AUDITIONS – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Bigger Dreams productions is seeking community members who enjoy acting and the theater to audition for roles in the upcoming performance of ‘August: Osage County.’ Performances to take place February 3 through 12, 2023. Rehearsals begin week of November 7. Auditions held in the Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit biggerdreamsproductions.org/auditions
“I’m very excited to be here and in this new capacity. We are still moving in and getting a used to everything here. I understand we will need to make some changes but we are ready!” said Darren Reisberg, newly appointed 11th president of Hartwick College.
“We were in Chicago for 22 years, so it’s great to be back on the east coast. My family is from New Jersey so they are happy and appreciate we are back too!”
Mr. Reisberg has an impressive resumé. He’s been a vice president for Strategic Initiatives and Deputy Provost at The University of Chicago, He was also an executive director at The University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
KNOXVILLE, TN – Joseph L.G. Mone will be sorely missed by his loving family and the many students and music communities he influenced and inspired over the years. Known to all as Joe, he was born in Suffern, NY on November 18, 1936. He attended Ithaca College for music education, and then stepped into a lifetime of music!
Joe was an accomplished musician. Playing upwards of 30 instruments, he was most known for drums, percussion, trumpet, flugelhorn, and woodwinds. He performed his entire life as a professional musician as well as being a formidable force as a music teacher.
SHAKESPEARE – 7 p.m. Enjoy a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ the classic tale of tragic young love. Cost, $18/non-member. Glimmer Globe Theater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture brings back its popular series of Summer Crafternoons for children aged 5-12, starting July 6 from noon until 3 pm.
Summer Crafternoons are designed to allow children to explore their creativity in the setting of the Museum’s galleries. The Museum will set up craft tables filled with all the supplies needed for kids to make something brilliant and beautiful. Snacks will also be available in the Museum classroom to help power participants’ creativity. The programs are free to the public, no reservation is needed, and participants can drop in any time between 12 noon and 3 p.m. An adult will be required to stay with children during the programs. In accordance with College policy, the Museum requires that all visitors to campus aged 12 years and over to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Each week will feature a new theme and the Museum will have provide supplies specific to each theme. Budding artists may make any kind of art they choose, however. The weekly themes are:
July 6 – Flags
July 13 – Artifacts
July 20 – Places
July 27 – Masks
During June and July, the Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum and offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
SCHOLASTIC AWARDS – 7 p.m. CCS honors the works of students whose work their teachers have found to be exemplary. Sterling Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org
BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Hartwick College, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 5 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
Last week, the community lost an exceptional friend in Bob Schlather. Those who attended the Mass at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown on Saturday were graciously asked upon entry if they were with a particular organization, to be shown where others from their group were seated. This spoke volumes about Bob, who was involved in a dizzying array of groups and causes encompassing healthcare, human services, education, arts, historical associations, Rotary — basically, anything established for the betterment of the community. And it was with compassion, dedication, gentleness and a legendary and comforting sense of humor that Bob jumped into his volunteer roles as advisor, advocate, contributor and leader. In her homily during the Mass, the Rev. Betsy Jay referred to Bob as “invincible;” he was always there to get things done, and he did so with understated deliberation.
The Glimmerglass Festival was incredibly fortunate to be a keystone cause of Bob’s. He and his wife, Karen, first became involved as volunteers and supporters in 1979, when the Opera was still in its infancy. By 1984 he was elected to the Board and during his nearly 40 years as a Trustee, Bob served as: Treasurer for seven, Vice President of Personnel for four, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Chairman of the Audit Committee, an At-Large member
of the Executive Committee, and importantly, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for an impressive six years — in tandem with Peter Duchin as his President, with whom he then swapped the Presidency and Chairmanship positions for a year.
LECTURE – 6 p.m. Presentation ‘The Palisades Around Us: Akwesasne Experiences with ‘Pretendian’ Cults’ about the problem of self-indigenizing people and negotiating this in the domains of Mohawk cultural property and heritage with former elected chief Darren Bonaparte from Akwesasne. Yager Musuem, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4480 or visit www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/
With ongoing power outages affecting the County, the Office of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, Clark Sports Center, and the City of Oneonta, is opening 2 Emergency Shelters to accommodate residents who are without power. They are set to open at 8 this evening.
