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The Arts Experience

Arts Experience Festival 2014

April 1 - 11, 2014

Mission

The Arts Experience is a partnership of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Collaborative of the Finger Lakes. The festival is an opportunity for participants, including people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, the college community, and the general public to explore various means of expression through the arts.

Vision

The Arts Experience will cultivate and embrace the spirit of inclusion through participation in the arts, artistic performance and celebration.


Festival Schedule 2014

The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc. and HWS Colleges are pleased to present The 5th Annual Arts Experience: A Festival Celebrating Inclusion & the Arts. Below you will find information about the various festival activities. All activities are free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all. Registration is required for workshops due to space limitations.


Tuesday, April 1

Workshop 1: Dig These Rhythm and Blues - CLOSED

A look at some of the songs, artists and cultures that helped lay the foundation for America’s early popular music. Participants encouraged bringing their own instruments to learn some basic improvisation techniques.
Date: Tuesday, April 1
Time: 10:20 – 11:45 am
Location: Merritt Hall 100
Instructor: Casey Mallow (ARC of Schuyler)/Host: Charlie Temple (HWS Education)
Max. Size:  35 Participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

 

Wednesday, April 2

Workshop 2: Movement Awareness through Dance - CLOSED

This workshop will focus on dance as a form of exercise and artistic expression. It is designed to respect and empower each individual’s abilities and will include stretching and progressive movement techniques that can help participants improve flexibility and range of motion.
Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 10:10 – 11:05 am
Location: Winn-Seeley
Instructor: Trenton Loughlin (ARC of Schuyler)/Host: Heather May (HWS Theater)
Max. Size: 40 participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

Workshop 13: Our Empowered Community

Participants will explore the meaning of empowerment and determine what thoughts, feelings, activities, relationships, and other aspects of their lives help them create an internal sense of power. Members of Keuka College’s D.R.I.V.E. (Diversity, Responsibility, Inclusion, Vision, and Experiential Learning) program will share personal experiences and artwork.
Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 10:10 – 11:05 am
Location: Vandervort Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Instructors: Janet VanLone (HWS Center for Counseling and Wellness), Abigail Simmons (Keuka College D.R.I.V.E. program)/Host: Sarah Berry (HWS English)
Max. Size: None
Type: Visual Arts

Film & Presentation: SUNY Geneseo L.I.V.E.S. program

Students in the L.I.V.E.S. program, a college-based transition program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at SUNY Geneseo with the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming and GVEP, will present a documentary about their experiences in college, and how they are perceived on campus. They will share about how they are more like the SUNY college students than they are different.
Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 11:15 am – 12:10 pm
Location: Vandervort Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Instructors: Mary Coniglio and L.I.V.E.S. program students (SUNY Geneseo L.I.V.E.S., ARC of Livingston-Wyoming, GVEP)/ Host: Sarah Berry (HWS English)
Max. Size: None
Type: Educational Event

Presentation: Dr. Seble Kassaye, HIV/AIDS in the Developing World

Dr. Kassaye, Stanford University, Division of Infectious Diseases, will talk about HIV/AIDS in the developing world.
Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Vandervort Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Hosts: Solome Rose & Helen McCabe (HWS Global Initiative on Disability)
Max. Size: None
Type: Educational Event

 

Thursday, April 3

Workshop 3: Designing Diversity in Dance & Music - CLOSED

Participants will make music and dance movements together, exploring spontaneous improvisation as well as planned pieces.
Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Location: Winn-Seeley
Instructor: Donna Davenport (HWS Dance)
Max. Size: 25 Participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

Workshop 4: Dancing Social Justice

Participants will join in creative movement experiences that focus on inclusion and acceptance.
Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Location: Winn-Seeley
Instructor: Donna Davenport (HWS Dance)
Max. Size: 25 participants

Presentation & Reading: A Novelist’s Sacred Trails, Susan Power, Native American novelist

Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the author of three books, The Grass Dancer, Roofwalker, and Sacred Wilderness. Susan Power will read excerpts from her new novel, Sacred Wilderness, and discuss her writing process.
Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Albright Auditorium
Host: Fay Botham (Religious Studies, American Studies)
Max. Size: None
Type: Educational Event

 

Friday, April 4

Discussion: Creating Expressive & Vocational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities through Campus and Community Partnerships through the Arts

