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Enhance your Life with Community Arts and Dance Classes Art is a lifetime of learning and exploration. Foster personal and professional growth with a Community Arts and Dance class. Register now through January 28. Choose from classes in Photography, Printmaking, Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Quilting, Sculpture, and more taught by experienced working artists. Teen classes in Methods & Media Illustration and Young Artist Painting & Drawing are available. For the teen who is interested in continuing art education, consider a Portfolio Development class taught by PrattMWP faculty, with the opportunity to attend PrattMWP's Open House and portfolio review. Children’s classes develop confidence and artistic skills as students learn about texture, line and color creating their own paintings and drawings. Check out the ArtBox program for ages 6-12 and the Mini-Monet class for ages 4 & 5. Dance classes for adults, teens and children feature instruction in ballet, tap and jazz. Choose from classes that run from five to 14 weeks to accommodate your schedule. Registering is easy. Phone 797-8260 to register using MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover, fax your registration to 797-9349, or register in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Register Now through January 28

Big Band Sounds Recreate Jazz Mecca Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. • Stanley Theatre


he sounds and feel of New York City’s jazz Mecca come to the Great Artists Series with Live at Birdland featuring the Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 at the Stanley Theatre.

In a setting designed to recreate the ambience and experience of a night at Birdland, this dynamic ensemble, straight from the jazz mecca of NYC, provides an unforgettable musical event that goes beyond the traditional and sets the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestra. World music is explored from every corner of the globe to surprise and delight audiences of all ages while infusing the best of American jazz with excitement that hasn't been seen in decades. Featuring New York's finest musicians and directed by one of the world's greatest drummers, The Birdland Big Band has become New York City's most popular weekly musical attraction. Live at Birdland will feature fresh treatments of iconic Charlie Parker compositions as well as innovative arrangements from contemporary composers such as Chick Corea, Arturo Sandoval,

Sting, Herbie Hancock, Lennon/McCartney and Leonard Bernstein. The band also maintains a rare selection of renowned pieces from the Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman Orchestras. Named after famed alto saxophone player Charlie “Bird” Parker, Birdland was founded in New York City in 1949. The list of performers who were regulars at Birdland throughout its illustrious history reads like a who’s who of jazz: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young are just a few of the many jazz greats who made Birdland their New York home. Sponsored by

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Tickets for this performance range from $69.50 to $19.50 with student ticket prices ranging from $22.50 to $10.50. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the MWPAI Performing Arts Ticket Office, on the phone at 797-0055 or 800-754-0797, or online at Tickets may also be purchased one hour prior to the performance at the Stanley Theatre.

Museum Education Programs Art and Yoga

Dazzling Spectacle Tells Classic Stories For Kids and Families

For Mind, Body and Spirit Saturdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 9, 16, 23 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Drop-in fee: $10 MWPAI members; $15 general public Register in advance for all seven and receive a discount $50 MWPAI members; $75 general public. Each class offers a 15-minute introduction to art in the gallery followed by one hour of yoga. All levels of ability are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat.

First Friday Shorts Gallery Talk TBD Friday, January 4, 1:10 p.m. Free and Open to the Public These short talks are designed for those attending the 2 p.m. Film Series and others who like to get their art fix in small doses.

Art Story: Every Picture Tells a Story An Introduction to Art for Preschoolers Theme: Things That Go! Thursday, January 10, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 10:30 a.m. Free and Open to the Public This interactive program offers a preschool introduction to art and visual literacy through picture books and artwork on view in the Museum of Art. Includes a simple take-home craft. A 45-minute program for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

January Book Group Selection The Innocence of Objects, by Orhan Pamuk Discussion Date: Thursday, January 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Museum of Art, $3 Suggested Donation Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, January 26, 1 p.m. J.A.Meyer Performing Art Center, Oxford Rd. New Hartford


resh on the heels of their success on the hit NBC show America’s Got Talent, Lightwire Theater brings their use of cutting edge technology, moving sculpture and dance to another unforgettable theatrical experience to the For Kids and Families Series for one performance only 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26 at the J.A. Meyer Performing Arts Center, Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling has helped generations of children understand one of humanity’s universal struggles. Lightwire Theater brings this classic story to the modern stage offering hope to us all as we root for the ugly duckling who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan. Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, now more than 2,500 years old, continues to drive home the time-tested adage, “Slow and steady wins the race.” Lightwire Theater, with its dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, literally brings these beloved tales into a new and brilliant light. Sponsored by

