Genesee Community College Center for the Arts Announces Exciting Fall and Spring Lineup

This lineup is sure to make you dance and sing, laugh and cry, to think and reflect.

The Genesee Center for the Arts at Genesee Community College is excited to announce a season full of art, music, comedy,  theatre and drama.  This lineup is sure to make you dance and sing, laugh and cry, to think and reflect. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss any of it!

Love that New Orleans musical spirit? Join us Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00pm, when the Funky Dawgz Brass Band will fill the Stuart Steiner Theatre with its unique twist on today’s popular hits. Featuring R&B, hip hop, funk and their own original numbers, this brass band will have your heart and soul dancing!

On Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30pm, Into the Now will perform hits from the Grateful Dead, The Stones, The Doors, and much more. From Rochester, NY, these five guys are rocking from coast to coast! Get tickets now to rock and roll through memory lane with us!

Then, on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:00pm, GCC’s Children’s Theatre presents “Strong Kids; a musical addressing the bullying, peer pressure and rejection facing children today. This show includes music from classics such as Peter Pan, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast

Laugh it up as the sketch and improv team presents Polite Ink on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:00pm. This comedy laces stage games, dancing, singing and more with some sophisticated wit, some simple hilarity and a bit of satire to create the perfect laugh out loud evening.

Written by Silver Lake Institute residents, Jeanne and Jim Morey, A Tinker’s Tale, follows a small-town kid on a comical and musical journey to pursue his dreams in New York City. You won’t want to miss this one! Show times are 7:30pm on Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2018 and again at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Tickets for these shows are $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors (55+) and students (16+) and GCC faculty/ staff. GCC students with ID are $3, and GCC alumni with ID will receive a $2 discount on an adult ticket. To reserve seats, contact the GCC box office at boxoffice@genesee.edu or (585) 345-6814.

Looking to take in some sights beyond the fall leaves? Check out the three powerful new exhibits at the Roz Steiner Art Gallery!

GCC is proud to display the Alumni Art Exhibit: “Coming Home” in the gallery foyer from October 2 to October 27, 2017. This exhibit features works in various media from several local GCC Alumni. Enjoy stunning photographs from Michael Mulley and Tim Dusen, blown glass by Dawn Hare, and sculptural work by Gregory Hallock. Meet these artists at the reception on October 12, 2017 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The exhibit will also include paintings done by the late, Denniston Woods, who taught drawing and painting at GCC for many years.

On display from October 5 to November 2, 2017, “Fugue State”, drawings by Tricia Butski. In these large-scale charcoal drawings, Butski examines the concept of memory through the limited and unstable lens of portraiture. Her pieces are simultaneously peaceful and distressing, alluring and grotesque. Lecture will be held on October 12, 2017 at 12:30pm and receptions will follow at 1:00pm and 5:00pm.

Just in time for the frozen water to descend upon us (yes, we mean snow), Jennifer Hecker’s, “Waterworks Water Tables & Other Aquatic Accoutrements,” will be showcased from November 16 to December 15, 2017. Using glass to represent water, Hecker’s sculpture work combines welded steel, iron and more to explore the potential worldwide water crisis in the twenty-first century. Lecture will be held on November 30, 2017 at 12:30pm and receptions will follow at 1:00pm and 5:00pm.

From January 16 to February 16, 2018, “The Timeless Nude,” by Michael Price, will grace the gallery space focusing on the perception that our corporeality is an extension of a transcendent reality. Price’s development and redefinition of nude translates the social concept of nudity to a truly dignified and refined expression of that reality. Lecture will be held on January 25, 2018 at 12:30pm and receptions will follow at 1:00pm and 5:00pm.

The Roz Steiner Art Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10am to 2pm and during special events as published at www.genesee.edu/campuslife/arts. Admission is free. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Mary Jo Whitman at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6490, or via email: mjwhitman@genesee.edu.

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