February 2, 2023
Focusing on the Aleutian Islands
ONEONTA—Archaeologist Debra Corbett will be featured at the Delaware Ossego Audubon Society presentation on Friday, February 17 via Zoom. At 7:30 pm, Corbett will discuss “the symbolic meaning of birds to the Unangan people.” Participation in the program is free, but registration is required at https://bit.ly/3vzIXKm.
The Unangans of the Aleutian Islands depended on birds for food, clothing and tools. Beyond these mundane needs, birds, especially seabirds, interacted with humans in meaningful ways, were sources of powerful strength, and were sentient beings imbued with spiritual meaning. , Unangan Provides a brief introduction to Aleut and its homeland, shows how birds were used in everyday life, and explores aspects of the relationship between birds and the Unangan people.
Corbett’s obsession with the Aleutian Islands began in high school when he read Hector Chevigny’s Russian America: The Great Adventures of Alaska, 1741-1867. His images of islands struck her as “beautiful as green, with long grasses and overhanging cliffs into the waves.” Her first Alaskan job with her Indian Bureau took her to the islands. Her job was to investigate historic sites claimed by newly formed Native American companies under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. BIA sent her two crew members to Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands. Corbett was selected to be one of the crew because she was familiar with the boat. They spent three months in one of the most beautiful places on earth, her in a rat-infested hut with an inflatable boat. She went completely crazy.
In 1989, he attended graduate school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and in 1991 received his master’s degree and worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. During her time at school, her adviser gave her her phone number and she said, call him! ” Her future was decided. From 1991 to 2003, she conducted research with the aforementioned biologists, Dr. Douglas Causey, and Dr. Christine Lefevre. I’ve experienced the worst of it all: shipwrecks, injuries, laughter, frustration, terror, transcendental joy, incredible archeology, all shared with wonderful friends and many students and colleagues.
The mission of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is to protect our natural environment, connect people with nature, and benefit birds and other wildlife through conservation, education, research and advocacy. For more information, please visit www.doas.us.
Three Exhibits Open at SUNY Oneonta
ONEONTA—Three new art exhibitions opened Tuesday, January 24th at the Fine Arts Center Gallery at SUNY Oneonta. Public opening receptions for all three exhibitions are scheduled for Thursday, February 2 from 4-7pm.
The reception is an occasion to celebrate the show and the artists. Instead of formal talks, brief remarks about the exhibition are given. Each exhibit includes a variety of artistic mediums, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and mixed-media installations.
Featured by the Martin Mullen Gallery “milk tongue” This group exhibition touches on childbirth and motherhood from a woman’s perspective. It was curated by Ashley Cooper and Carrie Mae Smith, faculty members of the SUNY Oneonta Art Department and includes Tilza Bussell (Brooklyn), Madeleine Donahue (Brooklyn), Kirin Hobson (Chicago, IL), Rose Nessler (Brooklyn), Suzanne Shilleson ( Providence, Rhode Island).
Community members are invited to the opening reception on Thursday, February 2nd from 5-7pm. A bad weather day is scheduled for Thursday, February 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. February 3rd at 1pm at the Martin-Mullen Gallery.
In the open space gallery, “Black, White, Full Color” Until February 18. . Inspired by the notion of dual consciousness, the artwork questions social interpretations of race through the lens of anarchism, personal experience, and an overview of contemporary and historical literature. I’m here.
The opening reception will be on Thursday, February 2 from 4-6 PM, or in the event of inclement weather, Thursday, February 9 from 4-6 PM.
In the project space gallery, “Art Across Campus: Literature in Translation” This exhibit showcases the final projects of 37 students from non-art courses. The opening reception is Thursday, February 2nd from 4-6pm, and in case of inclement weather he will be on Thursday, February 9th from 4-6pm.
All three galleries are free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. The gallery is closed during exhibitions and opens by appointment only when classes are not being held. A visitor parking permit is required and can be obtained by going to the University Police Station. For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, please contact Gallery Her Director Sarah Simpson at (607) 436-2445 or visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/art-galleries.
Festival schedule, ticket sales
Cooperstown – Glimmerglass Festival has announced details for its 2023 festival. This is the first time for new Artistic Director and General Director Rob Ainsley. The 2023 season’s repertoire embraces this moment of transition for Glimmerglass, honoring the festival’s past with exhilarating revivals, reimagining beloved classics to explore infinite diversity, and shaping the future of opera with world premieres.
