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2020 Event Archives

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Elmira Death Café

Elmira Death Cafe is helping to bring the subject of death out of the darkness and into the light. Death Cafe's are springing up all over the world so people can TALK about the end of life to live their best current life! Death Cafe's is an open agenda and discussion. It's quite causal and often humorous and deeply interesting.

  •   October 24, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  07:30 PM


Call for Artists: Clemens and The Pen - Porch Studio Application

Call for Artists: Clemens and The Pen - Quarry Farm Porch - Studio Session for artists. Application deadline August 1, 2020, noon. The actual Porch Studio Session is Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm. Limited number of applicants accepted, mindful of COVID-19 protocols. Email [email protected] for Application. Image: Clemens and The Pen - Quarry Farm Porch - Studio Session 2019. Community Arts of Elmira is grateful to the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies for its support.

  •   August 01, 2020
  •   12:00 PM  —  12:00 PM


Elmira Death Café

Elmira Death Cafe is helping to bring the subject of death out of the darkness and into the light. Death Cafe's are springing up all over the world so people can TALK about the end of life to live their best current life! Death Cafe's is an open agenda and discussion. It's quite causal and often humorous and deeply interesting.

  •   July 25, 2020
  •   02:00 AM  —  03:30 PM


Call for Artists: "Together"

"Together" is an art exhibition of community, in the Community Gallery at Community Arts of Elmira. Submission Deadline: July 10, 2020, Noon-5:00pm. More details soon to follow.

  •   July 24, 2020
  •   12:00 PM  —  05:00 PM


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

Art Reflects is an interactive expressive arts class for those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, other dementias and care partners. No experience is needed. Individuals may attend one, several or all classes. Reservations appreciated due to materials preparation and limited seating, but they are not absolutely necessary. Please email questions/reservations to [email protected] Participation is free.

  •   July 16, 2020
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


Submission Deadline for "Social Distance/Community Art"

City Hall Art

Call for Elmira City Hall Art Exhibition: Social Distance/Community Art! All ages welcome to submit! Email [email protected] to request fire hydrant, traffic signal box and/or mural sheet templates as PDF files for you/anyone in your family to print, color with crayon, marker, watercolor, paint--even collage--use any medium of your choice! By July 1, 1:00pm, scan/email back to [email protected] or postal mail to Community Arts of Elmira, 413 Lake Street, Elmira, New York, 14901, for possible inclusion in the City Hall Art: "Social Distance/Community Art" at Elmira City Hall (Dates TBA). Each work in that exhibition will be juried for possible public art installation on a local fire hydrant, traffic signal box and/or as a mural! Elmira City Hall Art is a partnership of Elmira Second District Councilperson Brent Stermer and Community Arts of Elmira.

  •   July 01, 2020
  •   01:00 PM  —  01:00 PM


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

Postponed: Art Reflects is an interactive expressive arts class for those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, other dementias and care partners. No experience is needed. Individuals may attend one, several or all classes. Reservations appreciated due to materials preparation and limited seating, but they are not absolutely necessary. Please email questions/reservations to [email protected] Participation is free.

  •   June 18, 2020
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


Postponed: Co.Starters! Entrepreneurial Program: The Art of a Startup

Co.Starters is an IncubatorWorks program for creatives, makers, artists and more who are interested in learning the art of a startup! Contact Ashleigh Madison to register [email protected] Class size limited. Cost $300 for the nine-week program, every Tuesday, April 21 - June 16, 2020, 6-9pm. Scholarships are available!

  •   June 16, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM

  •   June 09, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM

  •   June 02, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM

  •   May 26, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


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

Art Reflects is an interactive expressive arts class for those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, other dementias and care partners. No experience is needed. Individuals may attend one, several or all classes. Reservations appreciated due to materials preparation and limited seating, but they are not absolutely necessary. Please email questions/reservations to [email protected] Participation is free.

  •   May 21, 2020
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


Postponed: Co.Starters! Entrepreneurial Program: The Art of a Startup

Co.Starters is an IncubatorWorks program for creatives, makers, artists and more who are interested in learning the art of a startup! Contact Ashleigh Madison to register [email protected] Class size limited. Cost $300 for the nine-week program, every Tuesday, April 21 - June 16, 2020, 6-9pm. Scholarships are available!

