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Register Now for Fall Community Arts Classes


egister for exciting and informative Community Arts Education classes at the School of Art. Registration begins August 8. Art and Dance classes begin September 4. Choose from adult classes in painting, drawing, photography, digital photography, pottery, jewelry and metalsmithing, printmaking, sculpture, and quilting. Children can register for Mini Monet (ages 4 and 5), ArtBox I (ages 6 to 8) or ArtBox II (ages 9 to 12). These classes include projects which allow students to experience several areas of art, including painting, drawing and sculpture. Classes for teens (ages 13 to 17) include painting and drawing. Dance classes for adults, teens and children feature instruction in ballet, tap and jazz. High school students in grades 10, 11, 12 can register for Portfolio Development, a class designed for serious art students wishing to build a strong portfolio, an important criteria for art college admission. The School of Art offers professional, personalized instruction and excellent facilities for students at all ability levels. Those interested may 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.

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 Observer-Dispatch. 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.


Dinner: A Taste of Egypt

First Friday Shorts

Saturday, August 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Catered by Leaf, Loaf & Ladle Fountain Elms Terrace $51.50 per person

Museum of Art Free and Open to the Public These short 15-minute talks on artwork in the galleries are given by museum curators, docents and decorative arts staff.

Friday, August 3, 1:10 p.m. Kandinsky, Visitor Favorite #8 Anne Redfern, Museum of Art Docent

Time for Tots: Story and Art The Egyptian Cinderella as told by storyteller Beth Tegart Thursday, August 9, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 1:30 p.m. Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery Recommended for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Free and Open to the Public

Art and Yoga For Mind, Body and Spirit Saturdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Meet in the Edward W. Root Sculpture Court Drop-in fee: $10 MWPAI members; $15 general public

Visit for menu. Seating is limited, register early! Tickets 315-797-0055.

Wassily Kandinsky, (Russian 1866-1944), Improvisation No. 23 (Troika), 1911, oil on canvas, 43 1/4 x 43 3/16 inches Museum Purchase, 56.42

All levels of ability are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat. For more information contact the Museum Education Department at 315-797-0000, ext. 2158.

Family Programs Drop-in Craft Activity: Pharaoh’s Crown Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery $5 Per Person Recommended for ages 5 to adult.

LunchArt Videos Wednesdays at Noon Easton Pribble Conference Room Suggested Donation $3 Refreshments served, bring your lunch.

Friday Gallery Talk Series

Wednesday, August 8

Difficult Definitions: An Unusual Coffin from the Michael C. Carlos Museum

Egypt’s Golden Empire: The Last Great Pharaoh (54 min.) EGYPT'S GOLDEN EMPIRE comes to life through letters and records evoking the passion and riches of a time when Egypt was the center of the known world, its Pharaohs called gods, and great cities, temples and tombs built. This final episode includes Ramesses II, the last great Pharaoh.

Museum of Art Free with Exhibition Admission. August 10, 12:15 p.m.

Clare Fitzgerald, Ph.D. Candidate, Ancient Egyptian Art, Emory University, Atlanta. August 24, 12:15 p.m.

Mummy Dearest: Our Enduring Fascination with Egypt Paula Caruana, Decorative Arts Assistant, MWPAI Museum of Art

Wednesday, August 22

Egypt for Educators

Revolution in Cairo (60 min.)

Educator Workshop: Shadow of the Sphinx Friday, August 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Museum of Art $16.50 per person. Tickets, or 315-797-0055

FRONTLINE follows the April 6 Youth Movement, which in 2008 began making a bold use of the internet for their underground resistance—tactics that led to jail and torture for many of their leaders. Now, starting with the “Day of Rage,” we witness those same leaders plot strategy and head into “Liberation Square” to try to bring down President Hosni Mubarak.

Special Shadow of the Sphinx Book Group Selection Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters Discussion Date: Thursday, August 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Facilitated by Betsy Kennedy, Director, Cazenovia Library Museum of Art Free and Open to the Public A limited number of books are available to purchase in the MWPAI Gift Gallery. Registration is not required, but appreciated. Please contact the museum education department at 315-797-0000, ext. 2158 to register.

Lecture Series Museum Auditorium $5 MWPAI Members; $10 General Admission Tickets 797-0055 or sold at the door.

Amy Riolo, guest education consultant, will present Salt and Spice: Culture and Trade in Ancient Egypt. Modern exploration and discovery from Napoleon to Carter's discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun will also be discussed. All material and discussion is based on the exhibition and connections to NYS curriculum. Workshop also includes a tour of the exhibition, suggested classroom activities, materials, and refreshments. For more information, contact School Programs Coordinator Meg Gianetti at 797-0000, ext. 2146 or

Bus Trip The Hyde Collection: Tiffany Exhibition and Tang Museum and Art Gallery Wednesday, August 29, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Glens Falls, NY; Saratoga Springs $66.50 MWPAI Members; $76.50 General Admission Tickets, or 315-797-0055 Enjoy a guided tour of the Hyde Collection’s special exhibition Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, have lunch, then off to Saratoga Springs for a tour of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery’s special exhibitions.

Sunday, August 12, 1:30 p.m.

Cleopatra: From African Queen to Shifting Icon Shelley Haley, Ph.D., Professor of Classics and African Studies, Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. Explore the reasons why we continue to be fascinated by Cleopatra, and how our views are not so different from those held by the ancient Roman male elite.

Guided Tours Shadow of the Sphinx Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at 3 p.m. Museum of Art Free with Exhibition Admission.

Saturday, August 25, 4 p.m.

The Shared Table: Egypt and its Multicultural Cuisine Amy Riolo, Author and Food Historian. Take a tour through Egypt’s food customs, a product of multi-ethnic and multi-religious histories.

For more information please contact the museum education public program coordinator at 315.797.0000, ext. 2158, or

Saturday, August 25 Shadow of the Sphinx Open until 7 p.m. Designates programs offered at a time convenient for Educators. Registrants will receive a certificate of attendance for programs that may qualify for professional development credit.

Support for Museum Education programs is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

New Products at the Gift Gallery

A Special Welcome to Our Newest Docents The Museum of Art congratulates Susan Ohmann, Beth Tegart, and Marian Wilson who upon completion of 15 months of training join the ranks of the museum docents whose numbers now reach 40. Susan Ohmann has always enjoyed visiting museums and historic places. After retiring from 36 years of teaching, she thought volunteering at the museum would be interesting and rewarding. “Joining the docent team has been a gratifying learning experience,” she said. Beth Tegart has been an advocate for the arts for many years. From the spoken art of storytelling, to the decorative art of Victorian children’s pottery, to the fine art of the Hudson River School, all have held a deep and enduring fascination for her. Museums and libraries have always been important to her, and she is excited to become part of the MWPAI docent program. Beth looks forward to learning more from her new friends and colleagues. Marian Wilson was a past president of the Central New York Community Arts Council, a scholar with the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a coordinator of a public school enrichment program. As a docent, Marian plans to continue participating and promoting the arts in our community.


ew at the Gift Gallery is a shadowbox 3D reproduction of Ferdinand Richardt's 1858 oil on canvas painting Trenton High Falls. It became a tourist attraction in the mid-1820s and remained a high point of a scenic tour for more than half a century. Another new product at the Gift Gallery is a MWPAI Logo 4 Square Tote. The tote has a zippered main compartment, a mesh water bottle pocket, a side media pocket, pen and business card pockets with shoulder-length handles. The polyester tote is 17" x 14" x 4".

August Hours for Gift Gallery Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 797-0000 ext. 2155

New in the Library Your MWPAI membership allows free borrowing from the library’s collection. The general public is welcome to visit the library and browse the collection. The library is located on the second floor of the Academic Center at 510 Henry Street. For information on becoming a member contact 797-0000 ext 2104.


