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“View of Mount Baldy” oil on canvas by Tom Annear.

Incubator to host North Shore Arts Alliance exhibition reception

An opening reception for a new art exhibition that showcases America’s national parks, exotic beaches and world destinations — as well as local landscapes — will be held at the State University of New York at Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, on Wednesday from 4 to ...

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 Violist Brian Walnicki is one of the local musicians who join colleagues from around the world to perform in the Opera House’s annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival. This year’s Festival will be supported by funds raised at a Chicken & Pork “Bach BBQ, Bake Sale & Basket Auction” to be held in Fredonia’s West Barker Common on Saturday, June 3, starting at 9 a.m.

Opera House to hold annual fundraiser Saturday

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will hold a chicken & pork barbecue fund-raiser on Saturday, 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 ...

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Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace star in the movie “Gifted” which will show tonight at 7 p.m. at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.

Now showing ‘Gifted’ to play at Reg Lenna Center

JAMESTOWN — The family drama “Gifted” will be shown tonight at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. In the film, Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy — his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) — in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a ...

Pictured is Marcia Merrins, President of North Shore Arts Alliance (NSAA) and owner of Kniti Griti Works, 42 Rosalyn Ct., Fredonia. She is one of the 22 artists participating in this weekend's Chautauqua Art Trail. Also pictured is one of her artworks.

Art trail set for today, Sunday

The OBSERVER has been running profiles of those participating in this year’s Chautauqua Art trail. Twenty-two artists express their creative talents in: painting, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, mixed media, sculpture, mixed media and photography for the Ninth Annual Gallery and Studio Tour this ...

Pictured are works by Bonnie Beyer.

Bonnie Beyer participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens our County’s image, economic vitality, and quality of ...

Nancy Nixon Ensign

More artists on the trail

Nancy Nixon Ensign participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization seeks to foster an environment where art ...

Julie Costantini, artistic director of JCC’s production of “Hairspray.”

‘Hairspray’ auditions May 31, June 1

JAMESTOWN — Early auditions for Jamestown Community College’s production of “Hairspray” will be held May 31 and June 1. The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to JCC students, high school students, and community members. Those auditioning must prepare a ...

Karen Glosser participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens our County’s image, economic vitality, and quality of ...

Trenton Lutes is participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

One of the artists participating is Trenton Lutes in photography and painting. In 2015 he took a sabbatical from the art world. “Mind you, I didn’t stop making art, I just stepped away from the shows and the trails,” he said. During this time he was able to recharge and refocus his ...

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Roman Cello Player Fabio Cavaggion

Cecelia Ivy Price is participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

After a year long residency at the Forest Hill Gate House in Fredonia, artist Cecelia Ivy Price is announcing it’s time to move on! Price worked on producing a new body of work based on art history research and reference photos taken while on a scholarship-funded study program in ...

Katherine Galbraith participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens our County’s image, economic vitality, and quality of ...

Carrie Ann Tredo is participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens our County’s image, economic vitality, and quality of ...

RandyJam2017 takes place on Sunday at the American Legion in Celoron on Jackson Avenue.

‘Randy Jam’ event gets hopping Sunday

CELORON — The American Legion at 26 Jackson Ave. will host “Randy Jam 2017,” a celebration of the life of Randy Hofgren, who passed away in February 2014 after a short illness. Hofgren, a lifelong area resident, was a highly respected musician who played with several local acts ...

Dale Anderson is participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens our County’s image, economic vitality, and quality of ...

Cynthia Norton participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens our County’s image, economic vitality, and quality of ...

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Friday’s Bag & String Wind Merchants fundraiser will benefit the operation of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts for its upcoming season.

Reg Lenna hosing fundraiser with Bag & String Wine Merchants

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is hosting a fundraiser with food, drink and fun on their stage with Bag & String Wine Merchants, Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. A variety of wines paired with light appetizers will be offered as well as ideas for summer entertaining and enjoyment. ...

Last Wits ‘n Giggles of Season

JAMESTOWN — Wits ‘n Giggles Stand-Up Comedy brought to you by Bud Light and Comfort Inn returns to the Northwest Arena Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. This final show of the season features headliner Nick Marra and Dan Nemeth. Dan Nemeth has a high-energy brand of humor that pairs nicely ...

Audrey Kay Dowling participating in Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

North Shore Arts Alliance is a not-for-profit cooperative marketing, promotional, and membership organization working on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization seeks to foster an environment where art strengthens our County’s image, economic vitality, and quality of ...

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Pictured from left: Lauren Palleschi, Julie Morton, Emily Fuchs, Alex Vega, Danyelle Jackson, Jeff Marsowicz, Dave Smalling (NYSCOPBA), Neal Gruber (NYSCOPBA), Lori Cullinan (Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility), Donna Northrup (Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility), Sara Couchman.

Lakeview Shock makes a difference for Brooks Pediatric Patients

Brooks’ Emergency Department patients will now receive extra comfort thanks to staff at the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility. As part of the Brocton facility’s “Make a Difference Day,” members of the NYSCOPBA union and the diversity management committee generously ...