Article Contributed by National Comedy Center To celebrate the opening of its LennyBruce exhibit, the National Comedy Center grand opening week will include a discussion on “Comedy and the First Amendment,” and commence a fundraising partnership with the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation. The National Comedy Center, opening August 1st in Jamestown, New York, is the […]
Contributed by Penn Brad Oil Museum EVENT TO BE HELD SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2017 FROM 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM BRADFORD, PA: The Penn Brad Oil Museum, located at 901 South Avenue, Custer City, will hold its annual Derrick Day Open House event. Admission is free to all and includes museum displays. There will be a demonstration of early oilfield equipment, candle making, basket weaving and more. There is fun for the entire family. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The Penn Brad Oil Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich oil and gas heritage of the region.
Article Contributed by National Comedy Center KeyBank isn’t joking around when it comes to supporting an exciting new attraction in the Southern Tier! The bank is making a $250,000 donation to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, which is scheduled to open on August 1, 2018. This grant is being made in partnership with the […]
Article Contributed by David Tidquist The Fourth of July holiday weekend has a long tradition of bringing together families and friends to celebrate American independence and freedom. For thousands of music aficionados in the region, this annual ritual of gathering always leads them back to the same place: The Great Blue Heron Music Festival. […]
Contributed by The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts The 3rd on 3rd Gallery at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is accepting submissions for its next show, #Myjtownny, through Instagram until June 29 at midnight. The exhibit will open in the newly placed 3rd on 3rd Gallery at 108 E. 3rd St. A free public reception will be held August 3 at 5:30 p.m. during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. “Every year during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival thousands of tourists visit the area,” said Debra Eck, curator. “The aim of this show is to showcase our local Jamestown to them. Jamestown is a wonderful city, lets show our best face to the world.” The 2016 #Myjtownny exhibit featured 13 participants from the area. Anyone with an Instagram account may submit. No prior or professional experience is required. All entries must be tagged #Myjtownny. Pictures must be taken in the Jamestown city limits and the image comments should identify the location. Filters and image manipulation are allowed. Entries will be accepted until June 29 at midnight. Entrants will be notified of show inclusion by private message on Instagram by midnight, July 6 and are responsible for printing their entry at 12-by-12 inches, and delivering them to the gallery no later than July 19 at 4 p.m. #Myjtownny will have a soft opening July 24 at 10 a.m. followed by a public reception August 3 at 5:30 p.m. prior to Candid Camera: 8 Decades of Smiles with Peter Funt on the Reg Lenna stage at 7:30 p.m. #Myjtownny will remain open to the public through August 27. Shows at 3rd on 3rd Gallery are made possible by grant support from New York State Council On The Arts. It will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3rd On 3rd Gallery is located at 108 E. Third St. in the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts in Jamestown. For more information visit reglenna.com
Contributing Writer Jill Bladh Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when looking at tangled piles of junky costume jewelry and broken watches there’s really no beauty to be found. That is until Terry Lair, head of the art department at Aspire on Mall Blvd (Facebook page iXpress), gets ahold of those tacky odds ‘n’ ends. Along with the help of her students at Aspire, extraordinary collages and mosaics are created, a la Trashe Art. I discovered the Aspire art department years ago when I would bring my dog, Carmen, to Aspire for pet therapy. We visited with challenged adults who worked in the art room and that is where I met an incredible artist, Terry Lair. The paintings she and her students created were and are terrific, selling at art shows and being made into greeting cards. I also noticed that Terry could take any arbitrary item and cultivate a lovely artistic production that ranged from fun and winsome to exquisite. That level of creativity astounded me and embedded in my memory. Soon after a visit to Terry’s studio, I was at a local thrift store. A friend who works there told me that any junk jewelry that didn’t sell within a few weeks was thrown into the garbage. I’m no fan of jewelry, let alone costume jewelry, but I couldn’t stand the thought of a grocery bag full of plastic and metal was routinely being thrown away; more garbage in the landfill. I asked if I could buy those bags for a nominal amount, knowing that I had a use for it. Wait-what?? A “use” for junk jewelry?? Yep-I put a call in to Terry. Almost as if by magic or casting incantations, she and her students use the junk jewelry to create stunningly beautiful mosaics; these unique, one-of-a-kind treasures are astonishing in their incredible detail. Almost weekly I’m astounded by their creations. After a few years of pet therapy, Carmen’s career as a therapy dog had to end due to heart disease. In appreciation for the years of fun and smiles that Carmen elicited from the staff and students alike, Terry and ten of her students created the most magnificent composition they have ever made (in my opinion): A recreation of Carmen’s face. They used chain necklaces, beads and decorative pins to recreate her precious face. To this day I continue to drop off bags of junk jewelry that will ultimately be transformed into jaw-droppingly (literally) marvelous mosaics. I’m happy to report that these wonderful works of art are available to be seen and possibly purchased at the Lakewood Memorial Library for the month of June.
Article Contributed by Jamestown Concert Association The Jamestown Concert Association concludes its 2017-18 season of Transcending Borders with Kinan Azmeh, clarinetist and Dinuk Wijeratne, pianist on Friday, May 18th at 8 PM at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., Jamestown. The two musicians perform selections from “Complex Stories, Simple Sounds,” a collaborative project […]
Article Contributed by Rolling Hills Radio On May 21, Rolling Hills Radio will present Robin and Linda Williams, musicians who are internationally known for their harmony singing and songwriting talents. The show will be recorded live for radio and television at Shawbucks in downtown Jamestown, NY. “What better way could there possibly be to bring […]
Article Contributed by Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet Tickets are now on sale for Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet’s 2018 Spring Gala Performance. CRYB is very excited to announce that the production, under the artistic direction of Monika Alch, will be performed in the newly renovated Amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution this year. The performance is Friday, June […]
Article Contributed by Northwest Arena Wits ‘n Giggles Stand-Up Comedy brought to you by Bud Light and Comfort Inn returns to the Northwest Arena Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. The night features headliner, Mikey Mason and feature, Brad Scott. Feature act, Brad Scott, has battled entire armies alone, slain dragons, and feasted on the […]