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Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge: A FUN Family Activity!

School is out, and if you’re looking for a fun way to spend your summer, we have just the adventure you need!

Join Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge today! IUAC combines popular hiking challenges with a fun, arts related scavenger hunt throughout Chautauqua County.

Visit 24 unique locations, and even partake in a variety of bonus challenges to extend your adventure time. Complete the challenge by October 31, and you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind completion patch, designed by local artist, Ash Ordines!

IUAC is designed for participants of all ages and experience levels. Whether you’re brand new to outdoor adventures, or a hiking enthusiast, there is something for you!

JOIN TODAY! 

Infinity Announces Second Annual Ultimate Adventure Challenge and Pearl City Clay House Earth Day Classes!

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is bringing Chautauqua County a group of fun outdoor-themed classes and adventures in April and May!

Infinity’s Pearl City Clay House will be hosting four nature-inspired classes to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Classes include:

Vellum Leaves with local artist, Wendy Bale on Friday, April 29th.

In this fun, beginner-level class, you will learn the basics of paper sculpture, using vellum and other specialty papers to personalize your work, while creating colorful paper leaves. $35. 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Jamestown Oaks Coptic Book on Saturday April 30th with Pearl City Clay House Program Director, Deb Eck. Learn how to make a traditional, elegant, Coptic-sewn binding featuring tree cookies taken from the Third Street oak trees, and decorative papers made by Deb from plants collected on Jamestown’s Riverwalk.

$75. 9:00am-12:00pm.

Register online today at www.pearlcityclayhouse.org. All classes will take place at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center, while construction of Pearl City Clay House continues!

Additionally, Infinity’s second annual Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge will begin on May 1st. Running until Monday, October 31., this summer-long outdoor adventure combines our beautiful, local public art and aspects of popular hiking challenges with a fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt twist!

Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge will take place at twenty-four various outdoor locations throughout Chautauqua County, where you will take snapshots and selfies at certain markers to earn a unique patch or sticker, designed by local artist Ashley Ordines.

Ultimate Adventure Challenge Registrations range anywhere from $10-$50, and include options for youth, adults, and families.

Register online today at www.infinityperformingarts.org/adventurechallenge

Please be sure to follow Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and Pearl City Clay House on Facebook & Instagram for more updates!

Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge is sponsored by: Jamestown Business College, Chautauqua Sunrise, Rhoe B. Henderson, Larson Orthodontics, Lutheran Jamestown, Courier Capital, Wegmans, Heron Farm and Event Center, Axiom, Three-Sixty Graphics, and Forte.

Register Today for Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge!

Registration for Infinity’s 2022 Ultimate Adventure Challenge is OPEN! 

This year’s Challenge will introduce a variety of new locations to visit and explore in Chautauqua County. Whether you’re an experienced hiker, someone who enjoys the outdoors and visiting new places, or are just looking for something fun and different to do with your family this summer…the Ultimate Adventure Challenge is for you!

All funds raised benefit music and arts instruction and mentorship at the Infinity Center for children and teens in our community. 

Sign Up Today! 

Questions? CLICK HERE to learn more about Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge, or email us at adventurechallenge@infinityperformingarts.org

Infinity Releases March Group Class Schedule

Students can enroll NOW for March Group classes at the Infinity Center! There is so much to learn, and so much fun to have. Come join in!

Group classes are included as a part of each students’ membership. If you aren’t currently a student and would like to enroll, CLICK HERE to complete an Inquiry Form. We’d love to get you started on your learning path!

Current students, stop by the front desk or email info@infinityperformingarts.org to enroll in group classes today!

Closed, Thurs. Feb 3

Infinity will be closed on Thursday, February 3 for all lessons, classes, and activities due to impending afternoon and evening weather conditions.

Students: Your instructor will be in contact to schedule a makeup lessons, or to reschedule your lesson for today to a digital lesson if possible. If you have questions, please leave a message at the Infinity Center and we will get back to you on Monday when the office is open. 716-664-0991

Congratulations Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Buffalo Bills Jersey Raffle:

Frances Palmer- Josh Allen Jersey

Mandy Gandhi- Zack Moss Jersey

Teresa Potter- Eric Moulds Jersey

Emma Darr- Fred Jackson Jersey

Infinity will be contacting all winners on Monday, January 31 to arrange pickup or delivery of your jersey.

