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.

If you would like to submit an event, click HERE.

Apr
28
Sun
Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Women’s Ensemble @ St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm

The Geneseo Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Gerard Floriano, and Spectrum Singers give their final concert of the season. This will also be the final chance you will have to hear the Chamber Singers prior to their spring concert tour of Spain. This concert will feature the choir performing works by American composers including Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen, Samuel Barber, Frank Ticheli, and spirituals arranged by James Erb and Moses Hogan. Also on this program Chamber Singers will perform the world premier of Geneseo composer James Walker’s new work entitled “Do No Go Gentle Into That Good Night.”

Admission is free and all are welcome. A free will offering will be taken to support Chamber Singers’ concert tour of Spain.

Apr
29
Mon
Unwind with Slime @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

It’s not just for kids! Adults can have fun with slime too. Learn about the chemistry of slime and make your own with Dr. Demo. This session is designed for people 18 and over, so please share with anyone you think may be interested.

We will be making slime in the Wadsworth Library meeting room. Registration is required, so we know how many to prepare for. Call the library at 585-243-0440 or email us at geneseolibrary@owwl.org to sign up. We’ll need your name, email address and a phone number where we can reach you.

Apr
30
Tue
Geneseo Jazz Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm


Bill Tiberio, Rochester jazz educator and saxophonist, director

Free admission / all are welcome.

The ensemble was recently featured during the Great Day celebration on campus. The large ensemble and two student-led small combos will present music from a variety of traditional and contemporary jazz composers. Seniors Sam Dole, trumpet; Rob Marino, trombone; and Cody Esposito, tenor saxophone will be among the featured soloists. Junior Joe DiGiorgio will be featured on trumpet as well.

May
1
Wed
Concurrent Exhibitions – Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie / Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

S. McKenzie, Desert Eagle screenprint, 2016

Exhibition Dates: April 3 – May 4, 2019

Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie
Artist Talk in Gallery at 5:30 PM

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to announcement its exhibit “Gun Violence in American” by Stephen Mckenzie. McKenzie’s exhibit of large-scale prints combines text and image to tell a narrative of policy gone wrong – policy that does not seem to have a hard solution, policy developed around the misconception of the meaning of the Second Amendment. The solution, to enact real change to gun laws and limit the impact of the National Rifle Association, appears to be at an impasse no matter how many children, teenagers, or adults are murdered.

Stephen McKenzie’s work has focused on gun violence for the past 10 years. For his work he “uses statistics to chronicle the violence … The story of each survivor of those grim statistics is one of coping and living with a completely changed reality…” This is McKenzie’s method of activism chronicling this form of terrorism and hoping for a shift, a change in federal and state policy that seeks life.

Maria Brito, Mary Magdalene, oil on canvas, n.d.

Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity
Artist Historian Talk at 6:15 PM

The works of art in this exhibition reflect the development of Cuban-American art across generations of Cuban-born artists, who live and work in the United States. The themes are varied, as varied as the artists are – from Eladio González’s Afro-Cuban inspired works on Santería to work that raises issues of child abuse in the contemporary world found in Demi’s work. In these works, themes of memory, experience, exile and trauma surface as does the manner in which multiple identities are addressed by the artists.

The works of art featured in this exhibit include works by artists who were recognized international artists in Cuba (Eladio González, Baruj Salinas, Agustín Fernández) before they came into exile and the work of artists of the generation who came as children and adolescents (Humberto Calzada, Demi, Arturo Rodíguez, María Brito, Emilio Falero, Juan Carlos Llera, Jake Fernández) and have memories of Cuba.

Working with reclaimed memories Alberto Rey (SUNY Distinguished Professor of Painting, SUNY Fredonia) renews those experiences through his family members, who remained in Cuba. The range of narratives and their personal concerns encompass Arturo Rodríguez’s portrayal of internal states of alienation, and he developed a vocabulary that uses figural distortion and expressive rhythm to explore how trauma separates; there is Alberto Rey, a painter and an ecological activist. His paintings of trout and the environments in which they live are a record of wildlife and their environments and a direct call for sustainable ecological practices. The religiously inspired Eladio González draws his style and images from his identity as an Afro-Chinese-European-Cuban raised in traditions of African-based Santería and Chinese magic.  His work incorporates references to his mixed identity through subject and form referencing African art and Chinese calligraphy. Juan Carlos Llera questions and uses current technology combining Renaissance imagery, taken from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and similar sources, with contemporary digital technology to create collages that address his knowledge of Art History and the hybridization of the artistic process from hand to machine. These extraordinary artists, in this final exhibit for this academic year, signify arts potential and possibilities; the outcomes of their art practice are dependent on the artist’s culture and experiences that provide the viewer with unique encounters of the work of art.

