The Arts Experience

Arts Experience Festival 2016

April 1-8, 2016

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 2016

The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc. and HWS Colleges are pleased to present The 7th 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.

Friday, April 1 @ Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Rd, Geneva, NY

Note: All Friday, April 1 events hosted by the Boys and Girls Club at the Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Rd. Geneva, NY for the young and young-at-heart. Free lunch provided to all attendees on site 12-1pm. Please join us!

Workshop 1: Exploring Jazz thru Painting, 11:00-12:00 - CLOSED
Enjoy the Harlem Renaissance, listen to jazz music by the greats, and create watercolor paintings in response to the music.
Instructor: Kevin Carr (Boys and Girls Club of Geneva)
Location: Geneva Community Center
Max Number: 40

Workshop 2: Arm Knitting, 11:00-12:00 - CLOSED
Learn how to knit a scarf. No needles or hooks, just you and some yarn! This is a great craft idea for those that are new to knitting, or those who would like to try a new knitting method.
Instructor: Anna Modera (Hillside Children’s Center)
Location: Geneva Community Center
Max Number: 30

Workshop 3: Tie Dye, 1:00-2:00 - CLOSED
Hand tie & dye white cotton shirts with a variety of designs.
Instructor: Amber Phillips (Hillside Children’s Center)
Location: Geneva Community Center
Max Number: 15

Workshop 4: Art Meditation, 1:00-2:00
Guided Meditation followed by silent engagement with simple art materials and a short reflection.
Instructor: Michelle Ernst Modera (community)
Location: Geneva Community Center
Max Number: 30

Workshop 5: Let’s Move, 1:00-2:00
Fun movement exercises targeting fine & gross motor skills.
Instructors: Katie Yochim, Alison Tanner, Katelyn DeHart (HWS Students)
Location: Geneva Community Center
Max Number: 20


Monday, April 4 @ HWS Colleges

Workshop 6: Moving Together: Connecting through Dance and Music, 10:15-11:40 - CLOSED
The ARC of Monroe’s modern dance troupe, A Moving Experience, presents an interactive experience with inclusive music and dance.
Instructors: Emily Brown and A Moving Experience dancers (Arc of Monroe: Community Arts Connection)
Host: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Room 104
Max Number: 30

Workshop 7: Year of the Pulses! 3D Bean Mandala, 10:30-12:00 - CLOSED
Create a 3D mandala using colorful dried beans. Info provided about the Year of the Pulses, the significance of legumes in gardening, mandalas, climate change, and food security.
Instructor: Sarah Meyer (HWS, Finger Lakes Institute)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor, Vandervort Room
Max Number: 15

Workshop 8: Hand-Tinting Photographs, 1:30-2:45 - CLOSED
Learn the art of hand-tinting black and white photographs and film, and the history behind the craft.
Instructor: Maggie Cougevan (Arc of Yates: SkylArc Studio)
Host: Chris Hatch (HWS Theatre)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor, Vandervort Room
Max Number: 30


Tuesday, April 5 @ HWS Colleges

Workshop 9: Life Skills through Music, 10:30-11:45 - CLOSED
Interactive music experience. Explore how music assists development of life skills: communication, inclusion, socialization & music appreciation.
Instructors: Casey Mallow and Mandy Jensen (Arc of Schuyler)
Host: Bethany Good (HWS Dance)
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Room 104
Max Number: 30

Workshop 10: Meditative Arts, 10:30-11:45
Mindfulness/stress-reduction meditation followed by artistic expression.
Instructor: Shawna Boynton (Arc of Monroe: Community Arts Connection)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor, Vandervort Room
Max Number: 20

Workshop 11: Move-ability, 12:00-1:00 - CLOSED
Through easy and fun improvisation, participants will collaborate with other movers in the space to make mini dances. The focus will be on celebrating every person’s ability to move in big and small, creative ways.
Instructors: Jesse Singleton with Donna Davenport & Site Performance students (HWS Dance)
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby
Max Number: 30


Wednesday, April 6 @ HWS Colleges

Workshop 12: Growing Community Roots, 9:00-9:45
Students from the Hillside Children’s Center Transitional Classroom share about their work experiences and service. Participants will design their own planter.
Instructors: Chris Mumby & students (Hillside Children’s Center)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor, Vandervort Room
Max Number: 30

Workshop 13: Tree of Life, 9:45-11:45 - CLOSED
Explore using a tree as a metaphor for ourselves, and create a personal “tree-self” either abstractly or concretely using the materials provided.
Instructor: Jessica Ophardt (Arc of Monroe: Community Arts Connection)
Host: Nick Ruth (HWS Studio Arts)
Location: Katherine Elliot Art Studio, Room 103
Max Number: 25

