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

Save the Date: Infinity’s Art Market Fundraiser

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS!

Infinity’s 6th Annual Art Market fundraiser will be happening on Saturday, October 28th from 10am-6pm at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and Pearl City Clay House.

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.

 

Summer Registration and Summer Camps!

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!

Summer Camp Is Back!

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
8:30am-4:00pm, daily
Cost: $200

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
8:30am-4:00pm, daily
Cost: $200

Register Here Today!

 

Welcome Back, Kate Rinko!

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: 

Bunny Bop (Ages 3-6):  Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in ballet and explore their own creative movement styles through the use of imaginative music and games in a safe, positive environment. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age appropriate movement and exercises.
Movin’ & Groovin’ (Ages 6-10): A beginner-level dance class to explore basic steps, improve flexibility and coordination, learn dance terminology, and explore students’ creativity with age-appropriate, imaginative music and games.

Last Chance for Holiday Gift Certificates!

Gifting experiences has been on trend lately, and there are some great reasons why!
1. An experience is the gift that keeps on giving! You get to be excited over and over!
2. It’s one less thing to dust around the house! (The parents get that one!)
3. Gifting experiences offers a chance to learn something new!
So whether you’re looking for an experience for a young person in your life, you want to learn more about and explore our region, or you want to flex your own creative muscles in the New Year, we have some excellent gifting options available!
With a Gift Certificate to an Infinity Membership, our 2023 Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge, or our brand new creative community at Pearl City Clay House, you can give an experience this year that someone in your life will never forget!
Come get creative with us in 2023!!!
Infinity and PCCH Gift Certificates are available for local pickup until 12.22.22 at 7:00pm at the Infinity Center. 
Gift Certificates ordered between 12.23.22-1.1.23 will be shipped or available for pickup beginning 1.2.23. 

Infinity’s New Pearl City Clay House Set for Soft Opening

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. announces a soft opening event for their new satellite location, Pearl City Clay House!

Pearl City Clay House, as the name suggests, will be a place to play with clay – but it will be so much more than that.

It will be an arts community space for everyone, from the novice crafter, to the artist with years of experience under their belt. Taking a class at Pearl City Clay House will also provide support for our community’s creative youth! 100% of all Pearl City Clay House profits will support youth music and arts programming at the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Originally set to open in fall of 2020, COVID-19 and supply chain set-backs delayed the opening of PCCH. Virtual classes and pop-up events have been held throughout the community and helped build a creative client base as we awaited the much-anticipated opening of doors! Nearly 300 participants have experienced Pearl City Clay House classes at a variety of community partner locations in Jamestown and the surrounding area, including James Prendergast Library, ART Cloth + Craft, Audubon Community Nature Center, Tammarie Designs, Susan Gutierrez Studio, New Leaf Photography, Crary Art Gallery, and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Infinity and Pearl City Clay House Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says, “We are beyond excited to be at this stage. We could not have achieved this without our amazing funders, supporters, the building owner, our project manager, all of the dedicated contractors, partners, community members, Pearl City Clay House’s program director, our Board of Directors, and the entire Infinity team. This is truly a community effort, and will be a vibrant community hub for creativity for years to come.”

Pearl City Clay House Program Director Debra Eck says, “It’s been wonderful meeting students on zoom and at pop-up events all over the community, but I really can’t wait to greet the community in our beautiful new studios. We’ve lined up a wonderful team of instructors in a wide variety of contemporary crafts, as well as ceramics and they are all excited to share their talents.

The new Pearl City Clay House will open its doors at 220 East 2nd St in Downtown Jamestown, across the street diagonally from the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Pearl City Clay House will be hosting TWO (2) Craft-In Events the week of Thanksgiving at the newly opened location.

November 23 events will include: A clay-date wheel throwing party, bring a date, your partner or your friend and enjoy an evening of fun playing on the wheel, a holiday platter workshop where you can create a unique addition to your holiday table in our beautiful ceramics studio, or you can join guest instructors to craft quilled Holiday Cards or paint your own pottery. The alcohol- free Turkey-Daze party runs from 6:00pm-10:00pm.

November 25 events will include: A series of ceramic and contemporary craft early ‘Bird” workshops. There will be a variety of ceramic workshops to choose from, along with blackout meditation, fiber arts, holiday card making, print your own wrapping paper, as well as paint-your-own pottery, and paint and sip style sessions. We invite you to join us at a workshop between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm.

To register for an upcoming Pearl City Clay House event or learn more about Pearl City Clay House, please visit www.pearlcityclayhouse.org/programming today!

Please stay tuned to the PCCH website and social media pages (Facebook/Instagram) to learn more about the Pearl City Clay House grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony at a later date in 2022.

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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