GENESEO CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Geneseo provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages and interests. Please browse through our many events, which we attempt to keep as current as possible. Our sister website, www.geneseony.org, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

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Feb
25
Sat
Exhibition: BACKGROUND @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Decoy

The Lockhart Gallery is pleased to present recent paintings by Jonathan Daly, a resident of Western New York, and is from a family of artists. Daly writes about his work:
The paintings are careful arrangements of my rural Wyoming County surroundings and the items gleaned from its surface. The delicate coexistence between our natural roots and the synthetic fabrications of our species are at the heart of my imagery. The work examines the disconnect that permeates our relationship with the landscape we inhabit. From my daily observations, I seek to construct narrative compositions that directly reflect my specific experiences. My aesthetic choices revolve around finding beauty in an imperfect setting, and uncovering the rich subtleties that often go unnoticed within. Through my intimate connection with the land, I strive to elevate my subject matter from a personal realm to the universal.

Daly is from a family of artists, and his work is decidedly apart from the general landscape or still life painting. His is a conflation of still life and landscape. His does not seek to enliven, or enlighten with brightness or light; rather Daly’s work intervenes in our usual understanding of the role of such work. Paintings by Daly possess a feeling of foreboding, a shadowy, and a moody take on both genres. His does however, engage us deeply in his assertion of our misunderstanding of our relationship to the earth’s network of life.

Exhibition dates: February 1 – March 8, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibition: Heterotopia by Shreepad Joglekar @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 25 through March 8, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 25, 5 – 7 p.m.

Shreepad Joglekar’s recent work continues to examine his personal immigrant experience since his arrival in America from Mumbai, India, and his ongoing photographic interventions with nature that reveal its various constructed and intellectual positionalities. In this exhibit Joglekar contrasts two culturally different environments that possess military legacies. In the United States, Fort Riley Military Post in Kansas, here he critiques the training sites known as Live Fire Villages. In this site soldiers practice carrying out attack missions in terrain meant to approximate war zones, in this case Afghanistan.

The Live Fire Villages of Fort Riley are then contrasted with lush photographs of the small Russian island Kronstadt. Kronstadt is a historic 17th century naval site that includes a military cathedral and a ruined fort. Of significance are the gardens that provided food for the island during Russian conflicts: the Russian Revolution, World War I and World War II.

Joglekar states these “places… are directly and indirectly related to international conflicts. They depict natural and constructed space, while referencing the ideologies that frame their evolution. Joglekar hopes to “start a dialogue about land use and the global nature of contemporary conflict, and the complex relationships between social, political and ecological spaces.

Join the discussion by attending the exhibition. This and all SUNY Geneseo exhibitions are available to the public free of charge.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

A Cappella Gives Back @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

Join all five SUNY Geneseo groups for a night of A Cappella! Between the Lines, Exit 8, Hips ‘n Harmony, Emmelodics and Southside Boys will be donating 75% of proceeds to Willow Domestic Violence Center of Rochester. Tickets are available at the door for $5.

Live Variety Show: Swing with the Big Band the Lance Hoffman Orchestra @ The Geneseo Riviera
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

LHO Entertainment presents a Variety Show: Featuring the Lance Hoffman Orchestra, singer Emerson Hiller and host Vinnie Paulino, who was voted City Newspaper’s Best Local Stand-Up Comedian of 2016. Tickets are $25 and are available online here. Learn more about the show at the event page here!

Geneseo Dance Ensemble – 49Live: Leaping Boundaries @ Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

Dance

Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 PM
Friday, February 24 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26 at 2 PM

Featuring New Choreography by Student Artists

Artistic Director, Curator and Producer:
Professor of Dance Studies Jonette Lancos

Student Assistants: TBA

Mardi Gras @ The Big Tree Inn
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join the fun and benefit Teresa House!

Reservations appreciated.

Feb
26
Sun
LCHS Program: Underground Railroad in Livingston County @ Livingston County Historical Society and Museum
Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm

Dr. Cathy Adams will present about the truths and myths about the Underground Railroad in Livingston County.
• Light refreshments and hot beverages provided.
• Additional parking available in church lot next door.
• Free and open to the public.

2017 Program of the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Geneseo Dance Ensemble – 49Live: Leaping Boundaries @ Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm

Dance

Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 PM
Friday, February 24 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26 at 2 PM

Featuring New Choreography by Student Artists

Artistic Director, Curator and Producer:
Professor of Dance Studies Jonette Lancos

Student Assistants: TBA

Geneseo Spectrum Women’s Ensemble and Geneseo Chamber Singers @ Central Presbyterian Church
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm

Geneseo Spectrum Women’s Ensemble, Amy Cochrane, Director
Geneseo Chamber Singers, Dr. Gerard Floriano, Director
Admission free

Featuring World Premiere of The Duel (Poetry of Eugene Field) for mixed chorus and piano by James Walker

Also performing Dark Night Of The Soul by Ola Gjeilo

Feb
27
Mon
Knitting @ Wadsworth Library
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

knitting club

On Mondays at 4:00 pm, we’re knitting at the Library – interested yarn crafters of all levels and ages are welcome in the Meeting Room.

Free and open to the public (now accessible by elevator). Parking is available behind the Library and Christ Community Church (ask for a parking permit in the library).