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• Syracuse Chiefs Baseball! Enjoy great professional baseball with the whole family. Call 474-7833 or go to www.SyracuseChiefs.com for details.

• CNY Regional Farmers Market is open Thursday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 7am – 2pm & with a Flea Market on Sunday 7am – 2pm; Market Common shops open daily. Call 422-8647 for information. Enjoy this unique shopping experience!

• Onondaga Lake Park Skatepark is open! Enjoy skateboarding, BMX, & more at Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool! Call 453-6712 for or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

• IMAX Movies: Super Speedway, Wild Ocean, Mystery of the Nile & Magic of Flight are currently showing at the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST). Call 425-9068 or www.most.org for specific times and dates.

• So much to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center! Enjoy many fantastic seasonal programs – call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

• Every season is a great time of year to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. For details, go to website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call them at 435-8511.

• Experience a performance by the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Locations, dates & times can be obtained by calling 424-8200 or on their website www.SyracuseSymphony.org.

• The Everson Museum of Art wills three exciting exhibits – Alphabet in Your Own Backyard, Fantasies and Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print & The Edge of Art: New York State Artists Series Fit to Be Bound. Call 474-6064 or go to www.Everson.org for details.

• Spaghetti Warehouse features Acme Mystery Dinner Theater and Magic Circle Children’s Theater on Saturdays about noon. Call 475-1807 for details.

• Exhibit: Jesse Stiles: Automatic Speleology is currently exhibiting at the Warehouse Gallery downtown. Call 442-2230 or www.TheWarehouseGallery.syr.edu.

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 @ 3:41 pm by Curt
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Saturday, May 29, 2010 – Enhanced Nordic Walking Increase the benefits
of Nordic walking with certified Nordic walking Instructor, Tina
Ramsden. Tina will instruct you on how to increase your posture &
core awareness while giving tips on how to get the most out of this
beneficial workout. Mirbeau Inn & Spa – Spa Mirbeau at 8 AM, 851 E.
Genesee St. $15/person (No RSVP required) (315) 685-5006
www.mirbeau.com

For hotel rooms in the Skaneateles, NY area try Skaneateles Suites

Posted: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 @ 8:03 pm by Curt
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Internationally known Quilter to Exhibit at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center will be exhibiting the work of renowned artist and quilt maker Nancy Crow May 29 – Aug 15, 2010. Nancy Crow is one of the preeminent contemporary quilt makers in the world.

Through her groundbreaking, improvisational approach to quilting, she has had a major impact on the development of contemporary quilting, influencing a generation of quilters. Her mastery of shape, line and color results in one-of-a-kind compositions that are true works of art by any standard.

Her work is in the collections of several major museums including the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, and the Museum of American Folk Art, NYC. Her work was featured on the covers of two of Maya Angelou’s books published by Random House, Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (1994) and Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993).

A solo exhibition of her work was featured at the opening of the International Quilt Study Center at the Univ. of Nebraska in 2008, and she has had recent solo exhibitions at the Butler Institute of American Art, Howland, OH, the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and the Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. She has several books including the award-winning Nancy Crow, 2006, Breckling Press, Nancy Crow: Improvisational Quilts, 1995, C&T Publishing, Nancy Crow: Quilts and Influences, 1990, American Quilters’ Society.

Crow is a founder of the prestigious Quilt National exhibition in Athens, OH, Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Columbus, OH and the Art Quilt Network. She teaches workshops throughout the world and at her home in Athens, OH. She will be teaching at the Schweinfurth’s summer conference Quilting by the Lake, in 2010.

The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is a multi-art facility located in Auburn, NY. Other quilting programs at the Art Center include the annual juried quilt exhibit, Quilts=Art=Quilts November through the first week in January, and the annual conference Quilting by the Lake, July 16 – 30, 2010 (www.myartcenter.org). To learn more about Nancy Crow visit her website at www.nancycrow.com.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Donna Lamb 315.255.1553 or by e-mail dlamb@schweinfurthartcenter.org.

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 @ 10:21 am by Curt
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