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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Oct
17
Wed
Exhibition – Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 18, 2018
• Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5-7 PM
• Curator’s Talk at 5:45 PM

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. Engaging photographs and works of popular art, including sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys, and booklets of poetry will draw visitors into the complex and vibrant culture of the Northeast of Brazil and introduce the festivals, heroes, and spiritual traditions that give shape and meaning to the daily lives of the Nordestinos, common people of Brazil’s Northeast. The exhibition explores how diverse traditions come together in the region and uses work by historical and contemporary artists to illuminate a fascinating history that reaches into modern Brazil.

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil was curated by Marion E. Jackson, Ph.D. and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Curators, Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas, and organized by Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, in partnership with NEH on the Road/Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery.

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

For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Public Programs (will take place in the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery unless otherwise noted)

Wed., Sept. 5 – Curator’s Talk at 5:45: “Ordinary Art, Extraordinary Story: Popular Art of Brazil’s Northeast,” by Barbara Cervenka and Mame Jackson, Co-Curators of Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

Wed., Sept. 12 – Lecture at 2:30: “Marriage, Divorce, and Distress in Northeast Brazil: Black Women’s Perspectives on Love, Respect, and Kinship,” Melanie Medeiros. Assist. Prof. of Anthropology at SUNY, Geneseo

Wed., Sept. 19 – Lecture at 2:30: Keisha-Khan Perry, Assoc. Prof. Africana Diaspora Feminisms and Anthropology, and Affiliate of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University

Wed., Sept. 26 – Lecture at 2:30: “Bandidos e herois, poetas e santos: Brazilian Northeastern Literatures and National Imaginaries,” Wesley Costa de Moraes, Assist. Prof., Languages and Literatures at SUNY Geneseo

Wed., Oct. 3 – Performance at 2:30: In Doty Hall Recital a performance by MPB.3 Brazilian Music, led by Armenio Suzano, Prof. Music at Houghton College

 

 

 

Oct
18
Thu
Exhibition – Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil @ Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 18, 2018
• Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5-7 PM
• Curator’s Talk at 5:45 PM

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. Engaging photographs and works of popular art, including sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys, and booklets of poetry will draw visitors into the complex and vibrant culture of the Northeast of Brazil and introduce the festivals, heroes, and spiritual traditions that give shape and meaning to the daily lives of the Nordestinos, common people of Brazil’s Northeast. The exhibition explores how diverse traditions come together in the region and uses work by historical and contemporary artists to illuminate a fascinating history that reaches into modern Brazil.

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil was curated by Marion E. Jackson, Ph.D. and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Curators, Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas, and organized by Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, in partnership with NEH on the Road/Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery.

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

For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.

Public Programs (will take place in the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery unless otherwise noted)

Wed., Sept. 5 – Curator’s Talk at 5:45: “Ordinary Art, Extraordinary Story: Popular Art of Brazil’s Northeast,” by Barbara Cervenka and Mame Jackson, Co-Curators of Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

Wed., Sept. 12 – Lecture at 2:30: “Marriage, Divorce, and Distress in Northeast Brazil: Black Women’s Perspectives on Love, Respect, and Kinship,” Melanie Medeiros. Assist. Prof. of Anthropology at SUNY, Geneseo

Wed., Sept. 19 – Lecture at 2:30: Keisha-Khan Perry, Assoc. Prof. Africana Diaspora Feminisms and Anthropology, and Affiliate of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University

Wed., Sept. 26 – Lecture at 2:30: “Bandidos e herois, poetas e santos: Brazilian Northeastern Literatures and National Imaginaries,” Wesley Costa de Moraes, Assist. Prof., Languages and Literatures at SUNY Geneseo

Wed., Oct. 3 – Performance at 2:30: In Doty Hall Recital a performance by MPB.3 Brazilian Music, led by Armenio Suzano, Prof. Music at Houghton College

 

 

 

Oct
19
Fri
Geneseo Wind Ensemble @ Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

Please join the Geneseo Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Leah McGray.

The Geneseo Wind Ensemble is proud to be partnering with Fairport High School for their first concert of the season. “Transforming Waters” is the program that features the transforming properties of music and the natural elements, including the combined bands performing high energy works by contemporary composers John Mackey and Benjamin Dean Taylor. The Wind Ensemble will be giving the New York premier performance of the emerging Toronto composer, Cait Nishimura’s evocative *Lake Superior Suite. 

The concert is free and open to the public.

Oct
20
Sat
Fanatics Presents: Mary Fahl in Concert – from the October Project @ The Geneseo Riviera
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm

“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahls awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album The Other Side of Time on Sony Odyssey.  She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (Going Home) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals.  Her most recent album Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, winner of the Indie Acoustic Album of the Year award, is a collection of twenty-four tracks recorded live at one of Americas oldest vaudeville theaters that captures the soaring, soul-permeating vocals and musical breadth that makes the Mary Fahl concert experience what the Portland Press called soul-permeating.  The show was filmed for PBS and is currently airing on PBS affiliates around the country. Fahl’s elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking mans folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms. Her music appeals to a wide range of musical enthusiasts, including a large, loyal fan base of Mary Fahl evangelists.

