Mar 03

NEXT! Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights

Saturday, March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NEXT! Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights Admission: free by donation Returning for a second season, the NEXT! play-reading series continues its mission to celebrate and inspire Central New York playwrights, as well as to introduce their work to a larger audience. Giving playwrights the ability to collaborate with local directors and performers, this series also welcomes the valuable feedback from the public which is critical to the development of any new work. Four plays each year are selected on the basis of their literary and artistic merit, and are presented free to the public in the Fenimore Auditorium. For questions or inequities, please call Mike Tamburrino at 607-547-1453.   2018 NEXT! Plays  

  • Helen of Troy by Katherine Ambrosio
    • Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Director: Mary Fralick
    • Description:
      • A contemporary dramedy, depicting two days in the life of local bartender Helen Murphy, resident of Troy, NY. When an electrifying phone call offers Helen the opportunity of a lifetime, she finally sees a new beginning on the horizon. Her lifelong dream of becoming a movie star might just be within reach. That is… if she’s willing to gloss over some of the fine print…
    • Cast Breakdown:
      • Adults:
        • 4 (F)
        • 2 (M)
 
  • Happy Birt’day, Greta Garbo by Sandi Dollinger
    • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Director: Karen Butler
    • Description:
      • In the wake of her husband’s untimely death, Rosie is beset with grief. With a young daughter to support, and a business to run, Rosie has no one to turn to except to the Virgin Mother herself. Then, in the midst of grief, Rosie finds herself with a long-lost visitor at the door. One who offers a new path forward for her family. If only the Virgin herself could talk back… surely she would have some secrets to share…
    • Cast Breakdown:
      • Adults:
        • 2 (F)
        • 1 (M)
      • Young Adults:
        • 1 (F)
 
  • Strike Story by Angela Harris
    • Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Director: TBA
    • Description:
      • A theatrical depiction of the Little Falls Textile Strike of 1912, this play brings our shared regional history to life, adapting its text and monologues from historical documents and letters. Through the melding of impeccable research with the poetic lyricism of early 20th century folk music, Strike Story transforms a century-old struggle into an urgent, contemporary rallying cry.
    • Cast Breakdown:
      • Adults/Young Adults:
        • 3 (F)
        • 4 (M)
        • 3 (Gender Neutral)
 
  • Miz MacQuillin by John Paul Porter
    • Date: Saturday, March 17 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Director: TBA
    • Description:
      • Meet the MacQuillin family. Their days are filled with hard labor about the homestead. Just your average family trying to get by in the Confederate States of America. And yet… when the Battle of Chickamauga tears through their region, they find more than just spent shell casings turning up on their front lawn. They appear to have a battered, bloodied, gentlemen caller. And damn if he sounds like a Yankee…
    • Cast Breakdown:
      • Adults:
        • 3 (F)
        • 2 (M)
      • Adult/Young Adult:
        • 4 (F)
        • 1 (M)
Mar 11

Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear

Sunday, March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear Fenimore Auditorium $15 adults, $13.50 members/seniors, $10 children, 6 and under free PURCHASE TICKETS One of America's iconic historical figures speaks to us across the decades when touring actress Jane Van Boskirk presents Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear. She will perform her solo, documentary play on Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Fenimore Art Museum. The show traces the life and thoughts of our most historically significant First Lady. Van Boskirk has toured with it throughout the Pacific Northwest, the East Coast, and, notably, to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Even prior to the recent election, Eleanor Roosevelt's confrontation with her personal challenges, and the public voice she found in addressing prejudice, oppression, and poverty, resonated strongly with our struggles in this time. In her lifetime on the stage, Jane Van Boskirk has performed searing dramas and musical comedies, queens and strumpets, even a marmot. She is best known to Pacific Northwest audiences for her touring one-woman shows, rooted in history and exploring a range of fascinating personalities. She has introduced audiences to firebrand organizer Mother Jones, missionary Mother Cabrini, pioneering woman doctor Bethenia Owens Adair, suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway, and Florence Reece, a miner's wife who penned "Which Side Are You On?" She also has a wide range of dramatic roles to her credit. Learn more about her on her website, www.janevanboskirk.com.  

Mar 17

Community Art Days: Get the Garden Ready

Saturday, March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beat the winter blues with some fun and fantastic art projects during our Community Art Days! Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to create and learn for free! Each program offers a special hands-on art project that parents and children can work on together and take home. Dates: Saturdays, January 20, February 10, and March 17 from 10 a.m.-noon Location: Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers' Museum Ages: Family program, adults w/kids, all welcome Price: Free by donation January 20: A Day at the Beach Join us for some fun hands-on projects that will transport you to warmer times by the water’s edge! Projects include creating an underwater scene with ‘gyotaku,’ the Japanese art of fish printing using special rubber replicas of fish that live in Otsego Lake! February 10: The Science of Art Expand your minds with this series of science-based art projects designed to amaze and delight! Make a camera obscura to learn how a camera – and your eyes – see the world! Make simple and effective optical illusions on paper to amaze your friends! Create color spinners to learn how they mix, and other fun activities! March 17: Get the Garden Ready Thoughts turn to planting as spring gets closer! In this program, families will create mosaic stepping stones to place in their garden, as well as other fun garden-centered crafts!

