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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Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
Books & Babies is a lap-sit program designed to introduce children (6 months – 2 years of age) to language and early literacy. Babies sit with their caregivers and model the activities presented through simple finger plays, songs, stories and nursery rhymes. Registration is required.
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
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
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 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.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The program is free to individuals who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Prior registration is not required for attendance. Support groups meet each Wednesday, sponsored by Livingston County Hospice of the Livingston County Department of Health.