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Fall Group Classes

October 2021 Group Classes

Mondays:
4:00pm-5:00pm, General Art with Renee B. Ages 6-12*

Tuesdays:
4:00pm-4:30pm, Jam Session with Sara R. Ages 5-10
5:30pm-6:30pm, Sculpting with Ashley O. Ages 10-18*
4:00pm-5:00pm, Advanced Art and Portfolio Development with Ashley (audition only)
6:30pm-7:30pm, Focused and Fun with Jamie L. Ages 13-18
7:00pm-8:00pm, Folk Ensemble with Sara (audition only)

Wednesdays: 
4:00pm-5:00pm, Intermediate Art with Ashley O. Ages 10-13
5:00pm-6:00pm, Originals Lab 1 with Laura B, Ages 8-12
5:30pm-6:15pm, Mini Monets with Melissa M. Ages 4-5
5:30pm-6:30pm, Landscape Painting with Ashley O. Ages 10-18

Thursdays:
4:00pm-5:00pm, Developing DaVincis with Melissa M. Ages 6-9
5:00pm-6:00pm, Theater Class with Jamie L. Ages 8-18*
5:00pm-6:00pm, K2 Beatz with Steve Davis (audition only)
6:00pm-7:00pm, Originals Lab 2 with Laura B. Ages 13-18
6:00pm-7:00pm, Performance Class with Jamie L. Jeremy B. and Sara R. Ages 13-18

Calling All Local Teens!

CALLING ALL AREA TEENS!

The Infinity Center wants to hear from you! Join Infinity’s Artistic Director, Jamie Lee, throughout September to share your ideas for music and arts classes, workshops, and events at the Infinity Center in the upcoming year. You do not need to be an Infinity Student to participate in think tank sessions. Come and let us hear your voice so Infinity can help bring your ideas to life in our community.

All in-person sessions will take place at the Infinity Center at 301 East 2nd Street in Jamestown, NY.

August 31, 3:30pm-6:00pm (in-person*)
September 2, 3:30pm-5:00pm (virtual Zoom meet-up)
September 7, 3:30pm-6:00pm (in-person*)
September 8, 3:30pm-6:00pm (in-person*)
September 14, 3:30pm-6:00pm (in-person*)

Sign up for a session HERE. 

*Students attending in-person sessions must follow Infinity’s in-person health and safety guidelines, including social distancing and wearing a mask within the Infinity Center. We will have extra masks on hand for any students who need one. Thanks for helping us keep the Infinity Center open for in-person activities! 

Infinity Announces New Programming and Artistic Director in Collaboration with Generator Z Grant Award.

Calling all teenagers! Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is excited to announce a new series of student-driven classes, experiences, and learning opportunities designed by teenagers, for teenagers!

Launched in 2020, Generator Z is a teen-led initiative to reimagine the future of afterschool. More than 1,000 ‘Generators’ from across Southeast Michigan and Western New York shared their afterschool experience and insight online. Afterschool providers stepped up with ideas to turn that teen insight into action. Over 90 providers across both regions received $4 million to bring their ideas to life in the next year and Jamestown’s own Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is one of them!

Generator Z is driven by teens and powered by Lakeshore Connections with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Learn more at www.generator-z.org.

Infinity read the Generator Z ideas from teens across Western New York, and listened to our own students at the Infinity Center, to develop a program idea that we cannot wait to have more local teenagers help us bring to life.

This grant award will allow teens at the Infinity Center to create original music, theater, dance, and artworks through “Originals Labs”, with their completed original works becoming final products such as original albums, books, framed displays, videos, and more!

Funding will also provide area teens with opportunities to develop portfolios, attend student-driven discussion groups to talk about topics that are important to them, attend performance workshops to learn skills such as performance technique, stage/equipment troubleshooting, MC skills, and more, participate in performance events and opportunities, and even help to plan field trips and special workshops.

Infinity Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says, “This was my favorite grant that I have ever worked on. I love that youth voice was the driver, and that we were able to incorporate every creative and advanced performance idea we’ve always dreamed of being able to offer to Infinity Students. The funder’s approach was incredibly unique and impressively visionary. We are so excited to follow the students’ lead and watch this unfold!”

Along with all of the incredible new learning and performance opportunities that will be available at the Infinity Center with the support of this grant funding, Infinity has hired a new full time Artistic Director, Jamie Lee Bonfiglio-Davis, to implement this programming, connect students and their families with opportunities, and strengthen Infinity’s performance and talent-showcasing experiences for students.

Hawkins states, “We are kicking off our new program year in a big way, and a big part of that is adding Jamie Lee to our full-time staff. She has been a popular Infinity instructor for many years, and brings a unique set of skills to the program and performance team. Our instruction team is so strong, and this grant will allow us to add new instructors, too. We are thrilled to watch this year unfold, and so excited for the students who will benefit in unprecedented ways at Infinity because of this outstanding grant award! If a student is interested in performance and collaborative creativity, THIS is the year to join Infinity.”

