Category: Announcements

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!

Infinity Welcomes Two New Instructors!

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors! Jim Blomquist (Sound, Audio, and Digital Recording and Production) and Vince Liuzzo (art) have joined the Infinity Team. Jim is currently offering private and group instruction in sound, audio, and digital production and Vince is offering private art lessons.

Jim Blomquist, Sound, Audio, and Digital Recording and Production: Born and raised in Jamestown, Jim began his musical career as a DJ playing at clubs and events throughout western New York and northern Pennsylvania. This eventually led to an interest in the production and recording fields, primarily within the Hip-Hop and R&B genres. In 1998, he was hired as a tour DJ/musical support specialist and worked closely with various Hip-Hop and R&B recording artists from Interscope, Motown, Island/Def Jam, and Sony Records. For the next 4 years, Jim was fortunate enough to tour the world, performing in such places as Germany, Africa, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, as well as many locations in the US and Canada.

Jim is proficient with various Digital Audio Workstations such Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic, and most recently Ableton Live, which he uses for all current productions. He enjoys teaching the production techniques he has learned throughout the years, as well as sharing his knowledge of Hip-Hop history.

Vince Liuzzo, Art : “Vince the Tree Guy” is a Certified Arborist, chainsaw carver and longtime friend of Infinity and the Jamestown Community. An active event partner and fundraiser Vince and company at Sherwood Arts have raised thousands of dollars for local charities and community organizations through events and chainsaw carving raffles since 2017.

Vince is a partner at Tactical Tree Solutions- your friendly neighborhood Tree Guys – and uses the byproduct of trees removed to create one of a kind, made to order chainsaw carvings.

Vince incorporates his love of nature into subjects of his creations and enjoys working with various media including oil and acrylic, charcoal and incorporates fundamentals such as color theory, composition, figure and gesture, and 3D sculpture into his classes and lessons at Infinity. Vince’s unique background and approach creates and exciting environment for students where whimsy and creativity are the driving factors for student projects.

For more information about Infinity, or to register for lessons with Jim or Vince, please visit www.infinityperformingarts.org/register

2019 Annual Campaign

The Board of Directors and Program Staff of Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. are excited to announce the organizations 2nd Annual Campaign event. 

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit (501c3) creative youth development program that provides unique music and arts instruction, experiences and performance opportunities. Located in the Lynn Building in downtown Jamestown, Infinity provides 14,100 square feet of learning space for our students.

• Each year we work with more than 1,600 students from more than 30 different regional schools!
• Infinity’s program year runs from October 1- August 31 annually.
• Private and group music, art, dance, theater, and literature lessons are offered.
• Students have the opportunity to perform in bands, showcase their musical and artistic talents, and learn skills such as recording, running live sound, organizing art shows, and more!
• Spring and summer day camps are available and we are active in nearly 20 additional off-site programs, in-school residency programs, and collaborative programs with community partners.
• More than $40,000 in need-based scholarships are provided to approximately 30% of our private lesson students. By removing finances as a barrier, Infinity becomes an equalizer for all students.
• Infinity students participate in more than 50 performance events annually.
• 13,910 individual private lessons and 1,830 group lessons were experienced by Infinity students last year!

Infinity’s Annual Campaign is February 15 – March 31, 2019

We invite you to join our efforts as we continue to grow and develop a safe, empowering program for young people to thrive as they express their creativity, build skills, and connect with creative peers and adult mentors.

Thank you in advance for supporting the power of arts education
and our community’s young people!

Spring Into Music and Arts Camp

The Infinity Center will host a four-day ‘Spring Into Music and Arts’ day camp from Tuesday, February 19 to Friday, February 22. Students will experience a variety of art, music, and theater activities! Make cool art, script and film a movie, join a band, and explore instruments, all in four, fun-filled days! 9am-4pm daily. Students ages 6-12 welcome!

For more information, please contact the Infinity Center at 664.0991 or find a registration form ONLINE HERE.

Infinity CLOSED

Due to predicted weather conditions Infinity has made the decision to CLOSE on Wednesday, Jan 30 AND Thursday, Jan 31.

All private lessons missed due to closure will be made up. Instructors will be contacting individual students to discuss schedule options.

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your instructor(s) or contact the Infinity Center and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 716-664-0991, info@infinityperformingarts.org.

Stay safe and warm!