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Award-winning actress and Central New York arts leader Laura Austin will headline the next Creative Conversations, presented by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council. The program, at the Welch Allyn Lodge, is moderated by Holly Gregg and features an open discussion with questions from the audience. Hors d’oeuvres and free drink ticket provided. Tickets are $30; advance registration is requested at http://skarts.org/tickets.

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 6:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Email: info@vincentmccabe.com

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Posted: Sunday, March 29th, 2015 @ 6:38 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28 MOVIE: Ida 3/27 @ 1 PM & 8 PM; 3/28 @ 8 PM at Auburn Public Theater. For tickets visit, www.auburnpublictheater.org or (315) 253-6669.

Saturday, March 28 MUSIC: 9:30 PM – 1 AM Travis Rocco Duo Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194. www.lakehousepub.com

Saturday, March 28 MUSIC: 9 PM in the Tavern at the Hilltop/Cedar House Bowling Alley , 813 W. Genesee St. Rd. (315) 685-5117

Saturday, March 28 WINE DINNER: 6:30 PM Taste the best of our region with a five paired course dinner at the Inns of Aurora. For more information or to place a reservation contact, (315) 364-8888 or visit www.innsofaurora.com

Saturday, March 28 EARTH HOUR: 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. A worldwide event encouraging households to turn off their lights for 1 hr. to raise awareness on climate change. www.earthhour.org/index.php

Saturday, March 28 MUSIC: 8 PM – 11 PM. Live Music. Call to confirm at the Bucket BBQ, 3193 E. Genesee St. Rd. Auburn (315) 255-1227

Sunday, March 29 MUSIC: 4 PM – 6 PM. Edgy Folk. Sunday Music Series at Auburn Public Theater, featuring local & regional upcoming talent. Tickets $10.00. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669.

Sunday, March 29 MUSIC: 4 PM – 7 PM Gary Frenay the Sherwood Inn Tavern, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-3405. www.thesherwoodinn.com

Sunday, March 29 MUSIC: 6 PM – 9 PM Z-Bones Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194. www.lakehousepub.com

Monday, March 30 AUTHOR EVENT: 7 PM the Inns of Aurora will present the next in its Literature on the lake series, in partnership with the Wells College Visiting Writers Series. Light refreshments available beginning at 6:30 PM. For futher details on this event contact Emily Ambrose at (315) 364-8885.

Tuesday, March 31 SKARTS: 6 – 8 PM. SKARTS presents Creative Converstions with Redhouse Founder, Laura Austin. Holly Gregg will moderate. The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Rte. 321, Skaneateles COST $30 Includes hors d’oeuvres and a drink ticket –wine or beer with cash bar. TICKETS: online http://SKARTS.org/tickets RSVP by March 23 Questions? Contact info@vincentmccabe.com

Tuesday, March 31 TRIVIA: 8 PM Trivia Night at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194. www.lakehousepub.com

Wednesday, April 1 EASTER EGG HUNT: 6 PM – 7 PM. The Retail Therapists at 1st National Gifts are holding an ADULT ONLY Easter Egg Hunt. Find your lucky egg hidden in their displays and be able to win a prize from numerous places in town. 315-685-5454. If you are a merchant, and would like to donate a prize contact Chris at 685-5454.

Posted: Friday, March 27th, 2015 @ 5:17 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Skarts Skaneateles

Skarts Skaneateles

SKARTS Presents Creative Conversations With Bruce Coville,
Moderated by Patience Brewster
Internationally acclaimed children’s author and educator Bruce Coville will be the featured speaker in the next installment of Creative Conversations, presented by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS).

The program, moderated by artist and entrepreneur Patience Brewster, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Loft at 42 Genesee St., Skaneateles.

The two will discuss Coville’s prolific work, life and business, and then take questions from the audience.

Coville, who often works with his wife, Kathy, an illustrator, has more than 18 million copies in print. His 100-plus titles include the international bestseller “My Teacher Is an Alien,” along with “Aliens Ate My Homework” the Unicorn Chronicles series and a Shakespearean series for children. He has won numerous awards and honors, including “Children’s Choice” awards from more than a dozen states, and has been named “Best Local Author” by readers of the Syracuse New Times.

In 2002, he founded Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company that produces full-cast, unabridged recordings of children’s and young adult literature.

Coville says the inspiration for many of his stories comes from his early life in Upstate New York. He grew up 20 miles north of Syracuse, around the corner from his grandparents’ dairy farm, where he spent “a great deal of time dodging cows and chores as well as I was able,” so that he could devote time to reading.

As befits an author, Coville has had a storied career, serving as a teacher, toymaker, magazine editor, gravedigger and cookware salesman before becoming a full-time writer.

Moderator Patience Brewster is an artist, author, illustrator and longtime friend of Coville. Since signing her first book contract at the age of 25, she has illustrated more than 34 books, working in a style that is immediately recognizable. Brewster founded her greeting card company in 2002 and the company’s Ornaments and Gifts Division in 2008. She is the sole creative force behind Patience Brewster Inc., which has sales around the world.

“SKARTS launched Creative Conversations last year to feature local artists and thought leaders in our community and create awareness of how art affects us all,” says Holland Gregg, the organization’s president. “Each program features a thought-leader moderator conversing with an artist, musician, performer or writer. More than 90 people attended our first Creative Conversations, and we expect this event will be equally successful and thought provoking.”

