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The Arts Experience

Arts Experience Festival 2015

March 30 – April 10, 2015

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 2015

The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc. and HWS Colleges are pleased to present The 6th 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.

Monday, March 30

Workshop 14: Arts & Environment 1, 3:00-4:30 - Closed. This class is full.
Exploring environmental issues through movement and visual arts.
Instructor: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
NEW LOCATION: Boys & Girls Club, 160 Carter Rd., Geneva

Workshop 1: Theatre Games: Sculpting a Community through Bodies in Motion, 4:30-6:30 - Closed. This class is full.
Participants will use their bodies and voices with theatre techniques to create visual and aural sculptures around the theme of community.
Instructor: Heather May (HWS Theater)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room

 

Tuesday, March 31

Event 26: Self-Determination with Carrie Bergeron, 12:00 — 1:15
A talk by Carrie Bergeron, a national motivational speaker and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome.  
Instructor: Carrie Bergeron (Motivational Speaker, Self-Advocate)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room

Workshop 2: Dance Improvisation, 1:30-2:30
Exploring movement through improvisational dance techniques.
Instructor: Cynthia Williams (HWS Dance)
Location: Winn-Seeley Studio

Workshop 3: Zumba for Everyone, 2:00 -3:00
A fun, interactive dance fitness program for all
Instructor: Carrie Bergeron (Motivational Speaker, Self-Advocate)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room

 

Wednesday, April 1

Workshop 4: Welcome to Movement, 11:50—1:25 - Closed. This class is full.
An interactive learning experience involving movement activities through exercise, dance, and relaxation techniques.
Instructor: Isaac Miles (Arc of Schuyler)
Host: Kelly Johnson (HWS Dance)
Location: Winn-Seeley Studio

Workshop 19: Seasonal Arts, 1:00 —3:00 - Closed. This class is full.
Making a decorative terra cotta pot and planting seeds, finishing with a sample salad.
Instructor: Sarah Meyer (Finger Lakes Institute)
Location: Finger Lakes Institute (or HWS farm, weather permitting)

Workshop 15: Arts & Environment 2, 3:00-4:30
Exploring environmental issues through movement and visual arts.
Instructor: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
Location: Winn-Seeley Studio

 

Thursday, April 2

Workshop 20: My Powerful Self, 3:05-4:30
Exploring empowerment using an internal sense of power through an arts activity.
Instructor: Janet VanLone (HWS Counseling and Wellness)
Host: Hannah Dickinson (HWS Writing and Rhetoric)
Location: Albright Auditorium

Workshop 21: ZenTangle, 10:20-12:00 - Closed. This class is full.
Participants will practice, create, and complete an animal silhouette zentangle drawing.
Instructor: Jessica Ophardt (Arc of Monroe)
Host: Lisa Patti (HWS Media & Society)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Creedon Room

Workshop 5: Same Chord, Different Songs, 12:00 -1:15 - Closed. This class is full.
An exploration of songs, artists, and the different cultures that help lay the foundation for America’s early popular music
Instructor: Casey Mallow (Arc of Schuyler)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
Location: Merritt Hall 100

 

Friday, April 3

Workshop 6: DanceAbility with Rik Daniels and Tina Christina-Price, 10:10—11:40
Interactive workshop exploring inclusive dance opportunities for all.
Instructors: Tina Christina-Price and Rik Daniels
Co-Hosts: Cynthia Williams and Donna Davenport (HWS Dance)
Location: Winn-Seeley Studio

Workshop 22: Rag Rugs, 10:00 - 2:00 (lunch included) - Closed. This class is full.
Participants will weave a rag rug using hula hoops looms.
Instructor: Kathleen Arat (Arc of Yates)
Location: Katherine D. Elliott Studio Art Center (HWS Arts Quad, south of campus)

Workshop 7: Music & Movement, 3:15-4 - Closed. This class is full.
On-the-spot music creation and movement to enable self-expression through natural forms.  No prior experience is necessary. All welcome. Adaptations available. 
Instructor: Liz Hedger (Ontario Arc)
Hosts: Mark Olivieri (HWS Music) & Kathy Diehl (HWS Dance)
Location: Winn-Seeley Studios

 

Saturday, April 4

Workshop 8: Beep Baseball, 10:30—12:00 - Closed. This class is full.
Participants will learn about and participate in a sport developed for individuals with a visual impairment.
Instructor: Emily Gilbert (SUNY Brockport)
Location: Bristol Gym

