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Benton Bash

Art for the People

Come toast the art of the Great Depression, Thomas Hart Benton and the Mount Morris New Deal Collection. See paintings from the New Deal gallery in a whole different setting. Hosted by Charred Bar and Grill on Main Street in Mount Morris. April 13th at 4pm. American Master Thomas Hart Benton was an influential muralist and painter during the Great Depression. This event is modeled after the “Benton Bash” in St.Louis where they hang original paintings by Thomas Hart Benton on the walls of a bar and celebrate his birthday. Benton wanted his art to be where regular folks could see it. We don’t have any paintings by Benton but we do have alot of work by contemporaries that were influenced by him. Come to Charred for drinks, food, ambiance and Benton’s 125th birthday while viewing some of the paintings in our collection.

The mission of Livingston Arts is to enrich the quality of life in Livingston County by encouraging and promoting the arts and cultural activities. If you would like to learn more, or would like to join us in our mission by becoming a member, visit LivingstonArts.org or call 243.6785. Please visit our galleries and gift shop at 4 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris, NY 14510.

 

KidStart, Livingston Arts Unveil Rockin’ the Arts 2014

Artists invited to apply!

Mt. Morris, NY March 28, 2014 – The staff and board of Livingston Arts and KidStart are excited to announce that Rockin’ the Arts 2014 will be held at The Wadsworth Estate on August 14 and the theme is “Light Up The Night.”

This fundraiser, hosted by Livingston Arts and KidStart, will benefit both children and arts programming. Help us celebrate local artistic talents, local flavors, and music. Last year’s event was a sold-out success with 200 attendees!

The event will once again feature a live auction as the focal point of the evening, hosted by Jesse Teitsworth, Benefit Auctioneer. New this year, a silent auction and Chinese auction of smaller items will be offered throughout the evening. Kelley Teitsworth joined the planning and event committee this year as consultant, sharing her knowledge in marketing, event planning, and auctions.

Applications are being accepted from artists who would like to participate. This may be something that is functional such as a light/lamp/torch or perhaps a painting that captures the delicate warm light of a sunset.  Artist applications are due by April 18. Click here for Application.

Proceeds from the auction and ticket sales for the event will be divided equally between Livingston Arts and KidStart. Livingston Arts enriches life in Livingston 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.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For updates on the event or to become involved, visit facebook.com/RockintheArts, livingstonarts.org, lwarc.org, or call Livingston Arts at (585) 243-6785.

 

Paid Internships for Fall 2014

Arts & Cultural Inventory/Database Creation

• Working from past Arts & Cultural Directory; confirm by mail, email, or telephone that organizations still exist and that contact, web information is up to date

• Perform inventory of current arts & cultural organizations, services, groups, etc. in Livingston County and surrounding region

• Compile data in Microsoft Access and Excel

• Post lists and links in our WordPress website

Qualifications: Must be motivated, organized, and able to successfully perform outreach activities – phone calls and community tours. This is a grant-funded, paid internship. Ideal for Business majors, with a minor in an arts or historical track.

Internship is 20 hours/week for a 3-month period.

This is a paid internship (2 available), funded through the Regional Economical Development Council.

We are working on building our informational services for the good of the general public as well as artists and arts organizations. Hours are flexible, but must be fulfilled during following hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-5 (Thursday til 7:30 p.m.) or Saturday 11-3.

Applications will be accepted immediately, through May 31, 2014. Please send cover letter, resume, and at least two professional references to Liz Simmons, liz@livingstonarts.org.

All County High School Exhibit

This Art is Your Art: All County High School Exhibit

• Judging and Exhibit: April 5, 2014 at Wayland-Cohocton Central School

• Best of/First Place Show:  April 9- April 26, 2014 at Livingston Arts

• Closing Reception, Announcement of Scholarships Saturday April 26 from 1:00-3:00

Teachers throughout the Livingston County region will submit work from student artists for exhibition at Wayland-Cohocton Central School April 5.  The Best of Show and First Place Winners will move on to be displayed at Livingston Arts Center in Mt. Morris through April 26.

 

Livingston Arts is awarding up to three $200 scholarships to seniors who are planning on attending college in an arts or arts-related field and will announce the scholarship winners at the closing reception for the All County Exhibit April 26.