Calendar

Jul
5
Fri
Art: Paula Friedman, Ursula Gullow, Tracy Sheldon, Lillie Anderson
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

Opening Reception July 5th, 5-8 pm.
Exhibition displays through July 21st.
Gallery hours: Thurs & Fri: 2pm – 6pm, Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm

Paula Friedman
Crossing Boundaries; Interactive Art : Informed by Abstract Expressionism – “Do not touch the art” doesn’t apply here. Viewers are invited to reach out, touch and engage in the creative process as they rotate & rearrange acrylic canvases into various patterns.

Ursula Gullow
Paintings that incorporate personal narrative with landscape and figurative painting. Interactions between people in public spaces – the way that people carve out personal space in crowded places, and the use of technological devices as agents of communication and separation.

Tracy Sheldon
Graphite, pen, & acrylic illustrations explore the therapeutic principals of art and nature. “It is my hope that my work can inspire others to connect with all of creation and perhaps find/see themselves in the process.”

Lillie Anderson
A nostalgic collection of watercolors that demonstrates a fascination for the intricate features of old homes in old towns and a lost way of life from a bygone era.

Jul
18
Thu
Writers Salon – HML Writers Group
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon - HML Writers Group @ CANO

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

Featuring HML Writers Group:

HML Writers was first started in July of 2014, using the framework of Camp National Novel Writing Month (Camp NaNoWriMo), the summer sister of the November-based National Novel Writing Month. Led by staff member, Jen Donohue, weekly writing group meets Saturdays at 1:30pm, Sept. to Nov., Mid January to May, and in the month of July at Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta NY.

We’re not all novelists, or poets, or short story writers. We’re not all speed writers; trying to go-go-go on a prompt for ten minutes isn’t everybody’s writing style. And that’s all right. The goal for HML Writers is to help writers be comfortable with themselves, with their own styles and their own needs.

Writers bring what they’re working on to read out loud, or pass out copies for critique. More often than not, most of the meeting time is devoted to the act of writing, with timers set and prompts given as a springboard for a story or poem to take flight. http://hmloneonta.org/hml-writers-group/

Jul
20
Sat
Pilates
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Pilates @ CANO

Pilates classes at CANO’s Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave. Oneonta

Saturdays from 9-10 am
June 8, July 20, August 17, September 7

$10 suggested donation. Open to the public.
Please bring a mat, a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing.

Aug
3
Sat
City of the Hills Art & Music Festival 2019
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
City of the Hills Art & Music Festival 2019 @ Main Street, Oneonta, NY (between Ford & Chestnut)

CANO’s 17th annual City of the Hills Art & Music Festival returns to Main Street, Oneonta NY this summer!

Fine Arts & Crafts, Music, Children’s Activities, Community Art Projects, Author Readings, & more! Fun for the whole family. Free admission.

Visit the festival website for more info: cityofthehillsartsfestival.com

(This project is made possible in part with public funds from the Chenango Arts Council’s Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature). Also sponsored by Future for Oneonta Foundation, Community Bank, Unalam, & Destination Oneonta.

Aug
8
Thu
Music at the Mansion – Polish Moses
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Music at the Mansion - Polish Moses @ CANO

Polish Moses features husband & wife duo Joe and JoAnn Chmielowski.
https://www.facebook.com/jjchmielowski/

CANO’s monthly “Music at the Mansion” series presents a variety of musical talent, beginning with open mic & followed by a featured performance. Free & open to the public. Pass-the-Hat donations gratefully accepted. 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. Pre-registration is not required for the open mic. Walk-ins welcomed!

Doors open at 6pm…Please arrive by 6:15. Open mic begins promptly at 6:30 – 7:00pm, followed by a brief intermission & refreshments. Featured performance is approximately 45-60 min. Music at the Mansion takes place the 2nd Thursday each month for 2019: May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14. Contact coordinator Doug Hallberg via FB, carriagehousedoug@gmail.com or 435-8718 for more information and to be included in the schedule.

