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Public Art Talk with Brad Leiby

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/communityartselmira/

  •   December 06, 2018
  •   06:00 PM  —  07:00 PM


Open House - STEAM Ahead Chemung

STEAM Ahead Chemung - Open House, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 4-6pm. The Open House will showcase a pop-up exhibition of work created by students during their STEAM Ahead Chemung experience, inspired by the 2018 theme--birds! The pop-up exhibit also will feature photographs of the students learning about local birds, at their community centers and at the partnering organizations. The Open House is located at one of the partnering organizations, Community Arts of Elmira, 413 Lake Street, Elmira. The event is free and open to the public. #steamaheadchemung Community Centers: Frontline Community and Youth Center, Southside Community Center, Transformation Center Elmira, Partnering Organizations: Arnot Art Museum, Chemung County Historical Society, Community Arts of Elmira, Corning Museum of Glass, Friends of the Chemung River Watershed, Inc., Namaste Event Spa and Wellness Center, Science & Discovery Center, Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum,

  •   December 05, 2018
  •   04:00 PM  —  06:00 PM


Gallery Class with Chris Bell: Drawing

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285497488188023/

  •   December 01, 2018
  •   12:00 PM  —  01:00 AM


Music Open Mic Night

Musicians, please sign up through Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/157957988478664/

  •   November 23, 2018
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


The Golden Age of Radio

Live Radio Theatre

  •   November 18, 2018
  •   02:00 PM  —  04:00 PM

  •   November 17, 2018
  •   02:00 PM  —  04:00 PM

  •   November 16, 2018
  •   07:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


"Watercolor Painting" Class (Two Days)

"Watercolor Painting" Class Led by Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Saturdays, November 3 and 10, 2018, 9am-Noon, $68, Community Arts of Elmira! Watercolor Painting is for the beginner as well as the experienced student wanting to advance their skills. Watercolor is a versatile medium and we will cover a variety of techniques in this class. In this two-day class, learn about color theory, color mixing, brush handling, painting techniques and the different types of watercolor paper. The first class will start with some basic watercolor exercises experimenting with techniques and creating a color wheel. We will work from life as well as photographs in several different projects. Register online at https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course or call or call 607-936-5501.

  •   November 10, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM

  •   November 03, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


"Introduction to Observational Drawing" Two-Day Class

"Introduction To Observational Drawing" Class Led by Marlowe Lowe! Saturdays, September, 2018, 9am-Noon, $68, Community Arts of Elmira! Drawing is the most fundamental tool in any artistic practice. It is a way in which to express ideas and spark the imagination--a process of seeing, analyzing and depicting/translating forms and spaces, real or imagined, into a two-dimensional image. The goal of this two-day class is to engage students in technical theory and skill building exercises that will challenge them to consider different concepts of what it means to “see” or perceive the world around you. Register online at https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course or call 607-936-5501.

  •   October 13, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Art Reflects Classes for Those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Other Dementias and Care Partners

Art Reflects - 2018 is a free expressive art program for individuals with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and their care partners. No experience needed. To reserve a seat, please email info@communityartsofelmira.com or call 607.846.2418.

  •   October 11, 2018
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


"Introduction to Observational Drawing" Two-Day Class

"Introduction To Observational Drawing" Class Led by Marlowe Lowe! Saturdays, September, 2018, 9am-Noon, $68, Community Arts of Elmira! Drawing is the most fundamental tool in any artistic practice. It is a way in which to express ideas and spark the imagination--a process of seeing, analyzing and depicting/translating forms and spaces, real or imagined, into a two-dimensional image. The goal of this two-day class is to engage students in technical theory and skill building exercises that will challenge them to consider different concepts of what it means to “see” or perceive the world around you. Register online at https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course or call 607-936-5501.

  •   October 06, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


"Sculpture Workshop (Any Level)" Two-Day Class

Make your very own all season outdoor sculpture, gargoyle, garden gnome or critter from a solid block of clay*. During the first class session, students will mound clay around a simple wooden armature to model the basic shape of their creature. Then, students will dissect and scoop out their creations the following week to make it hollow. Details and texture are added lastly. All materials and tools provided. Bring an apron* and your imagination. Beginners welcome, no prior ceramic experience necessary. Sculptures will be kiln fired at the instructor’s studio after they are dry, approximately 2-3 weeks following completion of the workshop. To register please visit https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course or call 607-936-5501.

  •   September 29, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Original Work Series - Songwriter Andy Fagan

Original Work is a series that celebrates original work of poetry, prose and songwriting through featured artist readings and performances.