  •   May 19, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


Virtual Artist Showcase - FLX Gives Live from Community Arts

FLX Gives televises Live on YouTube from Community Arts of Elmira, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 7:00-8:00pm! Community Arts of Elmira is introducing Elmira Poet & Artist Jennifer Sekella, of Painted Love - Face and Body Painting, who will read her recent poem “Longing. Jennifer's poem "Empower" is featured in "Empower 2020," The Community Gallery at Community Arts of Elmira, an exhibition in partnership with Women's March Elmira. FLX Gives Live is a regional showcase of artists and arts and cultural organizations with Host and Series Creator, Meghan OToole! Live and pre-recorded segments this week include Singer and Songwriter “JOGO” Jose Gomez 'Jogo'; Jewelry Artisan Kelly Ormsby of Turquoise Terrapin; The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes & ReCouture The Runway represented by Erica Unterman & Connie Sullivan-Blum; Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum; Community Arts of Elmira represented by Lynne Rusinko and Poet & Artist Jennifer Sekella, who will

  •   May 19, 2020
  •   07:00 PM  —  08:00 PM


Elmira Death Café

Elmira Death Cafe is helping to bring the subject of death out of the darkness and into the light. Death Cafe's are springing up all over the world so people can TALK about the end of life to live their best current life! Death Cafe's is an open agenda and discussion. It's quite causal and often humorous and deeply interesting.

  •   May 19, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  07:30 PM


Postponed: Co.Starters! Entrepreneurial Program: The Art of a Startup

Co.Starters is an IncubatorWorks program for creatives, makers, artists and more who are interested in learning the art of a startup! Contact Ashleigh Madison to register [email protected] Class size limited. Cost $300 for the nine-week program, every Tuesday, April 21 - June 16, 2020, 6-9pm. Scholarships are available!

  •   May 12, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


POSTPONED: Elmira Infinite Canvas - Mural Fest 2020!

The public art celebration May 9th is postponed due to social distance protocols, but certain murals already have been chosen for installation, and independent artists are creating designs this minute. Installations will begin as soon as it is safe. In the meantime, please visit the Community Arts of Elmira - Elmira Infinite Canvas - Interactive Google Map: http://www.communityartsofelmira.com/infinite-canvas.php Postponed: Elmira Infinite Canvas - Mural Fest 2020 will feature the launch of multiple public art mural installations in the Elmira community, as well as an array of special activities, including a stage-rocking feature-band performance! Look for more Elmira Infinite Canvas details as Community Arts of Elmira celebrates its Fifteenth Anniversary in 2020!

  •   May 09, 2020
  •   10:00 AM  —  10:00 PM


Postponed: Community Arts Market - Elmira

The "Community Arts Market - Elmira" showcases original, handmade fine art and fine craft work. Email [email protected] for application.

  •   May 09, 2020
  •   10:00 AM  —  04:00 PM


Postponed: Co.Starters! Entrepreneurial Program: The Art of a Startup

Co.Starters is an IncubatorWorks program for creatives, makers, artists and more who are interested in learning the art of a startup! Contact Ashleigh Madison to register [email protected] Class size limited. Cost $300 for the nine-week program, every Tuesday, April 21 - June 16, 2020, 6-9pm. Scholarships are available!

  •   May 05, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


Postponed: Shakespeare on the Fly - "Much Ado About Nothing"

Join us for a unique theatrical performance of "Much Ado About Nothing" by Shakespeare on the Fly! "No rehearsal. No set. Just Shakespeare's text and a love of the unexpected . . ." featuring actor Caley Milliken, returning to Elmira for this special evening of performing arts at Community Arts of Elmira! Light refreshment available. Charitable donation appreciated.

  •   May 02, 2020
  •   07:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


Postponed: Co.Starters! Entrepreneurial Program: The Art of a Startup

Co.Starters is an IncubatorWorks program for creatives, makers, artists and more who are interested in learning the art of a startup! Contact Ashleigh Madison to register [email protected] Class size limited. Cost $300 for the nine-week program, every Tuesday, April 21 - June 16, 2020, 6-9pm. Scholarships are available!