THANK YOU to Missy Patterniti, Ballgame Heroes, Gib Taylor, Exceptional Stars Athletics, Quick Solutions, Axiom, and an Anonymous Donor who made this fundraiser possible. We will be announcing the total amount raised for the Lexy Hughan Memorial fund on Monday, so stay tuned to our Facebook or Instagram page to find out!

Lexy Hughan Memorial Fundraiser

Get your ticket for a chance to win an autographed Josh Allen Jersey.

Thanks to generous donations from our community, we will also draw 3 additional raffle winners after the Josh Allen raffle ticket is drawn. The subsequent drawings include: One (1) Zack Moss autographed jersey, One (1) Eric Moulds autographed jersey, and One (1) Fred Jackson autographed jersey.

Tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased ONLINE HERE, or in person at the Infinity Center, Sneaker’s Bar in Jamestown, NY, or Ballgame Heroes.

Winners will be drawn on January 27th. The Josh Allen jersey winner will be drawn first, followed by winners for the remaining jerseys!

Josh is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 touchdown passes and 20 rushing touchdowns in his first four seasons. His Jersey from Week 16 of the 2021-2022 season just headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but you can still get your hands on THIS autographed Jersey.

This raffle will begin a fund at the Infinity Center in memory of Lexy Hughan. Lexy was an Infinity student from the age of 3, and was tragically taken from us on New Year’s Eve at the age of 15.

The Lexy Hughan Memorial Fund will provide music, art, dance, and theater classes at the Infinity Center, with the input of Lexy’s mom, that encompass Lexy’s interests, and her kindhearted personality.

For more about Lexy’s life and time spent in our community and at Infinity: CLICK HERE

If you purchase a ticket online, the Infinity Staff will complete your physical raffle ticket for you and enter it into the drawing. Please be sure to provide us with your full name, email address, and phone number upon checkout so we can contact you should you win. If you have any questions, please contact info@infinityperformingarts.org. 

 

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors, Hosts New Classes in 2022

The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center announces classes for January 2022, and introduces two (2) new theater instructors to their team!

In partnership with Generator Z and Lakeshore Connections, Infinity was awarded grant funding in 2021 to create and develop a new series of teen-designed and teen-focused classes at the Infinity Center. In addition to their continued roster of classes for students of all ages, Infinity will be offering unique classes, workshops, events, field-trips, and more for students ages 13-18 in the remainder of their 2021-2022 Program Year.

Infinity’s Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says, “The Generator Z Grant was one of our favorite grant proposals to write, because it was so in-line with Infinity’s mission of providing our students with a voice in the direction of our programming. We’ve always relied heavily on student feedback and input to design our classes and programs, and with funding available from Generator Z we are able to bring even more of our students’ ideas to life. We’re excited about the possibilities, including field-trips, finished products (such as student recorded albums, framed art, photography portfolios, and more), increased performance opportunities, and giving our teens more creative flexibility and ownership in their learning path at Infinity.”

Infinity’s team began working with teens in July of 2021 to bring this project to life, and will continue into 2022 by adding even more classes! Additionally, Infinity Artistic Director, Jamie Lee, is expanding performance and talent showcasing opportunities for Infinity students of all ages in the coming year!

Teen-focused classes offered in January of 2022 include: Acting, Advanced Art and Portfolio Development, Sculpting, Songwriting, Focused and Fun Leadership Class, Photography, Theater Class, and Performance Class. Additional classes and learning opportunities are also offered for students ages 12 and under. A list of all offerings can be found on Infinity’s website calendar!

To help bring these ideas to life, Infinity has been adding to their roster of Instructor Mentors, and is pleased to welcome Davis Niles and Julia Burrows to their Infinity team roster!

