Staff Picks: April 2018
One of the best parts of our job at CNY Arts is seeing the direct results of our work to support and promote arts in the community! It’s impossible to get to every show, film, workshop, and exhibit that takes place throughout our six-county region but we love to try. Here’s some of our staff’s favorite arts experiences from April…
“On Sunday, April 15th I attended the matinee performance of Madame Butterfly. I had always wanted to attend an opera, but never have for some reason, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The production was amazing! The set was very understated in just the right way, the lighting was really beautiful and soft, and the costumes were authentic and amazing! A small projection screen was suspended above the stage for the subtitles, but most of the time, I didn't even read them because I was so engrossed by what was going on onstage, and it was easy to infer the story just from the beautiful acting and singing. I was surprised when intermission came after Act 1 because it flew by. Syracuse Opera did an amazing job and I can't wait to attend their next season!” - Sarah
"I would be remiss if I didn't say that by far my favorite event this month was attending Alice in Chains at the Landmark. It was an incredible show and the Landmark proved to be a great venue for them. I've seen the band in much larger venues in the past but the Landmark provides a more intimate environment and has an amazing feel to it. I can't express enough how thrilled I am to watch their music progress over the years. Aside from that, and more locally, I enjoyed the Newhouse Photography exhibit hosted by Light Work at their Hallway Gallery. Having been a student at Newhouse I definitely enjoy seeing what the up and coming generation of students are putting out there. It's always inspiring to go and see what others in the photography field are doing with their work and this was no exception, the gallery is on display until July 27th and a great stop to see some incredible photographs by local students." - Charlie
“Technically it was the very end of March, but I had the honor of visiting the Everson Teen Art Council meeting. I went to speak to them about my own career in the arts and my path through college and grad school and stayed to watch them planning their upcoming exhibit. I was amazed at the work they were doing! They had previously selected the works of art (all submitted by other high schoolers) to be included in their show and picked a theme, and spent that week talking about the theme of their show and how the pieces told that story. They also planned the layout of the gallery with the pieces they selected, and it was fun to hear them talk about the way the layout impacted the narrative of the show. It was awesome to spend the afternoon with some future leaders in the arts community - go see their show which opens in a few weeks!” - Lizz
For arts events happening in May, check out cnyarts.org!