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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

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 April 2, 2015

Artwork Drop Off is June 12 & 13, 2015

Rockin’ the Arts Benefit is August 13, 2015

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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.


2015 Grant Award Ceremony

On the night of Friday, January 30th, at the  Theatre 101 in Mt. Morris, New York, our grant coordinator, Betsy Harris, awarded the grants to the 2015 recipients. Accompanying her in the ceremony was Jim Culbertson, representative for Senator Catherine Young and Annie Chwiecko, representative for Senator Patrick Gallivan. Thank you both for attending and assisting us in this important event.

Thank you to Glenn McClure (a 2015 Individual Artist Grant Recipient) for providing out musical entertainment.

Thank you to all whom attended, and a special thank you to our grant panel volunteers, and to the Barrys for  their wonderful hosting.

We congratulate our 2015 Grant Recipients!

Jim Culbertson
Jim Culbertson
Annie Chwiecko
Annie Chwiecko
Glenn McClure
Glenn McClure
Gary Towsley, Livingston Arts Board President
Gary Towsley, Livingston Arts Board President
Betsy Harris and Chris Norton
Betsy Harris and Chris Norton