Our fans can tell you that life at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute has been hopping these past few months. Museum of Art Director, Anna T. D’Ambrosio, is moved by your enthusiastic support: “the exceptionally warm responses from our visitors is what stands out in my mind as a highlight of 2012, the kind people who have stopped me in the hall or parking lot to express how much the Museum and the Institute mean to them.”
You can count on more fun and more interesting art, music and classes for 2013. What’s happening?
The first Art after Five party of the year kicks off 2013 on Thursday, January 10 at 5:30. Our theme is “Jazz, Jeans, and Java,” with tastings courtesy of the Utica Coffee Roasting Company and musical performances by Monk Rowe and Ann Carey.
In just a few weeks, January 26 at 1 p.m., there will be a great For Kids and Family show by Luminescent Classic Tales. They present two well-known stories—The Ugly Ducking and The Tortoise and the Hare—with a twist. You can call it a “glowing” interpretation. Check this for more info. Looks pretty cool, doesn’t it?
And there are some faboloso upcoming Great Artists Series performances. On January 29, 7:30 see Live at Birdland—some quintessential big band jazz—and on February 27 at 7:30 the incomparable Chieftains to warm us into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Visit the Institute website for all the details you need.
Have you signed up for Community Ed art classes yet? The semester starts on January 22 with classes in dance and art for kids, teens and adults with subjects that include jewelry making, quilting, drawing, painting, sculpture, you name it. Become an Institute member and save on the cost, too.
There will be some great art exhibitions at the Museum this year, including the next installment of the Artists of Central New York Exhibition, featuring 29 artists working within a one hundred-mile radius of Utica. Some exceptional talent calls this regional home and we are lucky to have them. The show will be on view between March 3 and April 28.
Our big summer exhibition is The Prints of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again, on view between June 9 and September 8. Lots more on this one in upcoming posts.
And don’t forget the usual suspects like Art and Yoga, Book Group, and Lunch Art Videos.
We look forward to sharing some good times with you in 2013. Keep in touch!