The Infinity Center will be CLOSED for all lessons and activities on Tuesday, November 28 due to inclement weather and hazardous winter conditions. Stay safe and warm!
CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS!
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.
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 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.
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.
If you are interested in music, art, dance, or theater, then the Infinity Center is the place for you! Join us for summer lessons and classes, or for one of our exciting Summer Camp events! Students ages 5-18 can sign up online before June 22 to begin lessons on an instrument or within another art form of your choice.
For students ages 8-12 years of age, Infinity is offering TWO (2) summer day camps: Time Travelers Camp and Cultural World Tour Camp. Both camps will explore a variety of music and arts activities!
Visit www.infinityperformingarts.org/register today for more information or to get started on your creative adventure with us!
Infinity Summer Camps are back in 2023!
Come join us for TWO (2) fun-filled weeks of music and art at the Infinity Center.
Both weeks of camp are open to students ages 8-12.
Infinity Time Traveler Camp:
Journey through Infinity’s time machine and explore the past and future through music and art activities!
Monday, July 10-Thursday, July 13
Infinity’s Cultural World Tour Camp:
Join our whirlwind four-day tour of a new country every day though music, art, and more! We’ll have you home in time for dinner every night.
Monday, August 7-Thursday, August 10
Infinity welcomes Kate Rinko back to the Infinity Instruction Team!
Kate grew up in Ellicottville, NY and moved to the Jamestown area in 2015 after completing her degree in Communications at Fredonia State University. Kate started working for the Infinity Admin Team upon graduation and added the role of Instructor shortly after.
After noticing students wanting to explore within their lessons, Kate created the Infinite Exploration Program, which is still in use today.
Kate is returning to the Infinity Team to share her love of exploration and movement. Kate is now the Retail Coordinator at the National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum and currently resides in Kennedy, NY with her fiancé and cats. In her free time, she likes to learn new things, knit, and spend time with friends and family.
Kate will be offering the following group classes beginning in February: