Arts, Music Event Is This Weekend

Presented by the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, the City of the Hills Festival will feature an artisan and maker’s market with more than 50 vendors on Main Street; a beer garden with local brews and live music; drag and burlesque at CANO; plus children’s activities, artist demonstrations, workshops, yoga, acoustic music, and more.…


Donor To Match Gifts To Chamber Orchestra

Donor To Match Gifts To Chamber Orchestra COOPERSTOWN—The Governing Board of Fenimore Chamber Orchestra has announced the launch of a Matching Gift Challenge, an initiative that promises to amplify the value of every contribution.Thomas Wolf, board chair of FCO, said, “Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, every gift to Fenimore Chamber Orchestra will now be matched up to $25,000.00, effectively doubling the power of each gift. The deadline for the Matching Gift Challenge is October 15.…


Theatre Fall Lineup Slated

The historic Worcester Wieting Theatre announ-ced the lineup for its Fall Film Festival on Wednesday, August 23. All shows start at 7 p.m. They are free and open to the public, and are shown in conjunction with the Worcester-Schenevus Library.…


Art Garage To Host Rural Public Transit Panel

The Art Garage will host a panel discussion as its final program associated with the “Passages” exhibition on Wednesday, September 6 at 5 p.m. “Rural Public Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities” will feature Mohawk Valley Economic Development District Planner Anthony Swann-Marris, Bassett Research Institute scientist David Strogatz and a representative from Getthere, a Binghamton-based rural mobility agency.…


Zoellner String Quartet Project Focus of Hyde Hall Event

A unique presentation consisting of a concert and lecture will be presented at Hyde Hall on Sunday, September 10 at 7 p.m. The event, titled “Zoellner String Quartet Project with Lady Alexandra Foley Performed by Musicians of Ma’alwyck,” will resurrect pieces by composers who were well established early last century, but are now relatively obscure.…


Hawthorn Hill Journal: Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

Many years ago, I wrote about an encounter I had with a butterfly. While weeding, I looked up and locked eyes with the butterfly. We were caught in one another’s gaze for what seemed then like an eternity. I had been reliving a Bach concert presented by the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, which highlighted his Brandenburg concertos, for me one of the most profoundly moving compositions every written.…


Young Author Holds Book Signing

Edyn Iteafa Ebikoboere Aiyemo, a 12-year-old student at Oneonta Middle School and the author of the children’s book “The Tale of the World with Four Colors,” held a book signing at the Oneonta Starbucks on Thursday, August 3. The event was sponsored by Starbucks in collaboration with A.T. Socio-Judicial Consulting.…


Nolan’s Work Featured in Arkell Solo Show

Mary Nolan, local Cooperstown artist, has been selected to exhibit a solo show at The Arkell Museum. Her exhibit, “Moods of Oneida,” features the landscapes, water, and weather of Oneida Lake painted with movement and atmosphere. The show is on view through October 8. Nolan has a long career as an exhibiting and teaching artist, focusing on Cooperstown, Maine, and Cape Cod regional landscapes. Many of her small onsite oil paintings are used as studies for larger studio paintings. She…


Deadlines Extended for Artisan Show

The Cooperstown Art Association has announced that the deadlines for artisans to register for its annual outdoor art event on Labor Day Weekend, Fine Arts on the Lawn, have been extended until Friday, August 25. Exhibitors on the front porch must be up-to-date CAA members; artists who are non-members can reserve space on the front lawn. For more information, visit or e-mail…


Two Exhibits To Open at CAA

The Cooperstown Art Association will hold an opening reception for two new exhibitions on Friday, August 18 from 5-7 p.m. “Made in New York: The Art of Wood” is the 28th biennial Fine Craft Invitational show devoted entirely to woodworking, including both functional and nonfunctional creations made with local and exotic woods. Featuring local and regional artisans and craftspeople, this year’s show in Gallery A will include turned and carved items, sculpture, furniture, lighting, jewelry, vessels, and more.…

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