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Fredonia Opera House presents 23rd Annual Bach & Beyond Festival

The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 15-17. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th and 18th century Baroque ...

Local business students from Dunkirk and Silver Creek visit NYC

On April 26 Dunkirk and Silver Creek High School students attended a weekend field trip to New York City. Participants of the trip included members of DHS FBLA Club (Future Business Leaders of America) along with students currently enrolled in business courses. The first day in Manhattan ...

Chautauqua Lake Central School musicians perform in New York City

A group of Chautauqua Lake Central School musicians performed this spring at David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) at Lincoln Center, the home of the New York Philharmonic. The 11 local singers joined 240 students from other choirs across the nation to perform music composed and ...

County Historical Society’s 2018 Annual Gala fundraiser is Saturday

WESTFIELD — All proceeds from the annual “Standing Ground” fundraiser this Saturday at McClurg Museum will be used to support Chautauqua County Historical Society’s mission to preserve and interpret objects and archives of local significance. Admission to the annual fundraiser and gala ...

Chautauqua Art Gallery to hold new works reception

Chautauqua Art Gallery will celebrate the start of its summer season with an open house on June 15 from 5-8:30 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and drinks as they view new artwork by regional fine artists. The reception will feature new landscape paintings and ...

Showcasing paintings

An exhibit showcasing the artistic talents of people with developmental disabilities is currently on display. Works by people in The Resource Center’s Creations art program is on display at Raymour & Flanigan until Friday. The weeklong exhibit is titled “Warm Your Hearts with a Little ...

Fredonia opera house to present talk on women’s suffrage movement

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House continues its new series of free-admission local history lectures when it presents The Local Women’s Suffrage Movement on Wednesday June 6, at 7 p.m. The Local Women’s Suffrage Movement is the second of seven multimedia presentations that will be presented ...

Chautauqua County Fair to go on from July 16 – 22

The Chautauqua County Agricultural Fair will kick off this year a week early, with opening day July 16 and closing on July 22. The main reason for this is the new Carnival Company, Thomas and Powers, which promises to bring a new and exciting midway this year. There are many changes this year ...

Fundraiser is ‘Bach’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will hold a chicken & pork BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, June 2, in Fredonia’s West Barker Common near the Gazebo. A Bake Sale and Basket Auction also will be a part of the event. All proceeds benefit the Opera House’s annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music ...

Heritage Ministries to present free Davis and Eng Concert

GERRY — Heritage Ministries will host musical duo Davis and Eng on Friday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. as a part of their 2018 Gazebo Concert Series. Held at the Homestead, (4600 Route 60, Gerry) this free concert is open to the community. Heritage suggests bringing lawn chairs or other seating ...

All-County Festival returns to Chautauqua Institution in June

CHAUTAUQUA — Every Spring since 1949 (with a notable exception of 1978), the Chautauqua Institution has come alive with the sights and sounds of nearly 1,000 music students from around Chautauqua County who assemble for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association's annual Spring ...

Reno Pottery participating in Art Trail

Reno Pottery, ceramics and painting, is participating in this year’s Art Trail, which takes place May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The studio is located at 6007 County Touring Route 54, Dewittville. Reno Pottery is owned and operated by Jim and Pat Reno. They are professional potters of ...

Nixon, Sivertsen participating in Art Trail

Artists Nancy Nixon (painting) and Tim Sivertsen (painting) are two of 20 artists participating in this year’s Art Trail, which takes place May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “I will be setting up my gallery tent at Portage Hill Gallery in Westfield with my new body of work dedicated to ...

Merrins, Jankowski ready for Art Trail

Artist Marcia Merrins, ceramics, and Mary Ann Jankowski, painting are two of 20 artists participating in this year’s Art Trail, which takes place May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Merrins, His/her studio is located at 42 Rosalyn Court, Fredonia. “What is new this year? Soda fired ...

Opera House presents ‘Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” a new cinematic profile of the beloved artist, this Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Additionally, local artist Carolyn Grady will exhibit her work in the Village ...

Cynthia Norton taking part in this year’s Art Trail

Artist Cynthia Norton, wearable fiber, is one of 20 artists participating in this year’s Art Trail, which takes place May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Her studio is located at 14 Whittier Ave., Chautauqua. “As the Art Trail approaches, I’m working on what I always work on—how to go ...

Photography of Riko Chandra to be on display as part of Art Trail event

Artist Riko Chandra, photography, is one of 20 artists participating in this year’s Art Trail, which takes place May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Her work will be on display at 3943 Route 394, Mayville. For this Art Trail, Riko Chandra has been working on an Environmental Portrait Series ...

Art showcase approaching

Artists Tom Janik, photography, and Kirsten Engstrom are two of 20 artists participating in this year’s Art Trail, which takes place May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Janik’s studio is located at 43 Central Ave., Fredonia. Engstrom’s studio is located at 124 South Erie St., Mayville. ...

Forrester Mackay, Hoggard to take part in Art Trail

Artist Susan Forrester Mackay, and artist James Hoggard are two of 20 artists participating in this year’s Art Trail, which takes place May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Forrest Mackay’s studio is located at 73 Eagle St., Fredonia. “So basically, I am a figurative painter in oil. I ...

Glosser, Dowling participating in Art Trail

Artist Karen Glosser, photography is one of 20 artists participating in this year’s Art Trail, which takes place May 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Her work will be on display at Portage Hill Art Gallery Hub, 6439 S. Portage Road, Westfield. She issued the following statement: “Where ...