Doors open at 6 PM.

Oct
21
Sun
Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Women’s Ensemble @ Doty Recital Hall at SUNY Geneseo
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm

Geneseo Chamber Singers, Dr. Gerard Floriano, Director

Geneseo Men’s Choir, Dr. Gerard Floriano, Director

Spectrum Women’s Ensemble, Amy  Cochrane, Director

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Oct
24
Wed
Opening Reception: All Weather Gang @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

David Heubsch, Untitled, oil on canvas, n.d.

Artists: Steve BonDurant, Alan Brewen, Keven Feary, Don Grieger, David Huebsch, Gilbert Jordan, Michael Killelea, and William Mancso

Exhibit Dates: October 24 through December 8, 2018

Opening Reception: October 24, 5-7 PM

The Lockhart Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit of landscape paintings by The All Weather Gang. “They are a group of year-round outdoor painters, originally formed as The Group of Two by Don Grieger and John Hodgins in the mid 1980s. With a passion primarily focused on capturing the Western New York landscape, the informal membership grew and became known by its current name. Meeting on Saturday mornings over coffee, members gather to share observations of work they admire, musings over the nuances of changing seasonal conditions which might be captured on the ensuing painting sessions, and other thoughts on the previous week’s effort. From there, The All Weather Gang departs for an impromptu painting session, inspired mostly by the conditions at the time and collective enthusiasm for a particular location. Many of the pieces in this exhibition are a result of those outings.”

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.

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

Oct
25
Thu
Exhibition: All Weather Gang @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

David Heubsch, Untitled, oil on canvas, n.d.

Artists: Steve BonDurant, Alan Brewen, Keven Feary, Don Grieger, David Huebsch, Gilbert Jordan, Michael Killelea, and William Mancso

Exhibit Dates: October 24 through December 8, 2018

Opening Reception: October 24, 5-7 PM

The Lockhart Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit of landscape paintings by The All Weather Gang. “They are a group of year-round outdoor painters, originally formed as The Group of Two by Don Grieger and John Hodgins in the mid 1980s. With a passion primarily focused on capturing the Western New York landscape, the informal membership grew and became known by its current name. Meeting on Saturday mornings over coffee, members gather to share observations of work they admire, musings over the nuances of changing seasonal conditions which might be captured on the ensuing painting sessions, and other thoughts on the previous week’s effort. From there, The All Weather Gang departs for an impromptu painting session, inspired mostly by the conditions at the time and collective enthusiasm for a particular location. Many of the pieces in this exhibition are a result of those outings.”

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.

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

Film: “Una Mujer Fantástica” @ The Geneseo Riviera
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Alan Lutkus International Film Series Presents “Transgender Identities on Film”

WHAT: Screening of Una Mujer Fantástica (Chile, Sebastián Lelio 2017). Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Introduced with a talk by Dr. Ryan Jones of the Department of History, SUNY Geneseo.

Synopsis: Marina’s life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy. In Spanish with English subtitles.

With support from the Provost’s Office, the Department of English, and the Department of History. Free and open to the public.

Oct
26
Fri
Exhibition: All Weather Gang @ Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

David Heubsch, Untitled, oil on canvas, n.d.

Artists: Steve BonDurant, Alan Brewen, Keven Feary, Don Grieger, David Huebsch, Gilbert Jordan, Michael Killelea, and William Mancso

Exhibit Dates: October 24 through December 8, 2018

Opening Reception: October 24, 5-7 PM

The Lockhart Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit of landscape paintings by The All Weather Gang. “They are a group of year-round outdoor painters, originally formed as The Group of Two by Don Grieger and John Hodgins in the mid 1980s. With a passion primarily focused on capturing the Western New York landscape, the informal membership grew and became known by its current name. Meeting on Saturday mornings over coffee, members gather to share observations of work they admire, musings over the nuances of changing seasonal conditions which might be captured on the ensuing painting sessions, and other thoughts on the previous week’s effort. From there, The All Weather Gang departs for an impromptu painting session, inspired mostly by the conditions at the time and collective enthusiasm for a particular location. Many of the pieces in this exhibition are a result of those outings.”

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.

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

Fanatics Presents: Albert Cummings @ The Geneseo Riviera
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

Live at the Geneseo Riviera! Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets are $25.00 and $30 for VIP table service ($29 and $34 at door).

The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does[…]. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places.” – Guitar Edge Magazine
Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton, of the band Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released From the Heart. B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great guitarist.”

Read more here.