Circus Camp for IGCome one, come all—there’s a place for everyone under the Big Top! The Earlville Opera House is pleased to announce the return of its annual Circus Camp, held July 10 through 14 at the historic Earlville Opera House Arts Center.

The workshop meets daily Monday through Friday 9 AM – 3 PM, culminating in Friday night’s 7 PM at which students will be able to show off their newly acquired skills! Children ages 6-13 will explore juggling, trapeze, tightrope walking, tumbling, clowning, and other circus performance activities under the guidance of Jen Taylor from OM-Fly Circus School. A true “kid whisperer,” Taylor knows how to coax the enthusiasm and cooperation—and yen for performance—that often lurks just below the surface with kids.

Registration is $255/child for EOH Members, $275/child for the general public (after June 10th, add an additional $30 per child); and is required by 5 PM on June 30th. For information about scholarships or to register today, please call 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.

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Variety ShowThe Earlville Opera House will recognize talented artists in our communities with a special Local Music Showcase on June 17 at 7 PM. While known for bringing in iconic touring musicians, we are thrilled to host this “variety show” style fundraiser highlighting the outstanding performers in our midst, including Rabbit in the Rye, Bandits On The Run, Lauren Mettler, the Hamilton Ramblers, Jenni Larchar and Tom Murphy, Astrid Helfant and Esther Rosbrook, and more!

The event will serve as a fundraiser for the historic Earlville Opera House. Community events like this one allow the Earlville Opera House to continue bringing world-quality live musical performances and art installations to central New York, and facilitates the art education workshops and classes hosted for adults and children of all ages.

The show will begin June 17th at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 general, $10 members, and $5 students/youth. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 315-691-3550 or visitwww.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.

CTK IGThe Earlville Opera House will host an evening with blues legend and star of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Chris Thomas King at 8 PM. The event is sponsored by Preferred Mutual, and continues the EOH’s 2017 Main Stage season, featuring such artists as The Jeremiahs, Peter Yarrow, and Carrie Rodriguez, among others.

Born in 1962, guitarist Chris Thomas King became the last major folk blues discovery of the 20th Century when he was discovered in Louisiana in 1985 by a folklorist from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D. C. He was introduced to the world the following year by venerable folk label Arhoolie Records as an authentic folk blues successor to Huddie Ledbetter, Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt and Manse Lipscomb.

King moved to Europe in 1993 and went on to write and produced a series of ground breaking recordings including “21st Century Blues” and “My Pain Your Pleasure.” Celebrated as an expatriate artist, yet seemingly destined for obscurity in his own country, King decided to return to New Orleans in 1996, when as fate would have it, King was chosen by the Coen brothers to play the role of itinerant bluesman Tommy Johnson alongside George Clooney in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000). Larger than life on the silver screen, Chris Thomas King, acoustic guitar in hand, captivated audiences the world over. His authenticity as a folk blues artist, by any measure, proved to be undeniable, and star of stage and screen was born.

King’s major contributions to the “O Brother, Where Art Thou” phenomenon, along with its follow up album and tour, “Down From The Mountain,” has inspired a new generation of musicians such as, Hozier, Mumford & Sons, and the Lumineers. His songs “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” and “John Law Burned Down the Liqour Sto,’” to name a few, have been covered by numerous artists including legend Buddy Guy.

King will perform at the Earlville Opera House June 2nd at 8 PM. Tickets are $30 general, $25 members, and $15 students/youth, with premiums applying in the first 4 rows. Doors will open at 7:30 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, 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.

Untitled designThe Earlville Opera House will host an evening with “Dylan-esque” indie-folk singer-songwriter Joe Pug on Friday May 26 at 8 PM. The event marks the kickoff of the EOH’s 2017 Main Stage season, featuring such artists as Chris Thomas King, Peter Yarrow, and Carrie Rodriguez, among others.

Pug’s rise has been as improbable as it has been impressive.  After dropping out of college and taking on work as a carpenter in Chicago, he got his musical start by providing CDs for his fans to pass along to their friends. This led to a string of sold out shows and a record deal with Nashville indie Lightning Rod Records. Having nearly given up the business after relentless touring, Pug returned to the studio in 2014, he did so with some of the best songs he has ever written, resulting in 2016’s “Windfall.”

Pug has collected plenty of the requisite Dylan comparisons over his young career but on this record it’s easier to hear the sway of more contemporary influences like Ryan Adams and M.Ward. On “Windfall,” Pug’s aim was simple: to capture “the music just the way we play it, with minimal production. It was a very back to basics approach because ultimately that’s what I love about music, and that’s what I love about making music,” says Pug.

