Website Announcement 2017

The Earlville Opera House is thrilled to announce its 2017 Main Stage Series, featuring a dynamic lineup of beloved musical icons and new favorites. Doors open May 26 with rising indie songwriter Joe Pug, and season highlights include Carrie Rodriguez September 16, who’s album Lola was one of NPR’s “Top 50 Albums of 2016,” and folk singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame on August 12, both sponsored by WAER FM 88.3.

Long recognized for our commitment to the traditions of Americana music, the EOH is proud to host blues star Chris Thomas King June 2, and the Women of Folk on July 15, featuring Sloan Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Suzzy Roche. Both events are sponsored by Preferred Mutual.

Fans of Celtic music won’t be disappointed, as the EOH proudly hosts The Jeremiahs, “one of the freshest bands in Irish traditional music” (Irish Music Magazine), on July 1, sponsored by Bruce Ward, Architect. Additionally, Live Ireland Radio’s “2016 New Group of the Year” Cassie and Maggie MacDonald will grace our stage September 22 for a night of rollicking Celtic originals and old-favorites.

The Main Stage Series will close October 13 with the April Verch Band. Sponsored by NBT Bank of Earlville, this trio features world-class Americana musicians touring tirelessly across Canada, the United States, the U.K., Europe, Australia & China.

The full season schedule is as follows, with additional performances TBA:

May 26 @ 8 PM – JOE PUG

June 2 @ 8 PM – CHRIS THOMAS KING, sponsored by Preferred Mutual

July 1 @ 8 PM – THE JEREMIAHS, sponsored by Bruce Ward, Architect

July 15 @ 8 PM – WOMEN OF FOLK, sponsored by Preferred Mutual

Aug. 12 @ 8 PM – PETER YARROW, sponsored by WAER FM 88.3

Sept. 16 @ 8 PM – CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, sponsored by WAER FM 88.3

Sept. 22 @ 8 PM – CASSIE & MAGGIE MACDONALD

Oct. 13 @ 8 PM – APRIL VERCH BAND, sponsored by NBT Bank of Earlville

 

Apart from live musical events, EOH’s season will be filled with lively gallery openings, creative and informative workshops, and celebrations of local talent.

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

4-6-17 Paper Workshop

The Earlville Opera House is excited to announce a spring-themed paper-craft workshop led by Diana Cassulis April 6th from 7-8:30 PM.

Miss Cassulis’ whimsical creations are sure to brighten your spring, and she’ll walk you through making gorgeous paper arts in this easy and fun workshop. Bring your friends, bring a bottle of wine, and enjoy a creative night of crafting! Admission is $15, or $10 for EOH members, and all supplies will be provided.

To register for the EOH paper-craft workshop please call the EOH offices at (315) 691-3550. Admission is $15, or $10 for EOH members, and all supplies will be provided. For more information on all Earlville Opera House programming, please visit http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY, and is wheelchair accessible with a ramp and a lift.

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.

The Earlville Galleries will celebrate the amazing artwork of young artists in the Central New York community with its Annual TeensART Exhibit, showcasing the artwork of students in grades 6-12 from area schools.  The show runs March 18 – April 29, 2017, with an opening reception for the artists and their families March 18 from 12-3 PM.

The Earlville Opera House was founded in 1970 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community service organization promoting the arts in a rural region of central New York by offering programs of cultural, educational, and historical significance; and preserving and restoring the architectural and historic integrity of the Earlville Opera House, a unique second-story theater constructed in 1892.

In keeping with our mission to make the performing arts a larger and more active part of our community, EOH offers an eclectic range of programs, to appeal to all segments of the regional populations, including families, lower-income people, people with disabilities, people of color, and blue-collar and agricultural workers. We strive to serve our rural community that is chronically underserved by the arts and composed of a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, interests and races.