  •   September 22, 2018
  •   06:30 PM  —  08:30 PM


"Sculpture Workshop (Any Level)" Two-Day Class

Make your very own all season outdoor sculpture, gargoyle, garden gnome or critter from a solid block of clay*. During the first class session, students will mound clay around a simple wooden armature to model the basic shape of their creature. Then, students will dissect and scoop out their creations the following week to make it hollow. Details and texture are added lastly. All materials and tools provided. Bring an apron* and your imagination. Beginners welcome, no prior ceramic experience necessary. Sculptures will be kiln fired at the instructor’s studio after they are dry, approximately 2-3 weeks following completion of the workshop. To register please visit https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course or call 607-936-5501.

  •   September 22, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Art Reflects Classes for Those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Other Dementias and Care Partners

Art Reflects - 2018 is a free expressive art program for individuals with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and their care partners. No experience needed. To reserve a seat, please email info@communityartsofelmira.com or call 607.846.2418.

  •   September 20, 2018
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


Duvid Smering: A Musical Tribute

To celebrate the life of Duvid Smering, gather with us for music and remembrance. Bring your fondest memories of Duvid and share them during the program. Food and beverage will be available. Featured Musicians: Piano - Dino Losito and Dave Solazzo; Bass - Bill Kahl and Mike Solazzo; Guitar - Hugh Douglass and John Manfredi; Drums - Lou Grassi, Tom Killian and Mike Melto; Vocals- Cookie Coogan; Saxophone- Rick Doginario and Colin Gordon Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/717771971904391/

  •   September 16, 2018
  •   02:00 PM  —  04:00 PM


Art Reflects Classes for Those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Other Dementias and Care Partners

Art Reflects - 2018 is a free expressive art program for individuals with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and their care partners. No experience needed. To reserve a seat, please email info@communityartsofelmira.com or call 607.846.2418.

  •   July 19, 2018
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


Artist Reception: "Exercises in Ten - Christina Johnson"

"Exercises in Ten - Christina Johnson," The Przygoda Gallery at Community Arts of Elmira, on the Elmira Creative Corridor. Exhibition: June 8 - July 28, 2018. Artist Reception: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 5-7pm. Gallery Hours Friday/Saturdays 11am-1pm. Free & Open to the Public. Follow Artist Christina Johnson: Website: http://www.draughtswomanchristina.com; Instagram: @draughtswomanchristina; Twitter: @Draughts_Woman; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CMJFineArt; Tumblr: http://draughtswoman-christina.tumblr.com; Sponsored, in part, by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, Inc. and the Community Foundation of Elmira - Corning and the Finger Lakes Inc.

  •   June 21, 2018
  •   05:00 PM  —  07:00 PM


Art Reflects Classes for Those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Other Dementias and Care Partners

Art Reflects - 2018 is a free expressive art program for individuals with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and their care partners. No experience needed. To reserve a seat, please email info@communityartsofelmira.com or call 607.846.2418.

  •   June 21, 2018
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


The Café at Community Arts - "Conversations" of Live Music

The Café at Community Arts - "Conversations" of Live Music. Sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company. $15 General Admission at the Door. Refreshments Available. April 28 - The Elmira Arts Ensemble: Duvid Smering, Tom Killian, Dave Solazzo and Mike Solazzo. Refreshments by Taste of Jamaica! May 26 - Roan Duo with Flutist Michele Lee. Refreshments TBA. June 23 - Jazz Trio: Dino Losito & Friends with Vocalist Ronnie Leigh. Refreshments by Horigan's Tavern! Sound & Lighting Engineer - Bart Curtis

  •   May 26, 2018
  •   07:30 PM  —  09:30 PM


Tellers & Tales - Story Lovers' Collective

Tellers & Tales - Story Lovers' Collective if free and open to the public. Each of us has a tale to tell, gather with community and learn how to share your story. For detailed information, please visit the Tellers & Tales website: http://tellersandtales.com/index.html Event Location: Community Arts of Elmira, 413 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901

  •   May 26, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM

  •   May 24, 2018
  •   06:30 PM  —  09:00 PM


Original Work Series - Reading & Book Signing with Author Destiny Kinal

Destiny Kinal is a lifelong political activist and community organizer, whose writing has spanned the range from journalist in Aspen, Colorado to analyst of new values and lifestyles to the Fortune 500, to book artist in France's book village in Languedoc, to bioregioinalist, whose work on the Susquehanna echoed those of her colleagues in other watersheds. And yes, that is her real name, awarded to her at birth by far-seeing parents. Destiny makes her homes on the Upper Susquehanna, on San Francisco Bay, and in south Florida on the Atlantic Coast. Original Work is a series that celebrates original work of poetry, prose and songwriting through featured artist readings and performances. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available.

  •   May 17, 2018
  •   06:30 PM  —  08:30 PM


Original Work Series - Profiles of Lyme

Profiles of Lyme, Featuring the Creative Voice of those with Lyme Disease. Original Work is a series that celebrates original work of poetry, prose and songwriting through featured artist readings and performances. Usually free, this particular Original Work event is $5 for the cause and open to the public, ages thirteen through adult. Light refreshments are available. More details to follow.