Joe Pug will perform in the EOH Arts Café on Friday February 10 at 8 PM. Tickets are $35 general, $30 members, and $18 students/youth, with premiums applying in the first 4 rows. Doors open at 7:30 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, 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.

MembersMakeItPossible-TransparentPlease join us Saturday May 13 from 1-3 at the historic Earlville Opera House for an ice cream social!  A suggested donation of $5 per guest will get you ice cream in an EOH mug (yours to keep!). All profits go directly towards growing the programs to you love at your favorite arts center. While you’re here, don’t forget to sign up for a membership!

EOH Membership supplies a year of arts, entertainment, activities and community. Each year individuals who cherish the quality of life in this area – make possible a multitude of arts and cultural programs to all.  The Earlville Opera House has been filled with the sounds of world-class folk, blues, jazz, Cajun, Celtic, a cappella, and world music as well as remarkable theater and storytelling. Again this year, we have an outstanding array of talent in our theater and cutting edge artists in our galleries.  And we offer youngsters and adults the opportunity to develop their talents or learn new skills through workshops.

All these projects are accomplished with the help of our members! We hope that you will join the Earlville Opera House members who continue to strengthen and grow the arts here.  As a member of this rural community, you contribute to the valuation of fellowship, creativity, rich history and good old-fashioned fun. Your membership dues also supply leverage to many other funders.  Your participation is the backbone of this organization!

The Ice Cream Social will be held Saturday May 13 from 12-3 PM, but before you stop in, be sure to visit our friends at the Earlville Free Library from 10-12 for Free Comic Book Day! Earlville Opera House office and gallery hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Friday and 12-3 on Saturdays.  A donation of $5 is respectfully encouraged, 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.

1 - Colleen O'Hara

Colleen O’Hara, Wild World

The Earlville Opera House is thrilled to announce the opening reception for three new exhibitions on Saturday May 6 from 12-3 PM. Artists Colleen O’Hara, Wendy Stanton, and Bill McLaughlin offer individualistic and distinctly different perspectives on landscape, and the viewer’s relationship to environments both real and imagined.

In the East Gallery, Colleen O’Hara’s Kinetic Compositions explores the relationship between the imagined and the real through abstracted landscapes. Says O’Hara of her work: “My work references our reaction and response to the physical world. I am creating an experience of space that situates meaning in a place where it is gradually revealed, but never fully understood.” Having received her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and her BFA at Plymouth State University, in New Hampshire, O’Hara has exhibited broadly through New York and New England.

2 - Wendy Stanton

Wendy Stanton, Houses in the Trees

We are proud to exhibit Wendy Stanton’s Nature & Fantasy in the West Gallery. Wendy Stanton is a founding member of Main View Gallery & Studio, celebrating the creative power of artists with developmental disabilities. Nature, forests, water and landscapes which incorporate fairies, angels and mermaids are recurring themes Wendy explores through her drawings, paintings and tapestries.  Wendy’s pieces were incorporated into the set of a Franklin Stage Company’s production of An American Fairy Tale in 2009, and were part of a two-person exhibit at the Roxbury Arts Group in Roxbury, NY in Feb. 2013. She also displayed work at the Franklin Stage Company gallery during the summer of 2013.

3 - Bill McLaughlin

Bill McLaughlin, Nocturne #1

With A Little Night Muse, featured in the Arts Café Gallery, Bill McLaughlin “explore[s] that mystical time of day between sunset and sunrise when Nature reveals herself to us so intimately.” While muted and obscured, these landscapes give a distinct sense of place, creating intimate and emotional environs for the viewer.

Opening receptions    will be held on May 6 from 12-3pm with light refreshments.  All three exhibits will run through July 8, 2017.  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.

Eat Out for the Arts Seven OaksOn Wednesday April 26 from 5 to 8 PM, members of the community are invited to dine at Seven Oaks Clubhouse, which has generously promised to donate a portion of the evening’s profits to support arts programming at the EOH, allowing patrons to enjoy a delicious dinner while supporting the arts in their community.

To support the beloved historic theater, make your reservation by calling Seven Oaks Clubhouse at (315) 824-4420 and mention the Earlville Opera House in your call.

Community events like this one allow the Earlville Opera House to continue bringing world-quality live musical performances and art installations to central New York, and facilitates the art education workshops and classes hosted for adults and children of all ages.

For more information, call (315) 691-3550 or visit http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.  The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY. Seven Oaks Clubhouse is located at 73 Payne St., Hamilton, NY. For reservations (appreciated!) please call (315) 824-4420 and mention the Opera House.

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