Participants will discuss a chapter from the book Participatory Partnerships for Social Action and Research, edited by Harter, Hamel-Lambert & Milesen. The chapter will be provided in advance upon registration. Disability services providers, art instructors, and HWS faculty/staff are encouraged to participate, all are welcome.
Date: Friday, April 4
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Location: Creedon Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Facilitators: Katie Flowers (HWS Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning),  Margueritte Murphy (HWS Writing and Rhetoric)
Max. Size: 15 participants
Type: Educational Event

Workshop 5: Drumming Circle - CLOSED

This session will offer an interactive drumming experience facilitated by the Two Herons Drum Circle. No musical experience is necessary. It will be a free and open space for a diverse group of people to create synergy through a rhythm. Participants will also be able to create their own rhythm instrument.
Date: Friday, April 4
Time: 10:10 – 11:40 am
Location: Winn-Seeley
Instructors: Heather Bond (ARC of Yates), Adam Fryer (Two Herons Drum Circle), Robert Lonie (DRIVE alumni, Keuka College)/Host: Cynthia Williams (HWS Dance)
Max. Size: 25 participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

Workshop 14: Rain Barrel Art Painting - CLOSED
Learn about using sustainable rain barrels for the environment while painting them with your own creative flare. Rain barrels are used to collected and store rain water runoff for later use, promoting self-sufficiency. Some barrels will be raffled off at the Gala event and others donated to community organizations.

Date: Friday, April 4
Time: 11:15-1:15 pm
Location: HWS Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main St., Geneva, NY
Instructors: Rachel Newcomb (HWS Student), Christin Lersch (Ontario ARC)/Hosts: Sarah Meyer (HWS Finger Lakes Institute), Chiyo Crawford (HWS Environmental Studies)
Max. Size: 30 participants
Type: Visual Arts

Workshop 6: Sign Language in Music & Dance

This workshop will focus on using American Sign Language as an inclusive communication medium with music lyrics and dance.
Date: Friday, April 4
Time: 12:20 – 1:15 pm
Location: Sanford Room (HWS Library)
Instructor: Carrie Bergeron (Advocate)/Host: Sam Cappiello (HWS Writing and Rhetoric, ASL instructor) 
Max. Size: None
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

 

Saturday, April 5

Workshop 7: Clown Performance, Games, and Activities

Activities include a clown performance with visual tricks and magic, as well as a story about exclusion and inclusion. Includes physical games such as exercise, story scarf dancing, teamwork activities, and cognitive table games adapted for a wide range of people with disabilities. Participants will also be able to practice recycling and environmental awareness.
Date: Saturday, April 5
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Winn Seeley
Instructor: Irene McMann (Allegany Arc), with participation from Hobart and William Smith Athletics
Max. Size: 25 Participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

 

Monday, April 7

Workshop 8: Mindfulness and Movement for Stress-Management - CLOSED
This workshop will provide information and guided practice to help reduce stress and provide a positive outlook using mind-body connection.
Date: Monday, April 7
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Vandervort Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Instructors: Taylor Milbrath (HWS student), Dan Rice (Ontario ARC)
Max. Size:  25
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

Workshop 9: Seated Stretching and Dancing

This workshop is a seated dance and stretching session for all abilities and ages, taught by all abilities and ages.
Date: Monday, April 7
Time: 1:25-2:50 pm
Location: Vandervort Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Instructors: Emily Brown and Arc of Monroe dancers (Arc of Monroe)/Host: Christopher Hatch (HWS Theater)
Max. Size: 25 Participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

 

Tuesday, April 8

Workshop 15: Light Painting Demonstration - CLOSED

Light Painting is a photographic technique to make beautiful abstract images by using a long shutter speed and LED lights. This workshop may not be appropriate for people with seizure disorders.
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Location: Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center
Instructors: Abigail Simmons & Amanda Ward (Keuka College D.R.I.V.E. program)/Host: Nick Ruth (HWS Studio Arts)
Max. Size: 20 Participants
Type: Visual Arts

Workshop 10: Music and Art Movement Creation - CLOSED

Experience using music and art creation as a catalyst for moving your body. Techniques will be explored that engage the upper and lower body, adapted for all abilities. A large scale collaborative visual art piece will be completed by the end of the session. 
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 1:30-2:55 pm
Location: Winn-Seeley
Instructors: Christin Lersch & Liz Hedger (Ontario ARC)/Host: Mark Olivieri (HWS Music)
Max. Size: 30 participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

