By Alex Simmons
The Springville Center for the Arts has something going on all year round. With the upcoming spring season, they have many classes and opportunities to explore your inner creativity.
For the third year in a row, The SCA is offering an opportunity to brighten up the Village of Springville with the Public Art Corps. In previous years some projects included “a mural on the rail trail, stencils on the sidewalks, mini-murals and more,” according to the Springville Center for the Arts Spring Newsletter. “We are excited to start planning for our 2020 projects.” If you are interested in joining to make the Village of Springville pop with color you can call (716) 592-9038.
“Printed maps are available at the SCA, as well as the Village of Springville office, Town of Concord Clerk’s office, and in select locations of mini-murals,” the newsletter reads.
On display until March 17, you can observe “The Art of Fiber” located in the Harold L. Olmsted Gallery. The pieces displayed are created by many different local artists. The opening reception will take place on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
From March 11 until April 25, and an opening reception on March 22 from 2-3:30 p.m., you can view Earth Day 50.
“A collection of student work celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day,” the newsletter states. On April 18th, the Arts Center will have an Earth Day Celebration presented by Green Springville, with activities, food and music.
The Gallery is always displaying works of various local artists. The Gallery is open Wednesday and Friday: noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday: noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Interested in catching a performance? “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson will run Feb. 27-29th and March 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 and 15 at 2 p.m. “On Golden Pond” tells the story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, their daughter Chelsea, her fiance Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the relationship Chelsea has with her father growing up, and difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. Tickets are $12 General, $10 Student/Senior and $8 Group of 15-plus.
If you are interested in being part of a performance, auditions for “The Sound of Music” will be held Feb. 9 and 10 at 6 p.m. Auditions will be held in the Gallery of The Arts Center. Auditionees should visit Signup Genius, found on springvillearts.org, to select a date and time or call (716) 592-9038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Performance days for The Sound of Music are May 14-17 and 22-24.
Interested in a concert? Hubby Jenkins will be performing at the Springville Center for the Arts on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Tickets are $14 Pre-Sale and $17 at the door.
Chris Rattie and The New Rebels will also be performing at the SCA on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. The band is a rootsy, dynamic three-piece, whose sound ranges from raw, elemental rock n roll to harmony-driven acoustic ballads” Tickets are $14 Pre-Sale and $17 at the door.
The Springville Center for the Arts also has many opportunities for kids. There are many SPARK! Programs offered throughout the winter and spring season. You can learn more about these programs online at springvillearts.org or in the Springville Center for the Arts Spring Newsletter. For ages 9 and up, you can learn to play the ukulele with Ukulele I and II. This program takes place on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. on Feb. 5, 12 and 26 and March 4 and 11. You can rent a ukelele from the SCA for $5 or bring your own! Class is directed by Kingsley Kolek and Nate Higgins. Costs $35 general, or $30 for members.
There are many other classes offered for kids and adults including Intro to Needle Felting, Learn to Knit I and II, Intro to Rug Braiding, Into to Bonsai, and Intro to Flameworking. Additional information can be found on springvillearts.org or by calling (716) 592-9038.
Save the date and mark your calendar now for the Annual Gala happening on June 13, 2020.