Upcoming events at MWPAI include quartet concert, Victorian Yuletide


UTICA — The following events have been slated at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

School of Art workshop

Register at mwpai.org or 315-797-8260

• RE-Bound: Handcrafted Books and Upcycled Materials (Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 to 9 p.m.): Ages 16+ / All Levels / Rachel Bartunek. This workshop combines bookbinding techniques, paper crafting, textiles and decorative arts. Materials included. 1 session / 3 hours / WK103-6. Cost $40, $35 MWPAI member.

MWPAI Events

• Wednesdays and Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.: Film Series, www.mwpai.org/experience/film or call 315-797-0055 for details.

• Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.: Art Yoga, For Mind, Body and Spirit. 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. Drop-in fee: $15, $10 MWPAI members. November/December Session (six classes): $65, $45 members. Call 315-797-0055.

Nov. 16: Exhibition opening, Emmy Mikelson and Charlotte Becket. On view through Dec. 13. PrattMWP Gallery in the Museum of Art. Reception at 4 p.m. in the Fountain Elms Terrace.

Nov. 18: Chamber Music Society of Utica presents Jasper String Quartet, 2:30 p.m. in the Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium. Haydn:  Quartet in Bb major Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”. Four Seasons:  Summer (Hudson Valley): Joan Tower, Fall (New England): Christopher Theofanidis, Winter (Russia): Lera Auerbach, Spring (Japan): Akira Nishimura. Smetana:  Quartet No. 1 “From My Life”. Tickets $20, $10 for students with ID.

Nov. 22: MWPAI Closed Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 23: Exhibition opening,Victorian Yuletide: A New York State Christmas. New York legalized the celebration of Christmas in 1848 and the state led the way in the adoption and promotion of holiday traditions that are still observed today. On view through Dec. 30 in Fountain Elms. Guided tours at 2 p.m. on Saturdays: Nov. 24, Dec. 8, 13, 22 and 29.

Nov. 23: “Tea with the Dames” 2 and 7:30 p.m. The film celebrates the lives and careers of four of England’s most iconic actresses: Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Eileen Atkins. Admission: $8, $6 members, $4 students

Nov. 24: Guided Tours American Indian Art from Fenimore art Museum: The Thaw Collection. 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Repeats at 1 p.m. on Saturdays Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Nov. 29: Artists open studios, 3-6 p.m., 601 Tracy St. Animation artist Caroline Voagen Nelson and visual artist Soojin Kim present their work in their studios. Free and open to the public.

Dec. 1: The Bumper Jacksons perform at 7:30 p.m. The Bumper Jacksons make music that is both hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the seductive sounds of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains, folding together early styles of jazz, blues, and country swing. Tickets: $31.50, $26.50 members, $16.50 students

Dec. 5: Holiday Bus Trip to New York City, 6 a.m. to midnight. Drop off and pick up is at Bryant Park, where more than 100 artisans sell their wares at the annual holiday shops. Then enjoy shopping, Broadway shows, and renowned museums. Coach bus provided by Hale Transportation. Cost is $86.50, $76.50 MWPAI members. For tickets call 315-797-0000.


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