Catherine Linder Spencer

Art has always been my personal sanctuary.  When I make art, I feel like my truest, most authentic self.   I work mainly in the medium of photography but I also work in mixed media, enamel, sculpture and fiber art.  As a teaching artist for the past 20& years, I have worked with students in a

Traveling on the Erie Canal

Developed by Young Audiences of Western New York, this residency explores the Erie Canal’s history through a variety of art forms, inviting students to take a personal journey down the Canal by speaking through the voices of the era. The Traveling Museum gives students access to historical artifacts and stories, and Journeys and Journals encourages

Taylor Made Jazz

In 1987, keyboardist Van Taylor founded this jazz-oriented band, composed of an array of world-class musicians, Taylor Made Jazz (TMJ).  They have played many times for American troops overseas and at various national and international festivals. They have travelled all around the world, including Cuba, Greece, Germany, Israel, France, and Africa. TMJ received the International

Susie Rozler

Over the past ten years, Susie Rozler has been presenting to young audiences in many different musical ways: As Mama Earth Kitchen Band show (and the 4 R’s) and with Earth Spirit in Environmental Awareness Mama Songs and Nature workshops, as Susie Hill in the Hill Brothers’ many wonderfully spirited musical comedy shows, and in her

Sol Y Sombra

Sol Y Sombra (formerly the Latin Jazz Project) was founded by the late Anibal Hernandez in 1999, and continues his mission today. Hernandez’s intentions were to present Latin music to the Hispanic community, to help popularize the music in general, to make Latino culture available for educational purposes, and to provide guidance for the next

Sherry Robbins

Sherry Robbins is a poet, teaching artist, and freelance writer. She has conducted creative writing workshops throughout the state of New York and abroad since 1977, working with hundreds of students annually. The Association of Teaching Artists named Robbins its 2005 New York State Teaching Artist of the Year. She serves on the National Endowment

PUSH Physical Theatre

Award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre is an innovative and exciting acrobatic dance and theater troupe. PUSH has been called “a cross between fine art sculpture and the hit movie The Matrix,” but its co-founders (with tongue firmly in cheek) describe it “like regular theatre & but more painful.” The dancers’ physical feats are awe-inspiring, but the

Phyllis Thompson

Phyllis Thompson works with fiber textiles, printmaking, photography and collage processes. Her work reflects the influence of her mother and grandmother who made quilts and other creations from recycled materials. Thompson has done extensive research on her family roots and uses old photographs from family history in her work. She credits her sixth grade teacher

Phonics Program: Alphabet Awareness

The Phonics Program (residency) is an innovative approach to teaching reading readiness using songs, dances, signing, and visual arts. Since all students do not learn in the same way or at the same rate, the program uses multiple stimuli to teach phonics to pre-kindergarten through first grade students. The program was developed by Jerry Raven,

Nancy Baun

Cellist Nancy Baun is a critically acclaimed soloist, having performed with over a dozen orchestras in her home state of Pennsylvania. A student of Orlando Cole, she has since studied chamber music with Menahem Pressler and Timothy Eddy, and appeared in master classes for Lynn Harrell and Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, as a fellow at the
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