Visit the Art Center for Art After Hours. Free admission from 5-8pm.
Auburn’s First Friday is sponsored by Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission, Auburn Downtown Buisness Improvement District, Columbian Foundation, Inc., and Everett Charitable Trust.
For more information, please contact Auburn Downtown BID at (315) 252-7874.
May 3: Family Yoga & Dance with Absolute Dance Company
Join us for First Friday on May 3 and participate in family yoga and dance activities presented by Absolute Dance Company at 6pm and 7pm and Fiber Fridays. Fiber Friday is a opportunity for visitors to help make knitted tree bands that will decorate the Art Center (see below for more information). Visitors are also invited to view the current exhibitions Made in New York 2013 and Vintage Impressions: Cyanotypes by Victoria Miller. Refreshments will be served. First Friday is free and open to the public.
Knitters & Crocheters Wanted! Schweinfurth Art Center will be “banding” the trees around the Art Center with knitted bands in celebration of our summer exhibit Innovators & Legends: Generations in Textiles & Fiber.
How to Participate:
Work on your own or join others in work sessions during Fiber Fridays at Schweinfurth Art Center and All Tied Up Yarn Shop. Bring your own “band” or work on a community “band” that is in progress.
Art Center: Fridays, April 19 - May 17, and June 7- 28, 2013 from 3-5 pm
First Fridays, May 3, June 7, & July 5 from 5-8pm
All Tied Up Yarns: 1st & 3rd Fridays April 19- June 28, 11am-1pm
How the project will work:
Bright colors & patterns are encouraged. Any type of yarn, size, or gauge is acceptable. Items can be knit or crocheted. Groups working together can connect several smaller sections together to create a band. For example, a string of granny squares can be connected to form a band.
Bands are needed 50"- 60" long and 8"-10" in height. Note: it is better for the bands to stretch tightly around the trees than to be too loose, so plan accordingly. Each band will be wrapped around the tree and the ends will be stitched together. Multiple bands will be stacked on the trees.
Installation will take place the last week of May 2013 for the opening of the exhibit, and then weekly as bands are submitted. Volunteers will be needed to help with installation. Bands will not be returned.
THURSDAY EVENINGS ART & THEATER
June 20 - August 8, 5-7pm
In conjunction with the Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival, the Schweinfurth Art Center will be hosting a special reception Thursdays June 20 – August 8, before the PiTCH performance at Theater Mack. Stop by the Art Center between 5-7pm for wine and refreshments and to browse the summer exhibition Innovators & Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber. Then walk next door to Theater Mack where doors will open at 7pm for the PiTCH.
Part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, the PiTCH is a brand new forum created to develop new works of Musical Theatre. Accompanied by piano, teams of three will receive 40-50 minutes each night to ‘pitch’ their newest ideas in front of a live audience. See vignettes of each show – including songs, scenes and maybe a few dance numbers. See what works…and what doesn’t. To purchase tickets to the PiTCH, visit fingerlakesmtf.com or call the box office at 315-255-1785 or toll free at 1-800-457-8897.