Workshop 9: Drum Circle, 12:15—2:30
An interactive drumming experience facilitated by Two Herons Drum Circle.  Open to all ages, no musical experience is necessary. Pizza lunch included.
Instructor: Adam Fryer (Two Herons Drum Circle)
Location: Bristol Gym

 

Monday, April 6

Workshop 10: Dance is for Everyone, 1:25-2:50 - Closed. This class is full.
This workshop will expand a dancer’s expectations of how fun and easy movement can be! For all ages and ability levels.
Instructor: Emily Brown (Arc of Monroe)
Host: Chris Hatch (HWS Theatre)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room

Workshop 16: Arts & Environment 3, 3:00 - 4:30
Exploring environmental issues through movement and visual arts.
Instructor: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
NEW LOCATION: HWS Seneca Room, 603 S. Main St. Geneva

 

Tuesday, April 7

Workshop 11: Exploring Music with Children and Adults,  9:00-10:00 - Closed. This class is full.
This workshop will focus on engaging, fun, developmentally appropriate and inclusive movement activities for young children.
Co-Instructors: Angela Calabrese (St. Peter’s Community Art Connection) and Jen Harris (HWS Education)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room

Workshop 12: Story Dance, 10:20-11:45 - Closed. This class is full.
Participants of all ages will engage in an exploration of ways stories are told and interpreted using their bodies.
Instructor: Alaina Olivieri (St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy)
Host: Charlie Temple (HWS Education)
Location: Merritt Hall 100

Workshop 23: Origami Collage-Art Books, 10:30-12:30 - Closed. This class is full.
Create an Origami Collage-Art Book using basic cutting and folding skills and art supplies.
Instructor: Christin Lersch (Ontario Arc)
Host: Diana Baker (HWS Education)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room

Event 27: College & Vocational Transitions with Robert Lonie & Keuka D.R.I.V.E. students and staff, 12 - 1:15
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
Location: Merritt Hall 100

Workshop 24: TerraCycle, 1:30 – 3:30
Participants will create a treasure from trash while contributing to a cleaner community. Includes time to eat lunch (bring or purchase your own).
Instructor: Jessica Ophardt (ARC of Monroe)
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room

 

Wednesday, April 8

Workshop 25: Creating a Community, 1:25-2:50
Create a large collage of a town block by exploring three different approaches.
Instructor: Natalie Reichel (UCP of NYC)
Host: Pat Collins (HWS Education)
Location: Merritt Hall 100

Workshop 17: Arts & Environment 4, 3-4:30 - Closed. This class is full.
Exploring environmental issues through movement and visual arts.
Instructor: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
NEW LOCATION: HWS Merritt Hall, 670 S. Main St. Geneva

 

Thursday, April 9

Event 28: Experiences with TBI with HWS student Kendra Napierala, 10:20-11:45
Insight about experiences with a concussion. Recommendations for adaptations and supports.
Host: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
Location: Winn-Seeley Studio

Workshop 18: Art Meditation, 12:00—1:15 - Closed. This class is full.
Guided group meditation combined with creative hands-on artistic expression.
Instructor: Michelle Ernst Modera
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
Location: Merritt Hall 100

Event 29: Film Screening Oscar-Winning Documentary Music by Prudence 1:30—2:55 or
3:05—4:30
Co-Instructors: Helen McCabe (Hussman Institute for Autism) & Lisa Patti (HWS Media & Society)
Location: Albright Auditorium

Workshop 13: Day in the Life of…, 3:05-4:30
Providing a perspective of people with disabilities through video, discussion, and interactive activities.
Instructors: Chelsea Presutti, Racheal Murray, & Susan Yates (Allegany Arc)
Host: Derek Ford (HWS Social Justice Studies Program)
Location: Napier Hall 101

 

Friday, April 10

Event 30: “Happy the High-tech Snowman” 12:00 pm
Musical numbers by West Street School 1st and 2rd graders led by Suzanne Murphy, West Street School Music Teacher
Location: Scandling Student Center, 1st Floor Lounge

The 6th Annual ARTS Experience Festival Gala and Art Exhibit, 5:00 - 7:30 pm     
A celebration of local artists and performances, and an art exhibit by local artists. Light refreshments provided, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. Open to all.
Location: Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room

 

 

REGISTER

Register online

2015 Calendar-at-a-Glance


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

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MORE INFO

2015 Registration Packet

Campus Map

Driving Directions

Things to Do In Geneva (PDF)


CONTACT

Email: artsfestival@hws.edu

Phone: (315) 781-4590