Admission to this concert is $8 for MWPAI Members and $10 for General admission. Tickets may be purchased in advance or one hour prior to the performance time at the MWPAI Performing Arts Ticket Office, 797-0055 or 800-754-0797. Tickets may also be purchased online at

A limited number of books are available to purchase at the MWPAI Gift Gallery. Registration is requested, but not required, by contacting the Museum Education Department at 797.0000, extension 2158.

Great Artists Series

The Chieftains Wednesday February 27 7:30 p.m.

In Innocence of Objects, (a catalog of his remarkable museum, The Museum of Innocence in Istanbul) Pamuk writes about things that matter deeply to him: the psychology of the collector, the proper role of the museum, the photography of old Istanbul, and of course the customs and traditions of his beloved city. The museum book group offers art and literary discussions led by MWPAI staff and special guests. Plan ahead and consider the next book selection: Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe by Hunter Drohojowski-Philip. Discussion on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m.

Second Sunday Guided Tour Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s Sunday, January 13, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public

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New Products at the Gift Gallery


he Gift Gallery is very pleased to offer the handiwork of Rome, N.Y. artist Philippa Schrader's Linden Street Papers. This interesting line of gift boxes, cards, ornaments, and jewelry designed and made by Schrader, utilizes handmade and decorative papers. She has created her unique jewelry for 20 years. The jewelry is lightweight, but durable pieces of art. Also new at the Gift Gallery are products from The Beekman Boys. They have a line of handmade and chemical-free, hypo-allergenic soaps and lotions using the maximum possible percentage of pure goat's milk.

LunchArt Videos Suggested Donation, $3 Bring your lunch, refreshments served. Wednesday January 16, noon

The Barnes Collection, (60 min) The Barnes Collection tells the story of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and his noteworthy, priceless art collection, considered among the world's greatest, and details the design and construction of the new Barnes building in Center City Philadelphia.

Wednesday January 30, noon

The milk comes from the farm at Beekman Mansion, a recently restored georgian/federal estate in Sharon Springs, N.Y. Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell ("The Beekman Boys") are committed to producing seasonal artisanal products using the most natural methods possible. Beekman 1802 creamed cinnamon honey is also available at the Gift Gallery.

For the Month of January - All Art Puzzles are 25% OFF No additional discounts apply

January Gift Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday - 1 to 5 p.m.

Secrets of Stonehenge, (60 min) Every year, a million visitors are drawn to the Salisbury Plain in southern England to gaze upon this mysterious circle of stones.

Museum of Art’s Fountain Elms Galleries Closed January 1 through January 28 The Museum of Art galleries in Fountain Elms, including the period rooms, will be closed to the public beginning Sunday, January 1 for restoration and conservation. The galleries will reopen Tuesday, January 29.

The Art of Subtraction: Carvings by David Esterly January 29 through March 10


avid Esterly’s spectacularly realistic cascades of flowers, fruits and foliage capture nature’s every facet in limewood. His still lifes render in razor-sharp detail the frayed end of a worn piece of rope, the turned corner of a page of sheet music, or a small insect on a petal. The Art of Subtraction is a singular opportunity to explore Esterly’s rarely exhibited limewood carvings, are which normally confined to private homes and historic British landmarks. The title refers to the carving process, unusual in the arts today, which begins with a plank of wood and through a prolonged process of removal produces delicate and airy objects of wonder.