The docents introduce student and adult visitors to a world of discovery by presenting tours on the museum’s outstanding permanent collection and exciting special exhibitions. Interested in becoming a docent? The Museum of Art Education Department is accepting applications for the 2012/2013 docent training program that begins in September. Interested men and women should have an enthusiastic and friendly attitude, the ability to communicate effectively with groups, a strong interest in art, and available time for training and presentation of tours. It is not necessary that candidates have prior knowledge of art history, public speaking experience, or teaching credentials. Please contact Ellen Cramer, Docent Coordinator at 797-0000, ext. 2170 or by August 24 for further information and an application.

Stay Up to Date on All MWPAI Happenings

Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin by John Wilmerding Men of Fire: Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock by Mary K. Coffey Money, Art, and the Art of Money by Barbara R. McNulty Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky's Vermont Quarry Photographs In Context edited by Juliette Bianco and Pieter Broucke Toys of the Avant-Garde edited by Philip Sutton

DVDs Cave of Forgotten Dreams: Humanity’s Lost Masterpiece Hell and Back Again Incendies My Neighbor Totoro Tree of Life Zero Bridge

Campus Store Opens Monday, August 27, 2012 Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday The Campus Store is located at the Student Center 1216 State Street 315-797-0000 ext. 2227

Featuring an Express Menu Salads • Sandwiches • Snacks • Beverages 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday

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

Business Members Leader


Northland Communications • Jeremiah McCarthy • Mary Malone McCarthy

Black River Systems Company • Jeff Brandstadt • Mike Krumme The Fort Schuyler Club • Jim Day Kopernik Memorial Association • William M. Chomin New Hartford Animal Hospital • Daniel & Marie McNamara • Frank & Clorinda Mondi Quinn Printing • Denise Grabski Trosset Church Supply/Utica Catholic Bookstore • Richard & Roberta Trosset

Sustainer Gardali Crown & Bridge Lab., Inc. • Curt Gardali H.R. Beebe, Inc. • Greg & Julie Benincasa • Anthony Korrie • Robert Korrie

Affiliate Utica Valley Electric Supply Co. • Lawrence Thibault

310 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13502

Members The Fountain Elms Society Mr. Robert E. Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Cuccaro Jeff Brandstadt Chip & Judy Hummel Betty Krulik Rona Lucas Vincent J. Rossi, Esq. Alan & Linda Vincent Stephen L. & Lynn Walthall

President’s Circle Nancy Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Stuart M. Greene Frank Kolbert & Frank Farmer

Patron Ruth Berkowitz Dr. & Mrs. Carl Krasniak Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Leist, Jr. Jean D. Mastrangelo Dr. & Mrs. Theodore C. Max Carol Steele Tim & Cheryllyn Tallman Alane Varga & Susan Kantor

Contributor Raymond & Linda Allen Mr. & Mrs. Louis F. Bartholomew Mr. & Mrs. Merritt Bremer Rebecca Caldwell Anne Marie Contino Joseph Cosentino & Elizabeth Nolan Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Dickson Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Didio Mark & Barbara Golden Mrs. A. Buol Hinman Eugene & Yvonne Hutchinson Thomas & Claudia Jasinski Linck Johnson & Susan Belasco Anne Kantor Shoshana Keller & Deborah Reichler Brendan & Rebecca Kelly Mr. & Mrs. John L. Meyer Angela M. & Angelo V. Nole David A. Redding Dr. & Mrs. Philip L. Reitz Gladys M. Seiter James & Jan Stasaitis Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon F. Storrier Randall & Jennifer Van Wagoner

