Reviewed by Matthew Pitcher There was no fooling around on April 1 at the Broome County Art Council when a panel of prestigious judges (Emily and Tina Corbin, Yvonne Lucia, Orazio Salati, Alisha Sickler-Brunelli and County Legislator Karl Bernhardsen) carefully evaluated 73 submissions to this year's Broome High School Emerging Artists Competition. A total of 65 students from seven Broome County high schools (Binghamton, Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Deposit, Johnson City, Maine-Endwell, Whitney Point) participated in the event. Looking over all the artworks, I was both delighted and grateful...Read more
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Emerging Artists Award RecipientsThe Broome County Arts Council held the Broome High School Emerging Artists Competition Award Recognition & Ceremony on First Friday, April 1st to celebrate the artistic talents of the 65 students from 7 Broome County High Schools with 73 works of art on display. The Emerging Artistists Award Recipients for 2016 are: Best of Show: Kelly Wu, “Corrina” (Pastels) Johnson City HS, Eric Adolf Art Teacher Excellence in Composition: Olivia Greene, “Breaking Free” (Acrylic) Johnson City HS, Eric Adolf Art Teacher Excellence in Line & Color: Mia Hause,...
By Barb Van Atta At a news conference today (March 16), the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) awarded $232,815 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants to 22 local arts organizations, community non-profits and individual artists. UCF monies will help provide general operating support for seven major arts organizations in the community and will fund 15 specific projects ranging from classes to concerts to film festivals, said BCAC Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis. (more…)...Read more
Laura Knochen-Davis won't become the executive director of the Broome County Arts Council until January, but that doesn't mean we at Broome Arts Mirror won't have any questions for her until then. She's still very busy working and teaching at SUNY Broome, so we invited her to a quick "online press conference," answering by email questions posed by BAMirror volunteer reviewers. GEORGE BASLER: What do you see as gaps in the local arts scene (such as the lack of opportunities for a young audience)? How do...Read more
At the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC), six student artists from area high schools have won awards in “An Artistic Discovery Broome County Congressional High School Art Competition. They now advance to the final round of competition sponsored by U.S. Representative Richard Hanna for high schools in the 22nd Congressional District. Hanna will present final awards April 18th at Binghamton's Roberson Museum and Science Center. (more…)...Read more
The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC), has awarded $239,575 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants this year to 21 local arts organizations, community non-profits, and individual artists. BCAC announced the funding at a March 12th news conference at its 5th floor gallery space at 81 State Street in downtown Binghamton. 2015 UCF grants will help support the operations of 7 major arts organizations, as well as 13 community non-profit and individual artist projects. Funded projects range from choral music to dance, classes to concerts, photography...Read more
A gallery in the Broome legislative conference room showcases area’s creative talent (As reported in the Press & Sun-Bulletin, 11/26/14) The Broome County Legislature’s committee work — where the nuts and bolts of the legislative process are hammered out before the body’s monthly sessions — takes place in a room that could charitably be described as spare. Tables, chairs, ceiling and carpet: all are typical government building trappings, neutral and functional. But for more than...Read more