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Upcoming Summer Camps

Infinity has an amazing lineup of Summer Camps available this summer for students ranging from age 6-18.

Galaxy Art Camp! Ages 8-12, July 8-12, 9am-4pm

Explore weird and creative space creatures and worlds through art, theater, and music!

Time Traveler! Ages 6-12, July 22-26, 9am-4pm

Journey through Infinity’s time machine and explore the past and future through music, art, dance, and theater activities!

Center Stage Academy! Ages 8-18. August 5-9, 9am-4pm

Participate in scripting, auditioning, casting, stage/acting techniques, prop design, and all it takes to prepare this one-of-a-kind annual show for friends and family! *Performance August 9 at 7pm!

Music and Arts Explorers! Ages 6-12, Aug 19-23, 9am-4pm

Create unique art, make new music, act in a video, meet new friends, and explore your creativity in five amazing days!

 

Call the Infinity Center to register, or download a registration form HERE. 716-664-0991

REGISTER NOW: Local Music Showcase

Infinity’s 16th Annual Local Music Showcase will be held on Saturday, September 7 throughout Downtown Jamestown, and we have a few available slots to fill!

We are currently looking for

FOUR (4) solo/duo acts and FIVE (5) bands

to fill the remaining openings in our schedule. If you would like to participate, CLICK HERE to complete a registration form today!

New Student Orientation


Calling all MUSIC, ART, DANCE, THEATER, AND LITERATURE lovers!!!

Join us at the Infinity Center for a new student orientation on Thursday, June 20.

Sessions last approximately 30 minutes each, and include an informational video, tour of the facility, and an opportunity to sign up for lessons and classes in the following month.

Call today for available times and to reserve your spot!
716-664-0991

WELCOME New Instructors

Infinity welcomes two new instructors! Marie Stewart (Art) and Joanna Roberts (Voice, Beginning Piano) have joined the Infinity Team. Marie is currently offering private and group instruction in various art mediums, including painting, abstract paint, and functional artwork, and Joanna is offering private lessons in Voice and Beginning Piano.

Marie Stewart, Art (Various Mediums)
Marie Stewart is an award-winning Fine Arts educator and painter with a focus on abstract nature paintings and functional artwork. She received a BA in Fine Art with a concentration in Education from Bowling Green State University in 2010 and before moving to Jamestown taught K-12 art in Texas for eight years. There, she led several students to placement in Texas’ annual statewide student art competition, was elected head of her district art program in 2014 and received Teacher of the Year honors in 2017. In addition to her work at Infinity, Marie operates The Only Road Home Studio, a small arts & crafts studio which focuses on handmade art items suitable for everyday household use and abstract paintings inspired by her travels. Marie arrived in Jamestown with her family in August 2018 and is excited to work with students to explore its rich culture and art community.

Joanna Roberts (Voice, Beginning Piano)
Blown here by a Kansas tornado, Joanna Ruth Roberts (often mistaken as Dorothy) has found the Jamestown locals to have hearts as big as the area’s hills. When she is not singing in the parking lot of Walmart or the waiting room at the dentist, Joanna might be found stalled out at the top of a hill, as she adjusts to driving stick shift on this foreign terrain (Kansas was considerably flatter). Joanna earned her Bachelor’s of Music at Bethany College in her little hometown of Lindsborg, Kansas before moving to the city of Wichita, Kansas where she performed with Opera Kansas, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Messiah Festival of the Arts, and the Wichita Choral Society, and explored the behind-the-scenes side of opera production as a volunteer with Wichita Grand Opera. Her biggest loves in life—besides music—are her our nieces and nephews—the real reasons she found herself packing everything (including her cat, Gracie!) into her little car and moving 1,151 miles across the United States. Joanna loves watching lightbulbs turn on in her students’ eyes when they grasp a new concept, and may need a tissue to wipe her eyes as she can get overwhelmed with joy at students’ victories—both in the studio and on stage!

For more information about Infinity, or to register for lessons with Marie or Joanna, please visit www.infinityperformingarts.org

 

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 five pillars of the arts: music, art, dance, theater, and literature. Infinity offers something for all ages and experience levels.  Join us, and Explore, Experience, and Excel in the arts! New student orientations take place once a month at 301 East Second Street Lynn Building, Suite 101, Jamestown, NY  14701. For more information, call 716-664-0991

GiveBigCHQ

We’re counting down the days to June 13th and Give Big CHQ. We need your help to make our campaign a success, and we’ve included a few easy ways that you can support us.

Share and share alike. Online days of giving are successful because of our own networks. Help us grow our network by sending our website, emails, or posts to your network and ask your friends to do the same.

Be socially (media) active. Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, tweet about Give Big CHQ, and share your love for your particular passion, whether it’s education, health care, animals, or the arts. Ask others to do the same.

Become a fundraising champion. Everyone loves a champion, including us! We really need fundraising champions to help drive people to our Give Big CHQ profile on June 13th. Contact us for more information on how to become a fundraising champion!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Find our page here, as well as the option to create your own peer-to-peer fundraiser!