The Loft at 42 Genesee St. is owned by Dr. Robert Kiltz and was recently renovated to include five levels of meeting and living space. The space features architectural lighting, original brick walls and a glass elevator. The event will use two levels of the structure. Hors d’oeuvres will be served on the street level and the presentation will be held on the lake level, one floor down.

Sponsors include Dr. Robert Kiltz, The Loft at 42 Genesee St., Patience Brewster Inc., Group M Communications and Skaneateles Talk. Coville and Brewster have graciously contributed their time to the event, as have other local groups and individuals.

Tickets may be purchased for $25 at http://skarts.org/tickets/. Attendance is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are requested by Feb. 24.

SKARTS, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, works to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The council presents cultural programming, offers free concerts at the gazebo in Clift Park, and issues grants to artists and arts organizations in the Skaneateles area.

For more information, contact Jean Vincent at info@vincentmccabe.com or visit http://skarts.org.

 

Posted: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 @ 9:56 am by Curt
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SKARTS Presents Creative Conversations With Patience Brewster, Moderated by Laura Austin

Artist and entrepreneur Patience Brewster will be the first guest in a new series of Creative Conversations presented by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS).

Patience Brewster
Patience Brewster


The program, moderated by actress and Central New York arts leader Laura Austin, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 5 at The Loft at 42 Genesee St., Skaneateles.

The two will discuss Brewster’s art and her business, and then take questions from the audience.

“SKARTS is launching this new series to feature local artists and thought leaders in our community,” says Joe Strodel Jr., the organization’s president. “Each Creative Conversation will feature a thought-leader moderator conversing with an artist, musician, performer or writer. The audience will explore how artists create, live and draw inspiration.”

Since signing her first book contract at the age of 25, Brewster has illustrated more than 34 books. Working in pencil, watercolor and gouache, she has developed a style that is immediately recognizable and highly prized. Her drawings have been featured on greeting cards, holiday ornaments and other home products.

She launched Patience Brewster Cards in 2002, and the company’s Ornaments and Gifts division in 2008. The company, of which she is the sole creative force, has sales around the world.

“Sometimes, a passion or a person has a strong hold on my consciousness and that transforms into a drawing,” Brewster says.

Austin is a founder and associate artistic director of Redhouse Arts Center. In 2003, she developed and implemented the Redhouse Capital Campaign, which raised $1.4 million. She also managed the renovations of a three-story historic building in downtown Armory Square.

At Redhouse, she has been responsible for selecting, casting, directing, acting in, promoting and commissioning works, along with fund-raising. She has served on the boards of numerous arts organizations and has a wide range of acting credits, both nationally and internationally. She is an active member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity.

The Loft at 42 Genesee St., Skaneateles, is owned by Dr. Robert Kiltz and has recently been renovated to include five levels of meeting and living space. The space features architectural lighting, original brick walls and a glass elevator. The event will use two levels of the structure. Hors d’oeuvres will be served on the street level and the presentation will be held on the lake level, one floor down.

Sponsors include Dr. Robert Kiltz, Group M Communications, Skaneateles Talk and Vincent McCabe Inc. Brewster and Austin have also graciously contributed their time to the event.

Tickets may be purchased for $25 at http://skarts.org/tickets/. Attendance is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are requested by March 1.

SKARTS, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, works to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The council presents cultural programming, offers free concerts at the gazebo in Clift Park, and issues grants to artists and arts organizations in the Skaneateles area.

For more information, contact Jean Vincent at info@vincentmccabe.com.

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 @ 8:10 am by Curt
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Emcees Named for SKARTS Gala     Carrie Lazarus, anchor at NewsChannel 9, and Dr. Robert Kiltz, founder of CNY Fertility Center and CNY Healing Arts, will introduce Latin cultural icon Tito Puente Jr., when he performs with his 12-piece jazz band July 28 at the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS) gala at Stella Maris Retreat Center in Skaneateles. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Concertgoers will have a multisensory experience, listening to the big band music of internationally acclaimed Puente Jr.; watching performers from La Familia de la Salsa, one of the largest Latin dance organizations in Upstate New York; and joining in to interact on the dance floor and take free salsa lessons during breaks. Vivid hot pink, orange and yellow table settings will enhance the outdoor event, as will the gourmet menu prepared by Chris Kuhns, executive chef of the Sherwood Inn. “I’ve listened to Latin music through the decades; Tito Puente is the father of salsa,” says Brian Bromka, artistic director of La Familia de la Salsa and a graduate of Westhill High School. Bromka and his Latin dance group have performed at the New York State Fair, festivals, colleges and universities throughout Upstate New York. La Familia de la Salsa draws interest from people of all ages and nationalities and teaches some 200 people a week such dance steps as salsa, casino and Rueda de Casino, a Cuban-style salsa with a caller. Tickets for cocktails, dinner and dancing are $125. VIP tickets are $250. Proceeds from the gala support the SKARTS community grants program, and fund free concerts and cultural programs presented by SKARTS. For more information, call Fouad Dietz at (315) 685-6655 or go to www.skarts.org.

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Posted: Saturday, July 14th, 2012 @ 8:42 am by Curt
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