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September 24, 2018

‘I wish’ for Free at Arts Center Showcases Arty Camp


FULTON – You’ve heard the story of Cinderella, but did you know that her sassy Godmother also has a tale to tell?

When a hardworking fairy named Carol stops by her goddaughter’s cottage to borrow a cup of flour, a simple visit quickly turns into a complicated evening of chaos… with silly strangers, mice on the loose and a fire-breathing dragon.

Jennifer Gordon works with students to create a script for filming during Video Production class for Arty Camp. The silent movie will be shown during Camp Showcase July 29 with a free performance of I Wish. The event will be held at CNY Arts Center, on the Cayuga College Campus in Fulton.

Jennifer Gordon works with students to create a script for filming during Video Production class for Arty Camp. The silent movie will be shown during Camp Showcase July 29 with a free performance of I Wish. The event will be held at CNY Arts Center, on the Cayuga College Campus in Fulton.

Will we ever make it to happily ever after?

This publisher’s description of I Wish promises audiences will have a ball with this delightful fairy’s tale presented by CNY Arts Center Theatre students after three weeks of preparation at Arty Summer Camp.

Under the direction of camp teachers Jessica Tetro and Adam Schmidtmann, campers are rehearsing lines, designing costumes and creating their own set and props for a complete theatre experience.

A free performance open to the public at the Arts Center, 11 river Glen Drive, will be presented one night only, July 29 at 6 p.m.

The Evening Showcase will highlight the work of all children in the first three weeks of camp which includes visual and culinary arts at a second location.

A silent movie created by the kids under the direction of Jennifer Gordon will also be shown along with an art show exhibiting the art work made by students in the visual arts classes.

Diane Sokolowski lead students to decorate individual cakes in Culinary Class at Arty Camp. More great classes are being planned along with a showcase sharing works of art, a silent movie, and a stage play, I Wish, July 29.

Diane Sokolowski lead students to decorate individual cakes in Culinary Class at Arty Camp. More great classes are being planned along with a showcase sharing works of art, a silent movie, and a stage play, I Wish, July 29.

Arty Camp continues through August 19 with a creative selection of art classes to choose from, including a full week of painting with Don Gillespie, a weekly drawing for culinary tools for students enrolled in Culinary class and  the popular Jungle Book as the featured play for the second three-week session of Theatre Camp.

Free lunch and art projects are still offered for any child in the county from noon to 2 p.m. at the downtown location at 47 S. First St.

Thanks to several generous grants received, scholarships are available and parents are encouraged to ask for assistance if needed.

Making scholarships available to children to offset the cost of camp is very important to CNY Arts Center with a goal of one in four children receiving at least partial assistance.

Scholarships are made possible with funds from the New York Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Additional funds are raised through the Don Gillespie Scholarship fund, The John Ben Snow Foundation and the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.

To register for camp, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-ARTS (2787).

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