Stay tuned for more how donors can win awesome prizes from Infinity!

Shults Auto Group Presents Infinity’s Annual Spring Showcase

Students from the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center have been working hard since October to prepare for this year’s annual Spring Showcase! Sponsored by Shults Auto Group, the Infinity Spring Showcase will take place on June 8, 2019 at the Jamestown High School Auditorium at 7:00pm.

Infinity students have the opportunity to practice and hone their talents through various performance opportunities at the Infinity Arts Café and throughout the community. Spring Showcase serves as the largest student performance of the year.

The Spring Showcase is a well-rounded evening of student performers featuring various music ensembles and soloists, as well as dance and theater performances. You will be amazed at the amount of talent displayed on the stage, and the amount of hard work the students put in to this event.

Infinity students have had the pleasure of working with instructor and area musician, Steve Davis, who has served at this year’s Artistic Director of the show. Steve has been a piano and drum instructor and ensemble director at the Infinity Center since 2003 and is also one of the original seven Infinity students!

Also working with students is Instructor Dylan Carlson who recently competed in the widely known “American Idol” national competition. Dylan is using his performance experiences to coach vocal students participating in the opening and closing numbers.

Area favorite Adam Owens will be the Stage manager for the event and coordinating the event this year is Infinity’s Program Coordinator, Kate Rinko. Kate says ”This event is so important because it incorporates every aspect of the arts disciplines we offer and involves so many students who work with a variety of our wonderful instructors!”

The cost to attend the Spring Showcase is $10 dollars for adults (seven dollars pre-sale). Children under 18 are free! Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Infinity Center, located at 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101 in Jamestown, or online at www.infinityperformingarts.org/shop. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of 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!”

In addition to great performances by our area youth, Infinity will be offering the chance to win one of three gift baskets. This year’s prizes include $150 cash, $300 in gift certificates to area restaurants, or a $300 Value Grab Bag Basket. Tickets are five dollars each or four for just ten dollars, and can be purchased at the Infinity Center, online, or from any of Infinity’s board members.

More information about Spring Showcase, including a list of performers, 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.

Jazz at Infinity

On Friday, May 24, 2019 the Jazz Concert Series at the Infinity Arts Cafe at 301 East 3rd Street in Jamestown, NY will feature An Evening with Bill Ward and John Cross, at 7:00 pm.  The concert is free and open to the public with a free will offering collected at intermission.

The concert will feature Chautauqua Music Hall Of Fame vocalist/guitarist, Bill Ward.  Bill Ward “found his voice” performing in Austin Texas where artists like Nanci Griffith, Townes Van Zandt, and Jerry Jeff Walker had also cut their musical teeth.

In 2002, Ward founded the Mayville Bluegrass Festival, which has garnered international attention, featuring artists such as Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, Claire Lynch, Tony Rice, and Norman Blake as well as some of the nation’s best young bluegrass performers.  Bill Ward’s most recent cd release, “The Dock” is a great collection of his original songs with many references to life in Chautauqua County.

Bill Ward has been named “Artist of the Year” by the Chautauqua County Arts Council, “Promoter of the Year” for his festival and collaborative work, and “Artist in Residence for Jazz Contribution to Christian Praise” at Chautauqua Institution where he presented several concerts at the amphitheater with Loretta Lynn, Diamond Rio and Waylon Jennings.

Joining Bill Ward will be John Cross on flute, clarinet and saxophones.  John and Bill have recently returned from touring in the Caribbean.  One of their latest recordings, Highway In The Desert, has been a best seller at CDbaby.com. Ward and Cross will play a variety of songs from blues, island jazz, and Texas swing that will delight audiences of all ages.

Invite a friend and join us for a great evening of toe tapping music featuring “the bard” of Chautauqua County!

New Student Orientation


Calling all MUSIC, ART, DANCE, THEATER, AND LITERATURE lovers!!!

Join us at the Infinity Center for a new student orientation on Thursday, May 23.

Sessions last approximately 30 minutes each, and include an informational video, tour of the facility, and an opportunity to sign up for lessons and classes in the following month.

Call today for available times and to reserve your spot!
716-664-0991

THANK YOU CRCF

Help us say THANK YOU to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for helping us give the Infinity website a much needed new look.

Thanks to CRCF, Infinity was able to work with Bushwick Design company, out of Brooklyn, which is managed by a former Infinity Student, to redevelop Infinity’s website, increase its functionality, add new user-friendly tools, and modernize the graphic design of our site.

We are very excited for this brand new website launch, and we couldn’t have done it without CRCF and Bushwick Designs.

THANK YOU!

April Spring Break Camp

The Infinity Center will host a four-day, ‘World Tour” day camp from Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26. Join our whirlwind four-day tour of a new country every day through music, art, dance, theater, language, costume, and more! We’ll have you home in time for dinner every night. 9am-4pm daily. Students ages 6-12 welcome!

For more information, please contact the Infinity Center at 664.0991

REGISTER HERE