Last year alone we tracked 8,628 attendees at our free and low-cost arts programming, and saw 3,332 gallery attendees over 2016’s 6 exhibition cycles, including partnerships with 11 area schools. We are proud to partner with educators and students on these worthwhile projects, and believe in the inherent benefits of arts education in teaching empathy and innovation. Additionally, schoolchildren exposed to art are more proficient in other subjects, show increased college enrollment,[1] and participate more frequently in civic activities, such as volunteering and eventually voting.[2]

We hope that you will join us for the opening reception of the TeensART Exhibit as we celebrate the creativity and vision of our young artists. Opening receptions for the artists will be held on March 18 from 12-3 PM with light refreshments.  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.

[1] National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies. 

[2] Chu, Jane. “A Perfect Place to Start: Arts in Education,” National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Blog. March 2015. 

robedee-galleriesThe Earlville Galleries will celebrate the amazing artwork of young artists in the Central New York community with its 13th Annual TeensART Exhibit, alongside two stunning and dynamic shows, Davana Robedee’s The Resonance of Light and Keith Jones’ Game Theory.

jones-for-social-mediaIn the East Gallery, Robedee’s The Resonance of Light explores themes of spiritualism and theoretical physics. Through a “pseudo-science” lens, Robedee creates “a Universe where the human mind and its surroundings are not disjointed entities, but integrated structures that support a more compassionate worldview.” With Game Theory (Arts Café Gallery), Jones’ pieces convey a feeling of Shakespearean theatricality, while his moody palette and recurring motifs of human skulls call to mind Baroque vanitas paintings.

teens-galleriesIn the West Gallery, the 13th Annual TeensART Exhibit features the amazing work of students from grades 6-12.  Collaborating with art teachers from high schools in Central New York, the exhibit celebrates the freedom of expression and incomparable joy that comes so readily from young children.  The exhibit typically draws more than 600 people over the course of the show and is a unique opportunity for youth throughout the region to display their work in a professional gallery, and for the community at large to see the fine quality art these young people are capable of.

Opening receptions for all the artists will be held on March 18 from 12-3pm with light refreshments.  All three exhibits will run through April 29.  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.

The Earlville Opera House is grateful to acknowledge the tremendous support of the Gifford Foundation, which recently granted $5,000 to support the EOH’s purchase of new sound equipment.

The Earlville Opera House (EOH) was founded in 1970 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community service organization promoting the arts in a rural region of central New York by offering programs of cultural, educational, and historical significance; and preserving and restoring the architectural and historic integrity of the Earlville Opera House, a unique second-story theater constructed in 1892.

In addition to the diverse programming on our main stage and our year-round art exhibitions, the EOH maintains strong ties with our community through outreach programming. For over 15 years, the EOH has partnered with the Village of Hamilton to offer a free weekly performance series on the Hamilton Village Green during the months of July and August.

This infusion of support from the Gifford Foundation will allow for the purchase of new sound equipment for this and further community outreach programming.

The Gifford Foundation was established in 1954 as a private foundation serving Syracuse and the surrounding Central New York community.  The Foundation supports individuals and organizations through grants and initiatives that build on community assets and promote positive change in the community.  For further information visit the website at http://www.giffordfoundation.org.

The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY. 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 http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.  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.

iannitti-for-social-mediaThe Earlville Opera House is pleased to host an artist’s talk with Jon Iannitti of Hamilton on March 11 at 1 PM. Iannitti’s A Manhattan Stretch-Warp Experience is on view at the EOH Arts Café Gallery through the 11th, and his talk will be free and open to the public.

With this exhibition, Iannitti presents an energetic, distorted landscape, “a vibrating swirl of social commentary, humor, and fantasy.” Using vibrant colors and/or skewed perspectives, the artists engage and energize audiences, inviting the viewer to challenge their perspective of surroundings.

Iannitti’s talk marks the close of the three exhibitions currently on view, including Penny Santy of Syracuse’s Connect – Disconnect and the beloved Annual KidsART Exhibition, featuring the work of students K-6 from area schools. 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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