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Infinity’s goal is to raise $5,500 towards a new kiln for our Pearl City Clay House (PCCH) location.

PCCH is a community component of Infinity, offering clay, ceramics, and paint-your-own pottery experiences for adults and families, as well as contemporary arts and crafts classes, gallery and event space, and so much more! All proceeds from PCCH directly support youth music and arts programming at the Infinity Center.

By taking a class at PCCH you not only get to stretch your own creativity, but you invest in the future of young creatives in Chautauqua County. 

Donate on June 13th, 2024 during #GiveBigCHQ and be apart of that lasting artistic legacy in Chautauqua County!

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Local Art Students Showcase Talent in Exciting Public Art Show at Pearl City Clay House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Dana Nordlund Photography. Infinity Art Students, Eulalia March (left) and Gracie Warner (right) shared their artistic talents live at Infinity’s recent Spring Showcase. Both students will have artwork on display at this year’s Art Showcase event.

JAMESTOWN, NY (May 2024) – Infinity Visual and Performing Arts proudly presents a vibrant exhibition of artistic talent as students unveil their creations in a public art show at Pearl City Clay House. Running from June 1st to June 30th, this eagerly anticipated event promises to captivate art enthusiasts of all ages.

The showcase kicks off with an opening reception on June 1st from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, inviting the community to immerse themselves in a world of creativity. This free event welcomes all members of the public to experience an evening filled with artistic inspiration. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with some of Infinity’s talented students and art instructors while enjoying light refreshments.

Spanning a diverse range of mediums, the juried show features an eclectic mix of artistic expressions, including sculpture, acrylic, illustration, photography, and more.

Each piece on display represents the dedication, passion, and innovation of the emerging artists from Infinity Visual and Performing Arts.

Infinity Development Coordinator, and Art Instructor, Ashley Pickering, shares, “Infinity’s art program has grown so much in the seven years I have been with the organization. I feel so fortunate to work with these young artists by helping them to develop their skills and passion. They are so inspiring and I can’t wait to share and celebrate all of their hard work with our community.”

From captivating sculptures to mesmerizing paintings, the exhibition promises to offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned art aficionado or simply appreciate the beauty of creativity, this event is not to be missed.

“When we added art classes to Infinity’s offerings in 2010, it quickly became very popular and made our program even more inclusive,” says Shane Hawkins, Infinity’s Executive Director. “Ashley has done so much to expand and celebrate our young artists, we can’t wait to show our community what they have been working on!”

Don’t miss your chance to experience the next generation of artistic talent at the public art show hosted by Infinity Visual and Performing Arts. Mark your calendars for June 1st and join us at Pearl City Clay House for an unforgettable evening celebrating the power of art.

About Infinity
Infinity is a non-profit (501c3) music and arts education and performing arts center that offers private lessons, group classes, and performance opportunities within five pillars of the arts: music, art, dance, theater, and performance. Our goal at Infinity is to create a welcoming, safe, positive place for students to explore and experience the arts, increase their musical and artistic skills, stretch their minds, and build self-confidence and self-esteem. Please connect with us at infinityperformingarts.org to become involved.

About Pearl City Clay House
Pearl City Clay House (PCCH) is a satellite location under the umbrella of Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. PCCH provides hands-on arts experiences in clay, contemporary crafts, and paint your own pottery experiences for adults and families. 100% of PCCH profits directly support youth programming at the Infinity Center.
For more information visit www.pearlcityclayhouse.org.

Infinity’s 4th Annual Ultimate Adventure Challenge!

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts’ fourth annual Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge (IUAC) will begin on May 1st, 2024 and run through the end of the year. IUAC is an outdoor recreation challenge that combines elements of a traditional hiking challenge with an arts-filled scavenger hunt.

There are two ways to participate in IUAC:

1) The “Local Challenge” features locations within a 30-mile radius of Jamestown, NY. Registered participants are given a list of hiking trails, outdoor art installations, and public spaces to visit where they search for specific landmarks and upload selfies for credit.

2) The “Choose Your Own Adventure Challenge” allows participants to participate from anywhere in the world. For this option, participants select their own hiking trails, art installations, and public spaces to visit. This is great for anyone who lives out of the area, or will be traveling during the challenge period, but still wants to support Infinity and participate.

Finishers of both versions of Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge will receive a patch and sticker designed by local artist, Ash Pickering.

Infinity Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says, “In recent years, Infinity needed to reimagine our traditional fundraising events. In addition to being artists and musicians, many members of the Infinity community are avid outdoor enthusiasts. We believe that there is a special connection between music, art, and nature, and this challenge is our way of honoring the connection, while raising much-needed support for our non-profit organization!”

Learn more online at www.infinityperformingarts.org/adventurechallenge

Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge is sponsored by: Axiom Office Imaging, Chautauqua Institution, Courier Capital Corporation, Cynthia Woltz Insurance Agency, Golando Construction, Jamestown Area Federal Credit Union, Larson Orthodontics, Lawley/Rhoe B Henderson, Merrill Lynch, Saxton, Kocur & Associates, The Heron Farm and Event Center, Three-Sixty Graphics, and Wegmans

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

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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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