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2019 Event Archives

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Taste of Chemung

Culinary Arts Delight

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension in partnership with the GST Bush Campus Culinary Program, Taste of Chemung offers local farm to table delectable dining selections with local businesses and farms! Includes tastings of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and live music for an amazing Elmira experience!

  •   September 26, 2019
  •   06:00 PM  —  08:00 PM


Gallery 200 W. Water Street with Gallery 110 N. Main Street - Art Night, Elmira

Community Arts of Elmira invites you to walk and talk with the artists! Enjoy creative conversations starting at Downtown Grind, 109 N. Main Street, where beverages and toast selections will be available for purchase. Then step next door to The Historic Werdenberg Apartments & Shops at 200 W. Water Street for artist talks with Filomena Jack and Shannah Warwick, of Window Gallery 200 W. Water Street, joined by Michael Houghton and Sam Somostrada, of Window Gallery 110 N. Main Street! Gallery 200 with Gallery 110 N. Main Street is a Community Arts of Elmira partnership with Envision Elmira and The Historic Werdenberg Apartments & Shops at 200 W. Water Street; Downtown Grind; Capriotti Properties; and the City of Elmira with Elmira Second District Councilperson Brent Stermer.

  •   September 21, 2019
  •   07:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


Artist Reception: Member Show 2019

Meet the artists and shop art while enjoying light refreshments in a historic setting! Featured Artists: Mary Sgarlata Adamus, Bethany Blanchard, Ron Dixon, Christopher Eldred, Patrick Filliben, Michael Houghton, Cynthia Huling Hummel, Charlie Hunter, Filomena Jack, Jon Knight, Bradford Leiby, Barb Lord, Delores Morgan, Barbara J. Norris, Rich Page, Linda Ralph, Rod Reynolds, James Ronner, JoAnn Smith, Laura Jaen Smith, Sam Somostrada, Mary Terhune, Debb VanDelinder, Jason Vanderpool. Gallery Hours Fridays/Saturdays, 11am-1pm. Free & Open to the Public.

  •   September 14, 2019
  •   05:00 PM  —  08:30 PM


Original Work Series: Book Launch for 10048, Poetry of 9/11 by Edward A. Dougherty

Book Launch for 10048, Poetry of 9/11 by Edward A. Dougherty The title of Edward Dougherty's newest collection of poems, 10048, comes from the zip code for the twin towers, but it also serves to locate the book in time and place. Richly researched and moving, 10048 tells the story of the World Trade Center, of 9/11, and of what it means to be human in our time. This event celebrates the recent publication of Dougherty's book and memorializes one of the defining events of our era. It is one of the first times Dougherty will read from the book. The cost of the book is $19.95.

  •   September 05, 2019
  •   07:00 PM  —  08:30 PM


"Live Well, Die Well Day in Elmira, New York," by Mayor Proclamation!

"Death by Design" Discussion, Book Reading and Signing by author Kimberly C. Paul

Live Well, Die Well Day is designed to engage community members in stimulating conversations about living your most mindful, creative life while considering end of life issues. Kimberly C. Paul is the author of "Bridging the Gap: Life Lessons of the Dying," host of "Death by Design" podcast and a TedX Speaker. Blair Jennings and Fell Cadwallader are storytelling artists living in Elmira, New York who will present Impromptu Storytelling. Cupcakes to Die For by Miss Kathy's Cupcakes & Lemonade will be available. "Death by Design" books available for purchase for $20 (includes tax). Ultimately, to memorialize a loved one, inscribe their first name on a ceramic stone tile for inclusion in the "Golden Glow" public art mural by Colleen McCall!

  •   August 01, 2019
  •   06:30 PM  —  08:30 PM


Fashion Art Class: Machine & Hand Stitched Adornments with Filomena Jack

"Learn to sew bows, rosettes, and headbands using your own machine and some simple hand sewing techniques. Please bring your favorite fabric scissors, your machine’s instruction manual, non-waxed thread (white, grey, black), and your machine accessories. We’ll learn fun sewing skills, how to iron efficiently, and more. New sewers welcome!" Filomena. Filomena Jack has been creating cute and amusing items since she was a kid, and loves helping others to learn how to create for themselves. Pre-registration including payment is required. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2365744656793513/

  •   June 08, 2019
  •   10:00 AM  —  03:00 PM


Clemens & The Pen

Community Arts of Elmira is proud to present "Clemens & The Pen" (KoLo©2018), hosting opportunities for creative expression through multiple art genres--inspired by the writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, from novel to essay, humor to satire, with emphasis on his life and the life of the Clemens and Langdon families. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/592511147827477/

  •   May 18, 2019
  •   11:00 AM  —  01:00 PM


Elmira Infinite Canvas - Mural Fest 2019

Public Art Uplift

Community Arts of Elmira begins its 2019 Elmira Infinite Canvas public art season May 11 and 12, 2019, with a slate of public art creations and special events to celebrate Elmira's public art and global conservationism through creative expression! We thank the City of Elmira with Mayor Dan Mandell and Elmira Second District Councilperson Brent Stermer. Sponsors of Elmira Infinite Canvas - Mural Fest launch include the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Micro-Tourism Grant, the Anderson Foundation and the Hilliard Foundation. We are grateful for their support. Murals that begin May 11 include Tanglewood - Aviary at Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum; Project 360 - #3 at Meals on Wheels and River Sunset on a surprise location on the Elmira Creative Corridor. Additional murals and public art projects will be revealed at the launch and continue throughout the season. Community Built Public Design Workshops, including one with the Elmira College Art Club, precede the May 11/12 launch.

  •   May 12, 2019
  •   10:00 AM  —  05:00 PM

  •   May 11, 2019
  •   10:00 AM  —  05:00 PM


Opening Reception: Plastic Ocean Project with Bonnie Holden Monteleone

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1025639334444408/

  •   May 11, 2019
  •   01:00 PM  —  03:00 PM


Opening Reception: Curbs to Canvas

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1025639334444408/

  •   May 11, 2019
  •   01:00 PM  —  03:00 PM


Plastic Ocean Project: Creative Workshop

Upcycle used c-butts collected in Elmira to artwork. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/391311295042818/

  •   May 04, 2019
  •   11:00 AM  —  01:00 PM


Opening Reception: Beauty in Code - Sam Somostrada,

Artist Talk 7pm! Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2215763995173304/

  •   May 04, 2019
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


Storytelling: In the Moment (The Performance)

Tell and Listen. Listen and Tell. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2385222918179295/

  •   April 27, 2019
  •   07:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


Clemens & The Pen

Community Arts of Elmira is proud to present "Clemens & The Pen" (KoLo©2018), hosting opportunities for creative expression through multiple art genres--inspired by the writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, from novel to essay, humor to satire, with emphasis on his life and the life of the Clemens and Langdon families. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/592511147827477/

  •   April 27, 2019
  •   11:00 AM  —  01:00 PM


Activate Autism Awareness

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. Pre-Registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please pre-register using Brown Paper Tickets https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4050755 or contact [email protected] to register.Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/244039429826334/

  •   April 27, 2019
  •   10:00 AM  —  12:30 PM


Storytelling: In the Moment (Potluck & Practice)

This is the time for Tellers to share and practice: One prompt. Five minutes. In the moment. Impromptu storytelling. Come watch how the brain works. Come work your brain. Return at 7pm for The Performance. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/244039429826334/

  •   April 27, 2019
  •   03:00 PM  —  05:30 PM


Death Café - Elmira

Shine the Light on Death

Join an informal discussion on death that brings it out of dark into the light. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318170892233306/

  •   April 23, 2019
  •   06:00 PM  —  07:30 PM


Public Art Workshop: Design a Fire Hydrant with Emily Solometo

Public art education for ages thirteen through Adult. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2482177768488389/

  •   April 20, 2019
  •   10:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Earth Day - Elmira! Cigarette Butt Cleanup

Clean up cigarette butts to uplift our quality of life and to create upcycled art for a statement on conservation! 4/13 Wisner Park; 4/20 /Community Arts of Elmira; 4/27 Anne's Pancakes. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/405902396869598/

  •   April 20, 2019
  •   10:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Elmira City Hall - Art Talk: Adventure with Rod Reynolds

Join us as Rod discusses twenty exceptionally vibrant painting of animals in wildlife! Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2482177768488389/

  •   April 18, 2019
  •   12:00 PM  —  01:00 PM


Earth Day - Elmira! Cigarette Butt Cleanup

Clean up cigarette butts to uplift our quality of life and to create upcycled art for a statement on conservation! 4/13 Wisner Park; 4/20 /Community Arts of Elmira; 4/27 Anne's Pancakes. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/405902396869598/

  •   April 13, 2019
  •   10:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Opening - Michael Houghton's "The Native," at The Przygoda Gallery, Community Arts of Elmira

Exhibition Opening Night

  •   April 06, 2019
  •   07:00 PM  —  10:00 PM


Wearable Art

Studies in Textile Dyeing

In this one day workshop students will hand dye one yard of silk chiffon using an ice dye technique. Ice dyeing allows the colored dye molecules to separate and hit the fabric at different times creating a marbleized pattern. Next they will learn to Nunofelt using a silk chiffon base and merino wool. Students will create a small nunofelted sample that can then be used as a quilt square, decorative piece of art, or even wearable art. Fee must be paid in full prior to Saturday, March 16. Pay online or make checks payable to "Community Arts of Elmira" Mail to: Community Arts of Elmira 413 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14901

  •   March 16, 2019
  •   12:00 PM  —  04:00 PM


Opening Reception: "First Step"

The "First Step" exhibition will present art that responds to the impact of non-physical violence on victims, family members, friends and colleagues, as if it were as easily recognized as is physical abuse. Themes viewed may include aspects of emotional abuse such as “mind games,” threats, isolation, shaming, blaming and criticizing. Light refreshment will be available. Free and open to the public. "First Step" is partnership between Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler Counties and Community Arts of Elmira.

  •   March 09, 2019
  •   05:00 PM  —  07:00 PM


Whee! Ride of a Lifetime - An Original Play in One Act

"Whee…!#$%*@? Ride of a Lifetime" - An Original Play in One Act. After the play, there will be a discussion with the playwrights, performers and audience. General Admission Tickets - $10/per person - Available at the Door. All proceeds benefit Community Arts of Elmira.

  •   February 10, 2019
  •   03:00 PM  —  05:00 PM


That's Amore! Community Arts Cabaret

A Cabaret-Style Musical Valentine to Love and All Its Glory

Join us for lyrical stories of love to warm your winter and inspire your heart! That's Amore! features classic songs of love, romance and heartbreak. General Admission seating is $10 at the door and includes delectable desserts and ambrosial beverage.

  •   February 03, 2019
  •   02:00 PM  —  04:00 PM

  •   February 02, 2019
  •   07:00 PM  —  09:00 PM