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Schweinfurth Art Center Art ClassesAuburn, NY (April 11, 2023) – Artists of all ages can sign up for spring art classes at the Schweinfurth Art Center. The classes cover throwing clay, watercolor plein air painting, and more.

Students ages 5 to 10 can sign up for our last Art After School session for the 2022-23 school year. The class, called Beyond the Stars, will envision what life is like outside of planet Earth by creating 2- and 3-dimensional projects. Artists will also explore several mediums, including clay, drawing, painting, and collage work.

2023 PGA Championship PRRochester, N.Y. (April 11, 2023) — When champions of golf tee off at Oak Hill Country Club next month, a positive boost to the economy will showcase how the Greater Rochester, New York, region provides a prime destination for champions of business. An analysis led by Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) estimates the major championship will result in $190 million in economic activity and 1,233 jobs. The 105th PGA Championship returns to Oak Hill Country Club for its fourth time May 15-21, 2023.

Jodie FosterA celebration of Foster’s contributions to the art of cinema will be held at
George Eastman Museum on May 25.  Tickets go on sale to members on April 25.

Rochester, N.Y. (April 11, 2023) —The George Eastman Museum will honor actor and filmmaker Jodie Foster with the George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of cinema on Thursday, May 25. Tickets for the benefit gala will go on sale to Eastman Museum members on April 25, and any remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on May 2. Tickets and other information for the gala and a related series of seven films at the Dryden Theatre will be available at eastman.org/eastmanaward2023.

CGI Rochester International Jazz FestivalJune 23 to July 1 - 9 Days – 300 Shows – 1750+ Artists – 19 Venues

5 Free Headliner Shows!

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Close the Fest in Free Show on Wegmans Stage @ Parcel 5 - in 8th Appearance at RIJF!

Rochester, NY (March 21, 2023) —The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent today announced the lineup for the Festival's nine-day 20th Anniversary Edition to be held from June 23 to July 1 in 19 venues in downtown Rochester, New York.

GCV&M’s Spring Lecture Series”Opening Our Closets: Fashion & Textile History”

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Mumford, NY (March 21, 2023) – Genesee Country Village & Museum has announced the lineup of speakers in its Spring Lecture Series (Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on the topic of 19th-century fashion and textile history. This day-long program features four presenters speaking on different subjects, culminating with keynote speaker Susan W. Greene, namesake and donor of the Susan Greene Costume Collection housed in the John L. Wehle Gallery at GCV&M.

Cops and CampersAn unexpected encounter inspires the creation of a wellness retreat for first responders.

Ithaca, NY (March 15, 2023) A new tradition is developing at Spruce Row Campground & RV Park in Ithaca, New York. From June 23 to June 25, 2023 the park will host the 2nd annual Cops and Campers wellness retreat for first responders and their families.

Power Puff, Black Racing Stripe Baggage CartAuburn, NY (March 12, 2023)Artist Theda Sandiford channels microaggressions – commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental slights, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups – she faces every day into her artwork.

Riding on the New York City subway, she has had her hair touched without permission too many times to count. When she gets out of car at her condo development in New Jersey, she often is asked where she lives. “Have you ever been followed by security while shopping? I am followed all the time,” she said. “So much so, I now avoid retail and do most of my shopping online.”…

MapleSugarFestival_GCVMMumford, N.Y. - Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY, invites visitors to celebrate maple sugaring season in NY State at the annual Maple Sugar Festival, coming up March 18, 19, 25 & 26.

Follow tap lines along the Maple History Trail to the modern-day sugarhouse in the Museum’s Nature Center, see traditional methods of sap collection and sugaring in a 19th-century sugar camp, and explore the Historic Village to see maple-inspired “receipts” cooking in historic kitchens.

5x5 chamber ensemble“Lead Me Home, Rochester: Our City”

Sunday, March 19, 2023  3PM ET 

Rochester, N.Y.-- It will be a celebration of community and a profession of hometown love as chamber ensemble, fivebyfive  presents a spring concert entitled, “Lead Me Home, Rochester: Our CIty” on Sunday March 19, 2023. fivebyfive is excited to share a program of new music, original favorites, and commissioned works to celebrate the city in which we all live, showcasing exceptional music, local photography, and mindful reflection.

George Eastman Museum logoInaugural exhibit to feature works from Flower City Arts Center’s Studio 678 Photo Club 

Rochester, N.Y., March 4, 2023—Gallery Obscura, George Eastman Museum’s newest exhibition space, opens today on Saturday, March 4. The inaugural exhibit will be produced in collaboration with the Flower City Arts Center, which will run through June 1.

Gallery Obscura will take on a unique role – featuring exhibitions created or presented in collaboration with community organizations and school and youth programs, projects focused on Greater Rochester, and exhibitions from the museum’s collections that are thematically related to community events or that support other museum initiatives and programming.

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