Mar 17

NEXT! Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights

Saturday, March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NEXT! Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights Admission: free by donation Returning for a second season, the NEXT! play-reading series continues its mission to celebrate and inspire Central New York playwrights, as well as to introduce their work to a larger audience. Giving playwrights the ability to collaborate with local directors and performers, this series also welcomes the valuable feedback from the public which is critical to the development of any new work. Four plays each year are selected on the basis of their literary and artistic merit, and are presented free to the public in the Fenimore Auditorium. For questions or inequities, please call Mike Tamburrino at 607-547-1453.   2018 NEXT! Plays  

  • Helen of Troy by Katherine Ambrosio
    • Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Director: Mary Fralick
    • Description:
      • A contemporary dramedy, depicting two days in the life of local bartender Helen Murphy, resident of Troy, NY. When an electrifying phone call offers Helen the opportunity of a lifetime, she finally sees a new beginning on the horizon. Her lifelong dream of becoming a movie star might just be within reach. That is… if she’s willing to gloss over some of the fine print…
    • Cast Breakdown:
      • Adults:
        • 4 (F)
        • 2 (M)
 
  • Happy Birt’day, Greta Garbo by Sandi Dollinger
    • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Director: Karen Butler
    • Description:
      • In the wake of her husband’s untimely death, Rosie is beset with grief. With a young daughter to support, and a business to run, Rosie has no one to turn to except to the Virgin Mother herself. Then, in the midst of grief, Rosie finds herself with a long-lost visitor at the door. One who offers a new path forward for her family. If only the Virgin herself could talk back… surely she would have some secrets to share…
    • Cast Breakdown:
      • Adults:
        • 2 (F)
        • 1 (M)
      • Young Adults:
        • 1 (F)
 
  • Strike Story by Angela Harris
    • Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Director: TBA
    • Description:
      • A theatrical depiction of the Little Falls Textile Strike of 1912, this play brings our shared regional history to life, adapting its text and monologues from historical documents and letters. Through the melding of impeccable research with the poetic lyricism of early 20th century folk music, Strike Story transforms a century-old struggle into an urgent, contemporary rallying cry.
    • Cast Breakdown:
      • Adults/Young Adults:
        • 3 (F)
        • 4 (M)
        • 3 (Gender Neutral)
 
  • Miz MacQuillin by John Paul Porter
    • Date: Saturday, March 17 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Director: TBA
    • Description:
      • Meet the MacQuillin family. Their days are filled with hard labor about the homestead. Just your average family trying to get by in the Confederate States of America. And yet… when the Battle of Chickamauga tears through their region, they find more than just spent shell casings turning up on their front lawn. They appear to have a battered, bloodied, gentlemen caller. And damn if he sounds like a Yankee…
    • Cast Breakdown:
      • Adults:
        • 3 (F)
        • 2 (M)
      • Adult/Young Adult:
        • 4 (F)
        • 1 (M)
 

Mar 31

Opening Day

Saturday, March 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fenimore Art Museum reopens on Saturday, March 31!
Apr 06

Spring Members’ Reception

Friday, April 6 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

RSVP to Kate Morgan at 607.547.1536

Apr 06

Community Exhibition Opening Reception: Springbrook

Friday, April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Community Exhibition: Springbrook On view March 31-April 29 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Apr 07

Painting Workshop: Your Inner Artist

Saturday, April 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Saturdays, April 7 - May 12, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (6 sessions) $247.50/Members, $275/Non Members Join artist Susan Jones Kenyon on a journey of artistic discovery as you find and reveal your inner artist through the medium of paint! A variety of subject matter will be explored. Paint, brushes and (2) canvases are included in the cost. Reservations are required as classes are limited. All skill levels are welcome - including beginners! RSVP: 607.547.1510   All classes will culminate with a small gallery show at Fenimore. Susan Jones Kenyon is a self-taught, impressionist painter from Cooperstown, New York. She has been painting for over 30 years focusing mainly on ethereal landscapes. In 2013, the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown exhibited fourteen of her works in a season long exhibition entitled Places in Passing. In 2014, the museum acquired a painting from the same exhibition for their permanent collection, which includes the likes of Thomas Cole, Grandma Moses, and other important American artists. Susan is currently represented by the Greylock Gallery in Williamstown, MA. Her paintings and other works have sold nationally and internationally to corporate and personal clients in New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Carmel, Madrid, and throughout upstate New York.    SusanJonesKenyon.com

Apr 18

Food for Thought: Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist – with Kevin Gray

Wednesday, April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Arts in Education Coordinator and photographer Kevin Gray as he tours guests through the special exhibition, Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist. Learn how the master photographer’s artistry evolved from youth to established artist and how his work helped to legitimize photography as a fine art. Location: Fenimore Art Museum Study Center Cost: $27.00 Members, $30.00 Non-Members Reserve your spot now!

May 02

Food for Thought: The Thaw Collection’s Early Years – with Eva Fognell

Wednesday, May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Eva Fognell, Curator of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, will lead guests through a special exhibition celebrating early years Eugene and Clare Thaw as collectors of American Indian objects.  She will particularly focus on their collection of objects featuring the American flag symbol. Location: Fenimore Art Museum Study Center Cost: $27.00 Members, $30.00 Non-Members Reserve your spot now!

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