OSWEGO, NY – CNY Arts Center began reaching out to the students of SUNY Oswego last week, notifying them of the prospective opportunities they can soon take advantage of.
During the past couple weeks, the Arts Center had an informational table where students and faculty could learn about the organization’s efforts and how they can get involved in the very near future.
The Arts Center is currently planning a variety of workshops in writing and studio art.
Director of the Arts Center, Nancy Fox, said that the possibilities are endless for students and faculty alike. Fox and her committee have a lot of ideas that are in the works for workshops and events in the coming months.
“One of the classes we’re excited to organize will involve the collaboration of creative writing students and performing arts students. We’ll have a workshop in which the writing students create a story, and the theatre students will act it out,” said Fox.
She explained that this is just the beginning of their creative plans.
Another project that got the students most excited is the “yarn-bombing” project that the CNY Arts Center is currently spearheading in the Fulton area.
This growing trend, yarn-bombing, involves decorating the typically unattractive areas of the city, such as fences, park benches, and light posts, with large crocheted pieces.
The members of Omicron Xi Sorority came out to help host the informational table on campus, as it was a cause they collectively supported.
“I think this is a great thing the CNY Arts Center is doing for the local communities. I don’t think there’s anything that can bring a group of people closer together than the arts,” said sorority member, Kathe Amman.
Students and faculty members are encouraged to take part in the various programs that are currently under way, such as the public art program and internship opportunities in various aspects of the organization.
There will also be teaching and mentoring opportunities for those interested in workshops or classes when a facility for the Arts Center is found.
For more information on the opportunities available through the CNY Arts Center or to check out more on the yarn-bombing project, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or attend their weekly meetings, held Mondays at 6:30 p.m., at the Fulton Alliance Church, Route 48 South.