Workshop 14: Chiming In: Making Musical Connections, 10:10-11:00
Explore using musical instruments and literature to foster intergenerational collaboration in innovative ways. Participants will learn three musical selections of Mozart using hand chimes.
Instructors: Sharyn Powell and Melissa Berg (West Street School)
Host: Charlie Temple (HWS Education)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor, Vandervort Room
Max Number: 50

Workshop 15: Drum Making & Drumming Circle, 10:30-11:40 - CLOSED
Create simple percussion instruments and then explore listening and rhythmic possibilities.
Instructors: Katie Smith & Amanda Tallcot (Arc of Seneca Cayuga FAME Center for Creative Expressions)
Host: Kelly Johnson (HWS Dance)
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 103
Max Number: 30

Workshop 16: Creative Movement, 12:00-1:15
Explore dance concepts of Body, Effort, Shape and Space in fun, interactive ways.
Instructor: Cadence Whittier (HWS)
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 103
Max Number: 35

Workshop 17: Sharing Stories: Memory Quilt, 1:30-2:45 - CLOSED
Participants will take turns sharing a memory with a partner. Listeners will draw story on a fleece square. Memory squares will be tied together into a no-sew quilt.
Instructor: Natalie Reichel (United Cerebral Palsy of NYC)
Host: Nick Ruth (HWS Studio Arts)
Location: Katherine Elliot Art Studio, Room 103
Max Number: 25


Thursday, April 7 @ HWS Colleges

Workshop 18: The Personality ‘Self-Box’ Project, 10:00-2:00 (includes break for lunch) - CLOSED
Self-expression through sound, song writing, & visual arts. Pieces will be showcased as an art installation within the ARTS Experience Final Gala, with pieces returned back to artists afterwards.  
Instructors: Christin Lersch and Liz Hedger (Ontario ARC Creative Expressions)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor, Vandervort Room
Max Number: 10

Workshop 19: Shooting Beauty Documentary & the 100 Cameras Project, 11:55-1:20
The documentary Shooting Beauty will be shown, along with a presentation from photographers from Livingston-Wyoming Arc, about their participation in the 100 Cameras Project photographing Letchworth State Park with famed photographer Courtney Bent.  Some photographers utilized specially adapted equipment.
Instructor: Mary Coniglio and photographers (Arc of Livingston-Wyoming L.I.V.E.S. Program)
Host: Iskandar Zulkarnain (HWS Media & Society)
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Room 228
Max Number: 40

Workshop 20: Dance Improvisation, 1:30-2:30
This dance improvisational workshop will explore shape, rhythm and energy in collaborative groups.
Instructor: Cynthia Williams (HWS Dance)
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Room 104
Max Number: 30


Friday, April 8 @ HWS Colleges

Workshop 21: Self-Determination, 8:45-10:00
Presentation about self-determination and independent living, and enjoy an interpretive song using American Sign Language.
Instructor: Carrie Bergeron, Self-Advocate, Motivational Speaker
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor, Vandervort Room
Max Number: 50

Workshop 22: Squirt Gun and Splatter Paint Art, 10:30-12:00 - CLOSED
Use squirt guns or brushes to paint on canvas creating unique paintings.
Instructor: Kaylie Nichols and Ashlee Landolf (Arc of Steuben)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor, Vandervort Room
Max Number: 12

Workshop 23: Zumba, 1:30-2:30
High energy movement and dance.
Instructor: Carrie Bergeron, Self-Advocate, Motivational Speaker
Host: Kelly Johnson (HWS Dance)
Location: Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Room 103
Max Number: 35

7th Annual ARTS Experience Festival Gala and Art Exhibit, 5:00-7:30, Scandling Student Center @ HWS, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
A performance by the band FLAME, an art exhibit featuring artwork from local artists, a movement choir performance with Cadence Whittier and youth from Hillside Children’s Center, Live Painting with Filomena Jack, 100 Cameras Project exhibit by photographers from Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, Lego sculptures by teen Brick Builders from Ontario Arc’s Autism Center, and a variety of activities to explore. Light refreshments, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. Casual dress. Free, wheelchair accessible and open to all. Drop in for a moment or stay for a while.

 

 

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Co-Sponsors

  • Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc. (representing 12 NYSARC agencies)
  • HWS Global Initiative on Disability
  • HWS Office of the Provost
  • HWS Office of the President
  • HWS Education Department
  • HWS Dance Department
  • Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, NY
  • Hillside Children's Center

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Email: artsfestival@hws.edu

Phone: (315) 781-4590


 

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