Workshop 16: Drawing Unique Characters - CLOSED

This workshop explores creative techniques to achieve greater diversity in drawing characters.
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 1:30 – 2:55 pm
Location: Vandervort Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Instructor: Natalie Reichel (United Cerebral Palsy of NYC)/Host: Lisa Patti (HWS Media and Society)
Max. Size: None
Type: Visual Arts

Film: Ocean Heaven

This film is about a young man with autism in China. Directed and starring Jet Li, this has been an important film in China to promote awareness about autism.
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: HWS Library Sanford Room
Instructor: Helen McCabe (HWS Global Initiative on Disability, Education)
Max. Size: 60
Type: Educational Event

 

Wednesday, April 9

Workshop 17: Olympic Flag Design - CLOSED

Participants will be creating an Olympic designed flag of their choice using mixed media with at least one Olympic image incorporated.
Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time: 10:00-11:45 am
Location: Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center
Instructors: Chelsea Xidis & Katie Campbell (Arc of Yates)/Host: Nick Ruth (HWS Studio Arts)
Max. Size: 30 Participants
Type: Visual Arts

Workshop 18: Artist Trading Cards - CLOSED

This workshop will discuss and demonstrate the creative and social benefits involved with Artist Trading Cards including hands-on instruction with various materials and artistic techniques.
Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time: 1:25 – 2:50 pm
Location: Creedon Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Instructor: Cynthia Hill (Arc of Schuyler)/Host: Hannah Dickinson (HWS Writing and Rhetoric)
Max. Size: 20
Type: Visual Arts

Thursday, April 10

Workshop 19: Dream Catcher Workshop - CLOSED

Participants will create a dream catcher, while also learning about the original peoples that lived and worked on the land in this area.
 
Date: Thursday, April 10
Time: 10:20-11:45 am
Location: Creedon Room (2nd floor Scandling Center)
Instructor: Zoe Van Nostrand (William Smith student)
Max. Size: 20 Participants
Type: Visual Arts

Workshop 11: Movement Improvisation - CLOSED

Participants will explore various types of movement improvisation through sound and movement games, group activities, and free-form expression.
Date: Thursday, April 10
Time: 1:30-2:55 pm
Location: Winn-Seeley
Instructor: Cynthia Williams (HWS Dance)
Max. Size: 30 participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

Film and Presentation: Through the Same Door with Micah Fialka-Feldman

Micah Fialka-Feldman is a student, national speaker, and pioneer who fights for disability-pride, justice, and inclusion. He is part of the first wave of adults with intellectual disabilities attending college.  
Date: Thursday, April 10
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Merritt Hall 100
Instructor: Micah Fialka-Feldman (Syracuse University)/Host: Lauren Shallish (HWS Social Justice Studies, Education)
Max. Size: None
Type: Educational Event

 

Friday, April 11

Workshop 12: Global Dance Techniques: Dance & Music Workshop

This workshop has participants engage in song, dance, and music making.
Date: Friday, April 11
Time: 1:25-2:50 pm
Location: Winn-Seeley
Instructor: Kelly Johnson (HWS Dance)
Max. Size: 50 participants
Type: Performing Arts and Creative Movement

The Gala

The 5th Annual ARTS Experience Festival Gala - A celebration of local artists and performances, featuring music by Meyer & McGuire, a clown skit by Irene McMann and Allegany Arc performers, F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression performers from Seneca Cayuga Arc and other guests. Also enjoy an art exhibit by various local artists. Light refreshments provided (including gluten free and vegetarian options). Free and open to all. Registration encouraged, but not required.
Date: Friday, April 11
Time: 5:00-7:30 pm
Location: Scandling Student Center Café
Max Size: None

 

 

REGISTER

Workshop registration now closed.

No registration necessary for educational events & gala.

2014 Calendar-at-a-Glance


Co-Sponsors

  • Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc. (representing 12 NYSARC agencies)
  • Global Initiative on Disability
  • HWS Office of the President
  • HWS Office of the Provost
  • HWS Education Department
  • HWS Center for Teaching and Learning
  • HWS Dance Department
  • Nelson B. Delavan Foundation
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation

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MORE INFO

2014 Registration Packet

Campus Map

Driving Directions

Things to Do In Geneva (PDF)


CONTACT

Email: artsfestival@hws.edu

Phone: (315) 781-4590