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Dear Members,


Voice! 10, the tenth annual juried art exhibition of work by artists with intellectual and other developmental disabilities from across New York State, opens with a free, public reception on Friday, July 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta.  During the reception, which includes music, refreshments, and art for sale, over $1,400 in prize money will be awarded and visitors will have the opportunity to cast a vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award.


Presented by The Arc Otsego, Voice! demonstrates the power of art to transcend disability and stereotypes to reveal common ground and celebrate unique abilities.  This year’s exhibit features fifty-three individual and collaborative works by over sixty artists representing sixteen New York State counties. The eclectic exhibition addresses a variety of subjects expressed through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, collage and mixed media.  The 2014 exhibit power image, “Diva” was painted by Joy Pendlebury who studies at Creative Expressions, Lexington Center, Fulton County Arc.


Jurors are Yolanda Sharpe, Professor of Art and Acting Chair of the SUNY Oneonta Art Department, and Phil Young, Professor of Art, Emeritus, Hartwick College.


Gallery hours are M-F, 9-3 and Sat., 11-2. The exhibit closes August 1 at 12:00 PM.


Voice! 10 is made possible with the generous support of Gilroy, Kernan and Gilroy Insurance; Gordon B. Roberts Agency, Inc.; Excellus BCBS; NYSID, Inc.; and the Corning Incorporated Foundation. For more information visit www.arcotsego.org or call 607-432-8595.








SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel for a Networking Luncheon11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Featuring guest speaker Glenn Spencer Vice President Workforce Freedom Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Topic: The Second Offensive: Federal Regulation and Your Business.



“Into the Woods” Annual Benefit Gala for The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum on July 18


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (07-10-2014) — Cocktails in the “lodge” and dinner in the “woods” are two features of the Annual Benefit Gala for The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum on Friday, July 18, at 6:30 pm. A celebration of both museums, the Gala theme “Into the Woods” is inspired by the Fenimore’s exhibition The Adirondack World of Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait.


Live music by Phil Zenir and Gravelyard Bluegrass accompany cocktails and dinner. Guests can participate in a kayak regatta, a two-person virtual 200-meter race on kayak machines that use interactive I-Race software to display each race.


The Gala also recognizes Bunny Hamilton for her longtime commitment to the museums. The Gala features live and silent auctions, and auction items can be previewed online at FenimoreArtMuseum.org/gala.


Proceeds raised from the Gala benefit educational programs at The Farmers Museum and Fenimore Art Museum.


Gala tickets are $175 each.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (607) 547-1433 or email [email protected].





Contact: Matt Kitzen-Abelson

Phone: 267-825-2895

Email: [email protected]






July 14th, 2014


NYSMF Piano Faculty member and international soloist Emi Kagawa will journey through 250 years of solo piano music at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theater on Tuesday, July 15th at 8pm.  Described by The New York Sun as “an artist both interesting and bold…,” Ms. Kagawa  will exhibit the piano’s limitless versatility in a program featuring the purity of Mozart, virtuosity of Rachmaninoff, and whimsy of Scriabin, among other greats.  In addition to her career as a recitalist in North America, Italy, and Japan, Ms. Kagawa has won multiple international solo competitions and dedicates much of her time to teaching in New York and New Jersey.


The New York Summer Music Festival’s 2014 season, which runs from July 6th to August 2nd, will begin its second session on Sunday, July 20th.  Openings for all instruments are currently available for students ages 11-25.  For details regarding registration please visit www.nysmf.org.



NYSHA Publication Award Winners Announced


COOPERSTOWN, NY (07-10-2014) — The New York State Historical Association will announce the winners of its three annual publication awards at its 111th Annual Meeting on July 17.


The winner of the 2014 Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts is The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution by Marilyn Satin Kushner, Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections at New-York Historical Society and Kimberly Orcutt, Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art at New-York Historical Society.


The Paul S. Kerr History Prize is awarded each year to the best article published in The New York State Historical Association’s quarterly journal, New York History. The 2014 award was given to, Not Confined to the Village Clearings: Indian Women in the Fur Trade in Colonial New York, 1695-1732, by Kees-Jan Waterman and Joel Noel.


The Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best unpublished, book-length monograph dealing with some aspect of the history of New York State. The 2014 prize was awarded to Nelson Rockefeller, Racial Politics, and the Undoing of Moderate Republicanism, by Marsha Barrett. This year we would also like to acknowledge Jeroen Dewulf, Queen Beatrix Professor in Dutch Studies and Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of California as a finalist for the manuscript, The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: African-American Performance Culture and the Master-Slave Relationship in Dutch-American Society from New Amsterdam to New York.

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