The subjects of these carvings range from traditional still life themes of fruits and foliage, gardening tools, musical instruments, written materials, sea creatures and shells, to artifacts of the present day. In a recently completed work titled Flowerpiece with Vase, 2002, Limewood, 30 x 16 x 12 in., Quodlibet #1, Private Collection motifs that evoke the natural world are juxtaposed with the gadgets of our modern existence— watch, camera, car keys, and iPod. Esterly’s personal story is as compelling as his artworks. Awestruck at the sight of a famous 17th-century carving in a London church by the English sculptor Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), Esterly turned away from a promising career in academia to dedicate his life to woodcarving—its

January Campus Store Specials Tuesday, January 22 - Thursday, January 31 All Drawing Pads - 25% OFF Sizes range from 8.5" x 11" to 24" x 36"

physical rhythms, intricate beauty, and intellectual demands. Now, decades later, he is the foremost practitioner of the forgotten carving techniques that revolutionized ornamental sculpture in the late 1600s. In 1989 Esterly’s singular skills led him to Hampton Court Palace in England where he spent a year replacing a Grinling Gibbons carving that had been lost to fire. In 1998 Esterly curated the award-winning exhibition Grinling Gibbons and the Art of Carving at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. His accompanying book of the same title will shortly be reissued in its fourth reprint. This winter his memoir of his time at Hampton Court is being published. The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making follows the challenges of recreating a masterwork and explores the connection between creativity and physical work. The carvings on view in The Art of Subtraction will fascinate viewers with their sensitivity and technical skill. The exhibition will be on view through March 10th.

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Reading, Reception and Book Signing Saturday, February 2, 4 to 7 p.m. David Esterly will read from The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making (2012) Free and Open to the Public David Esterly will read from his new memoir, an account of the year he spent at Hampton Court Palace, near London, replacing a spectacular Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721) woodcarving destroyed by fire in 1986. Mr. Esterly's own high relief sculptures derive from this 17thcentury style of carving. At Hampton Court, Esterly's pursuit of the lost mysteries of Gibbons's technique revolutionized his own work. His readings and remarks will illuminate the carvings in the Museum's exhibition, The Art of Subtraction.

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Thursday, January 10, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sculpture Court

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Monk Rowe with Jazz Singer Ann Carey Utica Coffee Roasting Company with Coffee, Tastings, and Demonstration

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Free to Members, $5 General Admission

Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone 315-797-0000 ext. 2227

Live at Birdland Preview of January 29 Great Artists Series Performance

ArtBreak Talk: Jackson Pollock by Mary Murray

Film Series Titles Available Online and By Phone Titles will be announced as they become available on our website at, Facebook ( or by phone 797-0055, option 3. Become a part of our film series email list to receive the latest updates by contacting Advertisements will also appear on the last Monday of each month in the ObserverDispatch. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, this helps ensure that you are presented with only the latest and finest films.

Films are shown on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. All films are shown in 35mm format, with a state-of-the-art Dolby surround sound system. Comfortable seats give every patron an unobstructed view of our large screen. Admission for matinee screenings is $7 general admission and $5 for MWPAI Members. Admission for evening screenings is $8 general admission and $6 for MWPAI Members. Admission for students with valid identification is $4 at all screenings. Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening. Film Passbooks for discounted admission to 10 screenings are available for MWPAI members for $45 and General Admission for $60. For information call the MWPAI Performing Arts Ticket Office, 797-0055, 800-754-0797. This series is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

State of the Arts


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS (and renewing members providing additional support at higher levels)

Business Members 310 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13502

Affiliate The Observer-Dispatch • Donna Donovan

Colleague Boulder Consultants • Donald Ehre Campion-Weeks • Jerry Orsaeo Christie's • Allison Whiting Human Resource Directions • Linda Yost Trosset Church Supply/Utica Catholic Bookstore • Richard & Roberta Trosset

Members Fountain Elms Society Gerard T. Capraro & Barbara J. Galvin Joseph & Michelle Corasanti Family of J.K. Hage III F.X. III & Pamela G. Matt Theresa M. Palmiero Elizabeth & John Snyder

President’s Circle Elisabeth Stevens Schleussner

Patron Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Anthony Mr. & Mrs. Norman W. Burch Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Burns Dr. Angela M. Elefante, Esq. Elizabeth J. Harvilla Peter & Elizabeth Hotvedt