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 Programming

Wed., April 3 from 5 – 7 p.m: Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions

Wed., April 3 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk: Gun Violence in America, Stephen McKenzie, Artist and printmaker

Wed., April 3 at 6:15: Art Historian Talk: Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity,   Prof. Lynette Bosch-Burroughs

Wed., April 10 at 2:30 p.m: Manifesto, Michael Oberg, Prof. of History

Wed., April 17: GREAT DAY

Wed., April 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m: Exercises for the Quiet Eye,
Annie Storr, PhD

Mon., May 2 at 6:00 p.m: Evie Shockley’s semiautomatic: Poems That Break the Cycle, TBA, Lytton Smith, Assoc. Prof. of English

Exhibition – Works on Paper from the Series: 16 Times 8 Equals One @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lawrence Philip, 16 Times 8 Equals One, mixed media, 2016

Lockhart Gallery is please to present recent mixed media paintings by Lawrence Philip that include unusual materials like Styrofoam, molding paste, and plaster. Philip has been looking at signage, large and small billboards of different configurations. After experiencing many hurricanes, floods and tornados in Florida and Georgia he looks at the debris left behind and reimagines it. Philip is giving new form and meaning to those remains. He lavishes new color on found materials creating new constructions.

He is interested in the intersection of painted relief elements with decorative elements. His methodology is abstraction expressionism using the actual as a foundation for highly imaginative outcomes. Philip has exhibited his art work across Florida and in New York and Colorado including Morean Arts Center in Saint Petersburg, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery in Daytona Beach, Cooperstown Art Center, in New York, and the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.

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: March 27 – May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: March 27, 5 – 7 PM

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

May
2
Thu
Concurrent Exhibitions – Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie / Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

S. McKenzie, Desert Eagle screenprint, 2016

Exhibition Dates: April 3 – May 4, 2019

Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie
Artist Talk in Gallery at 5:30 PM

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to announcement its exhibit “Gun Violence in American” by Stephen Mckenzie. McKenzie’s exhibit of large-scale prints combines text and image to tell a narrative of policy gone wrong – policy that does not seem to have a hard solution, policy developed around the misconception of the meaning of the Second Amendment. The solution, to enact real change to gun laws and limit the impact of the National Rifle Association, appears to be at an impasse no matter how many children, teenagers, or adults are murdered.

Stephen McKenzie’s work has focused on gun violence for the past 10 years. For his work he “uses statistics to chronicle the violence … The story of each survivor of those grim statistics is one of coping and living with a completely changed reality…” This is McKenzie’s method of activism chronicling this form of terrorism and hoping for a shift, a change in federal and state policy that seeks life.

Maria Brito, Mary Magdalene, oil on canvas, n.d.

Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity
Artist Historian Talk at 6:15 PM

The works of art in this exhibition reflect the development of Cuban-American art across generations of Cuban-born artists, who live and work in the United States. The themes are varied, as varied as the artists are – from Eladio González’s Afro-Cuban inspired works on Santería to work that raises issues of child abuse in the contemporary world found in Demi’s work. In these works, themes of memory, experience, exile and trauma surface as does the manner in which multiple identities are addressed by the artists.

The works of art featured in this exhibit include works by artists who were recognized international artists in Cuba (Eladio González, Baruj Salinas, Agustín Fernández) before they came into exile and the work of artists of the generation who came as children and adolescents (Humberto Calzada, Demi, Arturo Rodíguez, María Brito, Emilio Falero, Juan Carlos Llera, Jake Fernández) and have memories of Cuba.

Working with reclaimed memories Alberto Rey (SUNY Distinguished Professor of Painting, SUNY Fredonia) renews those experiences through his family members, who remained in Cuba. The range of narratives and their personal concerns encompass Arturo Rodríguez’s portrayal of internal states of alienation, and he developed a vocabulary that uses figural distortion and expressive rhythm to explore how trauma separates; there is Alberto Rey, a painter and an ecological activist. His paintings of trout and the environments in which they live are a record of wildlife and their environments and a direct call for sustainable ecological practices. The religiously inspired Eladio González draws his style and images from his identity as an Afro-Chinese-European-Cuban raised in traditions of African-based Santería and Chinese magic.  His work incorporates references to his mixed identity through subject and form referencing African art and Chinese calligraphy. Juan Carlos Llera questions and uses current technology combining Renaissance imagery, taken from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and similar sources, with contemporary digital technology to create collages that address his knowledge of Art History and the hybridization of the artistic process from hand to machine. These extraordinary artists, in this final exhibit for this academic year, signify arts potential and possibilities; the outcomes of their art practice are dependent on the artist’s culture and experiences that provide the viewer with unique encounters of the work of art.

