Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis will be leaving the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) as of July 28. Knochen-Davis told the arts council board of directors that she is facing some family obligations that require her complete attention. "I am disappointed not to be able to continue in my position as I was looking forward to a long relationship with the BCAC," said Knochen-Davis, who became executive director in January 2016. Since February, the BCAC has been developing an organizational strategic plan. Board President Susan Appe, Ph.D., said...Read more
By Chris Bahr A wonderful collection of prints and drawings from the 1920s through the 1940s opened Jan. 26 at Binghamton University to a very appreciative and rather sizeable crowd. "Works on Paper Between the Wars" highlights nearly 100 of the approximately 400 works on paper donated to the University Art Museum last year by local collectors Gil and Deborah Williams. (more…)...Read more
By Chris Bahr I dropped by the Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery on a recent Saturday afternoon to check out his holiday art exhibition, a nice collection of high-end art and crafts. Cindy Henry's mixed-media pieces was represented as well as work by photographer and architect Greg Chianis. Both are part of Orazio's stable of artists as is Fern Pritikin Lynn, ceramic artist. As I was checking out the art, a tall, distinguished woman offered her assistance. I found out she was the ceramic artist FPL (for short) and began...Read more
My son and I were among the members of the Binghamton Downtown Singers performing Handel's Messiah Saturday (Dec. 17) with the Binghamton Philharmonic. How have the arts been part of your life lately?Read more
-- Barb Van Atta...
The fall arts season is in full swing. How have you been participating in the arts in Broome County?...Read more
By George Basler The Southern Tier, during the past year, wallowed in revenge, murder, cannibalism and lust. Don’t panic: We’re not talking real life here, but the world of the stage. For whatever reason, Broome and neighboring counties were treated to three productions of Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic musical horror story about a naïve barber who becomes a revengeful serial killer. The Endicott Performing Arts Center mounted a production last fall and Tri-Cities Opera in the spring. The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown is currently staging the bloody...Read more