The South Otsego County Shelter will be located at the Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St. in the City of Oneonta.
The North Otsego County Shelter will be at the Clark Sports Center, 124 Co. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.
Neither facility will be able to accommodate pets.
In addition, SUNY Oneonta is working on accommodations for both SUNY students at the Alumni fieldhouse on SUNY Oneonta campus.
The county will be distributing water and dry ice later this evening.
Currently, over 18,000 Otsego County residents are without power across the NYSEG, REA, and National Grid networks with these outages potentially lasting for up to 72-hours according to a press release from Otsego County Office of Emergency Services.
Hartwick College welcomes printmaker as artist-in-residence
Hartwick College’s Department of Art and Art History welcomes print artist Emily L.R. Adams as Round House Press’s artist-in-residence, on campus from April 6-12.
The college’s professors of printmaking, letterpress/book arts, and photography founded Round House Press in the 1980s; each RHP project invites an artist-in-residence to work in the studio alongside students with the printmaking professor. Students in Katharine Kreisher’s Round House Press class will act as print assistants to Ms. Adams, developing a series monoprints using “safe” Akua inks; several of the prints will become part of the Round House Press portion of the Fine Arts Collection at the college’s Yager Museum.
As part of the residency, Ms. Adams delivers a lecture on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Room 138 of the Anderson Center for the Arts, as well as a print-signing and exhibition on Tuesday, April 12, from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Hallway Gallery, second floor, outside Room 229 in the Anderson Center. Both events are open to the public. Professor Kreisher also can make appointments at other times for individuals and groups to meet the artist and observe her while she works.
Ms. Adams is a multi-media print and installation artist living in Olympia, Washington, where she teaches interdisciplinary printmaking and drawing at The Evergreen State College and St. Martin’s University. Her work explores the influences of historic gender binaries and the impact on social mobilities for women. Her piece Looking Glass, for example, is about the depiction of women posing for commercial pin-up photography during a time when work for women was not as prevalent and supported. The metal plates on which the photographs are printed were former serving vessels, which now become frames around the photographic images, suggesting objectification of the women.
The Round House Press artist-in-residence program is supported by a grant from the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts. For additional information, e-mail Professor Katharine Kreisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRODUCT SWAP – 6 p.m. Received beauty product gifts that your don’t need or don’t suit you? Bring new (or slightly used) products to swap for something more your style. Accepting shampoo/conditioner, lotions, bodywash, unused makeup, etc. Village Library of Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
WALKING CLUB – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun walk on Mondays & Fridays with friends old and new and listen to music of the 70s. Free for members, non-members aged 50+. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 547-2800, ext. 109 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com
Artist Jaime Black will exhibit her REDress project at Hartwick College’s Foreman Gallery from August 22 – October 20, 2022, and is putting out a call for donations of red dresses to be installed throughout the college and gallery.
Gallery and Exhibitions Coordinator Sydney Sheehan said the REDress Project “draws attention to the absence, while evoking the presence, of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.”
“Black’s project is an aesthetic response to the staggering rates of violence that Indigenous women face and serves as a visual reminder of the women who are no longer with us,” she said. “The empty red dresses, hanging in public spaces, confront viewers with the horrifying number of Indigenous women who have been taken from their homes, families, and communities; a number which has only increased since the start of the pandemic.”
Ms. Sheehan said the gallery hopes to collect red dresses from local residents as a way to raise awareness and offer a tangible show of support for the REDress Project.
For more information on the Project and/or how to donate a red dress for the upcoming installation, contact Hartwick College’s Sydney Sheehan at email@example.com.
GAME NIGHT – 7 – 8 p.m. Join the group to play fun strategy game ‘Settlers of Catan.’ Adult and childrens game will be available so bring the whole family. Springfield Library, 129 Co. Rd. 29A, Springfield Center. 315-858-5802 or visit libraries.4cls.org/springfield/
HERITAGE CONCERT – 7 p.m. Public Concert of Love songs celebrating Romance, Service, and America presented by the USAF Heritage of America bands. Free, proof of vaccine, masks, & id required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.facebook.com/foothillsoneonta/timeline
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 4:30 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org