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 Programming

Wed., April 3 from 5 – 7 p.m: Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions

Wed., April 3 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk: Gun Violence in America, Stephen McKenzie, Artist and printmaker

Wed., April 3 at 6:15: Art Historian Talk: Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity,   Prof. Lynette Bosch-Burroughs

Wed., April 10 at 2:30 p.m: Manifesto, Michael Oberg, Prof. of History

Wed., April 17: GREAT DAY

Wed., April 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m: Exercises for the Quiet Eye,
Annie Storr, PhD

Mon., May 2 at 6:00 p.m: Evie Shockley’s semiautomatic: Poems That Break the Cycle, TBA, Lytton Smith, Assoc. Prof. of English

Exhibition – Works on Paper from the Series: 16 Times 8 Equals One @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lawrence Philip, 16 Times 8 Equals One, mixed media, 2016

Lockhart Gallery is please to present recent mixed media paintings by Lawrence Philip that include unusual materials like Styrofoam, molding paste, and plaster. Philip has been looking at signage, large and small billboards of different configurations. After experiencing many hurricanes, floods and tornados in Florida and Georgia he looks at the debris left behind and reimagines it. Philip is giving new form and meaning to those remains. He lavishes new color on found materials creating new constructions.

He is interested in the intersection of painted relief elements with decorative elements. His methodology is abstraction expressionism using the actual as a foundation for highly imaginative outcomes. Philip has exhibited his art work across Florida and in New York and Colorado including Morean Arts Center in Saint Petersburg, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery in Daytona Beach, Cooperstown Art Center, in New York, and the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.

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: March 27 – May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: March 27, 5 – 7 PM

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

May
3
Fri
Concurrent Exhibitions – Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie / Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

S. McKenzie, Desert Eagle screenprint, 2016

Exhibition Dates: April 3 – May 4, 2019

Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie
Artist Talk in Gallery at 5:30 PM

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to announcement its exhibit “Gun Violence in American” by Stephen Mckenzie. McKenzie’s exhibit of large-scale prints combines text and image to tell a narrative of policy gone wrong – policy that does not seem to have a hard solution, policy developed around the misconception of the meaning of the Second Amendment. The solution, to enact real change to gun laws and limit the impact of the National Rifle Association, appears to be at an impasse no matter how many children, teenagers, or adults are murdered.

Stephen McKenzie’s work has focused on gun violence for the past 10 years. For his work he “uses statistics to chronicle the violence … The story of each survivor of those grim statistics is one of coping and living with a completely changed reality…” This is McKenzie’s method of activism chronicling this form of terrorism and hoping for a shift, a change in federal and state policy that seeks life.

Maria Brito, Mary Magdalene, oil on canvas, n.d.

Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity
Artist Historian Talk at 6:15 PM

The works of art in this exhibition reflect the development of Cuban-American art across generations of Cuban-born artists, who live and work in the United States. The themes are varied, as varied as the artists are – from Eladio González’s Afro-Cuban inspired works on Santería to work that raises issues of child abuse in the contemporary world found in Demi’s work. In these works, themes of memory, experience, exile and trauma surface as does the manner in which multiple identities are addressed by the artists.

The works of art featured in this exhibit include works by artists who were recognized international artists in Cuba (Eladio González, Baruj Salinas, Agustín Fernández) before they came into exile and the work of artists of the generation who came as children and adolescents (Humberto Calzada, Demi, Arturo Rodíguez, María Brito, Emilio Falero, Juan Carlos Llera, Jake Fernández) and have memories of Cuba.

Working with reclaimed memories Alberto Rey (SUNY Distinguished Professor of Painting, SUNY Fredonia) renews those experiences through his family members, who remained in Cuba. The range of narratives and their personal concerns encompass Arturo Rodríguez’s portrayal of internal states of alienation, and he developed a vocabulary that uses figural distortion and expressive rhythm to explore how trauma separates; there is Alberto Rey, a painter and an ecological activist. His paintings of trout and the environments in which they live are a record of wildlife and their environments and a direct call for sustainable ecological practices. The religiously inspired Eladio González draws his style and images from his identity as an Afro-Chinese-European-Cuban raised in traditions of African-based Santería and Chinese magic.  His work incorporates references to his mixed identity through subject and form referencing African art and Chinese calligraphy. Juan Carlos Llera questions and uses current technology combining Renaissance imagery, taken from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and similar sources, with contemporary digital technology to create collages that address his knowledge of Art History and the hybridization of the artistic process from hand to machine. These extraordinary artists, in this final exhibit for this academic year, signify arts potential and possibilities; the outcomes of their art practice are dependent on the artist’s culture and experiences that provide the viewer with unique encounters of the work of art.

