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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Sep
19
Thu
Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibition – Roberta Sanford: Grayscaled @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Roberta Rainey, Fearless, acrylic on canvas, n.d.

Roberta Rainey, a Rochester area artist, is self-taught and continues to perfect her chosen craft. Rainey is committed to portrait painting, and her focus is African American women and girls. Capturing her sitter’s emotions whether cool and serious, the sitter’s laughter or capturing the individual in conversation. Rainey relishes the challenge of catching the swift changes in expression and the qualities that can tell the viewer so much about the person. She prefers painting in neutral tones of gray, black and white, and occasionally add color for contrast. Rainey has exhibited around Rochester and has received many commissions; she also teaches elementary school.

The gallery is pleased to present this Rochester, New York artist as part of our new initiative to exhibit the work of artists from Western New York.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: September 11 – October 12, 2019

Opening: September 11, 5 – 7 PM

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

The Next Chapter @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A storytime event for the school age crowd! We meet one Thursday afternoon each month from 3:30-4:30 pm. We’ll enjoy picture books, chapter books, literacy, art, and science activities, all for the school age crowd! Open to children in K-3rd grade. Registration is not required.

September 19 – Intro to The Next Chapter
October 24 – Graphic Novels & Wordless Books
November 21 – Snowflake Science

Sep
20
Fri
Homecoming & Family Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Sep 20 all-day

SUNY Geneseo will host a combined Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 20 –21. Alumni and parents registering for the celebration will enjoy plenty of opportunities to catch up with classmates, students, faculty and staff, as well as catch a glimpse of what life’s like at SUNY Geneseo.

Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibition – Roberta Sanford: Grayscaled @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Roberta Rainey, Fearless, acrylic on canvas, n.d.

Roberta Rainey, a Rochester area artist, is self-taught and continues to perfect her chosen craft. Rainey is committed to portrait painting, and her focus is African American women and girls. Capturing her sitter’s emotions whether cool and serious, the sitter’s laughter or capturing the individual in conversation. Rainey relishes the challenge of catching the swift changes in expression and the qualities that can tell the viewer so much about the person. She prefers painting in neutral tones of gray, black and white, and occasionally add color for contrast. Rainey has exhibited around Rochester and has received many commissions; she also teaches elementary school.

The gallery is pleased to present this Rochester, New York artist as part of our new initiative to exhibit the work of artists from Western New York.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: September 11 – October 12, 2019

Opening: September 11, 5 – 7 PM

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

Room Full of Blues @ The Geneseo Riviera
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

Doors open at 6 PM; performance at 7 PM. Please note that there is a service fee for online ticket link.

For the last 50 years Roomful of Blues has become legendary in the Blues World.Roomful has toured the world and recorded 25 albums. With five Grammy nominations and a slew of music awards and accolades , Roomful has become a recognized leader in their genre.

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Sep
21
Sat
Homecoming & Family Weekend @ SUNY Geneseo
Sep 21 all-day

SUNY Geneseo will host a combined Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 20 –21. Alumni and parents registering for the celebration will enjoy plenty of opportunities to catch up with classmates, students, faculty and staff, as well as catch a glimpse of what life’s like at SUNY Geneseo.

Car Seat Check @ Geneseo Fire Hall
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Events are held throughout the county for parents and caregivers to receive information and hands-on assistance in the proper use of child safety restraint systems and seatbelts based on the height and weight of the child. Safety seats are checked to make sure they are safe and installed properly.

County parents/caregivers with limited financial resources (who qualify for WIC) can receive a car seat at no charge. Must be a Livingston County resident.

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Wadsworth Writers @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 21 @ 10:15 am – 12:30 pm

Do you have a passion for writing and enjoy sharing with others? Join us for this special writing group at Wadsworth Library. Participants can write and share memoirs, poetry, or original stories with a supportive learning community of fellow writers. Begins Saturday, September 7. Workshops are held every other Saturday of the month from 10:15 am – 12:30 pm. This program is best for adults. Registration is required; space is limited.

Concurrent Exhibitions – Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract / Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alison Weld, From the Forests to the Fields, oil on linen, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
September 4 – October 12, 2019

Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract

Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious.  For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”

During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ,  and many others.

Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students

These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibition – Roberta Sanford: Grayscaled @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Roberta Rainey, Fearless, acrylic on canvas, n.d.

Roberta Rainey, a Rochester area artist, is self-taught and continues to perfect her chosen craft. Rainey is committed to portrait painting, and her focus is African American women and girls. Capturing her sitter’s emotions whether cool and serious, the sitter’s laughter or capturing the individual in conversation. Rainey relishes the challenge of catching the swift changes in expression and the qualities that can tell the viewer so much about the person. She prefers painting in neutral tones of gray, black and white, and occasionally add color for contrast. Rainey has exhibited around Rochester and has received many commissions; she also teaches elementary school.

The gallery is pleased to present this Rochester, New York artist as part of our new initiative to exhibit the work of artists from Western New York.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Exhibition dates: September 11 – October 12, 2019

Opening: September 11, 5 – 7 PM

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

Honors Recital @ Doty Recital Hall
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Music will proudly present two recitals featuring the winners of the 2019 Honors Competition. The recitals will take place at 1:00 PM in Doty Recital Hall, as part of SUNY Geneseo’s Family Weekend Events and 3:45 PM at The Lyric Theatre Cabaret Hall, as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival.

Selected by a panel of professional judges, the winners of the 2019 Honors Competition are: Brett Hammes, tenor; Annie Levine, soprano; Grant McElhany, cello; Kayla McGallian, soprano; Rocky Nardone, baritone; Kelsey Roberts, soprano; Sara Stoner, clarinet; and Shotaro Toyoda, violin.  The students will be assisted by faculty collaborative pianist, Dr. Kurt Galvan.

Additionally, Geneseo Chamber Music will present this day at 5:30 PM at the same facility (The Lyric Theatre Cabaret Hall) as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival.

Limelight & Accents: THE MIDTOWN MEN @ Wadsworth Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series 2019 – 2020

Midtown Men is the high-energy musical phenomenon that took Jersey Boys to Broadway and beyond to the edges of America. They are the first every vocal group formed by the high-profile Broadway show. They have continuously published hit records and garnered five-star reviews.

Sep
23
Mon
Knitting Group @ Wadsworth Library
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

 

Interested yarn-crafters of all ages and levels are invited to join us in the library’s downstairs community room (accessible by elevator). Beginners are welcome and supplies and instruction are available.

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library