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2015 All County Scholastic Art Show now on display

 

Every year, we coordinate an exhibit with area high school to recognize the artistic accomplishments of area youth.  The Scholastic Art Exhibit provides both teachers and their students with a great opportunity to view what’s happening at other schools, share ideas and techniques, and enjoy some well-earned recognition.  It is an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of our high school art teachers and honor the efforts of their students.  The Scholastic Art Exhibit is held in early spring and features a one-day exhibition and judging (high school art teachers are each allowed to bring up to 40 pieces), followed by a month-long exhibit of first place and Best of Show winners.  The one-day exhibit rotates among Livingston County high schools and Best of Show and First Place winners will have their work displayed in the Livingston Arts Center on Murray Hill during regular gallery hours.

Livingston Arts awards up to three $200 scholarships to seniors who are planning on attending college in an arts or arts-related field.  The pieces in this show will be their submissions and the judges will pick our scholarship winners.  Students are nominated for consideration by their teachers.

Our 2015 Scholastic Exhibit is currently on display with a closing reception and scholarship award ceremony on April 25.

Check out the list of talented award winners here:

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The Dick Smith Young Artists Grant

The Dick Smith young Artists Grant program is for high school juniors and seniors who are serious about developing their artistic talents. Any junior or senior who resides in Livingston County is eligible to apply for up to $500 to pursue a special extra-curricular opportunity in his or her artistic discipline. A panel of artists and art teachers selects the awardees. Livingston Arts awards grants once a year for opportunities in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts (including film, video and computer art.)

The application deadline is the first Thursday in May 4 p.m..

Selection criteria are”

a.) artistic excellence of the student’s work,

b.) artistic excellence of the student’s work,

c.) student’s preparation in the discipline, and

d.) good academic standing. There are no need based awards.

Since June 1998, the arts council has awarded grants to young artists from tall over Livingston County. These grants have enabled them to take advantage of artistic opportunities at SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Fredonia, Eastman School of Music, Hochstein Music School, NEw York STate Summer School of the ARts, Writers & Books, Visual Studies Workshop, Alfred University, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, RIT, Nazareth College, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Join Us! The 2nd Annual Benton Bash at Charred Bar and Grill

The Arts of the West, 1932, Thomas Hart Benton
The Arts of the West, 1932, Thomas Hart Benton

 

On a sunny 80 degree day in mid-April, 2014, 15-20 lucky patrons saw New Deal paintings displayed in an entirely new setting: Charred American Bar and Grill on Main Street, Mount Morris. Thanks to the generous cooperation of Thomas and Frank Provo, their family, and staff, we presented New York State’s first Benton Bash.
A long-time event in Missouri, a Benton Bash celebrates the birthday of Depression-era star Thomas Hart Benton. Since Benton wanted his paintings to be displayed where people from all walks of life could appreciate them, on his birthday, Benton’s million-dollar paintings are put on display at a bar and grill in Missouri. We don’t have any of Benton’s works, but we have a lot of pieces from the depression that were influenced by him. The Provo’s created a perfect min-gallery space for us in the restaurant. We displayed a dozen paintings, many WPA posters and hundreds of digital images of the Great Depression and of Thomas Hart Benton’s work.
Join us for good food, drink, conversation, and art at the second annual Benton Bash at Charred American Bar and Grill, on Sunday, April 12, at 4pm.

Charred American Bar and Grill is located at 36 Main St. Mt. Morris.

Call For Work!

2015 Rockin’ the Arts

Will be held on August 13, 2015, so we need some ARTWORKS for our Auction and Silent Auction.

It will be all about “Functional Art That Makes a House a Home”

All proceeds from this celebration of Livingston County artistry, flavors, and music will benefit local children and art through two of the area’s most valued not-for-profit organizations.  Livingston Arts enriches life in the County by encouraging and promoting the arts and cultural activities.  KidStart’s special services, day care, and Head Start programs are unique because they serve children both with and without disabilities in an integrated setting.

If you would like to participate in this event by donating a piece of your artwork:

Applications are due May 1, 2015

Artwork Drop Off is June 12 & 13, 2015

Rockin’ the Arts Benefit is August 13, 2015

Download (PDF, 1.45MB)

We are starting figure drawing group again!

It will be every Saturday from noon-2pm. We begin April 11th. The cost is $10 to pay the model (& the 25% administration fee for Liv Arts). You will need to register via email each week. There is no prepay, you pay each time you attend. The group will only meet if we have at least 4 people attending.  I will inform everyone whether we are drawing by Thursday night.

This is open to the public so if you know of anyone who is interested please bring them along. Thanks.

“This Ground. What is it? A preliminary inquiry into place and the art of seeing”

 Springwater artist Richard Shearer continues and extends his exploration of his engagement with this place we live in and the viewer’s engagement with art.

Opening Reception at Livingston Arts Center March 14th from 2-4.

The reception immediately follows Richard’s talk at the Mt. Morris Dam Visitor’s Center at 1pm:

“Two Perspectives on Genesee Valley History as Seen Through the Eyes of a Geologist and an Area Artist”.

Show closes on March 24th.

Call for Work! 2015 Rockin’ the Arts app. due May 1.

2015 Rockin’ the Arts

Will be held on August 13, 2015, so we need some ARTWORKS for our Auction and Silent Auction.

It will be all about “Functional Art That Makes a House a Home”

All proceeds from this celebration of Livingston County artistry, flavors, and music will benefit local children and art through two of the area’s most valued not-for-profit organizations.  Livingston Arts enriches life in the County by encouraging and promoting the arts and cultural activities.  KidStart’s special services, day care, and Head Start programs are unique because they serve children both with and without disabilities in an integrated setting.

If you would like to participate in this event by donating a piece of your artwork:

Applications are due May 1, 2015

Artwork Drop Off is June 12 & 13, 2015

Rockin’ the Arts Benefit is August 13, 2015

Download (PDF, 158KB)

Celtic Music through the Year – Irish Music for Hammered Dulcimers, Voice and Harps @ First Presbyterian Church in Caledonia

Part of the series, Celtic Music Through the Year – Passing on the Tradition – the concert will present Celtic, primarily Irish, music. Striking Strings includes 18 individuals led by Mitzie Collins and based at the Eastman School of Music’s Community Music School; it is the largest hammered dulcimer ensemble in the US, and also includes fiddle, bass, accordian, recorder, pennywhistle and guitar players, providing well-rounded music. Harmonious Harps is an ensemble of student harpists from the studio of Roxanne Ziegler in Rochester, and has been performing since Fall 2012.
Colton Robbins, Striking Strings’ young fiddle player, will debut one or two of his recent compositions for the group. The three high school students in Harmonious Harps will perform with the group, as well as possibly perform a piece on their own.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Livingston Arts, a member supported organization

 

Corned beef and cabbage dinner at the church before the concert, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8, and reservations are not necessary.

Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Freedom of Expression

We had the Opening Reception for our Annual Members’ Exhibit, Freedom of Expression, Thursday night (February 5, 2015). We had a wonderful turn out of our artist and art lovers. The exhibit is better than we expected – we have a multitude of talent here in our area. Please stop by to see what exciting pieces of art work we have on display. The exhibit will be open from now until March 7th, Wednesdays thru Fridays from Noon till 4 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am till 3 pm.