Davis Niles, Theater Instructor
David is thrilled to be a part of the Infinity team. Originally from the Jamestown area, David attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy located in New York City after high school. He then spent the next couple of decades performing all over the US in various productions and tours, while also staying active in the commercial market. David is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, and loves passing on the knowledge gained over his many years of professional experience in the field to the next generation of aspiring actors.

Julia Burrows, Theater Instructor

Julia Burrows recently moved to Jamestown from New York City and is very excited to be on the Infinity team. After over 18 years of professional experience acting and singing all over the United States, she is looking forward to sharing her love of performing with young minds. She studied acting in NYC at The Barrow Group Theater Company, joined the Actor’s Union and then went on to play some of her dream roles in theater. Some favorite theater credits include “Sibella” in A Gentlemen’s Guide To Love and Murder at 3D Theatricals in LA, “Amalia” in She Loves Me and “Mother” in A Christmas Story at Capital Repertory Theater; “Nellie” in South Pacific at Gateway Playhouse; “Magnolia” in Show Boat at Central City Opera Company at The Denver Center; “Marian” in The Music Man opposite Peter Scolari at Ogunquit Playhouse; “Lori-Beth” in Garry Marshall’s Happy Days at Goodspeed Opera House and Papermill Playhouse (Original Cast Recording); “Cornelia” in Pirates! at Papermill Playhouse; Off-Broadway’s Greed at New World Stages; and Bernstein’s Mass with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Recent TV/Film credits: “Sarah” in the film Buttons: A Christmas Tale, an original movie musical recently released by Paramount Pictures on Amazon co-starring Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. Julia also makes an appearance in the final season of Madam Secretary. You can visit www.JuliaBurrows.com for more. She can’t wait to help spark creativity, share inspiration and help nurture the next generation of artists.

 David and Julia will be offering a new Theater Class to students (grades 7-12) in January called, Acting 14701: #Possibilities.

For more information about Infinity, or to register for lessons and classes with any of the instructor mentors at Infinity, please visit www.infinityperformingarts.org/register.

Infinity is currently offering both in-person and virtual learning options.

Holiday Gifts They Won’t Have to Dust!

Give yourself or someone you love the gift of music, arts, or ADVENTURE this holiday season with Infinity and Pearl City Clay House Gift Opportunities!

Infinity Gift Certificates, Pearl City Clay House Gift Certificates, and Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge 2022 Gift Certificates make great stocking stuffers, and allow your friends and family to explore their creativity!

Infinity Gift Certificates
Pearl City Clay House Gift Certificates
2022 Ultimate Adventure Challenge Gift Certificates/Registration

GivingTuesday is Here!

Help Infinity kick off the annual holiday giving season on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 with #GivingTuesday!

To celebrate Infinity’s 23rd year of service to Chautauqua County, we are preparing to raise $1,000 to support group classes, performing ensembles, and workshops for more Infinity Students!

These experiences are included in each students’ membership thanks to grant support and individual contributions that allow us to sustain offering these experiences at no additional cost to families. Experiences like this  provide additional opportunities for learning, mentoring, peer connection, and creative growth.

Infinity has been serving young people in the Chautauqua County region since 1998, and much of our success as an organization is thanks to a caring, encouraging community who supports the work that we are doing. We couldn’t do it without you!

As a non-profit organization, Infinity relies on grants and contributions to support our programming, including: private lessons, group classes, ensembles, equipment and instruments (and their maintenance and upkeep!), program supplies, and so much more.

Please consider kicking off your 2021 Giving Season by making a donation to Infinity’s #GivingTuesday initiative. Your tax-deductible donations helps ensure that our students can continue to, ” Explore! Experience! and Excel!” in the arts.

Together we make a difference!

If you will consider making a tax deductible donation, in any amount, you can change the life of a student right here in Chautauqua County! Arts Education makes a positive difference in the lives of our area youth!

MAKE A DONATION HERE.

All donations are tax deductible and will be accepted until December 31, 2021!

If you wish to make a donation in person, or by mail you may do so at:

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center
RE: Giving Tuesday
301 East 2nd Street
Lynn Building, Suite 101
Jamestown,