Genesee Center for the Arts Unveils Fall 2012 Calendar of Events

A performance-packed calendar of events along with dynamic exhibits in the new Roz Steiner Art Gallery are scheduled this fall at the Genesee Center for the Arts located at the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College.

Batavia, NY- A performance-packed calendar of events along with dynamic exhibits in the new Roz Steiner Art Gallery are scheduled this fall at the Genesee Center for the Arts located at the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College. Live performances hit the Stuart Steiner Theatre stage while an alumni art exhibit and a multimedia display will be installed at the new Roz Steiner Art Gallery. All events and opportunities are open to the public.

Live Performances in the Stuart Steiner Theatre:
Renowned Scottish vocalist Jim Malcolm brings his U.S. tour to GCC with a concert of traditional and contemporary songs on guitar and harmonica on Friday, September 21 at 8 pm. As a singer and songwriter, Jim Malcolm is one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music and “one of the finest singing voices in Scotland in any style.” He was lead singer of the phenomenal Scottish band Old Blind Dogs for seven years, touring extensively throughout Europe and North America and playing at many of the biggest folk festivals. In 2004, Jim was “Songwriter of the Year” in the Scots Traditional Music Awards, and he has been nominated three times for “Scots Singer of the Year.” He has a huge repertoire of songs from the Scottish tradition and is a noted interpreter of poet Robert Burns. These old pieces are complemented by his original, award-winning songs, which are at once completely modern and accessible, yet an authentic addition to the canon of Scottish music. Jim plays expressive guitar in mainly DADGAD tuning (an alternative guitar tuning practice most associated with Celtic music), and simultaneously plays tunes on harmonica to a seldom heard standard. “Given the right song, he’ll melt you in your seat,” as one critic wrote. What’s more, Jim’s between-song wit has developed into an art form of its own and he has twice been booked by Prince Charles to play at royal garden parties at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Not to be missed! Jim Malcolm’s website is:

Ticket information:
•Adults - $8
•Seniors (aged 55+) - $5
•Students (under age 18) and GCC faculty/staff - $5
•GCC students with College ID - $3
•GCC Alumni - $2 discount with alumni card

Returning to the Stuart Steiner Theatre is blues guitar legend Rory Block, on Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 pm. Rory Block has committed her life and her 25 year career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. Both a traditionalist and an innovator, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk. Join us for this one-time performance.

Ticket information:
•Adults - $10
•Seniors (aged 55+) - $8
•Students (under age 18) and GCC faculty/staff - $5
•GCC students with College ID -$3
•GCC Alumni- $2 discount with alumni card.

Genesee’s Forum Players present the imaginative parody "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," by Bert V. Royal. Running from Thursday through Saturday, October 25-27 at 7:30 pm, with a Sunday matinee on October 28 at 2 pm, the play will feature the talented direction of Norm Gayford. "Dog Sees God", a dramedy (comedy-drama), is an unauthorized parody based on characters from the popular comic strip “Peanuts.” Follow the characters as they age by a decade in this socially edgy and touching look at the drama and angst of adolescence. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and identity are among the issues covered. No one under the age of 16 will be admitted.

Ticket information:
•Adults - $8
•Seniors (aged 55+), high school students (must be 16) and GCC faculty/staff - $5
•GCC students with valid College ID - $3
•GCC Alumni - $2 discount with alumni card.

The United States Air Force Bay State Winds Quartet hits the stage in the Stuart Steiner Theatre on Monday, November 12 at 7 pm for a FREE concert! This is the all-clarinet ensemble of the Air Force Band of Liberty, and they have planned a delightful program of popular music, including classical standards, contemporary masterworks, jazz, patriotic selections, and more. The concert is free and open to the public, but ticket reservations are strongly suggested -- a capacity crowd is expected! Contact the theatre box office to make your reservations in advance at 585-345-6814 or via email:

The primary voice of community and educational theatre in the Empire State, the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS), returns to GCC for its annual theatre festival of workshops, demonstrations and performances. It’s an Actor’s Life will stop in Batavia the weekend of November 16-18. For the full schedule, as well as ticket information and reservations, be sure to visit the festival website:

“This season is just bursting with events,” Maryanne Arena, director of Fine and Performing Arts said. “From concerts, live performances, and festivals, the coming fall 2012 has something for everyone!”

For general performance information, contact the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office at 585-345-6814, or by email at

Roz Steiner Art Gallery Fall Exhibitions:
Adjacent to the Steiner Theatre is the new Roz Steiner Art Gallery, which is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 4pm, and is closed Tuesdays. Admission to the Roz Steiner Art Gallery is FREE.

Alumni Exhibition, September 14 through November 8, 2012
Reception: Saturday September 29, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 pm
GCC Homecoming Weekend
This exhibition includes a variety of media by GCC alumni featuring digital photography, nature paintings, ceramics and sculptures, realistic portraiture and serigraphs and watercolors.

Dale Inglett, November 15, 2012 through January 3, 2013
Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Inglett’s paintings, prints and videos reveal connections between physiology and psychology while exploring mortality. These figurative images allude to human transformation and capture a sense of transience and movement. The large-scale canvases and stunning video fit perfectly into the clean space of the Roz Steiner Art Gallery.

Special gallery hours are scheduled during performances in the Stuart Steiner Theatre:
Saturday, September 15, 2012 GoArts! Artist Roadshow 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, September 21, 2012 Jim Malcolm Concert6:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rory Block Concert 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2012 GCC Alum Reception1:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, October 25, 2012Dog Sees God6:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, October 26, 2012Dog Sees God6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012Dog Sees God6:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 28, 2012Dog Sees God1:00 – 3:00 pm

For general art gallery information, contact the Roz Steiner Gallery at 585-343-0055 ext. 6490, or by email:

For door-to-door directions to the GCC Arts Center sent via email, visit

For more information or visuals related to the fall 2012 schedule, please contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

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