Art Exhibit – Madison LaVallee, Betty Bryden, Carol Saggese
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 3rd, 5-8 pm.
Music by Stefan Chaz.

Exhibition displays through Nov 19th
Gallery hours: Thurs & Fri: 2pm – 6pm, Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm

Madison LaVallee – “Material Composites”, sculpture
Betty Bryden – “Landscape Essence”, handmade papers collage with painting
Carol Saggese – “Letting & Making Things Happen”, acrylic collage

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Music at the Mansion – Mark VanLaeys
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

CANO’s monthly “Music at the Mansion” series features a range of musical performances at the Wilber Mansion. Free & open to the public. Donations greatfully accepted. A half hour open mic session, followed by intermission with refreshments available, and then a featured performance. CANO’s performance space in the historic Wilber Mansion, with Kawai baby grand piano, is ideal for musicians and vocalists of all ages and experience levels, performing solo, with accompaniment or in small ensemble.

Mark VanLaeys will be the featured performer on November 10th. Mark has been singing and writing songs since the 70’s, with influences ranging from John Denver to Sara Groves to Dave Wilcox. Mark has performed at open mics and coffee houses around New York – with rare ventures elsewhere – like a pub in Ireland and churches in central America and Ethiopia. 

Monthly music events are scheduled for May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 7, October 12, November 9. Contact coordinator Doug Hallberg via FB, or 435-8718 for more information and to be included in the schedule.

Music – Dylan Hicks
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Music - Dylan Hicks @ CANO

Community Arts Network of Oneonta presents a performance at the historic Wilber Mansion by singer-songwriter and novelist Dylan Hicks, who will accompany himself on the mansion’s Kawai baby grand and on guitar.

Hicks will mainly perform songs from his new album, Ad Out, produced by John Munson, best known as a member of the rock group Semisonic. Hicks’s tuneful and literate songs will perhaps call to mind various piano-playing singer-songwriters of the seventies, though they’re broadly informed by rock, jazz, blues, country, and pop. His previous album, a companion to his 2012 debut novel, earned an A minus from the influential critic Robert Christgau. His fiction has also been acclaimed (“a wonderful, meticulous author,” said the Los Angeles Times of Hicks’s most recent novel, Amateurs), and his songs, though not always directly tied to his fiction, are typically sung in character and have strong narratives. His journalism, essays, and word puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Guardian, Slate, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.

For more about Hicks, see To preview or purchase his music, visit Or watch his latest video, directed by Carolyn Swiszcz and Wilson Webb:

Open to the Public. Free Admission. Donations Appreciated.

Writers Salon – Tom Travisano
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon - Tom Travisano @ CANO

Thomas Travisano is the author of Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development and Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman and the Making of a Postmodern Aesthetic. He is co-editor of Gendered Modernisms: American Women Poets and Their Readers and the New Anthology of American Poetry (for Rutgers University Press). He is co-founder and first president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society and is Babcock Professor of English at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

Writers Salon begins with open mic, encouraging guests to read personal works. This is followed by a presentation from the featured author. Free & Open to the public. Refreshments Served.

Art Exhibit – Leah Frankel & Nick George
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

Opening Reception Friday, Dec. 1st, 5-8 pm. Music by Ali & Josh Copperwheat.

Exhibition displays through Dec. 17th
Gallery hours: Thurs & Fri: 2pm – 6pm, Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm

Leah Frankel & Nick George – “Silver”

A collaborative exhibit featuring Leah Frankel’s sewn works & linoleum prints, and Nick George’s silver gelatin photographs.

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