  •   May 12, 2018
  •   06:30 PM  —  08:30 PM


"Intro to Exploring Fashion and Textile Design" Class

This two-day class will explore fashion and textile design through felting and fabric dyeing techniques. Students will create hand-dyed natural textiles using ice dyeing and shibori wraping techniques. Students will then use their textiles to learn unofelting, a way of combining wool into the weave of the dyed fabric. Students will leave with a dyed fabric sample, nunofelted sample, and a finished nunofelted scarf. Color theory, pattern design, and accessory design will be stressed in the final piece. About the instructor: Shannah Warwick is a new designer and instructor to the Finger Lakes Region. She moved from Philadelphia where she taught numerous workshops and classes at University of the Arts and Drexel University to name a few. She currently designs for her fashion line, BlckBts. BlckBts features hand dyed silk chiffon pieces nunofelted with merino wool. To register visit https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course

  •   May 05, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Original Work Series: Elmira College Open Mic Night!

Original Work Series: Elmira College Open Mic Night - Hosted by Dallas Winchell. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2088521691376298/

  •   May 03, 2018
  •   06:00 PM  —  08:00 PM


The Café at Community Arts - "Conversations" of Live Music

The Café at Community Arts - "Conversations" of Live Music. Sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company. $15 General Admission at the Door. Refreshments Available. April 28 - The Elmira Arts Ensemble: Duvid Smering, Tom Killian, Dave Solazzo and Mike Solazzo. Refreshments by Taste of Jamaica! May 26 - Roan Duo with Flutist Michele Lee. Refreshments TBA. June 23 - Jazz Trio: Dino Losito & Friends with Vocalist Ronnie Leigh. Refreshments by Horigan's Tavern! Sound & Lighting Engineer - Bart Curtis

  •   April 28, 2018
  •   07:30 PM  —  09:30 PM


"Intro to Exploring Fashion and Textile Design" Class

This two-day class will explore fashion and textile design through felting and fabric dyeing techniques. Students will create hand-dyed natural textiles using ice dyeing and shibori wraping techniques. Students will then use their textiles to learn unofelting, a way of combining wool into the weave of the dyed fabric. Students will leave with a dyed fabric sample, nunofelted sample, and a finished nunofelted scarf. Color theory, pattern design, and accessory design will be stressed in the final piece. About the instructor: Shannah Warwick is a new designer and instructor to the Finger Lakes Region. She moved from Philadelphia where she taught numerous workshops and classes at University of the Arts and Drexel University to name a few. She currently designs for her fashion line, BlckBts. BlckBts features hand dyed silk chiffon pieces nunofelted with merino wool. To register visit https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course

  •   April 28, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Elmira College Arts Alive, The Przygoda Gallery

Art Talks with Isabela Gonzalez and Gabrielle Higgins supported by original media work, coupled with the Artist Reception for Elmira College Arts Alive Exhibition, The Przygoda Gallery at Community Arts of Elmira, Curated by Isabela Gonzalez and Gabrielle Higgins. Join us for a "Look into the Elmira College Arts Featuring Elmira College Students of All Years and Majors." Exhibition April 6 - May 26, 2018. Gallery Hours: Fridays/Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Free & Open to the Public. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/471174573297216/

  •   April 26, 2018
  •   05:00 PM  —  07:00 PM


Art Talk - Heritage as a Kind of Forgetting: James Baldwin with Dr. Corey McCall

Elmira College Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion Dr. Corey McCall will present on James Baldwin's writings. Free & Open to the Public

  •   April 17, 2018
  •   06:30 PM  —  08:30 PM


Activate Autism Awareness

Activate Autism Awareness - Employment Solutions and Community Arts of Elmira believe there is a need for Autism Awareness in our community. In partnership, we have designed this event, a place for kids to be themselves and to express themselves through creativity. During Activate Autism Awareness, two interactive sessions will be offered 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. During the sessions, sensory-friendly stations designed for Pre-K to 6th grade students will be available. Family members, care providers, and members of the community also can interact during the event to enhance their support networks. This event is sponsored by local businesses in our community and there is no cost to attend. Pre-Registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please contact Communityoutreach@employmentsolutions-ny.com to register.Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/415997292186666/

  •   April 14, 2018
  •   10:00 AM  —  12:30 PM


Artist Reception: "Jerry Lindsay - A Retrospective" The Community Room Gallery

"Jerry Lindsay - A Retrospective," The Community Room Gallery, will be on exhibition April/May, 2018. Meet the artist April 12, 5-7PM, Free & Open to the Public. Refreshments available. Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1959987070680085/

