Infinity’s Annual Spring Showcase will be held on Sat. April 27 at Washington Middle School Auditorium. Get your reduced-price pre-sale tickets in the shop now!

Merrill Lynch Presents Infinity’s Annual Spring Showcase

JAMESTOWN, NY (April 2024) – Get ready for an incredible night of talent, hard work, and youth empowerment! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center’s annual Spring Showcase, presented by Merrill Lynch of Jamestown, is happening on April 27, 2024 at 7:00pm in the Washington Middle School Auditorium.

Infinity students have been preparing for this culminating event since October, with opportunities to perfect their skills at the Infinity Arts Café and in the greater community. The Spring Showcase is the pinnacle of their hard work, and features a diverse array of soloists and ensembles. Students will showcase works in music, visual art, dance, and theater.

Infinity Artistic Director, JamieLee Bonfiglio-Davis, shares, “Infinity’s 25th Spring Showcase is going to be a blast.  Our first showcase in 1998 started with 8 of us and now we have almost 80 students on stage and assisting with this show! This show will encompass all that Infinity has grown into over the years including music, art, theater, dance, and photography with student ages ranging from 4-18 years old! Come early and experience our student art show displayed in the lobby and buy some raffle tickets to try to win a basket while supporting Infinity! We hope you have the time of your life!”

Don’t miss your chance to see these talented young performers live on stage as Infinity Celebrates their 25th Anniversary of providing arts education services in Chautauqua County.

Admission for adults is $10 ($8 presale) and children under 18 get in for free. Purchase your tickets in advance at the Infinity Center or online at www.infinityperformingarts.org/shop. You can also buy tickets at the door on the night of the event.

Attendees will also get the chance to win one of two raffle baskets containing $150 cash or $300 in gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants. Tickets are four for $10 and can be purchased at the Infinity Center, online, or at the event.

Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says “Spring Showcase is our biggest show of the year and we are so excited to have our students show off their hard work on a new stage. This is going to be an amazing show and we can’t wait to show our community what these kids can do!”

Join us in celebrating these wonderful, talented, and creative children and teens in our community!

Modified Hours On April 8th (Eclipse)

The Infinity Center will observe modified hours on Monday, April 8th due to the total solar eclipse.

We will be CLOSED between 12pm-4:30pm. All regularly scheduled lessons, classes, and rehearsals will resume at 4:30pm unless otherwise communicated by your instructor. All affected lessons prior to our 4:30pm opening time will be made up.

Have fun and enjoy this once in a lifetime event!

Infinity Welcomes Back Instructor, Eric Pearson

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is proud to announce the return of Eric Pearson to their team of instructors. Eric will be teaching guitar lessons, as well as group classes and workshops, ensemble direction, and serving as Infinity’s equipment manager.

Originally from Jamestown, NY, Eric Pearson returns to Infinity after 15+ years of teaching and conducting guitar ensembles in Austin, Texas. He holds a MM in Music Performance from Ithaca College, a Music Education degree from SUNY Fredonia, and has taught public school, college courses, community college and private students for over 20 years.

As a performer, he has worked with Rich Little, John Bacon and Bruce Johnstone, among other jazz musicians, and toured frequently as a member of the Fredonia Guitar Quartet.

Eric was a member of the “Next Generation” of Infinity students around 2001. He then worked in various positions including private lesson instructor, ensemble director, director of curriculum, program director and acting executive director.

He worked with the Austin Classical Guitar education nonprofit from 2011 – 2022 as a curriculum developer and in support of guitar programs in over 50 Austin ISD schools. In addition to school programs, Eric spent nearly a decade conducting adult amateur guitar ensembles. He is also a frequent clinician at state and national meetings for music educators, including conferences hosted by the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Guitar Directors Association, the National Association for Music Educators, and the American String Teachers Association.

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality instruction in the visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities. They offer a variety of classes and workshops in music, dance, theater, and visual arts.

For more information about Infinity, or to register for lessons with any of the instructor mentors at Infinity, please visit www.infinityperformingarts.org/register.

About Infinity

Infinity is a music and arts education and performing arts center that offers private lessons, group classes, and an array of arts experiences and performance opportunities within six pillars of the arts: music, art, dance, theater, photography, and performance. Infinity offers something for all ages and experience levels. Join us, and Explore, Experience, and Excel in the arts! For more information, call 716-664-0991 or visit www.infinityperformingarts.org

Save the Date: Infinity’s Art Market Fundraiser

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS!

Infinity’s 6th Annual Art Market fundraiser will be happening on Saturday, October 28th from 10am-6pm at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and Pearl City Clay House.