Aug
15
Thu
Writers Salon
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon @ CANO

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

RAILROADS OF THE UPPER SUSQUEHANNA
Presented by Railroad Historian Jim Loudon

Jim will have copies of his publication available for signing:
LEATHERSTOCKING RAILS
A History of Railroading Along the Upper Susquehanna

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jim Loudon is a native of Otsego County and currently resides in Center City Oneonta. Jim graduated from SUCO Oneonta in 1972 with a B.S. in Liberal Arts, majoring in Art and History.
In 1982 Jim organized the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society which currently operates the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Train Ride, now in its 20th year of service. For the past 25 years Jim has devoted much of his time to researching local railroad history, and has written several articles for the Society’s publications. In 1993 his first book, The Oneonta Roundhouse was published, and his second book, Leatherstocking Rails, became available in April 2005. The second book provides a comprehensive history of all the railroads that served the Upper Susquehanna Basin. Jim has just published his third book on local railroads, The Cooperstown and Northern.

Aug
17
Sat
Pilates
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Pilates @ CANO

Pilates classes at CANO’s Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave. Oneonta

Saturdays from 9-10 am
June 8, July 20, August 17, September 7

$10 suggested donation. Open to the public.
Please bring a mat, a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing.

Sep
7
Sat
Pilates
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Pilates @ CANO

Pilates classes at CANO’s Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave. Oneonta

Saturdays from 9-10 am
June 8, July 20, August 17, September 7

$10 suggested donation. Open to the public.
Please bring a mat, a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing.

Sep
12
Thu
Music at the Mansion – Mark VanLaeys
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Music at the Mansion - Mark VanLaeys @ CANO
Featuring an open mic, followed by singer-songwriter-guitarist Mark VanLaeys. 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. Check out his Facebook or  YouTube page.
 
CANO’s monthly “Music at the Mansion” series presents a variety of musical talent, beginning with open mic & followed by a featured performance. Free & open to the public. Pass-the-Hat donations gratefully accepted. 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. Pre-registration is not required for the open mic. Walk-ins welcomed!
 
Doors open at 6pm…Please arrive by 6:15. Open mic begins promptly at 6:30 – 7:00pm, followed by a brief intermission & refreshments. Featured performance is approximately 45-60 min. Music at the Mansion takes place the 2nd Thursday each month for 2019: May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14. Contact coordinator Doug Hallberg via FB, carriagehousedoug@gmail.com or 435-8718 for more information and to be included in the schedule.
Sep
19
Thu
Writers Salon – George Hovis
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon - George Hovis @ CANO

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

Join us in welcoming SUNY Oneonta professor George Hovis, author of ‘The Skin Artist.’ Meet the author and purchase signed copies of his book! Refreshments will be served.

About the book:
The morning Bill Becker awakes to find the butterfly tattoo bleeding on his chest, his upwardly mobile life begins its harrowing downward spiral. Exiled from a corporate career and from the failed marriage he left behind in a gated Charlotte community, Bill becomes obsessed with a tattooed dancer named Lucy, who is running from a trauma buried deep in her own past. Lucy and Bill wrap themselves in new skins of ink, wrought by the same artist, a “shaman” who convinces them that every design will alter their future. Ultimately, both Bill and Lucy must leave the city and return to the Carolina countryside to confront the skins they have shed many years ago.

“The Skin Artist is the complex saga of a young man’s search for his own identity on the dark side of the New South–it’s hard to believe this is a first novel. Hovis has created an old-fashioned morality tale set against some of the most garish manifestations of the Sunbelt.” –Lee Smith, author of Dimestore and Guests on Earth

About the author:
George Hovis has published stories and essays in The Carolina Quarterly, Southern Cultures, The Mississippi Quarterly, Stone Canoe, The North Carolina Literary Review, and elsewhere. His novel, The Skin Artist, was published in May 2019, and he is also the author of a scholarly book, Vale of Humility: Plain Folk in Contemporary North Carolina Fiction. He is Professor of English at SUNY Oneonta, where he was recently awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His story “The Undertaker” was selected by Daniel Wallace as one of three prize winners in the Carolina Quarterly’s national contest, Wake and Dream Again.