  •   April 28, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


Postponed: Creative Writing & Poetry Workshops: Finding Your Voice

Community Arts of Elmira and the YWCA - Elmira and the Twin Tiers are partnering for empowerment through creative expression with "Finding Your Voice"! Discover the power of your individual voice at one or both of these intergenerational workshops, celebrating Women's History Month in March and National Poetry Month in April! "Finding Your Voice" workshops are free and open to the public for ages thirteen years and older. POSTPONED March 21: "Memoir" with Writer and Poet Jennifer Sekella POSTPONED April 25: "Poetry" with Writer and Poet Vicie Rolling Email [email protected] for more information.

  •   April 25, 2020
  •   01:00 PM  —  02:30 PM


Postponed: Co.Starters! Entrepreneurial Program: The Art of a Startup

Co.Starters is an IncubatorWorks program for creatives, makers, artists and more who are interested in learning the art of a startup! Contact Ashleigh Madison to register [email protected] Class size limited. Cost $300 for the nine-week program, every Tuesday, April 21 - June 16, 2020, 6-9pm. Scholarships are available!

  •   April 21, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  09:00 PM


Postponed: Cultivating Inclusive Leadership Workshops

"Cultivating Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Engagement, Unleashing Innovation and Building Talent" is a two-workshop leadership intensive from the Natural Leaders Initiative, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Cornell Team and Leadership Center. These workshops build on each other, but you may register for one or both! Instructors: The program’s widely acclaimed, experienced instructors creative a supportive and affirming learning environment: Margo Hittleman, Co-founder and Coordinator, Natural Leaders Initiative (March 12 and April 16). Karel Hilversum, Director, Cornell Team & Leadership Center (March 12 only). Questions? Contact Margo Hittleman, Natural Leaders Initiative Coordinator at [email protected] or (607) 272-2292 ext.167 March 12: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams. April 16: Cultivating the Leadership in Our Midst.

  •   April 16, 2020
  •   09:00 AM  —  04:00 PM


Closing Reception: "Empower 2020"

Join us for the celebration of empowerment to celebrate the artwork of the following featured artists! Tori Burdick, Dawn Bush, Chris Eldred, Patrick Filliben, Kathy Huddle, Beth Hylen, Filomena Jack, Aaron Kather, Jan Kather, Jennifer Sekella, Laura Jaen Smith, Sam Somostrada, Mary Terhune, Julie Waltz-Stalker

  •   April 04, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  08:00 PM


POSTPONED Original Work Series - Musician Jeffery Washington

Musician Jeffery Washington, aka "Gunzanddino" ("Baby Brother") will premiere his newest digital album--to drop the night of the event! Join us as Jeff narrates the amazing autobiographical moments of his musical journey while sharing his original digital mixes, blends of reggae, jazz, funk major and more! Open to ages thirteen through adult (under eighteen must be accompanied by an adult). Light refreshments available. No Cost.

  •   March 28, 2020
  •   07:00 PM  —  08:30 PM


POSTPONED Elmira Infinite Canvas: Public Art Design Workshop - Centertown Parking Garage Wall

Community Arts of Elmira public art program Elmira Infinite Canvas invites the public to attend a Community Built Public Art Design Workshop for the Centertown Parking Garage Wall along Railroad Avenue. Artist Brad Leiby will lead the Design Workshop specifically for the Centertown Parking Garage Wall. The session includes public art education and a sketch session (materials provided). However, you do not have to be an artist to attend. Share your ideas verbally or through drawing or a combination of both. The Design Workshop is free and open to the public, ages thirteen through adult. For more information email [email protected] This workshop is in partnership with City of Elmira - Second District Councilperson Brent Stermer.

  •   March 21, 2020
  •   10:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Postponed: Creative Writing & Poetry Workshops: Finding Your Voice

Community Arts of Elmira and the YWCA - Elmira and the Twin Tiers are partnering for empowerment through creative expression with "Finding Your Voice"! Discover the power of your individual voice at one or both of these intergenerational workshops, celebrating Women's History Month in March and National Poetry Month in April! "Finding Your Voice" workshops are free and open to the public for ages thirteen years and older. POSTPONED March 21: "Memoir" with Writer and Poet Jennifer Sekella POSTPONED April 25: "Poetry" with Writer and Poet Vicie Rolling Email [email protected] for more information.