We are looking for vendors with hand-made arts and crafts items for this event. We will not be accepting MLM or Affiliate Marketing vendors at this time.

 

Explore Nature Through Art: Natural Selection Art Gallery Opens September 9

Pearl City Clay House, the new secondary location of Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, is proud to announce the opening of ‘Natural Selection’, a unique art exhibit featuring four local female artists and their perspectives on wilderness. On September 9, visitors will have the opportunity to view oil paintings, watercolor, ink drawings, photography, textiles and more.

‘Natural Selection’ features the work of four local artists: Angela Caley (oil, acrylic & ink), Ash Pickering (Minutiae – gouache, watercolor, acrylic & ink), Jennifer Bittner (photography) and Sarah Brown-Millspaw (watercolor & textiles). Each artist has created works that explore a different aspect of nature with their own unique style.

The artists’ works are all heavily inspired by time spent in nature, and a love for the natural world. Ash Pickering shares, “Lady Bird Johnson once said, ‘The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.’  Natural Selection was inspired by our own unique experiences and personal relationships with the natural world; it is a tribute to the interconnectedness of nature and the human experience, and how it supports us all. Each artist created a new series of work for this show and we are thrilled to share this unique experience with the public!”

Natural Selection opens at Pearl City Clay House (220 East 2nd St) on September 9th at 7pm – 9pm EST. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. During the reception there will be three short talks given by local biology and sustainable living experts, Dr. Elizabeth Burgess, Kara Bemis, and Melanie Smith.

“I am so excited to see this exhibit happen at Infinity’s new satellite site ‘Pearl City Clay House,’ said Infinity Executive Director, Shane Hawkins. “These four talented artists are well known to Infinity and I can’t wait to see their tribute to nature and the human experience. Stop down, support these artists and get a peek at what Pearl City Clay House offers!”

Pearl City Clay House Program Director, Debra Eck added, “We are excited to kick off our new operating year with the opening of this exhibition, which heralds the beginning of regular, rotating exhibitions in the Gallery at Pearl City Clay House. After the ‘Natural Selection’ opening event, the gallery will be open to the public during all regularly scheduled studio hours – which can be found on our website and social media.”

This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature as well as support from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County Projects Pool Grants Program.

 

 

Infinity’s 2023 Summer Camps!

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is hosting two Summer Day Camps for kids ages 8-12 this summer.

Infinity’s “Time Traveler Camp” will be held from July 10-13, and students will explore music, art, and theater of the past, present, and future as they journey through time.

Infinity will also be holding a “Cultural World Tour” camp from August 7-10. Students will explore the world as they learn about the music, art, dance, theater, and culture of a variety of countries and geographic locales.

For more information visit www.infinityperformingarts.org/register and click on the “Camp” tab. Spaces are limited, so enroll today to ensure a spot.

Merrill Lynch Presents Infinity’s Annual Spring Showcase

Get ready for an incredible night of talent, hard work, and youth empowerment! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center’s annual Spring Showcase, sponsored by Merrill Lynch of Jamestown, is happening on June 3rd, 2023 at 7:00pm in the Jamestown High School Auditorium.

Infinity students have been preparing for this culminating event since October, with opportunities to perfect their skills at the Infinity Arts Café and in the greater community. The Spring Showcase is the pinnacle of their hard work, and features a diverse array of soloists and ensembles.

Don’t miss your chance to see these talented students perform live!

Admission for adults is $10 ($8 presale) and children under 18 get in for free. Purchase your tickets in advance at the Infinity Center or online at www.infinityperformingarts.org/shop. You can also buy tickets at the door on the night of the event.

Infinity Art Students will also be showcasing their skills at the Spring Showcase, with a special grand opening of the Pearl City Clay House gallery space at 220 East 2nd St. Check it out on June 2nd from 4:30pm-6:30pm for free! The art show will be open for viewing throughout the month of June.

Plus, you’ll get the chance to win one of two awesome gift baskets containing $150 cash or $300 in gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants. Tickets are four for $10 and can be purchased at the Infinity Center, online, or at the event.

Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says “This event is a celebration of youth empowerment, talent, and the mentorship bond between our students and their instructors. It is one of our favorite Infinity events each year. Thank you to everyone who comes out to support the kids’ and instructors’ hard work!”

Join us in celebrating these wonderful, talented, and creative children and teens in our community!

More information about Spring Showcase can be found on Infinity’s Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/InfinityVisualandPerformingArts

For questions or more information, please call the Infinity Center at 716-664-0991.

 

Contact

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.
301 E 2nd St, Suite 101
Jamestown, NY 14701

 

info@infinityperformingarts.org
716.664.0991

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