MWPAI announces events for May


UTICA — All events take place at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., unless noted otherwise. For more information, call 315-797-0000 or go online to

Upcoming exhibits

• “2018 Art in Bloom - Fine Art and Floral Exhibition”

May 18 – May 20

A celebration of the Museum’s collection as interpreted through fresh flowers. This three-day program will feature special events, workshops, floral-inspired items at the Art in Bloom Pop-up Shop, and floral creations inspired by timeless artworks. Art in Bloom events include:

Demonstration: Floral Watercolors on Saturday, May 19, 1-3 p.m. Artists Martha Deming, Joanne DeStefano, and Mary Murphy. Free with Art in Bloom admission.

Demonstration (and raffle): Container Gardening on Sunday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. Michael Mahanna, Central New York Conservancy Certified Arborist and owner of The How-to Gardener, Clinton. Cost is $10, $5 MWPAI members. Art in Bloom admission included. For tickets call 315-797-0055.

The Terrace Cafe will be open for afternoon tea Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Floral hats encouraged.

A closing reception will be held on Sunday, May 20, from 3-4:30 p.m. featuring a chance to meet the designers. Free with Art in Bloom admission.

• “Global Splendor: Traditions in Ceremonial Dress”

May 18 – Sept. 16

This summer, the Edward W. Root Sculpture Court in the Museum of Art becomes a showcase for ceremonial clothing from around the world.

Kathryn Stam, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology at SUNY-Polytechnic Institute, is guest curator for the exhibition “Global Splendor: Traditions in Ceremonial Dress.”

Professor Stam has brought together an assortment of garments that represent important cultural traditions, rituals, or ceremonies from collections in the greater Utica community.

Events and workshops

• Art and Yoga: For Mind, Body and Spirit

May 19, 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Drop-in fee: $15, $10 MWPAI members. May/June Session (6 classes): $65, $45 members by calling 315-797-0055.

Each class offers a 15-minute introduction to art in the gallery followed by one hour of yoga. All levels of ability are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat.

For more information contact the Museum Education Department at 315-797-0000, ext. 2158. Next class May 26.

• Bus Trip New York City

May 23, 6 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Start your day in bustling Bryant Park (the bus drop-off and pick-up point) and roam the city all day.

Enjoy shopping, museums, theater, restaurants, the High Line elevated park and more.

Hale Transportation provides the coach bus for this annual spring trip.

Cost: $82.50, $72.50 MWPAI members, call 315-797-0055.


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