Roger & Anne Williams



Michelle Barlow Charlene Basile Joan Batson Nina Belmar Elaine Blais Suzanne Bowley Michael Briggs Conall G. Cannon Betty Carter Mary Cifarelli Katherine Collett Barbara Cook Sally Ann Couzelis Nancy Crisino Susan F. Davidson Theresa Devereux Shirley DiSpirito Diane Domagal Catherine Doolittle Minerva Joan Duff Roger Felske Mary Ellen Fitzgerald Timothy Fitzgerald Ms. Cecilia Friend Josephine Scalzo Giacovelli Ruth Gilbert Paul L. Gogol Walter Graham Rose Ann Grasso Gail Jannon Michele Lacolla Eva Marie Sheila Mineo Rosemary Mink Ms. Judi Mullin Alicia Osinaga Stephen H. Passalacqua, DDS Patricia Rizzo Walter Rosendale Kathleen Schafer Sharon Seth Susan Slachta Audrey St. Mark Jeffrey K. Sterling Ms. Mary Swerediuk Ann M. Tabrizi Stella Tobin Joseph Tomaino Angela M. Wilson

Pamela B. Jones Brian & Crystal Barringer Kevin Bartlett & Danese Hanna Larry & Martine Guyot-Bender Dennis & Mary Ellen Blom Beverley Burton-Joseph & Ronald Joseph Steven & Darlene Byington Susan Castilla Danan M. Christensen Thomas & Molly Crist Arthur Durando & Irina Popov Mark & Amy Franz Steve Jay & Susan Goldberg Elaine Griswold & Shirley Williams Deborah Grossi & Robert Bali Richard Friedrich & Louise Harris Margaret & Dennis Hyland Adam Kelly & Lydia Berez David & Joyce Kurr Kevin & Patrice Kwiat Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Malloy David & Jacqueline Meneses Paul Mickelson & Abigail Adamski Stuart & Sue Miller Mary Panek Marion Piechowicz & Sharon Piechowicz Dan Pope Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Preston William & Kathleen Randall Dr. & Mrs. Scott Silver Kelly Weaver & Dr. Joseph Booth Mark & Janice Williams Gary & Susan Williams & Family

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


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

Friday Gallery Talk Series Difficult Definitions: An Unusual Coffin from the Michael C. Carlos Museum 12:15 p.m., Museum of Art.

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

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

3 Friday First Friday Shorts Gallery Talk Kandinsky, Visitor Favorite #8 1:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

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

8 Wednesday LunchArt Video: Egypt’s Golden Empire: The Last Great Pharaoh Noon, Easton Pribble Room. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

9 Thursday Time for Tots: Story and Art The Egyptian Cinderella 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

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

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

12 Sunday Illustrated Lecture: Cleopatra: From African Queen to Shifting Icon 1:30 p.m., Auditorium.

18 Saturday Drop-in Activity: Pharaoh’s Crown 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery. Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum of Art.

22 Wednesday LunchArt Video Revolution in Cairo Noon, Easton Pribble Room.

Second Sunday Tour 3 p.m., Museum of Art.

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

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24 Friday

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

Friday Gallery Talk Series Mummy Dearest: Our Enduring Fascination with Egypt 12:15 p.m., Museum of Art.

16 Friday Book Discussion Crocodile on the Sandbank 6 to 8 p.m., Museum of Art.

Guided Tours Shadow of the Sphinx Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at 3 p.m. Museum of Art

Egypt for Educators 3 to 6 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

Time for Tots: Story and Art The Egyptian Cinderella 1:30 p.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery. Illustrated Lecture The Shared Table: Egypt and its Multicultural Cuisine 4 p.m., Auditorium. Exhibition Shadow of the Sphinx open until 7 p.m. Dinner: A Taste of Egypt 5:30 to 7 p.m., Fountain Elms Terrace

29 Wednesday Bus Trip The Hyde Collection and Tang Museum 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., off campus. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

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

The following areas are accessible to the physically challenged: Museum of Art Galleries, Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Art Odyssey: Interactive Gallery, 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 August 2012 Monthly Newsletter  

MWPAI Bulletin August 2012 Monthly Newsletter