Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art Experience

Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors

The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art Experience as an alternative to in-person art festivals this summer. The virtual festival will be a website that will be released to the public on July 1st and will be on view until August 1st, 2020. The CAC is currently seeking artists and craftspeople to apply to participate in the virtual festival. For one month, the CAC will host the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art Experience on their website where visitors of the website can browse and purchase artwork, crafts and other handmade items created by hundreds of artists from the comfort of their own homes. In lieu of an in-person art festival, the CAC hopes you join them online to browse, support and celebrate the arts.

Summer Camp at the Everhart – Nature Curiosities Week

Grades K-6th
Nature’s Curiosities brings the Museum’s natural history collection to life! Campers will learn about nature’s oddities through hands-on exploration of bugs, insects, flying creatures and more. Through lessons combining Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, campers will have a better understanding of the odd and curious natural world by making active connections between the Everhart Museum’s natural history & fine art collections. The week will end with a science fair for parents and families. Registration will open on January 6.

Handbags — which are not examples of the "Sam" mentioned below — hang on display in the window of a Kate Spade & Co. store in Corte Madera, California, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

This New Yorker’s First (Real) Kate Spade Bag

Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon remembers saving up for her first Kate Spade bag as a young New York music student. Yes, it held her Russian novels — but it also represented something more.

Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was born on this day in 1907. Whether you’re a teacher looking for classroom resources or just a Frida fan – ‘The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo’ is super cool. Check out this video and support materials illustrate what makes art political, and prompts students to create their own self-portraits! Most appropriate for grades: 9-13+. http://to.pbs.org/2tzWm34

Art, Mystery and Muppets with 'The Cookie Thief'

A brand new museum has opened on Sesame Street, the Museum of Modern Cookie! Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Chris are very excited to check it out. However, when they step inside, all of the cookie art starts to make Cookie Monster hungry for cookies. Chris explains that he needs to control himself and use only his eyes to look at the paintings. Prairie Dawn welcomes them to the museum and gives them a tour.

'Works On Paper' Are on Display at Binghamton University

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The Binghamton University Art Museum is displaying Works on Paper Between the Wars, a collection from Binghamton residents Gil and Deborah Williams.  Gil Williams and Museum Director Diane Butler talk about the exhibition, related exhibits, and the historical value of the included works. http://wskg.org/audio/worksonpaper.mp3

 

Photo credit: Peter Helck via Binghamton University Art Museum

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How Art Can Help Us Recall Emotional Memories

Memories come back to us through emotional experiences. That’s how Christina Muscatello, founder of the Memory Maker Project, thinks of it. She explained it like this: you hear a song and it makes you feel something. Then, you think back to your middle school dance, and the first time you slow danced. “You would have never had a moment to access that memory without having that emotional tie,” Muscatello said.

Paintings of Water and Color Field Landscapes are on Display at the Cooperative Gallery

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Cooperative Gallery 213 on State Street in downtown Binghamton is presenting ‘Water’ by Carolyn Gilligan and ‘DAY’ by Joanne Thorne Arnold. ”

 

DAY is an exhibition of oil paintings and glass scenes by Joanne Thorne Arnold. Landscape in subject matter, the work is influenced by the beautiful day; the kind you hate to see end because the air, the light and the atmosphere feeds your spirit. The energy of spring, summer and autumn are apparent in this show. Joanne is a colorist whose layering of colors creates a visual energy that pulsates in every painting.

Rod Serling Film Festival Open to the Community

On Sunday, October 16, 2016 join WSKG at the Art Mission and Theater as we celebrate expression through film! Activities of the Art Mission’s Binghamton Babylon Film Festival run throughout the weekend and Sunday marks the annual Rod Serling Film Festival.  Winning student films will screen at 4:00pm and 5:30pm. Admission is free and there is a suggested donation in support of the Art Mission. Anne Serling will be on site from 3:00pm-4:00pm hosting a book signing.

Student Filmmaker Liam Walsh Captures ‘Best in Show’ Award

Liam Walsh’s film ‘In HARMoNY’ received the ‘Best in Show’ award for the 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival. Walsh has been participating in the Festival since 6th grade as a student at Chenango Forks School District in Chenango Forks, NY.  A filmmaker and composer, he is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California.  Here he responds to interview questions we posed. What is your film about?  Can you summarize it in a few sentences?