  •   March 21, 2020
  •   01:00 PM  —  02:30 PM


Postponed: Cultivating Inclusive Leadership Workshops

"Cultivating Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Engagement, Unleashing Innovation and Building Talent" is a two-workshop leadership intensive from the Natural Leaders Initiative, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Cornell Team and Leadership Center. These workshops build on each other, but you may register for one or both! Instructors: The program’s widely acclaimed, experienced instructors creative a supportive and affirming learning environment: Margo Hittleman, Co-founder and Coordinator, Natural Leaders Initiative (March 12 and April 16). Karel Hilversum, Director, Cornell Team & Leadership Center (March 12 only). Questions? Contact Margo Hittleman, Natural Leaders Initiative Coordinator at [email protected] or (607) 272-2292 ext.167 March 12: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams. April 16: Cultivating the Leadership in Our Midst.

  •   March 12, 2020
  •   09:00 AM  —  04:00 PM


Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley - Book Fest 2020

Habitat Mural Making Station

Community Arts of Elmira is just one area organization collaborating with Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley - "Book Fest" at Diven Elementary School March 7, 2020, 10am - 2pm, Free & Open to the Public! Join us at the Habitat Mural Making Station!

  •   March 07, 2020
  •   10:00 AM  —  02:00 PM


Elmira Infinite Canvas: Public Art Design Workshop - Railroad Avenue Wall

Community Arts of Elmira public art program Elmira Infinite Canvas invites the public to attend a Community Built Public Art Design Workshop for the Railroad Avenue Wall from Second Street to W. Third Street. Artist Brad Leiby will lead the Design Workshop specifically for the Railroad Avenue Wall. The session includes public art education and a sketch session (materials provided). However, you do not have to be an artist to attend. Share your ideas verbally or through drawing or a combination of both. The Design Workshop is free and open to the public, ages thirteen through adult. For more information email [email protected] This workshop is in partnership with City of Elmira - Second District Councilperson Brent Stermer.

  •   February 29, 2020
  •   10:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Elmira Death Café

Elmira Death Cafe is helping to bring the subject of death out of the darkness and into the light. Death Cafe's are springing up all over the world so people can TALK about the end of life to live their best current life! Death Cafe's is an open agenda and discussion. It's quite causal and often humorous and deeply interesting.

  •   February 29, 2020
  •   02:00 PM  —  03:30 PM


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

Art Reflects is an interactive expressive arts class for those with the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's, other dementias and care partners. No experience is needed. Individuals may attend one, several or all classes. Reservations appreciated due to materials preparation and limited seating, but they are not absolutely necessary. Please email questions/reservations to [email protected] Participation is free.

  •   February 20, 2020
  •   01:30 PM  —  03:00 PM


Elmira Infinite Canvas: Public Art Design Workshop - The Elmira Promenade

Community Arts of Elmira public art program Elmira Infinite Canvas invites the public to attend a Community Built Public Art Design Workshop for The Elmira Promenade from Water to Second Streets, including the green utility boxes. Artist Brad Leiby will lead the Design Workshop specifically for The Elmira Promenade. The session includes public art education and a sketch session (materials provided). However, you do not have to be an artist to attend. Share your ideas verbally or through drawing or a combination of both. The Design Workshop is free and open to the public, ages thirteen through adult. For more information email [email protected] The workshop is In partnership with City of Elmira - Second District Councilperson Brent Stermer.

  •   January 25, 2020
  •   10:00 AM  —  12:00 PM


Exhibition Opening Reception: Empower 2020!

Celebrating Empowerment and the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

"Empower 2020" opens at Community Arts of Elmira January 18, 2020, 6-8pm, free and open to the public, to celebrate creative expression related to the theme of empowerment and the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, on the Eve of Women's March Elmira, January 19, 2020, 1pm, Wisner Park.

  •   January 18, 2020
  •   06:00 PM  —  08:00 PM


Call for Artwork: Empower 2020!

Exhibition: The Community Room Gallery

"Empower 2020" opens at Community Arts of Elmira January 18, 2020, 6-8pm, to celebrate creative expression related to the theme of empowerment and the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage. For exhibition submission guidelines, email [email protected] Thank you!

  •   January 16, 2020
  •   05:00 PM  —  06:00 PM