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ONEONTA – “Magic Beyond Imagination,” featuring Garrett Thomas, Kozmo and Joe Maxwell, premieres Friday, April 15 at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center at 24 Market St. in Oneonta.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance.

According to a press release, the family-friendly event has a suggested age of 8 and up.

VIP tickets are sold out. General admission tickets are $25.

Thomas, described as a magical creator, technician and artist as well as TV consultant to magician David Blaine, recently returned from performing on Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us” and performing for Madonna at her London home.

Kozmo is a street performer who has entertained audiences from Bourbon Street to the Great Wall of China with his magic. In addition to performing at festivals and on street corners in the United States, Kozmo has appeared on the Tonight Show and toured China.

Maxwell, described as a mental magician, is also a drummer who has toured the world with Grammy-nominated artist Moby.

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SUNY ONEONTA – The 2022 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opened last month and will remain on view through May 21.

According to a press release, the featured artwork was submitted by students and selected by art department faculty members.

The winners were chosen by juror Nancy Callahan, a professor emeritus in the art department who exhibits her work nationally and internationally.

The show highlights mediums and themes explored by students during the school year. Prints, 3D models, clay sculptures, digital designs, photographs, drawings and an assortment of mixed media make up this year’s offerings.

Exhibited in the Martin-Muller Art Gallery, hours are 11 a.m. at 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during lessons and by appointment.

Masks must be worn in the gallery at all times.

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COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Art Association is seeking nominations for its 2022 juried art exhibitions.

Essential Art, the 31st annual regional juried art exhibition, is open to all New York artists 18 and older.

Entries must be submitted to the CAA between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on May 13 and 14. No slides will be accepted.

The jurors will be Frank and Helene Manzo from the Margaretville area. There will be $2,400 in prizes awarded.

Essential Art will open with a reception from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 20 and will remain until June 26.

The 87th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition is open to all residents of the United States and to artwork in all art mediums. No commercials, reproductions or crafts will be accepted.

All entries must be submitted online. The deadline for registration is May 15 at midnight. This year’s juror is Sarah McCoubrey, a professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Prizes and awards could total up to $3,000.

The national exhibition will be presented from July 8 to August 12. A preview party will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 8, and prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m.

Entry rules, dates, information and full flyers for both shows are all available at

The CAA is located at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.

Call 607-547-9777 for more information.


ONEONTA — The Steve Fabrizio Band will perform jazz and pop standards at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the B Side Ballroom at 1 Clinton Plaza in Oneonta.

Band members include Gerry Falco, Chris Wolf-Gould, Paul Jenkens and Marcel Smith.

A $7 entrance fee will be collected at the door for the group.

B Side currently only serves cocktails.


ONEONTA – The Community Arts Network of Oneonta kicked off its April exhibit on Saturday, April 2 at the Wilber Mansion at 11 Ford Ave. in Oneonta.

According to a press release, artists William Ruller, Sunny Chapman and Marcie Schwartzman are featured in the exhibit, which will run until April 23.

The hours are from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ada J. Kenney