Contributor Celia A. Domser Calvin & Cheryl Edmiston David Esterly & Marietta von Bernuth John P. Farrell, Sr. Sandra R. Ferro Audrey Forcier & Neil Sexton Dr. Ian & Morag Galloway Barbara Brooks Goodman William and Grace Hartnett Jennifer & Michael Kelberman Donald & Kathleen Lemieux Nancy L. McPherson Frank & Penny Moreno John & Edith Reile Sally & Alan Swierczek Dr. & Mrs. Guy Wilcox Victoria M. Zacek

Family/Household Joseph & Therese Brindisi Sue & Colt Brumm Tracy A. Canfield & Andrij P. Husak Tamison Colton Dustin Day

Robert & Teresa Decker Allison & Gus DeTraglia Jen DeWeerth & Steve Ellingron Norton & Virginia Esposito Roger & Sharon Frank Thomas Frost Dale Gates Mr. & Mrs. Steven Giuffrida John & Diane Hammond James & Marlene Hancock Elizabeth & David Herr Julie & Bill Huther Alicia & Peter Klepeis Shirley & Larry Knop Mary & Alison Kogut Jerry & Julie Masi James & Norma Montagnino-Gemza William O'Hern & Erica Listowski Amy Lyn & Paul Peruzzi Jan & Mike Powers Edmond & Danica Rusjan Kristin & Jeffrey Sekula Michael Sidoran & Laurie Porreca Rachel Thomas & Peter Short Harry & Ruth Wolfe

Individual Jim Benson Joanne Bonfardeci Deborah Dohne Jean Leslie Eldred Karen Evert Rosemary Houseknecht Lynn Kent Shirley Mahardy Ann M. Maher Lois Miller Michael Palczewski Patricia Pirrone Victoria Scherer Diane Waskiewicz

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Information and Hours Museum Hours (including Fountain Elms): Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Performing Arts Ticket Office Hours: Mon.Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., one hour before performances and 30 minutes before films. Phone: 797-0055 or 1-800-754-0797 Art Odyssey: Interactive Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., School of Art Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. Library: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. For information, call (315) 797-0000 (Voice and TDD) General program support for the Museum of Art, performing arts and film presentations is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions— Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and School of Art. The Institute also offers art reference and music libraries, an active membership program, a Gift Gallery, and outstanding rental facilities ideal for public programs and private events. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute 310 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13502 Telephone (315) 797-0000 Fax (315) 797-5608 Free Parking


11 Friday

19 Saturday

26 Saturday

Closed to the Public

Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum of Art.

Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum of Art.

23 Wednesday

12 Saturday Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum of Art.

Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

Art Story: Every Picture Tells a Story 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

13 Sunday

24 Thursday

Second Sunday Tour Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s 2 p.m., Museum of Art.

Book Discussion The Innocence of Objects 6 p.m., Museum of Art.

16 Wednesday

Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

2 Wednesday Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

4 Friday First Friday Shorts Gallery Talk TBD 1:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

5 Saturday Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum of Art.

9 Wednesday Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

10 Thursday Art Story: Every Picture Tells a Story 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

LunchArt Video Series The Barnes Collection Noon, Easton Pribble Room. Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

18 Friday Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

25 Friday

School of Art Exhibition and Reception Gale Farley 4:15 p.m. Artist Talk, Reception following talk, School of Art Gallery.

For Kids and Families Lightwire Theater 1 p.m., Meyer Performing Arts Center, New Hartford High School.

29 Tuesday Great Artists Series: Live at Birdland 7:30 p.m., Stanley Theatre. Exhibition: The Art of Subtraction: Carvings by David Esterly On view through March 10, Museum of Art.

30 Wednesday LunchArt Video Series Secrets of Stonehenge Noon, Easton Pribble Room. Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

Art After 5: Jazz, Jeans and Java 5:30 p.m., Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court.

The following areas are accessible to the physically challenged: Museum of Art galleries, Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Children’s Room, Gift Gallery, Art Reference and Music Libraries, Performing Arts Office, School of Art Gallery, Studio D, and the Pottery Studio, the Academic Center and Student Center.

MWPAI Bulletin January 2013 Monthly Newsletter  

MWPAI Bulletin January 2013 Monthly Newsletter