The Genesee Center for the Arts at Genesee Community College is pleased to announce a calendar of events for Summer 2011 including the new exhibitions at the Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery, and also theatrical events for audiences and theater enthusiasts who are young, older or in between.
“The facilities here at Genesee Center for the Arts are so spectacular for listening, learning, pondering and participating in the fine arts that we have expanded our offering to include summer time events,” Maryanne Arena, Director of the Fine and Performing Arts program at GCC. “We look forward to seeing our friends and patrons of the arts throughout the summer.”
The Center for the Arts is proud to bring the following two live performances and two exhibitions to the community at large.
Live Performance in the Stuart Steiner Theatre:
One of the hottest Jazz Bands in Buffalo, Babik (pronounced Bah-Beek) is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stuart Steiner Theater. The progressive Gypsy Jazz band is inspired by the legendary guitarist, Diango Reinhardt. All four members – Stuart Fuchs on lead guitar, Geoffrey Fitzhugh Perry on violin, Joshua Assad with his rhythm guitar and Kevin O'Brien playing the upright bass – are full time professional musicians. The success of their partnership both on and off the stage is evident in their lighthearted, improvisational performances.
Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors (55+), $5 Students (18<), and GCC Faculty/Staff, $3 GCC students with valid GCC ID and a $2 discount for GCC Alum with GCC Alum ID. For ticket reservations contact the BOXOFFICE@genesee.edu or 585-345-6814
For general information regarding this event, contact the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office at 585/345-6814, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops at the Genesee Center for the Arts:
Memoirs from the Stage – “Making a play from your life”Workshop
With the creative guidance and theatrical expertise of Wanda Frank, one of Batavia’s most experienced theater matriarchs, “Memoirs from the Stage” allow participants to take the story of their own lives and transform it into a written memoir suitable for the stage or screen. The six week program begins on June 23 and continues through July 28 with the class meeting every Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The total cost of the six week workshop is $150, registration by June 17th.
Wanda Frank has spent the majority of her life in Batavia. For 23 years, she has been hostess of WBTA1490AM “Frankly Speaking,” that currently airs every Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Wanda served for 10 years as executive director of Genesee Arts Council and has 30 years of involvement with Batavia Players as director, actress and board member.
The Honesty Theatre Workshop and Performances
Exciting and unpredictable “One Act Plays in 24 Hours” are possible for those attending The Honesty Theatre Theatrical Workshop. Developed and coordinated by a GCC alumnus, the two day program includes how to write and perform in the “Theatre of Spontaneity.” The short, one-act plays will be written and produced in 24 hours, creating great fun for serious actors, as well as those who are just getting started or looking for a new avenue to develop original theatrical ideas. The program will take place at the Stuart Steiner Theater on Friday, July 8, 2011 and Saturday, July 9, 2011 and there is a registration fee of $100 by July 1st.
Theatrical Stage Combat Workshop
The Theatrical Stage Combat Workshop at the Stuart Steiner Theatre is an introductory five-day course designed to instruct students in the basic techniques, skills, illusions and vocabulary of weaponless unarmed stage combat. Instruction will be taught by Adriano Gatto who has returned to Niagara University as the current Artist-in-Residence (Stage Combat) and Recruiter for the Department of Theatre and Fine Arts, where he teaches both unarmed and armed stage combat courses. The workshop begins on Monday, August 1 and runs through Friday, August 5, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Theatre Building Studio and E113. Those attending must be 16 years of age or older. Registration is $150 by July 25th.
Workshop registrations contact the Best Center by email email@example.com or by phone at 585-345-6868.
The Roz Steiner Art Gallery Exhibitions
GCC Digital Arts Student Exhibit highlights current GCC student artwork in the digital arts through July 9, 2011.
Kuchera Art: The Joy of Doing
Award-winning artist and illustrator John Kuchera will be celebrating his 80th year with a commemorative exhibit at GCC featuring a collection of work spanning his entire career. From painting Macy Day Parade balloons to creating Dick Tracy cartoon villains, working at American Greeting cards –where he met his wife– to illustrating books such as “Golf Sonnets” by James Long Hale – Kuchera Art: The Joy of Doing exhibit promises to enrich the new visual space of the Roz Steiner Art Gallery while enthralling its visitors and viewers with a dynamic show running July 13 – September 3, 2011. (The artist’s reception will be announced.)
For general information regarding the art gallery, contact the Roz Steiner office at 585/343-0055 x6490, or by email at GCCGallery@genesee.edu. Admission is always free.
For door-to-door directions, sent via email, visit www.genesee.edu.
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