Student Filmmaker Liam Walsh Captures 'Best in Show' Award

Liam Walsh’s film ‘In HARMoNY’ received the ‘Best in Show’ award for the 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival. Walsh has been participating in the Festival since 6th grade as a student at Chenango Forks School District in Chenango Forks, NY.  A filmmaker and composer, he is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California.  Here he responds to interview questions we posed. What is your film about?  Can you summarize it in a few sentences?

Susquehanna County Artists Celebrate Twenty Years of the Art Trail

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Susquehanna County celebrates its twentieth year of the Columbus Day weekend Artists Tour. More than twenty-five artist will open their studios for the weekend to visitors to display a wide range of work of textiles, prints, photography, and even fieldstone walls. “This is a great chance to observe art being created and chat with your local artists & crafts-people. Some of these studios are only open this one weekend of the year. Others will welcome you to return once you know the way.

Elmira, NY Students Highlight Mental Illness in Winning Serling Fest Film

Leena Trinh and Kenly Kuhn are student filmmakers from Greater Southern Tier BOCES in Elmira, NY.  Their film ‘Anaya, Part 1′, was recently awarded the ‘Best Abstract/Experimental’ award in the 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival.  They responded to a few interview questions:

What is your film about?  Can you summarize it in a few sentences? Our film was about bringing depression into a real life person, or demon that follows Anaya around and starts to give her problems. At first it is just simply a dark figure and voices she hears, but it becomes much more than that.

Art, Music, and Poetry Come Together for a Set of Performances and Viewings

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SpoolMFG is presenting a set of showing of the art of Don Demauro, combined with the poems ‘Four Quartets’ by T.S. Eliot, and the Suites for Solo Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach played by cellist Hakan Tayga-Hromek.  Spool Mfg. is a contemporary art space committed to the existential, personal, social, and political dimensions of the contemporary moment. Spool Mfg. functions within a large 19th-century industrial site which accommodates exhibitions, installation, and performance at 140 Baldwin Street in Johnson City. http://www.wskg.org/audio/spoolmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Inoyl via Flickr

Entries are Invited for a Mural Project in Binghamton

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Binghamton’s Department of Public Art is sponsoring a competition to paint a mural on a large flood wall along the Chenango River. Director Mark Bowers explains what Public Art really means, tells about the many examples of public art already evident in Binghamton, and invites artists to submit their designs. http://wskg.org/audio/bowersmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Department of Public Art

 

 

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Canvas In Curious Condition Launches Investigation At Binghamton University

 
Sometimes a thing’s value is in its story rather than the thing itself. That might be the case for a remarkable painting now at Binghamton University. On a recent visit to a storage room behind the museum, called “The Vault,” paintings both large and small covered the walls. There were shelves and cabinets obscuring the other side of the room, so the exact size of the room wasn’t clear. To the left was what looked like a big black window.

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On September 17, 1862 the Battle of Antietam exploded across the streams and fields of a sleepy Maryland town. It would be America’s bloodiest day of the war. Years later, a former soldier from the battle would immortalize the sweeping events of that day in five paintings that were almost lost to history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMVTbBXLyP4

‘Uniquely New York’ is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Links:
Path Through History
WSKG’s Path Through History
Schuyler County Historical Society

Photos Courtesy of:
Schuyler County Historical Society
Library of Congress
National Parks Service

Annual 'PBS KIDS Writers Contest' Seeks Stories

This contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.  The contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.” In 2014, the WSKG Youth Writers Contest launched in an effort to offer older students a unique writing opportunity, too!  This local contest is open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6. PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Entry Form
PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Rules
WSKG Youth Writers Contest (4-6) Entry Form & Flyer

Submissions must be postmarked by April 29, 2016 and mailed to:

PBS Kids Writers Contest
c/o WSKG Public Media
Attn: J. Stapleton
601 Gates Road
Vestal, New York 13850

Questions ? Contact jstapleton@wskg.org

Young Writers are Invited to Enter the 2016 'PBS KIDS Writers Contest'

This contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.  The contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.” In 2014, the WSKG Youth Writers Contest launched in an effort to offer older students a unique writing opportunity, too!  This local contest is open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6. PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Entry Form
PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Rules
WSKG Youth Writers Contest (4-6) Entry Form & Flyer

Submissions must be postmarked by April 29, 2016 and mailed to:

PBS Kids Writers Contest
c/o WSKG Public Media
Attn: J. Stapleton
601 Gates Road
Vestal, New York 13850

Questions ? Contact jstapleton@wskg.org