  •   April 12, 2018
  •   05:00 PM  —  07:00 PM


Community Built Public Art Mural Design Workshop for the Community

Mural Design Workshop for the Community with Artist Annemarie Zwack: Community Built Public Art! Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00 - 11:30am, Free and Open to the Public, Ages 13 through Adult, at Community Arts of Elmira! Annemarie Zwack is a visual artist specializing in engaging communities in creating public art! Visit her exciting work at www.ZwackArt.com and view her inspiring talk "TEDx Community Built Public Art as a Tool for Social Change": www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMM0T1LUBo4! Bring your dynamic ideas and collaborate to change Elmira’s artistic landscape! This Workshop will focus on the Capriotti Building Mural at 120 N. Main Street, Elmira, in partnership with Jim Capriotti of Capriotti Properties and Second District Councilman Brent Stermer. The Workshop is Sponsored by Hilliard Corporation & Supported by QuickARTS. This activity is made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Facebook Event:; https://www.facebook.com/events/821602524692189/

  •   April 07, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


"Hand Stitched Curved Piecing Mini Quilt" Class

In this class, students will make a small table quilt or wall hanging using a block called The Drunkard’s Square. Curved piecing can be challenging, but students will learn step-by-step how to make this lovely art quilt with lots of curves in it. No machines needed, students will be hand cutting and piecing these mini blocks. About the Instructor - Filomena Jack: I've been arting for more than twenty-five years and am generally over=stimulated by cute, bizarre, and funny things. I received my BFA from Jersey City University, teach art to a variety of audiences, and am always learning all I can about my materials and processes. I am currently working on pieces for a solo show to be displayed at the The Peeler Peacock Gallery in Corning in April 2018. I share my happy country home with my hubby and an awesome recycled dog named Ruka. I am passionate about art and its history. I love what I do and am grateful every day. Register online at https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course or call 607-936-55

  •   March 31, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM

  •   March 24, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


"Sewing Machine 101" Two-Day Class

Don’t be intimidated by your sewing machine! in this two-day class, students will bring their sewing machines, including all cables/foot pedals, supplies, and instruction booklets they might have. We’ll walk through the unique parts of each machine, learn how to thread it, create bobbins, and do basic maintenance. We will experiment with different stitches and settings and create a small zippered pouch. This is a true “take it out of the box” adventure! For the first class please bring good quality cotton (NOT WAXED) thread in 2 colors, scissors, 3 small pieces of fabric (at least 8x10” each), and a non-separating zipper at least 6” long. Other supplies will be supplied. Supplies for the 2nd class TBA. Register online at https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course or call 607-936-5501.

  •   March 17, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Made in Elmira, New York - Elmira's Creation Economy by Joe Caparulo

"Elmira's Creation Economy" author Joe Caparulo will present for community discussion his thoughts on the revitalization of Elmira through the arts, across the sectors, including branding one of its major existing assets with the capacity to grow: arts as an economic driver--"Made in Elmira, New York." "Elmira's Creation Economy" available for free at www.communityartsofelmira.com/data/elmiras-creation-economy.pdf

  •   March 13, 2018
  •   06:30 PM  —  08:30 PM


"Sewing Machine 101" Two-Day Class

Don’t be intimidated by your sewing machine! in this two-day class, students will bring their sewing machines, including all cables/foot pedals, supplies, and instruction booklets they might have. We’ll walk through the unique parts of each machine, learn how to thread it, create bobbins, and do basic maintenance. We will experiment with different stitches and settings and create a small zippered pouch. This is a true “take it out of the box” adventure! For the first class please bring good quality cotton (NOT WAXED) thread in 2 colors, scissors, 3 small pieces of fabric (at least 8x10” each), and a non-separating zipper at least 6” long. Other supplies will be supplied. Supplies for the 2nd class TBA. Register online at https://www.corning-cc.edu/register-non-credit-course or call 607-936-5501.

  •   March 03, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Art Reflects Classes for Those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Other Dementias and Care Partners

Art Reflects - 2018 is a free expressive art program for individuals with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and their care partners. No experience needed. To reserve a seat, please email info@communityartsofelmira.com or call 607.846.2418.

  •   February 15, 2018
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


Public Art Mural Workshop with Artist Brad Leiby

Muralist Brad Leiby will lead a two-day (six hour total) workshop for students ages thirteen through adult in an indoor mural workshop. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to study multiple genres of public mural painting, including urban art/graffiti. In addition, they will be able to participate in a mural painting on the "Community Arts of Elmira - Public Art Wall" in the spring. The workshop is free. All materials provided. To register, please email info@communityartsofelmira.com. This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

  •   February 04, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM

  •   February 03, 2018
  •   09:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Art Reflects Classes for Those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Other Dementias and Care Partners

Art Reflects - 2018 is a free expressive art program for individuals with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and their care partners. No experience needed. To reserve a seat, please email info@communityartsofelmira.com or call 607.846.2418.

  •   January 25, 2018
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM