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Register for Spring Community Arts Education Classes New Classes in Comics, Illustration, Scrapbooking and Photoshop


egister now and select from 14 new spring community arts education classes. Enjoy new classes in drawing, painting, comics, scrapbooking, illustration and Photoshop. Choose from adult classes in painting, drawing, photography, digital photography, pottery, jewelry/metal arts, printmaking, 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 vary) include painting and drawing, illustration, and introductory Photoshop. Also, a Portfolio Development class for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will be offered this spring. These classes will allow students to work on their portfolio for college admission. 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. For a full listing of spring courses, please visit our website at

First-time students receive a 10% discount (on tuition only).

Many classes begin the week of January 17. Register Now 797-8260 or

Apply for a Summer Internship at the Museum of Art


WPAI offers unique opportunities in the Museum of Art for college and graduate students interested in learning about museum operations and museum-related careers. Interns work under close supervision with upper level supervisors of departments in curatorial, museum education, collections management, or exhibition installation on museum assignments that fit the background and interests of interns and the needs of the museum. Students interning at the museum during the summer for 15 hours or more per week for a minimum of three weeks, may qualify to live rent free in the PrattMWP dormitories, which are located within convenient walking distance to the museum. To apply, send cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement (500 words, typed, double-spaced) by March 1 on how this internship will further your educational and career goals to April Oswald, Museum Education Department, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 or email Summer 2011 Museum of Art intern Kelsey Brow, currently a senior at Hamilton College, Send an email to this address to obtain more information, or phone (315) 797-0000 ext. 2144. assisted with the Summer Arts Festival, the ArtReach Program, and the Fountain Elms audioguide.

Museum Education Programs Art and Yoga

LunchArt Video

For Mind, Body and Spirit

Easton Pribble Conference Room Free and Open to the Public Bring your lunch, refreshments served. Wednesday January 11, noon

Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 25 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Meet in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court Drop-in fee: $10 MWPAI members; $15 general public Register in advance for all seven and receive a discount $45 MWPAI members; $65 general public.

Craft in America: Family, PBS (60 min)

Gallery Talk

Family explores the creative environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists and asks: Is talent inherited? What’s it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand?

First Friday Shorts

Wednesday January 25, noon

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.

Meet in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court Free and open to the public. Friday, January 6, 1:10 p.m. Curator’s Choice, 75th Anniversary Exhibition Paul D. Schweizer, Ph.D., Museum of Art Director and Chief Curator 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.

Time for Tots: Story and Art Ready for Red by Candace Whitman

Craft in America: Messages, PBS (60 min) Messages looks at the ways many craft artists go beyond skill to personal and political expression. They use craft to tell a story, prove a point, or bring attention to issues. Often their work is passionate and provocative.

Art in the Afternoon 75th Anniversary Curator Lecture Series

Tuesday, January 10, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 1:30 p.m. Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery Free and Open to the Public

Enhancing a Legacy: New Acquisitions in Celebration of the Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary

Children and their adult companions are invited to join us each month on a Tuesday morning or Saturday afternoon to listen to the story of the month read by a museum docent and visit the galleries to look at art that connects with the story. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thursday January 5, 4 p.m.

January Book Group Selection The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver Discussion Date: Thursday, January 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Museum of Art Free and Open to the Public A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the MWPAI Gift Gallery. Registration is not required, but appreciated. Please contact the Museum Education Department at 797-0000, ext. 2158 to register. The museum book group offers art and literary discussions led by MWPAI staff and special guests. Plan ahead and consider the next book selection: Unraveling Anne, by local author Laurel Saville. Ms. Saville will lead a special discussion of the book and participate in a book signing event on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m

Final Week Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks Meet in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court Free with paid admission to the exhibition. With the exhibition closing after Sunday, January 8, we are offering additional guided tours.

Wednesday, January 4, 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Museum of Art Auditorium Free and Open to the Public

Artistic Houses: Louis Comfort Tiffany at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Anna T. D’Ambrosio, Museum of Art Assistant Director and Decorative Arts Curator Louis C. Tiffany's artistic talents as a glassmaker and designer of decorative objects, jewelry, and furniture influenced patrons, inspired artists, and set standards of taste. Today his name is synonymous with richly ornamented, highly prized objects and interiors. This lecture will explore the museum's acquisition of an important piece of Tiffany-designed furniture from his first interior commission. Louis C. Tiffany, (active 1848 1933, Arm Chair ca. 1879. White holly, modern upholstery, 41 1/2 x 24 x 24 5/8 in. 75th Anniversary Acquisition. Museum Purchase, by exchange, with Funds from Mr. and Mrs. John Hathaway Dyett and Helen Squier, 2009.14

For more information on these and other program offerings, visit the Institute’s website, Denotes programs offered at a time convenient to educators. All teachers will receive a certificate of completion which may be used to pursue professional development credit. Teachers must register in advance by contacting the museum education department at 7970000, extension 2146 or Please leave your name and number and the programs you are registering for. MWPAI members and general public are not required to register in advance. Program Registration is by check or cash and is taken on a first-come firstserved basis. To register for a program, mail your check payable to MWPAI to: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum Education Department, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502. Please include program name in the memo section of your check. For more information about a program, you may contact the museum education public program coordinator at 797-0000, extension 2158. State of the Arts

Support for museum education programs is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, NYSCA a state agency.

Ansel Adams, Monolith: The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1927. ©2010 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

Museum of Art Fountain Elms Galleries Closed January 1 through January 30 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 31.

Shake off the Chill at the Gift Gallery

Meet PrattMWP Sophomore Dan Sabatini


Hometown: Ballston Lake, NY Major: Fine Arts Career ambition: At this point in my life, I think it would be foolish to have a career path in mind. Even though having an ambition seems more respectable than saying, "I don't know what I want to do," at the same time, no one can truly be certain where they're going to end up in the next four years, especially as an art student. I find myself constantly being exposed to new ideas, mediums, and concepts, so it's difficult to have one set career path in mind when I myself am constantly changing. But for the sake of having a dream, I would like to go into the art aspect of the film industry. Whether it be animation, set design, advertisement design, costume design, etc., that is an area I would like to work in.

Activities on campus: Resident Assistant, Pratt Activities Committee (P.A.C) President, Member of the Outdoor Adventure Club (and as a non-club affiliated event) I love to participate in the Open Mic Nights to brush up on my music skills.

Favorite Class(es): Drawing with Ken Marchione and Painting with Greg Lawler are both my favorite classes of Sophomore year.

get out of the blowing wind and cold and visit the Gift Gallery at Munson-WilliamsProctor Arts Institute. Turn that chill into a warm fuzzy feeling with hand crotched hats and scarfs from Monica's Boutique in New Hartford. With a wide variety of colors you are sure to find a hat or scarf to keep you warm in the frigid temperatures of January.

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

Why I chose PrattMWP: PrattMWP was always well advertised throughout my high school, so it was always in the back of my mind. When I applied, I decided to attend the overnight program, and when I came to visit, I completely fell in love with the campus. I loved the whole atmosphere and knew then and there that I wanted to come here. Plus, the scholarship money I received from the school made it the best choice when it came to tuition.

What makes PrattMWP special? Definitely the size is what makes PrattMWP special. Here, everyone gets to know each other in an intimate environment, which you can't find at any other colleges. The classes are small enough where you can have more one-on-one time with the teachers, and utilize their expertise as much as possible. So having a smaller class of passionate artists helps you grow and learn together, and it also helps you to make connections with faculty members who can help you get where you want to be. That is the atmosphere I knew I needed to further myself as an aspiring artist.

Campus Store Reopens on Monday January 16

Campus Store January Specials

Odds and Ends Sale Monday, January 16 - Friday, January 27

Borden & Riley 11" x 14" Hardbound Sketchbook 35% OFF Lyra Woodless Colored Pencils- 10 pack 30% OFF General's Getting Started w/Pastel Chalk Kit 30% OFF General's Getting Started w/Graphite Kit 30% OFF Channel Lock 6.1" Long Nose Pliers 25% OFF 1.5" Print File Work Box 30% OFF Quantities are limited - No other discounts apply NEW at the Campus Store Touch Twin Brush Markers ergonomically designed body for easy grip double-ended with brush and medium broad nibs the finest control of ink flow, absolutely no smudging or bleeding 72 colors in stock

Concerts in the Court

Sachal Vasandani Saturday February 18 8 p.m. Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court 797-0055 •

New in the Library Books Are You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art by Ken Johnson Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin curated by Dr. Edward A. Aiken Robert Kipniss: A Working Artist's Life Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman edited by Benedict Leca Winslow Homer in London: A New York Artist Abroad by David Tatham

DVDs Between the Folds I Served the King of England Momma's Man The Phantom Carriage Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle

Compact Discs Daily & Vincent: Singing from the Heart Kui Dong: Since When Has the Bright Moon Existed? Ornette Coleman: Sound Grammar

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

Rachmaninoff Conducts Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 / The Isle of the Dead / Vocalise The Rollicking and Boisterous Music of Don Gillis: Music Inspired by the American Southwest

