Explore Arts & Culture in Oneida County

DSC 0093 Web 845 x 617The weather is warming up and it's a great time to explore the best of arts, culture and entertainment in Oneida County. With a variety of exhibitions, performances, films and festivals, there is no limit to what you can discover and enjoy!

 

EXHIBITION: TERRY SLADE- DREAMS AND APPARITIONS

Museum of Art Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

Slade’s work has included the use of many different media including found objects, wood, paper, stone, bronze and glass, producing works ranging in size from small objects to large indoor and outdoor installations. The primary focus of his work has been exploring the relationship between humans and the natural world, often using objects from nature, such as sticks, branches and seedpods, many cast in bronze while occasionally incorporating blown or cast glass.

Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except for MWP Friday Night Parties when closing time will be 8 pm.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission is Free. Special exhibitions may have a fee.

CHESAPEAKE TRIO

Remsen Performing & Visual Arts Center

9627 Main St
Remsen, NY 13438

Mary Ratcliffe, piano
Darlene Vandewater, oboe
Craig Vandewater, bassoon

DESTINATION CREATE FESTIVAL

MKJ Farm

6844 Hughes Road
Deansboro, NY

Workshops, fun activities, vintage wares, live music, presenters and food and beverages.

HYPNOTIST: GABRIEL HOLMES

Mohawk Valley Community College - Rome

1101 Floyd Avenue
Rome, NY 13440

Gabriel's amazing show is one of the hottest, most hilarious and unforgettable hypnotic stage shows in the country.  Visit hypnotistgabriel.com

$5 General, $2 MVCC Employees
mvcc.edu/tickets

Movie: Selma

Oneida County Historical Society
1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
315-735-3642

www.oneidacountyhistory.org

Sat. May 7 at 1:00PM—MOVIE: SELMA (2014) (PG-13) (2h 8min) Join us for a screening of the film Selma, which chronicles "Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965". Patricia MacLean, Holland Patent resident, will give a brief introduction sharing her personal experiences from this march and the civil rights movement. Come share our national history with a local connection.

CONCERT: THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE PIANO

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: This collection of well loved masterpieces from yesteryear - music from the drawing room and the concert hall – will include the works of Chopin, Gershwin, Liszt, Brahms, Grieg and others.

GEORGE WESLEY

George Wesley's Small Axe Orchestra returns for a night of musical magic. George Wesley has written and performed his own infectious music for over four decades creating many memorable songs influenced by the blend of rock’n roll and Caribbean sounds.  Through his countless stops up and down the east coast of the U.S. and in the islands of the Caribbean, people have enjoyed listening and dancing to the original music of George Wesley.

Unity Hall

103 Vanderkemp Avenue
Barneveld, NY 13304

EXHIBITION: CAPTURING THE ADIRONDACKS

  • May 28, 2016 - September 18, 2016
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Phone: 315-797-0000
  • www.mwpai.org

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

Photographer, artist and environmentalist Seneca Ray Stoddard forever changed America’s vision of the Adirondack wilderness. Stoddard was one of the first to depict the Adirondacks through photographs and shared and promoted his vision to a post-Civil War audience that was beginning to have the means to follow in his adventuresome footsteps. This exhibition, organized by the New York State Museum in Albany, features more than 70 original examples of Stoddard’s photographs.Capturing the Adirondacks illustrates how Stoddard’s alluring images of landscapes, travelers, and explorers captivated viewers and shaped attitudes toward New York’s natural scenery

CINCINNATI CREEK

Now in their eighth season together,Cincinnati Creek offers the listener a wide variety of songs with a bluegrass twist.  It seems anything goes from locally based original material to 50’s rock and roll, country, folk, and even gospel.

Unity Hall

103 Vanderkemp Avenue
Barneveld, NY 13304

Concert: The Bethel Baptist Church presents
7EVENTH TIME DOWN


Rome Capitol Theatre

220 W Dominick St

Rome, NY  13440

315-337-6453

www.romecapitol.com

Friday, June 17, 7:00 pm

Bethel Baptist Church of Prospect, NY presents 7eventh Time Down, with special guest, the Mark Bolos Band.  Band members of 7eventh Time Down include Kentucky natives Mikey Howard, Eric Vanzant, Cliff Williams, and Austin Miller. The band aims to make music with a message with songs like: "Alive In You," " The One I'm Running To " and "Just Say Jesus."

Also special guest, Mark Bolos Band!  Doors open at 6:00 pm.

RESERVED SEATING
General Admission $12

CONCERT: THE BAND PERRY

Turning Stone Resort Casino

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478

Just two albums into their career, sibling pop-country trio The Band Perry are headlining arena tours and sending singles like "If I Die Young," "All Your Life," and "Better Dig Two" to the top of the country charts. The Alabama-born group --  fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her brothers Reid (bass) and Neil (mandolin, drums, accordion) -- have been playing together on and off since they were kids, and Kimberly already is known for being a commanding stage presence who wows ticket holders with her commanding voice and swagger. In concert, this band likes to keep the music front-and-center -- no need for gimicky costume changes and distracting set design.

MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR ARTS FESTIVAL

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

The 2016 Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Arts Festival, Tuesday, June 28 through Sunday, July 3, a colorful extravaganza of live music, sidewalk art, mural painting, antique autos, and much, much more, is the area's longest running summertime celebration.

The Festival's highlight attraction, the Sidewalk Art Show, returns with 250 fascinating works in a colorful array of media. The finest in local musical talent takes the stage throughout the day. Children will enjoy fun-filled activities and crafts. 

 

Free and open to the public.

 

And don't forget, later this summer...

Capitolfest is Central New York's premier summer Cinephile film festival—a place to see rarely-shown and newly-discovered films of the silent and early talkie era, held at the historic 1,788-seat movie palace, the Capitol Theatre, in Rome, New York, which opened in December, 1928 as a movie house.  Set in the small upstate New York city of Rome (population c.33,000) and regarded by attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe as the movie lover’s dream vacation, the weekend festival starts late Friday morning and ends early on Sunday evening.  Screenings are arranged by session, with each session essentially comprised of a double feature plus short subjects.  Each session contains intermissions and there are generous breaks between sessions (allowing for meals) as well.  The philosophy of Capitolfest is that there should be time to savor the films, thus our slogan, “A vacation, not a marathon.”