RATT, Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Slaughter
  • July 12: Bob Dylan & His Band with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Hot Club of Cowtown 

Tickets for both shows, plus previously-announced Lady Antebellum with Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae on July 16, will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 13 at 10:00 AM at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, www.Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-653-8000. …

First LookReverse Shot editors and seven “Creative Correspondents” to participate in criticism initiatives during First Look Festival, including first ever “live” symposium on March 11;
First Look Festival runs March 11–15, 2020

Astoria, New York (March 5, 2020) — As part of Museum of the Moving Image’s new First Look Festival initiative “Working on It,” a series of events focusing on the creative process, Reverse Shot (reverseshot.org), the Museum’s in-house publication, has announced a new program entitled Critical Interventions, which will experiment with new forms of film festival coverage and conversation. For this program, Reverse Shot has selected seven writers to function as inaugural “Creative Correspondents” at First Look. Each writer will be paired with a filmmaker whose work is screening in First Look, and these relationships will result in seven pieces of critical reportage—an interview or profile or feature, or some other hybrid form entirely—to be published on the site at the conclusion of the Festival.

Labadie - Teaching in FranceAuburn, NY (March 5, 2020) - Denise Labadie can thank her husband for the inspiration that launched an art quilt career. A professional seamstress, she saw the contemporary fabrics and batiks used in art quilting and wanted to try it.

"My husband gave me the gift of a trip to Ireland and 'suggested' that I come back with an idea for a quilt," Labadie said. "On that trip, I saw a stone circle that sent chills through me. Those stones - and many others since then - touched something deep within me which I could really only express through art quilting and textiles.

KanekoBuffalo, NY – The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Public Art Initiative has partnered with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House to present an exciting installation featuring artist Jun Kaneko's monumental ceramic sculptures on view from May 22, 2020, through October 3, 2021. Titled The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko, the installation will comprise seven of the artist’s enormous, freestanding ceramic works for outdoor display on the newly restored grounds of the Martin House estate, as well as a series of smaller works on view indoors.

Basilica Hudson 24-HOUR DRONEThe Hudson, NY multi-disciplinary arts center’s annual experiment in sound and music will return for a sixth consecutive year, as Basilica Hudson celebrates its ten-year anniversary

Hudson, N.Y. Basilica Hudson - the multidisciplinary arts center founded by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone - has announced the return of its annual 24-HOUR DRONE experimental music and sound program. An all-encompassing, immersive event, 24-HOUR DRONE features musicians and sound artists experimenting with sustained tones, creating a full twenty-four hours of unbroken sound, and invites attendees to escape the tight hands of time in a long-form, endurance homage to sound.

Second Friday Jazz Concert SeriesYonkers, NY. March 4, 2020 -  For their third annual “Second Fridays” series of live jazz music, the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music has agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to benefit the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library. "I am excited for this opportunity to combine our efforts presenting great live music in Yonkers and making the city a cultural destination for jazz," said Liz Sander, owner of the Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music. “We welcome everyone to join us for a fun night out, to hear great live music and support the library, at the same time."…

Ugo Rondinone, the sun, 2017“Kiki Smith: Water” and “Outlooks: Martha Tuttle”

Presentations by Rashid Johnson and Ugo Rondinone

New Windsor, N.Y. – Storm King Art Center, Hudson Valley’s premier outdoor sculpture museum, reveals a remarkable season of special exhibitions and programs in 2020, celebrating 60 years of leading experiences of art in nature.