Infinity will be CLOSED on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

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.

 

A Note From our Executive Director

Hello Students and Families!

Our team of staff and instructors miss seeing all of you each week! We hope you are doing well and settling in to a new normal.

The Infinity Center is closed until further notice but our team of program staff and instructors continue to work remotely. Staff members will be reaching out individually to families regularly, and feel free to connect with us at any time. Email is the best way to reach us during the NYS on Pause phase: info@infinityperformingarts.org

At this challenging time, we are focusing on finding creative ways to keep students learning and teachers teaching! While in-person lessons are not possible, our instructors were amazing in their ability to transition to digital lessons. Additionally, I hope you check out the wonderful videos our instructors are working hard to create for you during this time away from the Infinity Center. See examples here:
Infinity YouTube page here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHebt8WTbJNtpOF_zgOJng
Infinity Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/InfinityVisualandPerformingArts

As we know this time is financially challenging for many families, long-term and temporary scholarships are available. We would love to see students continue learning, we encourage you to reach out and inquire about our scholarship options. The scholarship application* can be found here: https://infinityperformingarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-20_ScholarshipApplication_Fillable.pdf

*If you are applying for scholarship due to financial hardship due to COVID-19 Shutdown, please also include a paragraph stating this.
New students ARE being accepted for digital lessons and scholarships are available for qualifying new students. If you would like to add something to your child’s week, our online registration system can be found here: https://infinityperformingarts.org/register/
We believe in the power of the arts to help sustain our community. We are inspired by the many ways we’ve seen our community help one another.
We’ll continue to be in touch with more updates. Let us know how we can help.

Wishing health and peace of mind to all,
Shane Hawkins
Executive Director
shane@infinityperformingarts.org

Infinity Joins #GivingTuesday Movement

Jamestown’s own Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center has once again joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

In 2019, Infinity celebrates 21 years of service to young people and families in the Chautauqua region, and is asking for your support in continuing their mission to provide music and arts education and performance opportunities to all students with a desire to participate.

Performing ensembles and workshops provide Infinity students with an opportunity to learn advanced music and arts techniques and practice soft-skills development in areas such as public speaking, teamwork, collaboration, and positive peer development.

This year’s #GivingTuesday initiative will raise funds to support ensembles, performance and showcasing opportunities, marketable skills training experiences, program and class supplies, and much more! Infinity’s goal is to raise $3,000 with the help of area supporters.

Occurring this year on December 3, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Infinity joined #GivingTuesday to spark the spirit of giving in Chautauqua County. Last year’s initiative successfully raised $2,200 for group classes and supplies for Infinity students. This year, Infinity is hoping to raise $3,000 to support the 500+ students who attend lessons and classes at the Infinity Center throughout the 11 month program year. #GivingTuesday will kick off the campaign, and donations to this project will be accepted until December 31. All donations are tax-deductible!

Those who are interested in supporting Infinity’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.infinityperformingarts.org or Infinity’s Facebook page to make a secure online donation. Donations may also be mailed to Infinity at 301 East 2nd Street, Lynn Building Suite 101, Jamestown, NY 14701.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

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 or visit www.infinityperformingarts.org
About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:
Website: www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

 

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

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.

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

Annual Campaign- Final Push!

We are in the home stretch of this year’s Annual Campaign!!

There are a number of ways you can help.

1. Make a donation! Any amount, no matter how small, is important and makes a difference.

2. Share Infinity’s Campaign through email or social media. Team work makes this all possible!

3. Head down to Landmark Chevrolet and test drive a vehicle! For every vehicle test drive and/or purchase on or before March 31 Landmark will make a donation to Infinity.

DONATE HERE

 

Doors Are Open! Infinity’s 5th Annual Art Market and Auction

Infinity’s 5th Annual Art Market and Auction has begun! 

Stop into the Infinity Arts Café today between 11am-4pm.

Support a variety of local artisans, bid on your favorite auction pieces to support Infinity, check out a student art show and live musical performances by Infinity students, take a mini-art class with Renee Pye, and more!

$5 admission at the door. 18 and under admitted free with ticketed adult. We’ll see you soon!

Click here to learn more about the available auction items, participating artists, and see our sponsors!

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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