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 Programming

Wed., April 3 from 5 – 7 p.m: Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions

Wed., April 3 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk: Gun Violence in America, Stephen McKenzie, Artist and printmaker

Wed., April 3 at 6:15: Art Historian Talk: Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity,   Prof. Lynette Bosch-Burroughs

Wed., April 10 at 2:30 p.m: Manifesto, Michael Oberg, Prof. of History

Wed., April 17: GREAT DAY

Wed., April 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m: Exercises for the Quiet Eye,
Annie Storr, PhD

Mon., May 2 at 6:00 p.m: Evie Shockley’s semiautomatic: Poems That Break the Cycle, TBA, Lytton Smith, Assoc. Prof. of English

Exhibition – Works on Paper from the Series: 16 Times 8 Equals One @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lawrence Philip, 16 Times 8 Equals One, mixed media, 2016

Lockhart Gallery is please to present recent mixed media paintings by Lawrence Philip that include unusual materials like Styrofoam, molding paste, and plaster. Philip has been looking at signage, large and small billboards of different configurations. After experiencing many hurricanes, floods and tornados in Florida and Georgia he looks at the debris left behind and reimagines it. Philip is giving new form and meaning to those remains. He lavishes new color on found materials creating new constructions.

He is interested in the intersection of painted relief elements with decorative elements. His methodology is abstraction expressionism using the actual as a foundation for highly imaginative outcomes. Philip has exhibited his art work across Florida and in New York and Colorado including Morean Arts Center in Saint Petersburg, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery in Daytona Beach, Cooperstown Art Center, in New York, and the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.

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: March 27 – May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: March 27, 5 – 7 PM

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

May
4
Sat
Concurrent Exhibitions – Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie / Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

S. McKenzie, Desert Eagle screenprint, 2016

Exhibition Dates: April 3 – May 4, 2019

Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie
Artist Talk in Gallery at 5:30 PM

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to announcement its exhibit “Gun Violence in American” by Stephen Mckenzie. McKenzie’s exhibit of large-scale prints combines text and image to tell a narrative of policy gone wrong – policy that does not seem to have a hard solution, policy developed around the misconception of the meaning of the Second Amendment. The solution, to enact real change to gun laws and limit the impact of the National Rifle Association, appears to be at an impasse no matter how many children, teenagers, or adults are murdered.

Stephen McKenzie’s work has focused on gun violence for the past 10 years. For his work he “uses statistics to chronicle the violence … The story of each survivor of those grim statistics is one of coping and living with a completely changed reality…” This is McKenzie’s method of activism chronicling this form of terrorism and hoping for a shift, a change in federal and state policy that seeks life.

Maria Brito, Mary Magdalene, oil on canvas, n.d.

Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity
Artist Historian Talk at 6:15 PM

The works of art in this exhibition reflect the development of Cuban-American art across generations of Cuban-born artists, who live and work in the United States. The themes are varied, as varied as the artists are – from Eladio González’s Afro-Cuban inspired works on Santería to work that raises issues of child abuse in the contemporary world found in Demi’s work. In these works, themes of memory, experience, exile and trauma surface as does the manner in which multiple identities are addressed by the artists.

The works of art featured in this exhibit include works by artists who were recognized international artists in Cuba (Eladio González, Baruj Salinas, Agustín Fernández) before they came into exile and the work of artists of the generation who came as children and adolescents (Humberto Calzada, Demi, Arturo Rodíguez, María Brito, Emilio Falero, Juan Carlos Llera, Jake Fernández) and have memories of Cuba.

Working with reclaimed memories Alberto Rey (SUNY Distinguished Professor of Painting, SUNY Fredonia) renews those experiences through his family members, who remained in Cuba. The range of narratives and their personal concerns encompass Arturo Rodríguez’s portrayal of internal states of alienation, and he developed a vocabulary that uses figural distortion and expressive rhythm to explore how trauma separates; there is Alberto Rey, a painter and an ecological activist. His paintings of trout and the environments in which they live are a record of wildlife and their environments and a direct call for sustainable ecological practices. The religiously inspired Eladio González draws his style and images from his identity as an Afro-Chinese-European-Cuban raised in traditions of African-based Santería and Chinese magic.  His work incorporates references to his mixed identity through subject and form referencing African art and Chinese calligraphy. Juan Carlos Llera questions and uses current technology combining Renaissance imagery, taken from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and similar sources, with contemporary digital technology to create collages that address his knowledge of Art History and the hybridization of the artistic process from hand to machine. These extraordinary artists, in this final exhibit for this academic year, signify arts potential and possibilities; the outcomes of their art practice are dependent on the artist’s culture and experiences that provide the viewer with unique encounters of the work of art.

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 Programming

Wed., April 3 from 5 – 7 p.m: Opening of Concurrent Exhibitions

Wed., April 3 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk: Gun Violence in America, Stephen McKenzie, Artist and printmaker

Wed., April 3 at 6:15: Art Historian Talk: Cuban-American Art and Cultural Identity,   Prof. Lynette Bosch-Burroughs

Wed., April 10 at 2:30 p.m: Manifesto, Michael Oberg, Prof. of History

Wed., April 17: GREAT DAY

Wed., April 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m: Exercises for the Quiet Eye,
Annie Storr, PhD

Mon., May 2 at 6:00 p.m: Evie Shockley’s semiautomatic: Poems That Break the Cycle, TBA, Lytton Smith, Assoc. Prof. of English

Exhibition – Works on Paper from the Series: 16 Times 8 Equals One @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lawrence Philip, 16 Times 8 Equals One, mixed media, 2016

Lockhart Gallery is please to present recent mixed media paintings by Lawrence Philip that include unusual materials like Styrofoam, molding paste, and plaster. Philip has been looking at signage, large and small billboards of different configurations. After experiencing many hurricanes, floods and tornados in Florida and Georgia he looks at the debris left behind and reimagines it. Philip is giving new form and meaning to those remains. He lavishes new color on found materials creating new constructions.

He is interested in the intersection of painted relief elements with decorative elements. His methodology is abstraction expressionism using the actual as a foundation for highly imaginative outcomes. Philip has exhibited his art work across Florida and in New York and Colorado including Morean Arts Center in Saint Petersburg, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery in Daytona Beach, Cooperstown Art Center, in New York, and the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.

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: March 27 – May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: March 27, 5 – 7 PM

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

Yarn with Mike Brown, opening @ The Geneseo Riviera
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Even the most dire circumstance can offer opportunity for new beginnings. Just ask singer / songwriter Blake Christiana or any of the other members of the once Brooklyn based Americana band called Yarn. At least that’s the conclusion they came to after a period of real life challenges that left the band splintered and unsure of their forward trajectory. Internal tensions were simmering. A new album was scrapped. A major move from Brooklyn to North Carolina added to the uncertainty. For a band that seemed forever on the verge of a big breakthrough, the future suddenly seemed cloudy.

“We were dealing with real life issues,” Christiana explains. “Broken relationships, a sense of having to regroup and put some things — and people — behind us. That’s what I was writing about lyrically in the new songs and it became kind of a catharsis. Nothing was contrived. We didn’t have to relate to it in the third person. We were living these circumstances, and that gave us the impetus and inspiration to share our sentiments. Ultimately those setbacks and difficulties led to new opportunities and allowed a little light to shine through.”

Opening: Mike Brown

Doors: 6pm, Show: 7pm / Tickets: General admission $20 in advance, $24 at the door.

May
5
Sun
Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and Festival Chorus @ Wadsworth Auditorium
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Leah McGray, conductor

Geneseo Festival Singers, Dr. Gerard Floriano, conductor

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 – Geneseo’s Department of Music will host a “unity-community sing” of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th. Volunteer singers will join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, the Festival Singers, Geneseo’s town/gown choir, and professional soloists. 

More…

May
6
Mon
Geneseo Percussion Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Jim Tiller, director

Back by popular demand, the Geneseo Percussion Ensemble will perform Cirque Du Percussion 2 on Monday, May 6th at 8:00 p.m.!

Featuring “theater music”, the players will cover every inch of the Wadsworth Auditorium stage (and more) using physical movement, acting, voices, coffee cups, body drumming and just about every percussion instrument imaginable to create an unforgettable concert experience!

The concert is free and all are welcome.

 

May
11
Sat
Fanatics Presents: Stanley Jordan – Live @ The Geneseo Riviera
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

Show at 7PM / doors open at 6 PM

Tickets: General admission $30 in advance, $34 at the door. VIP admission $35 with table service – $39 at the door.

In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational workssolo or with a groupJordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.

Key to Jordans fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitars fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan’s innovative “touch technique” is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanleys fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence. But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so he applied piano principles to do so. Jordan’s touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano. He says that I think of it as a single instrument, but one with a wide range of tonal colors – thats why I do it.