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. 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 Leader Brodock Press • Barbara & Craig Brodock Carbone Automotive Group • Enessa Carbone Central New York Cardiology, P.C. • Dr. Michael Kelberman Coca-Cola Bottling Company • Deb Shambo ConMed Corp. • Joseph Corasanti Costello Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PLLC • Dr. John J. Costello, Jr. • Dr. Patrick Costello Dupli Envelope & Graphics Corp • J. Kemper Matt, Jr. F.X. Matt Brewing Co. • Fred Matt • Nick Matt Green & Seifter, CPAs, PLLC • Linda Gabor • Gary Grossman

Max & Blom MD's, PC • Dr. Christopher C. Max P J Green Advertising Service, Inc. • Rick Green

310 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13502

Affiliate Gorman, Waszkiewicz, Gorman & Schmitt • Bartle J. Gorman • William Schmitt The Observer-Dispatch • Donna Donovan • Michele Howgate

Colleague Campion-Weeks • Jerry Orsaeo Radisson Hotel - Utica Centre • David Cocomazzi • Susan McQuinn Human Resource Directions • Linda Yost

Members Fountain Elms Society Dick & Kate Cardamone Stephen & Stacy Caruso Bernadette T. Clark & H. Tom Clark Mrs. Richard W. Couper Mr.& Mrs. Lawrence T. Gilroy III Leigh Keno Elizabeth Lemieux Fred & Carrie Matt Susan & Nick Matt Mark Potasiewicz Robert & Sheila Smith Michael Wade & Mary Malone McCarthy The Arthur Foundation

Patron Harold Albert & Cheryl Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Anthony Mr. & Mrs. Norman W. Burch Gary Grossman Peter & Elizabeth Hotvedt Graham Egerton & Anne Redfern

Contributor Mr. & Mrs. James L. Bramley Leighton R. Burns Mr. & Mrs. Leland E. Cratty Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Cuccaro Calvin & Cheryl Edmiston

Matthew & Suzann Kimak Lisa Kinville Dr. William F. & Cynthia Krause Donald & Suzanne Martin Debra Mennig George & Carolyn Neverusky Victoria & Scott Oberman Alice Ridgway & Alistair Morrison Charles & Joyce Showalter John & Josie Slifka Kristine & Michael Stivali Sharon Zysk

David Esterly & Marietta von Bernuth Frank & Carol Furno Dr. Ian & Morag Galloway Dr. & Mrs. Mark L. Goodman Dean & Mary Gordon William and Grace Hartnett Pauline A. Mack Nancy L. McPherson Sharon L. Moriarity John & Edith Reile Marsha & Alan Roseen Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Silverman Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Uwah Richard & Jean Williams Adam Ziemba

Individual Linda Agen Patrica Bowen Dorothy A. Butler Rose Button Lisa DeFrees Esther Donnenwirth Richard H. Jones Ms. Carter Laguerre Larry Mercurio Dan E. Militello Cynthia Miller Sherri Petkovsek Martha J. Pughe Terrance Rapenske Janet Stengel Elaine Wise

Family/Household Marianna & David Bird Wendy Carbone David & Linda Cardarelli Scott & Judi Clippinger Cofrancesco Family Dayton & Tosha Elseth William & Cynthia Forster Paul & Judith Gonyea Robert & Mary Ann Janda Edward & Joanne Jones Pamela Underhill & Richard Karaz

The Annual Fund is . . .

. . . exhibition openings!

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 prominent regional 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


6 Friday

13 Friday

21 Saturday

Closed to the Public

First Friday Shorts Gallery Talk Curator’s Choice, 75th Anniversary Exhibition 1:10 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.

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

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

7 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.

10 Tuesday

19 Thursday

Time for Tots: Story and Art 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

Book Discussion Group: The Lacuna 6 p.m., Museum of Art.

11 Wednesday

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

4 Wednesday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

5 Thursday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. 75th Anniversary Curator Lecture Artistic Houses: Louis Comfort Tiffany at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute 4 p.m., Museum of Art. Final Week Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks Meet in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court. Wednesday, January 4, 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 1, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2 and 3 p.m.

LunchArt Video Series Craft in America: Family Noon, Easton Pribble Room. Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

14 Saturday 18 Wednesday

20 Friday

School of Art Exhibition and Reception Sage Dawson and Mimi Czajka Graminski 4 p.m. Lecture, 5 p.m. Reception, School of Art Gallery.

Time for Tots: Story and Art 1:30 p.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

25 Wednesday LunchArt Video Series Craft in America: Messages Noon, Easton Pribble Room. Film Series: Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

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

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

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 2012 Monthly Newsletter  

MWPAI Bulletin January 2012 Monthly Newsletter