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The Earlville Galleries open two new exhibits featuring painters from central New York.  Both exhibits open to the public on Saturday, November 8, with a reception for the artists from noon to 3 pm, and will run through December 21.

MARIA RIZZO’s paintings are an invitation to “escape from the daily stress of life and to refocus on what is important,

Maria Rizzo paintings are acrylic on canvas.

Maria Rizzo’s The Tree of Time, acrylic on canvas.

to pause, take a deep breath, and rejoice in the colors of nature.”   During long walks as a child with her mother in a park near their home in Bologna, Italy, Rizzo began to experience a deep connection between her life and the lives of trees. The East Syracuse artist recalls a lifelong difficulty expressing herself in words, a barrier that made a frustrating and solitary childhood, until her mother introduced her to drawing and painting.

Rizzo’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the northeast US and abroad. In addition to the 2014 Individual Artist Commission from CNY Arts, she is the former Artist-in-Residence and Curator at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, and she is a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts MARK alumna.

JOHN LOY of Clinton, NY has been painting for over 60 years, and says he “still finds motivation and energy to continue” in his passion. Always attracted to abstraction for the creative freedom and challenge it offers, he eventually realized that he is “inherently a perfectionist with a need for control.” In the 1970s, he began exploring collage and was “endlessly fascinated by the manipulation and juxtaposition of fragmented shapes, colors, patterns, and images.”

John Loy's Immaculate Deception, oil on canvas.

John Loy’s Immaculate Deception, oil on canvas.

Loy says his paintings are essentially about color, shape, pattern, movement, and space, and his “primary intention is to create a unique visual experience.”

Loy was born in St. Louis, MO, and studied art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College, the School of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, the Yale-Norfolk Summer Art School in Connecticut, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where he receive his MFA. In 1960, he joined the faculty at the School of Art, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY, where he taught until his retirement in 1991. He has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and has won numerous awards, including a summer residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. His work is represented in many public and private collections, and he has been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 1966.

Gallery hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Friday and 12-3 on Saturdays. Admission is free, and the EOH is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

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SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH FROM 7 PM TO 9 PM

10-26 Altered bloody ghoul reality v2_2210Spirits to summon, enchantments to cast, All Hallows Eve is here at last! Beware…a haunting and magical night awaits you at the Haunted Opera House!

This free Earlville Awesome House event for kids and families is sponsored by Black Cat Antiques! Admission is free at any time during the haunting hours but donations are deeply appreciated and will support programs for youth!
It’s a night of Insane Dead Creatures, Zombies, Goblins, Ghosts and more! Come if you are feeling brave on this night of enchantment at the Earlville Awesome House!

This year, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK the Ravenwood Insane Asylum; the patients and staff may not let you leave! Next, beware the creatures that lurk in the dark night as you stroll through the Ghoulish Graveyard! You are now on your way to the Morgue, which may hold both murderers and the murdered for a hideous sight. The old theater is dark and eerie so beware of what lies unseen in the shadows! An evening at the Haunted Opera House is sure to send chills up your spine!! What’s real? What’s not? You won’t know until it’s too late! It’s not over until you exit through Grandmas Parlor, and she’s not your ordinary grandma! If you make it through her lair, she may give you candy if you PROVE TO BE brave! Will you DARE?

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Join us if you are feeling brave on this night of enchantment at the Earlville Awesome House!

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We don’t want to make anyone cry! (Note: For children under 8, please use your judgement.)

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For more information, call 315-691-3550 or check out http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main St, Earlville, NY near the corner of NYS Route 12B.

EOH gives free previews of the Martha Redbone Roots Project at the Native American Arts & Culture Festival at Colgate University on Saturday, October 18th at 11:30 am and 2:15 pm.

Free previews of the Martha Redbone Roots Project will be at the Native American Arts & Culture Festival at Colgate University on Saturday, October 18th at 11:30 am and 2:15 pm.

Martha Redbone Roots Project – A New York State Presenters Grant Project!

The Earlville Awesome House joins Colgate’s Native American Arts and Culture Festival in presenting the Martha Redbone Roots Project, who will play the slots of 11:30 am and 2:15 pm in the festival line up on Saturday, October 18. The festival concert introduces the artists to the community in anticipation of a follow up concert at the Earlville Opera House on June 13, 2015. Folks who attend the October 18 concert will receive a discount coupon for next year’s concert at the Earlville Opera House.

Miss Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements mixed with both funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. Her music is flavored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets.

Martha Redbone - Apollo Music CaféThe Roots Project trio also includes Aaron Whitby, piano and Alan Burroughs, guitar and vocals. NPR reviewed Martha Redbone’s CD “The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake.” “Martha Redbone’s music chronicles the crossroads of the American experience. Born in Kentucky and of Cherokee, Choctaw and African-American descent, Redbone combines folk, Appalachian, soul and Native tradition in…poetry by William Blake – a startling idea, perhaps, but one that brims with potency and freshness.”

