Greene County Council on the Arts is pleased to announce that eighteen art grants will be awarded to Schoharie County artists and organizations through the Community Arts Grants Program. Make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss any of these great events. The following events, funded in part, through the NYSCA Decentralization Community Arts Program take place in in Schoharie County during March and April.
March 4, 2019: Sonny Och’s Not So Quiet Concert Series, presents Tim Grimm. Tim Grimm is a bit of a renaissance man in the performing arts world. He has for the past 15 years, blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting (theatre, film and television). His most recent recording- A STRANGER IN THIS TIME (2017), is a collaboration with his wife, Jan and sons, Connor and Jackson, the “Family Band”. In the Fall of 2016 this same group recorded the single WOODY’S LANDLORD– which was the #1 song on Folk Radio for the year. 4PM. Suggested donation $10. Middleburgh Public Library, Main Street, Middleburgh, NY.
March 15, 16 & 17 and March 22, 23 & 24, 2019: Theater Project of Schoharie County presents The Importance of Being Ernest. Directed by Sean Jordan. The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, is a play by Oscar Wilde. t is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personas to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Tickets: $10: General Admission, $7: Senior/Students. Evening performances start at 7pm, Matinee’s start at 2pm. Golding Middle School, Cobleskill, NY.
March 18, 21, 25, 2019. Life Drawing with Joel Bramer, Schoharie Free Library. The series will open with three 2-hour Life Drawing classes by Joel Bramer. He will guide students through exercises in drawing the human form using a live model. This will enable students to gain a better understanding of how muscles and joints move, and the true shapes of the body, as well as nuances of shading and expression. This class is geared toward teens and adults. 6-8pm. FREE. For more information contact JMosher@mvls.info. Schoharie Free Library, 103 Knower Avenue, Schoharie, NY.
April 6 & May 11, 2019. Embroidery and Embellishment with Betty Fikes Pillsbury: Schoharie Free Library: Betty Fikes Pillsbury will offer an opportunity to create art with needle and floss, ribbons, and beads with her Embroidery and Embellishment workshops.. Each of these two 2-hour classes will demonstrate variations on different embroidery stitches. Students will have the choice of embellishing a decorative item, clothing, or something they have pieced, or stitching on fabric provided by the Schoharie Library’s “stash.” Several people have asked about embroidery classes, and these workshops would fill a gap in Schoharie’s fiber arts offerings. This class is most suitable for teens and adults, though it will be open to all. 10:30am-12:30pm: The classes are free. For more information contact JMosher@mvls.info. Schoharie Free Library, 103 Knower Avenue, Schoharie, NY.
April 14: Sonny Och’s Not So Quiet Concert Series, presents Nancy Tucker. Nancy Tucker blends outrageous squeaky clean comedy, spirited guitar instrumentals and moving songs of human experience in her shows for people of all ages. Her music and comedy center on a passion for life and laughter. Her guitar instrumentals have been compared to those of Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke, with a flair for unusual and kinetic compositions using every part of the guitar, including a guitar attachment of her own invention. No matter what the venue, Nancy captures each audience’s imagination and heart with gentle invitation and contagious lunacy. 4PM. Suggested donation: $10.Middleburgh Public Library, Main Street, Middleburgh, NY.
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Stay tuned, there’s always more to come in Schoharie County. View the full calendar of Cultural Events at www.greenearts.org/additional-arts-culture-calendar/