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From Finance to the Fine Arts, Ken Newton Returns to His First Love

From Finance to the Fine Arts, Ken Newton Returns to His First Love

During his younger years, Ken Newton loved to draw and hoped to one day become a famous cartoon artist. He pursued that dream until life eventually got in the way.

Today, the 48-year-old Cheektowaga resident lives a relatively quiet life as husband, father, grandfather and softball coach. While it wasn’t his dream, he’s had a nice 30-year career in the local finance industry. 

But, there’s still that pesky creative itch to scratch …

Opportunity Closing to Get United Arts Appeal Recognitions

Opportunity Closing to Get United Arts Appeal Recognitions

Jamestown, NY – Businesses and individuals still have time to show their support for the arts and be acknowledged during the 2017-2018 season by the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA).

The UAA concludes its 2017 Fund Drive on August 31.

“We are eager to recognize our donors in a number of ways,” said President Shane Hawkins, “but we need to hear from them by the end of the month.” She noted that both business and individual contributors are cited on the UAA’s website, in the printed programs of presentations by member organizations, and more.  “With thousands of people enjoying UAA member programs over the course of a year, that’s a lot of recognition.”

Creative Summer Fun Continues at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Creative Summer Fun Continues at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Summer may be winding down, but there’s no slowing down of activities scheduled at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

The present exhibit at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery is “Life is a Beach,” which runs through Aug. 25. If you love the beach, this exhibit is for you!

Infinity Arts Café- Doc and Willy's Acoustic Café

Infinity Arts Café- Doc and Willy's Acoustic Café

The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will be hosting Doc and Willy’s Acoustic Café on Friday, August 18 at 7:00pm at the Infinity Arts Café.

Led by two veteran musicians, Doc Hamels and Will Russell, Doc and Willy’s Acoustic Café is open to all Infinity string students and area string players! This event will allow participants to perform together, share a song with the group, and have a great time jamming on the Infinity Arts Café stage! 

This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Musicians of all ages are welcome. We encourage all area guitar and other string students and musicians to stop in and join the fun! 

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street. Look for the blue neon guitar!

 

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Make a Beautiful Beaded Monarch Pendant at Audubon, August 21 and 24

Make a Beautiful Beaded Monarch Pendant at Audubon, August 21 and 24

Jamestown, NY – The Monarch Butterfly Festival is a delightful way to celebrate these beautiful and valuable creatures as well as the impending close of summer.

Audubon Community Nature Center is adding a pre-Festival event as a special salute to the Saturday, August 26, celebration.

At a two-afternoon workshop on Monday and Thursday, August 21 and 24, you can make a lovely beadwork butterfly pendant to wear to the Festival or give as a gift.

From 1 to 3 p.m. both days, bead artist Anne Jackson will work with you to create a life-like Monarch Butterfly using various colors of seed beads. The completed butterfly can be worn as a necklace or pendant, or it can be framed. Students will learn to do the beading stitch known as brick stitch.

Jackson is a member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists. She teaches beading privately, as well as at Audubon.

Be sure to bring your glasses if you need them for close-up work.

Explore Buffalo Lists August Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo Lists August Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August tours and events. 

DELAWARE AVENUE MIDWAY
August 1, 22 @ 6:30 PM; August 16 @ 10 AM; August 20 @ 10:30 AM
Meet: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Parking is available in the TR Site’s parking lot accessible from Franklin Street or Delaware Avenue.
Cost: General $15, Student $5, Explorer Pass Free

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, August 10

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, August 10

Jamestown, NY – You are invited to participate in the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, August 10.

There will be two topics for the image review that opens the meeting at 6:15 p.m.: “People in Nature” and “Animals.” This is an opportunity to see how each subject is interpreted and portrayed.

In addition to a 15-minute tech time, there will be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.