Allmusic.com’s Jonathn Widran added; “A truly hypnotic and eloquent roots Americana exploration. The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake beautifully and unexpectedly matches two powerful voices; two centuries, continents, and cultures apart. The mastermind is Martha Redbone, an Independent Music Award winner renowned for blending Native American vibes from her Cherokee and Choctaw background with R&B grooves, blues and dashes of Appalachian folk.”

This performance is a co-presentation with Colgate University’s Native American Arts and Culture Festival.

Colgate's Annual Native American Festival is a wonderful free celebration of Native American Arts & Culture with food, music, crafts and more.

Colgate’s Annual Native American Festival is a wonderful free celebration of Native American Arts & Culture with food, music, crafts and more.

Colgate University’s NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday, October 18th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in the Sanford Field House. It celebrates American Indian art, music, and dance from North, Central and South America. The festival features live performances, including interactive Iroquois social dances; traditional flute music; Ecuadoran Music and Dance; and the Martha Redbone Roots Project (Choctaw/Cherokee) playing native-infused blues. Artist demonstrations include pottery, stone sculpture, lacrosse stick making, antler carving, and Maya weaving. An all-day craft market includes vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery, baskets, leatherwork, dolls, musical instruments, and more. Admission is free. For more information about the festival, please contact Carol Ann Lorenz. Colgate University: clorenz@colgate.edu or 315-228-7184.

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Native American Arts & Culture Festival Schedule

More Details about the Festival

Martha Redbone Roots Project is funded in part with an award received by EOH from The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

More about Martha Redbone Roots Project

http://www.martharedboneroots.com/

You Tubes of Martha Redbone Roots Project

Martha Redbone Roots Project – On Anothers Sorrow

Martha Redbone @WoodSongs-Hear the Voice of the Bard

Martha Redbone Roots Project – How Sweet I Roamed

Martha Redbone Roots Project – The Garden of Love

Here’s more information about the Earlville Opera House .

 

"…no band of their ilk has performed with more energy or authority than the Tannies, who blend guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, bodhran and pipes into a lilting product as fine and enduring as the textiles woven by namesake weavers of their Scottish hometown, Paisley." - Westword, Denver CO

“…no band of their ilk has performed with more energy or authority than the Tannies, who blend guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, bodhran and pipes into a lilting product as fine and enduring as the textiles woven by namesake weavers of their Scottish hometown, Paisley.” – Westword, Denver CO

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will bring their dynamic, traditional Celtic music to the Earlville Opera House on Friday, October 10th at 8 pm. The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that. The band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011.  This performance is generously sponsored by NBT Bank.

As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed - could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night's concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll."

“The Tannahill Weavers – properly harnessed – could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night’s concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.” Winnipeg Free Press

The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town’s historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melody with the power of modern rhythms.

Over the years the Tannahill Weavers have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage; from reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

Catch the Tannahill Weavers with reflective ballads and foot-stomping reels and jigs at the EOH on Friday, October 10th at 8pm. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. . Tickets are available online or by calling EOH at $19, $17 EOH members, $14 students. Premium seating applies in the first 4 rows. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

More about Tannahill Weavers http://tannahillweavers.com/index.htm

Tannies Listening Channel http://www.reverbnation.com/q/54p7fh

You Tubes

Tannahill Weavers, Johnny Cope

Tannahill Weavers Ploo’boy Laddies

 

The Tannahill Weavers and Scottish Music:

In the late 18th and early 19th century Scotland was in a turmoil of change. Highlanders were being driven from their lands and into the burgeoning Lowland factory systems. This brought two quite distinct cultures together, the mystic Celtic culture of the North and the old Anglo/Scots culture of the Lowlands. They were married by the double barreled shotgun of necessity and the Industrial Revolution. But this forced union brought forth a cultural heritage which, thanks to people like Robert Burns and Robert Tannahill, outlasted the worst of the Industrial Revolution. It married the mystic beauty of the Celtic music to the coarse, brawling, but vitally human music, poetry and ballads of the Lowlands. It is precisely this strangely moving yet lustily stirring quality that the Tannahill Weavers have captured in their arrangements of the traditional music and songs of Scotland. All of their material is traditional, but as good musicians should, they have transformed it and brought it into the modern world, vitally alive and kicking.
HT, Stringbark and Greenhide, Newcastle, Australia

Reviewer’s Quotes:

“Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play acoustic instruments, but the atmosphere at their shows is electric. The quintet is as tight and as versatile as any band in the Celtic music revival. They can summon rock ‘n’ roll intensity or haunting introspection.” – The Boston Globe

“…as close to perfect as it gets in an imperfect world.” – Sing Out!

“…world class musicians with passion and a healthy sense of fun, keeping alive and making accessible the very heart of the tradition itself.” – Mojo Magazine

“…the Weavers’ unpretentious manner and superlative playing set them apart from most other Celtic groups… In a world where good taste has become a scarce commodity, the Tannahill Weavers are a wealthy bunch.” – The Charleston Gazette

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

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