The Arts Experience

Arts Experience Festival 2017

April 3-7, 2017

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 2017

The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc. and HWS Colleges are pleased to present The 8th Annual Arts Experience: A Festival Celebrating Inclusion & the Arts with the theme of Planting Seeds. Below you will find information about the various festival activities. All activities this year are held on the HWS campus and are free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all. Click on the ‘Register Online’ link to register. Registration is required for all workshops due to space limitations. No registration necessary for the Gala.

“Let’s plant the seeds of community inclusion and make sure people of all abilities feel welcome. A community isn’t a community unless all of its members are able to take part.” (https://opwdd.ny.gov/welcome)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Workshop 1: Art Meditation, 10:00 – 11:30 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Guided imagination exercise followed by quiet transition to playing with art materials. No experience necessary!
Instructor: Michelle Ernst Modera
Host: Nick Ruth (HWS Studio Arts)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 40

Workshop 2: Dance Improv, 10:15 – 11:15 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Explore improvisational dance movements.
Instructor: Cynthia Williams (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
Max Participants: 25

Workshop 3: Let Your Yoga Dance, 1:30-2:30
Yoga, dance, chakras (body’s energy centers) and music from around the world for every body.
Instructor: Mackenzie Gelina (200 YTT Kripalu Yoga Teacher)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 1st Floor
Max Participants: 40

Workshop 4: The Bigger Picture & Digital Storytelling, 1:00 -2:00 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Residents from Hillside Children’s Center will be sharing their experiences and perceptions as they move from school age into adult life. Activity participants will learn to make & share animated cartoon stories using iPad apps.
Instructors: Chris Mumby and students (Hillside Children’s Center)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 40

Workshop 5: DIY Plantable Seed Paper, 4:00-5:00 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Create colorful paper embedded with herbs or flower seeds to make cards, bookmarks, or gift cards that can be planted indoors or out.
Instructor: Sarah Spear (Hillside Children Center)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 1st Floor, Front Lounge
Max Participants: 20

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Workshop 6: From Seeds to a Tree of Inclusion, 10:30 – 11:15 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Participants will create art expressing ideas about inclusive communities & self-advocates will talk about ways everyone can be members of the community.
Instructors: Mathew Foch and self-advocates, Kristen Babbitt, & Sara Lynch (Allegany Arc)
Host: Diana Baker (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 7: Making Seed Bombs, 10:30 – 12:00 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Make your own seed bombs and learn how to plant them to grow beautiful wildflowers.
Instructors: Dana Kincaid, Christin Lersch (Ontario Arc)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 8: Zumba, 11:35 – 12:20 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Inclusive dance, fitness, and fun for everyone.
Instructor: Carrie Bergeron (Self-Advocate, former board member National Down Syndrome Congress)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 9: Self-Determination with Carrie Bergeron, 1:30-2:45
Carrie will share her story and steps to living a self-determined life. Includes performing pop songs through sign language.  
Instructor: Carrie Bergeron (Self-Advocate, former board member National Down Syndrome Congress)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 50

Workshop 10: SpotLight Studio Presents…..an original short film “The Great Concord Heist”, 1:30 – 2:30 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Hear from SpotLIght Studio and Fearless Video Productions members and watch highlights from their films.
Instructors: Katie Smith, Karen Walter, & actors (Arc of Seneca Cayuga) and Rachel Tissot (Fearless Video Productions)
Host: Leah Shafer (HWS Media & Society)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 50

 

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Workshop 11: Flower Seed Art, 10:00 – 11:30 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Using paint, flower seeds and glue, participants will create unique art on canvas.
Instructors: Kim DeJonge, Alice D, Sylvia C, (Wayne Arc)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 20

Workshop 12: Creative Movement, 10:10 – 11:40 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Exploring movement and dance.
Instructor: Hannah Lippincott (HWS Dance Student)
HWS Host: Michelle Ikle (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 1st Floor
Max Participants: 40

Workshop 13: Planting Ideas, Growing Art, 10:10-11:05 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Using written ‘seed’ story prompts to create artist expressions through mixed-media.
Instructor: Natalie Reichel (UCP of NYC/Adapt)
Host: Charlie Temple (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 50

Workshop 14: Drum Circle with 2HDC, 12:10-1:10 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Have fun, jam, and explore self-expression through percussion and rhythm with drums.
Instructor: Adam Fryer (Two Herons Drum Circle)
Host: Kelly Johnson (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 1st Floor
Max Participants: 60

Workshop 15: Expressive Movement, 12:10-1:10 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Explore dance concepts of Body, Effort, Shape and Space in fun, interactive ways.
Instructor: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
Max Participants: 40

Workshop 16: Fun with Photography, 12:45 – 2:15
The Happiness House Photo Club will present about their photography projects. Attendees can take instant photos in a Photo Booth to take home.
Instructors: Julie Bertram with Presenters/Artists (Happiness House)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 50

Workshop 17: Squirt Gun & Q-Tip Painting, 12:45 – 2:00 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Use squirt guns, brushes, and Q-Tips to paint on canvas to create unique paintings. 
Instructors: Ashlee Landoff, Kaylie Nichols, & Melissa Gardner (Arc of Steuben)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 18: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Making Old Dance New Again, 1:25-2:25 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Use existing movements, gestures, habits and dances and make them fresh – individual, small group, and large group compositions for all ages and ability levels.
Instructor: Emily Brown and performers (Arc of Monroe)
Host: Kelly Johnson (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 1st Floor
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 19: Sound Choir, 1:30 – 2:15 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Interactive theatre and music performance.
Instructors: Nathan Merrill & performers (Ontario Arc)
Host: Chris Hatch (HWS Theatre)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 1st Floor
Max Participants: 40

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Workshop 20: Tree Ring Painting, 10:00-11:30 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Using water colors to paint tree ring images to represent growth through our lives.
Instructors: Maggie Cougevan & Katie Campbell (Arc of Yates)
Host: Nick Ruth (HWS Studio Arts)
HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Max Participants: 25

Workshop 21: Inclusionary Tai Chi, 10:20-11:45 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Movement with a purpose from a certified Tai Chi for arthritis instructor. Feel inspired by the slow, balance improving benefits from Tai Chi. 
Instructor: Mandy Jensen (Arc of Schuyler)
Host: Michelle Ikle (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 1st Floor
Max Participants: 30

GALA, Thursday, April 6, 5:00-7:30
An art exhibit featuring local artists, participatory dancing with Cadence Whittier, and a special appearance. HWS Studio Arts Collective students Alec Rhodes and Aubrey Phillips will provide opportunities for attendees to create art from found materials.
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.

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Workshop 22: Gardening for Everyone, 10:30-11:15 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Presentation of accessible gardening methods and tools, and advice for successful gardens.
Instructors: Mary Clise, Mary Lapp, Bonnie Langley & Margaret Gulvin (Geneva Day Program)
HWS Fribolin Farm, 56 White Springs Lane, Geneva, NY. Generally accessible, but some uneven terrain.
Max Participants: 20

Workshop 23: Garden Crafts for Windowsills and Gardens, 12:00 – 1:00 - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Planting seeds in egg shells and decorating shells into egg people faces to take home.
Instructor: Sarah Meyer (HWS FLI)
Location: HWS Fribolin Farm, 56 White Springs Lane, Geneva, NY. Generally accessible, but some uneven terrain.
Max Participants: 20

 

REGISTER

2017 Registration Information

2017 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
  • Hillside Children's Center

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Email: artsfestival@hws.edu

Phone: (315) 781-4590


 

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