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Explore Nature through Literature at Audubon’s April 7 First Friday

Explore Nature through Literature at Audubon’s April 7 First Friday

Jamestown, NY – At Audubon Community Nature Center’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch Terry Mosher will present, “Let’s go Birding with Rachel Carson and Robert Frost.”

At the 11 a.m. event on April 7, Mosher will lead you on an exploration of nature through literature.

All their lives, Robert Frost and Rachel Carson studied birds. By looking closely at a few poems by Frost and a few prose passages by Carson, you will discover that a poet and a literary naturalist have much to teach you about birds.

Frost’s and Carson’s interests were never general. Particular species – their habitat preferences, migrations, breeding and feeding habits, songs and calls – fired the imaginations of these great American writers.

Youth Symphony Fund Drive Nearing Close

Youth Symphony Fund Drive Nearing Close

Jamestown, NY – The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony’s (CRYS) annual fund drive will be closing soon.

“We really appreciate all the support we receive from the community,” said CRYS board president Katie Derrenbacher. “In order to best acknowledge that support, we need to hear from folks soon.”

CRYS is celebrating its 30th season of offering exceptional music opportunities to talented and motivated young musicians.

The three orchestras sponsored by the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony are Prelude Strings for beginning string players, Young Artists Orchestra for intermediate musicians, and the String Chamber Orchestra of advanced musicians in high school and college. 

Weekly rehearsals are led by Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode, with additional coaching by other professionals. Students pay tuition for their training, but significant assistance is provided to those who need it.

April 15 is United Arts Appeal Grant Application Deadline

April 15 is United Arts Appeal Grant Application Deadline

Jamestown, NY – With an April 15 application deadline, Chautauqua County artists and organizations are reminded that now is the time to be preparing their applications for the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County’s Projects Pool Grants Program.

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups. 

An artist who has been a Chautauqua County resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including but not limited to crafts, choreography, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply for funding.  Priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate that a fellowship would have significant impact on their career.

Springtime in the Country Grows with New Spring Market

Springtime in the Country Grows with New Spring Market

Celebrating 23 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. And this year, Springtime in the Country has expanded to include a Spring Market, a unique retail addition featuring all that we love about the season — fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, specialty foods, craft wineries, brewers and distillers, food trucks, mobile kitchens and much more!

As always, shoppers are afforded the unique opportunity to connect with over 200 artisans from across the nation, learn about their considerable talents and purchase handcrafted items.

Youth Symphony Receives Community Foundation Grant for Conductor

Youth Symphony Receives Community Foundation Grant for Conductor

Jamestown, NY – Board members of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) were delighted recently to receive a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.  The award from the foundation’s Blossom Fund and H. James Abdella Fund for the Arts will be used for the honorarium for CRYS Conductor and Music Director, Bryan Eckenrode.

“We are so grateful for the Community Foundation’s support of Bryan over many years,” said CRYS board president Katie Derrenbacher. “It has been critically important in our work to give our students an exceptional music education experience.”

Celebrating its 30th season, CRYS was established to provide quality classical music education and performance opportunities to young musicians and to add to the cultural offerings of our area.

Jazz at Infinity Featuring Bill Ward

 Jazz at Infinity Featuring Bill Ward

Jazz at Infinity Featuring Bill Ward

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will be hosting Bill Ward at the Infinity Arts Café at 7:00pm on Friday, March 24 for the Jazz at Infinity series. Joining Bill Ward will be John Cross. John and Bill have been performing together for three decades in many venues throughout the county and beyond. The duo will be playing a variety of songs from blues to Texas swing that will delight audiences of all ages.

Thanks to support from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jazz at Infinity events are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Audience members of all ages are welcome.

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street. Look for the Neon Guitar! Handicapped accessibility is available on 2nd street by calling 716-664-0991.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts New Student Orientations

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts New Student Orientations

Join the Fun! New Students WELCOME!

Music, art, dance, and theater students of all levels welcome to enroll in private and group lessons! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will hold a new student orientation and intake session on Thursday, March 23.

Please contact the Infinity Center at 716-664-0991 to registered for a session and reserve your spot today.  Students may also register online at www.infinityperformingarts.org to be contacted for an orientation slot. Orientation sessions last approximately 30 minutes, including a tour of the Infinity Center and opportunities to meet Infinity staff members and schedule lessons.  

The Infinity Center is located at 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101 in the Lynn Building.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org