Area residents and visitors are invited to attend the 35th Celebration Dance Party and Holiday Art Show Opening Reception on Saturday, December 3, from 8 to 11PM. The reception will celebrate an array of artworks both local and afar and Sculpture Space’s 35th Anniversary Finale. The event will be held at the Sculpture Space studio on 12 Gates Street. Hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and bakeries will be provided and a cash bar will be available. All profits from the dance party supports the Sculpture Space program. Tickets are $20 for one, $35 per couple. To purchase tickets for the Dance Party on December 3, please contact Holly at 315-724-8381 or email@example.com
The Dance Party will feature the “new wave art band”, Chameleon. Featuring Bob Huot, Hank Stahler and Tim Grajek, Chameleon will be playing a special reunion show in celebration of Sculpture Space’s 35th Anniversary. With sounds reminiscent of Frank Zappa, each of Chameleon’s performances includes at least one set, in costume, on a specific theme. As a performance group, Chameleon produced numerous shows for the Evening News and Sculpture Space during 1980 through 1990.
Sculpture Space’s “Sweet Escapes” Drawing winner will also be announced at the end of the event. Two winning numbers will be drawn; the first winner selects their preferred getaway. The raffle offers a week at a private beach house in Nantucket, which accommodates up to eight people, or three nights at the Mirror Lake Inn/ Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, which includes breakfast, dinner and massage certificates. Tickets are $100 each and all proceeds will benefit the Sculpture Space program. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Sweet Escapes Raffle, please contact Holly at 315-724-8381 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Only 135 tickets will be sold.
The Art Show exhibition and sale will be open to the public through December 21 (weekdays, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM and by appointment). Admission is free. The studio gallery will feature an array of festive artworks including ceramics, paintings, metal sculptures and more, ranging from the whimsical to the grand.
The proceeds from any sale will support the Sculpture Space program and local artists. The emerging and established artists featured in the show hail from the Mohawk Valley and surrounding areas. Artists include:
A unique cultural resource within the City of Utica, the Mohawk Valley and Upstate New York, Sculpture Space promotes interaction between international visiting artists and the local community by placing works in the public domain, hosting studio tours, and collaborating with other organizations to exhibit artists’ projects. Several hundred artists apply annually. Twenty national and international artists are accepted each year to enjoy fellowships and two-month residencies. They receive stipends, housing, 24-hour access to the studio and technical assistance. The workspace program is in part made possible with support from the NYS Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, area corporations and an inclusive circle of friends.