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Fenimore Art Museum

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

‘Made In New York’

Exhibit Opening Reception

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of exhibits “Made In New York: The Art Of Wood” and solo show “Keeping It Real: Hand Drawn Stone Lithography in the 21st Century” by Amy Silberkleit. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Coopersotwn. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 19

Learn Photography While

Visiting Farmers’ Museum

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PHOTO EXCURSION – 6-8 p.m.  Walk through The Farmers’ Museum with photographer Kevin Gray and learn tips on composition, lighting and camera techniques, and return home with your own beautiful pictures of Otsego Lake and the museum’s historic village at sunset. Bring lenses, camera battery, tripod (if you have one). Cost, $17/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum & Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

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Artists Galore At Art On The Lake

PLEIN AIR WORKS FEATURED

Edmeston Carver Shines

At Annual Art On The Lake

It was colors, colors everywhere as art lovers flocked to the annual Art On The Lake, featuring plein air art (painted out of doors) this afternoon on the lawn behind The Fenimore Art Museum.  Above, David “R.C.” Oster, a pen-and-ink artist from Utica, shows a piece he is working on to Tariq and Rafat Hussain, Norwich, and Becky Gretton, Richfield Springs. At right, artist Chris Wakefield, who operates Wildwood Woodworking Edmeston, showed for the time and won the Audience Choice Award for his wood carvings. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Landscape Art Fest On The Lake

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ART EXHIBIT – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art By The Lake 12th annual juried art exhibit celebrating relationship between artists and landscape. Also features artist demonstrations, food by Origins Cafe, music, more. Lake front Lawn, Fenimore Art Museum, Coopersotwn. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Family Fun At The Mills

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FAMILY SATURDAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring kids for fun tour featuring hands-on activities for kids. Enjoy family concert by Dave Ruch featuring sing-a-longs, movement songs, more at 1. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org/programs/events/family-saturdays/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Theatrical Performance

‘Billy Bishop Goes To War’

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THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Performance “Billy Bishop Goes To War.” Set in 1914, follows journey of underachieving Billy Bishop on his journey to become a great fighter pilot. Explores complexities of heroism, cost of war, Britain’s colonial past. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/billy-bishop-goes-to-war/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 26

Performance ‘Possessing Harriet’

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THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Set in 1839, “Possessing Harriet” portrays the enslaved Harriett Powell escaping from a hotel, finding refuge with an abolitionist and his young cousin Elizabeth Cady. Free admission, suggested donation $20/person. Reservation strongly recommended. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/shows-events/this-season/

Rock, Roll Summer Peaks At Gala, Panel

AT FENIMORE MUSEUM:

Rock, Roll Summer

Peaks At Gala, Panel

Mark Spaziani of the Round House Rockers whips up ’60s-channeling dancers last Friday at The Fenimore Museum’s annual gala, organized this year on a rock ‘n’ roll theme, reflecting the summer’s hit show, “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits.” (Fenimore Museum photos)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Be-costumed reveler Lucy Townsend appeared to go the Carnaby Street route, while Suzie Kingsley leaned toward Woodstock.

COOPERSTOWN – Even before the Herb Ritts exhibit arrived from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to The Fenimore Museum, the institutions shared a commonality.

“Ahmet Ertegun, who co-founded the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, was Gene Thaw’s roommate in college,” said Greg Harris, president.

The Herb Ritts photography exhibit, on loan from the Rock & Roll Hall through Labor Day, is on display across from the Thaw collection.

Harris was on hand for this year’s rock-themed Fenimore Museum Gala on Friday, July 12, where he gave a keynote speech about the relationships between music and art. “He went back in time and touched on a lot of things,” said Todd Kenyon, director of marketing.

The gala also included a live auction with auctioneer Don Raddatz, with grass-fed beef items from the Green Cow, Templeton Hall rentals and Bump Tavern dinner parties.

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