On four Mondays beginning May 20, OASIS will conduct a class, “The Civil War: War is Hell – the Destructive Road to Reunion” from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cazenovia Library. Tom Henry, retired social studies teacher and adjunct professor of history at SUNY Cortland, will present the class.
Cazenovia Artisans celebrating horse power through horse-made art
Cazenovia Artisans last week began its first-ever fundraising endeavor with a three-week celebration of horses in fine art and craft. While all members of the cooperative gallery and shop have some sort of horse-related art for sale during May, the centerpiece of the “HorsePower” event is a special “Moneigh” exhibit of paintings created by champion race horses, with all funds raised through their sales to go to ReRun race horse rescue organization.
On Saturday, May 18, Linda and Brian Osborne will host a fundraiser to benefit the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation at the beautiful Jephson “Hillcrest” Estate. A Champagne Preview for patrons starts at 5 p.m., with the main event including hors d'oeuvres, wine and Empire Brewing Co. beer beginning at 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy self-guided tours of the historic main house.
Artistic works from the portfolios of Cazenovia High School art students are now on display at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The exhibition, “Celebrating Creative Achievements of Cazenovia High School II,” will run from Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 26, in the John and Virginia Winner Memorial Art Gallery. The gallery is open from 12 to 5 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday or by appointment.
The Cazenovia Baseball Softball Association celebrated its Opening Day last Saturday, May 4, at the Burton Street fields. The event began with a parade of the two softball teams and the eight baseball teams — all players from grades three through six — from the elementary school to the fields, led by a Cazenovia Fire Department truck.
The Cazenovia Public Library Art Gallery presents “Impressions of a Friendship: Dwight Williams and Arthur B. Davies,” an exhibition featuring more than 20 pastel paintings by Dwight Williams (1856-1932) a Cazenovia landscape painter, teacher and friend to renowned American painter Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928).
Museum Curator Mary E. Murray presents “AKA The Armory Show,” and opening reception for library’s current art exhibition, “Impressions of a Friendship: Dwight Williams and Arthur B. Davies” start at 5
On Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Cazenovia Public Library’s community room, Mary E. Murray — Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica — will present “AKA The Armory Show,” a discussion of the 1913 exhibition that shook America and the art world. A reception for Impressions of a Friendship: Dwight Williams and Arthur B. Davies, the library’s current gallery exhibition, will be held prior to the program on May 1 from 5 to 7 pm in the library museum.
With the widespread popularity of period dramas such as “Downton Abbey,” there has been a heightened interest in historic fashions as depicted in popular culture, showcased in blockbuster exhibits and featured in historical reenactments. In tandem with this spirit, and with the support of The Friends of Lorenzo and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Lorenzo State Historic Site will be offering two free period fashion presentations this May and opening a unique exhibit centered on the dress and accessories of historical figures associated with Lorenzo.
Lions, scarecrows and munchkins, oh my! The Oz Project presented its production of “The Wizard of Oz” last Sunday at the Palace theatre in Hamilton. Relatives and friends came to see the original stage interpretation of the story featuring children from Hamilton, Cazenovia, Ostic Valley and Madison.
The 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 2. Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast. In honor of this day, the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia, 27 Albany St., will be open for prayer and quiet meditation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2.
In 1969, a sweet-voiced flower child from Queens, N.Y. named Melanie Safka performed a short solo set at the legendary Woodstock festival in the middle of a rainstorm. Now 66 years old and still going strong, Melanie will appear on Sunday, May 5, at the Catherine Cummings Theater, 16 Lincklaen St., in Cazenovia, following an opening set at 7:30 p.m. by Syracuse songwriter Larry Hoyt.
Cazenovia native Beezie Madden and Simon, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Abigail Wexner, rose to the top of the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals leader board last weekend to be crowned the 2013 champions, keeping the title for the United States of America and becoming only the fifth woman to hold the title.
Caz native Siobhan Fallon-Hogan rants and rambles about life as a sought-after actress
Whether you’re a member of her family or a member of her Film Talk audience, an evening with Siobhan Fallon-Hogan can be intense, uproarious and sometimes unsettling. Raised in Cazenovia before pursuing a successful career as one of Hollywood’s most versatile comic character actresses — the woman has an absolutely manic gift of gab. More than 180 film fans and students turned out April 16 at Le Moyne College’s Coyne Performing Arts Center to hear what the fast-talking Fallon had to say about her three decades in show business.
The Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon Team placed eighth in its division last weekend at the AD national competition in Minneapolis, Minn.
Nik and the Nice Guys, one of America’s favorite party bands, will once again perform at the Cazenovia Fire Department’s Firefighters’ Ball on Saturday, April 27. The event will be held at the firehouse from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. and is open to those 21 years of age and older.