An Oneonta resident whose art thrusts viewers into a world of abstract thoughts and concepts is on display at The Community Arts Network of Oneonta.
Originally from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Madeline Silber is a professional artist, graphic designer and art teacher at SUNY Oneonta.
Her show is called ‘Along the Way,’ which shows old and new work that reflects her life journey as an artist.
“Along the Way is a connection between the older and newer drawings,” Silber said during a tour of the gallery Thursday, May 14. “I’m primarily a painter but I’ve been drawing for the past year and I love it.”
Some of Silber’s drawings bring to mind otherworldly dimensions. The drawings were created with charcoal, ballpoint pen, colored pencils and gel-rolled pens.
5K RACE – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Oneonta Outlaws Race to benefit the Oneonta YMCA. Damaschke Field, James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaFamilyYMCA/
DISCUSSION – 5 p.m. New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health leads discussion with the 4-H Junior Livestock Show on safe spaces on the farm. Followed by awards for best posters displayed in visitors tent. Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1452 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Junior-Livestock-Show
COMEDY – 9-10 p.m. Comedian JR De Guzman serenades the audience with music, jokes, stories of traveling the world, and life after college. Admission, $3. Hunt Union Waterfront room, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1458990
CPR CLASS – 2-5 p.m. Get certified in CPR & AED with FORDO & the American Red Cross. Space limited, registration required. Fee, $25 due on registration. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30-6:30 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Richfield springs Community Center, Walnut St., Richfield Springs. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org
LECTURE SERIES – 6-8 p.m. Go ‘Up The Creek’ with Dr. Orzetti. Learn stream ecology, collect water quality & critter samples. Learn about a new program starting this fall. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-informed-lecture-series/
BLOOD DRIVE – 1-6 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Main Street Baptist Church, 33 Main St., Oneonta. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org
ART & PHOTOS – 6-8 p.m. Exhibit opening features the art of local artists and old photos of Roseboom. On display thru Aug. 30. Roseboom Historical Association, 123 St. Hw. 165, Roseboom. Visit www.facebook.com/RoseboomHistorical/
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to the annual Florence High Memorial Chamber Music Concert arranged by Glimmerglass Festival Violinist Ubaldo Valli. Pierstown Grange Hall, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607)264-3069 or (607)547-1347.
WATER SAFETY – 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Children aged 11-14 have fun in the pool while learning about water safety and lifeguarding with the Oneonta YMCA. Cost, $35 members, $50 public. Briggs Pool, Wilber Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-6939 or visit www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html
WATER SAFETY – 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free class where kids can learn how to be safe around water. Week long event for kids. Wilber Park Pool, Oneonta. www.oneontaymca.org
K-9 PRESENTATION – 7-8:15 p.m. The State Police K-9 unit present on how the dogs are trained to help police in their work. Bring your own blanket and lawn chair. Cooperstown Village Library Lawn. www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown
ARTIST TALK – 5:30 p.m. Music Director Joseph Colaneri and this years Artist in Residence William Burden who sings Justice Scalia in the opera ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ will discuss Burden’s very successful career and his roles and the importance of the Artist in Residence Program. Reception will follow. Admission, free to members, non-members $5. Pavilion, Glimmerglass Festival Campus, Cooperstown. Reservation, Winnie Olsen @ (570)685-7204 or Rita Emanuel @ (607)286-9288 by 7/15
LIVESTOCK SHOW – 9:30 a.m. Judging begins for the animal and showmanship classes. Discuss safe spaces on the farm at 5 p.m. Prizes for the best poster in the farm safety for kidz contest will be awarded at 6 p.m. Iroquois Farm Show Grounds, 1659 County Highway 33, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Junior-Livestock-Show
BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. Decorate your boat and sail, motor, paddle, or whatever from 3 mile point to Lake Front Park. Decorate boats anyway you want. All entries are welcome at any point. Enter the contest at 3 mile point. Spectators can view from Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Contact Wayne Bunn (518)542-6630 or visit otsegolakeassociation.org
BOAT PARADE – 6-7:15 p.m. Show your boat in its Patriotic glory and then view the fireworks after. Meet at the New York State Boat Launch, 135 Denison Rd., Richfield Springs. www.canadaragolake.com
FIREWORKS – 9:30-10 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July with an amazing show above Canadarago Lake. www.canadaragolake.com
ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for the “A Place At The Table” exhibit with music by Mike Herman. Explores the ideas of inclusion, bounty, and humanity. Displayed through July 28. The Smithy, Cooperstown. www.smithyarts.org