Jamie Lee, Artistic Director, states, “There is so much we can do with this grant and I’m just waiting to hear from our youth to find out what it is they want to do! Infinity plans on setting up a few days in September to get together with local teens and see exactly what type of programming they want to see at Infinity this year and then I’ll do my best to make it happen! So, if you’re an Infinity teen you may be hearing from me soon! Also, if you’re a parent who thinks their child would like to be part of this process, please contact Infinity at 716-664-0991! The more minds the merrier. We’re hoping for an eclectic think tank of excited youth to help grow arts in our community through Infinity. How awesome is that? To say I am merely excited seems like an understatement. I’m bursting with enthusiasm being part of it all.”

If you are a local teen and are interested in taking a part of our Teen Think Tank Sessions please contact the Infinity Office at 716-664-0991 to learn about dates and times. If you’re a student interested in joining Infinity, please visit our website at www.infinityperformingarts.org/register to complete registration for our upcoming program year. Scholarships are also available for students and families who need financial support.

In support of these incredible efforts, Infinity is seeking to hire additional instructors for both private lessons and group class experiences in the following areas: Strings (violin, viola, cello), Piano, Drums, Theater, Art, Dance (hip-hop and lyrical), Infinite Exploration (introducing multiple instrument and art forms at beginner levels), and Woodwinds (flute, saxophone, clarinet).

If you feel you would be a good fit for the Infinity Instruction Team, please visit: www.infinityperformingarts.org/employment for more information and application instructions.

Local Music Showcase and Art Market

Save the date!!

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is excited to announce
Local Music Showcase and Art Market
Saturday, September 11, 2021
12pm-8pm
Basil and Bones (2061 Foote Ave, Jamestown).

 

Local Music Showcase and Infinity’s Annual Art Market are two of the Infinity’s biggest annual fundraisers. Both events were cancelled in 2020, but with some creative problem-solving the Infinity Team is thrilled to have found a new, fun way to bring both events back to our community in 2021.

Dubbed as, “The Night Music Reigns”, Infinity’s Local Music Showcase traditionally takes place throughout multiple venues in Downtown Jamestown and features more than 40 local musical acts. Infinity’s Annual Art Market features more than 20 local artist and crafting vendors.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Infinity is combining the two events into an outdoor, single-location fundraising event that will feature Basil & Bones’ food, live music, art and craft vendors, performance artists, live Infinity and Pearl City Clay House classes for community members, and other family-friendly activities.

Follow Infinity on Facebook for more announcements about Infinity’s Local Music Showcase and Art Market Event, or visit www.infinityperformingarts.org/lms-am

All funds raised from Infinity’s Local Music Showcase and Art Market will directly support music and arts education for area young people at the Infinity Center through private lessons, group classes, active learning experiences, ensembles, and performance opportunities.

ARTIST and CRAFT VENDORS: REGISTER HERE

 

Introducing Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge

INTRODUCING: Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge!

REGISTER HERE

Infinity is excited to announce a brand new, FUN-draising event that will encourage our community to break out of the box of isolation to celebrate and explore Chautauqua County!
Spend time with your friends, adventure outdoors with your family, and experience the beauty of our region in a safe, responsible way, while supporting music and arts education at the Infinity Center for our student artists, musicians, dancers, and actors!

Infinity’s Ultimate Adventure Challenge will be a 12-week outdoor challenge beginning on Thursday, June 10th and ending on Thursday, September 2nd. Adults, children, and families are encouraged to participate in this summer-long adventure!

Visit Chautauqua County locations and submit ‘selfie’ photographs of your stops along the way to earn a unique patch and/or sticker that was designed by local artist, Ashley Ordines.

Registration is currently OPEN and will remain open throughout the summer!

May 27 Quarantunes is LIVE!

Let Your Creativity Soar at Infinity!

Come join the fun at Infinity! We can’t wait to meet you!
Infinity offers something for everyone! With in-person and digital lesson options available, we are ready to see you explore your creativity, experience the arts in fun new ways, and excel at meeting your goals!
Register online today! www.infinityperformingarts.org

 

 

Welcome New Students!

Welcome to our new MARCH students at the Infinity Center! We are so excited for you to get started!

 

 

In person, digital, and hybrid lessons options continue at the Infinity Center! With a variety of safety and distancing protocols in place, we are keeping our students learning while keeping our community and families safe.

Enroll today for lessons in music, art, dance, or theater! We would love to meet you!

Welcome & New Student Enrollment

WELCOME to our NEW February Students! We are so excited to have you join the fun at the Infinity Center.

 

 

If you are interested in music, art, dance, or theater, then the Infinity Center is the place for you!  Join us as we continue to offer, safe, in person learning opportunities for students of all ages. Digital Lesson opportunities are also available for students who wish to learn from home. Visit our Facebook page to see how we’re making safe, in person lessons available!

The Infinity Center is located at 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101 in the Lynn Building.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

REGISTER: https://www.infinityperformingarts.org/register

Welcoming New Students

Infinity is currently accepting new students, in open enrollment, for both digital and safe on-site learning opportunities. Come join the fun! We would love to get you started in a way that works best for YOU.

Music, Art, Dance, and Theater lesson options are available with our 40+ instructor Team!

CLICK HERE to enroll today.