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“Arts Wide Open” takes Teens to the Opera

In August, a new collaborative project between the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, the Oneida County Young Scholars LLP at Utica College, Junior Frontiers, Study Buddies, and the Mohawk Valley Latino Association, raised funding for nearly 70 scholarships for area teens to spend a full day at Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, to see “West Side Story.” Eleven teens from MVCA participated. “Arts Wide Open” students received back stage tours, lectures, box lunches, the matinee performance, and—the icing on the cake—30 minutes of Q&A, selfies, and autographs with the principle characters, “Maria” and “Tony.” For many, it was the trip of a lifetime.

Nura Handy wrote: “It made me feel emotion, which is what I like about it. I felt connected with the characters, and their love for each other. Coming from a family of ten children I don’t get many opportunities like this one.”

Plans are underway to make next year’s trip even bigger!

We are grateful to our many sponsors, including Mrs. Nancy Hanna who generously sponsored the bus transportation for our MVCA students.



COMMUNITY THEATER - MVCA Presents: The Wizard of Oz

Congratulations to all who participated in and helped sponsor the fantastic production of “The Wizard of Oz.” We also thank the community and nearly 1000 area residents who supported us through your attendance. This was a wonderful show, and true community theater. Great job, everyone!

Keep watch for information on auditions and a call to help with next year’s show!



Be sure to check out our other exhibits:

MVCA’s Art in Public Spaces program features quarterly exhibits of local artists' work in various locations around the city and surrounding areas. Featured artists must be Mohawk Valley Arts students or instructors.

Businesses/organizations interested in becoming an APS exhibition site, or member artists wishing to participate in the APS program, should contact Mena Cerone at the Arts Center for more details, 315.823.0808. 2018

Art in Public Spaces Locations:
Little Falls Public Library
Canal Side Inn Little Falls Hospital
Beardslee Castle
Daniel J. Enea Funeral/Cremation Care
The Sandwich Chef

We need your help and creativity!

Our Art Matters brochure is produced 4 times each year.

We need help with selling ads, writing content, producing graphics, designing layouts, even printing documents.

Come join our Art Matters team! Students: A great way to build your resume!

If you are interested, contact the Arts Center at 315.823.0808!