The 2023 festival kicks off with a Giacomo Puccini revival “La Boheme” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” Celebrate the company’s last decade of success.A new interpretation of Charles Gounod’s masterpiece “Romeo and Juliet” And GF Handel’s groundbreaking “Rinaldo” Complete the festival’s main stage offerings. This season continues the company’s tradition of presenting three operas and one of his American Musical Theater performances silently with a full his orchestra.
In addition to its four main stage productions, the Glimmerglass Festival is proud to announce the world premieres of Ben Morris and Laura Fuentes. “Rip Van Winkles” It features the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus performing with members of the company’s Young Artists Program. Throughout the season, the company will also host a series of events, including concerts conceived and executed by his 2023 Artist in Residence, Anthony Roth Costanzo. These events extend the themes of the mainstage production, offering opportunities for dialogue and conversation in attractive venues and formats.
“As we approach our first season of leading this great company, full of hopes, aspirations, curiosities and passions, all the emotions shared by the characters whose stories are so vividly told in 2023,” said Ainsley. said. “‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a brilliant showcase for two young stars, ‘Rinaldo’ kicks off a conversation about how to interpret the complex legacy of the 21st century Crusades, and ‘Candide’ and La Bohème offers an opportunity for joy: the world premiere coming-of-age opera Rip Van Winkles is a contemporary tale of the impact connectivity and technology have on our everyday lives. We are delighted to announce a season spanning the entire history of opera. Audiences are drawn to the power of storytelling and music as a cultural force with the means to create tangible change. ”
The 2023 Glimmergrass Festival runs from July 7th to August 20th. All main stage productions are accompanied by the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and performed at the Alice Bush Opera Theatre.
The Glimmerglass Festival maintains a long-standing commitment to community and accessibility, with preview talks before each mainstage production, backstage tours, changeover talks, and lunches hosted by Oxalis at one of Otsego County’s most beautiful locations. It offers free events throughout the season, including the Time Concert Series. Venue (date and location to be announced in Spring). In 2023, Glimmerglass will once again present the youth opera Rip Van Winkles, free to all children under the age of 12, with support from the Zambero Gay Tribute Fund.
Ticket packages and single tickets for the 2023 festival are available now. For more information about the season and to purchase tickets, visit www.glimmerglass.org or call the Glimmerglass Festival Box Office at (607) 547-2255.
Dining center hours extended
RICHFIELD SPRINGS—The Ossego County Office for Senior Citizens has extended hours at the Richfield Springs Dining Center in the Community Center at 6 Ann Street. In addition to Thursday lunch, the center now also serves lunch on Tuesdays. The center opens at 11:00 am, lunch is served at 11:30 am, and donations are $3.50.
Residents over the age of 60 are encouraged to eat hot and nutritious meals, enjoy board games and cards with friends and neighbors, and socialize.
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling the Central Kitchen at (607) 547-6454. Menus are available by visiting the Dining Center, calling Central Kitchen, or visiting the Office for the Aging Facebook page. More information is also available by calling the Office for the Aging at (607) 547-4232.
Museum announces call for artists
CANAJOHARIE — New York State-based artists are invited to submit entries to the Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show, hosted by the Aker Museum of Art and the Canajoharie Library. The application deadline is April 20th. 2D works are limited to 50 inches and 3D works are limited to 24 inches. Accepted works will be exhibited in regional art galleries from May 12th to July 24th. Accepted artists and guests can tour the Aker Museum with his free one-day admission ticket. Accepted artists are also considered for solo exhibitions at regional art galleries.
The Best in Show winner will receive a $300.00 cash prize, a $100.00 gift card from Golden Artist Colors, and a solo exhibition. Two Jury Prize winners will receive $100.00 cash and a $100.00 gift card from Blick Art Materials, and two artists will receive an Excellence Award and a $100.00 gift card from Blick Art Materials.
The Archel Museum in Kanajoharie and the Kanajoharie Library are located at 2 Erie Boulevard in Kanajoharie. For more information, visit arkellmuseum.org/regional-art-current-exhibitions.