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April 3 - May 10
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Stan MunroExhibit
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Finger Lakes Plein Air

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seneca family statue

Seneca Family Statue
installed Fall 2013
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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW
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2014 Ontario County Student Art Show


The Phelps Arts Center is pleased to
announce our upcoming exhibit,
The 2014 Ontario County
K-12 Student Show


This exhibit will be on display
from April 3rd through May 10th, 2014.

Please join us as we celebrate the students and their artwork at an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 5th from 1:00-4:00pm.

Gallery and Gift Shop Hours:
Thursday-Saturday from 1:00-4:00pm.

Preserving Canandaigua: Time Capsule To Be Sealed for 50 Years
By: Sarah Blackwell


Destiny Lippincott Fifty years from now, in 2063, future Canandaiguans will be opening the centennial time capsule. They will likely marvel at the memories sealed within, laugh at technologies long past, and learn about the activities held during the city’s 100th celebration year. In that time capsule will be a little clay turtle, designed by one member of the community who might be around to see the capsule opened – fifth grade student Destiny Lippincott.

2013 marked the centennial anniversary of Canandaigua’s incorporation as a city, and the year kicked off with a restoration of the clock tower on top of City Hall. Community activities, events and memorials continued throughout the year including a birthday party at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion and centennial-themed Fourth of July Parade.

One of those community activities was a contest held to celebrate Native American culture in the Canandaigua area. Fourth grade students around the city were taught the Iroquois creation story:
Native American legend says that at the beginning of the world, everything was water. People lived in the sky and sea animals lived in the world below. Eventually, the sky people wanted to explore the world below them and created the world we know on the back of the turtle using dirt they brought with them from the sky.

Students from four area elementary schools learned the story and drew their own interpretation of the turtle. Lippincott was one of these students, and worked to incorporate red, and blue into her design, saying that the inspiration for her turtle came from the American Flag. Her winning design was turned into clay and will be sealed in the centennial time capsule.

An aspiring artist, Lippincott says the most exciting part of the contest was when she got to present her winning drawing to professional artist Wayne Williams; designer and sculptor of the Seneca Family Statue that now stands at the corner of Eastern Boulevard and South Main Street. She also loved seeing it on display in the Ontario County Historical Society alongside other students’ submissions.

In 50 years, Lippincott plans to still be living in Canandaigua, working as a police officer and an artist. “I like that it’s big and has lots of places to go, and that it’s clean,” she states.  She will be almost 60 years old in 2063, and is already excited to attend the ceremony 50 years from now. In between now and then, though, she has high hopes for Canandaigua’s future. "I hope Canandaigua has new houses and new places… like a bounce house and a bigger water park,” Lippincott says. She is also hoping for another movie theatre so there will be “lots of fun places” in the city for future generations.

Turtle DesignsLippincott’s turtle and others are available to bring home for a $10 donation to the Ontario County Historical Society Museum. Her design and other artifacts representing Canandaigua will be sealed in the Centennial Time Capsule at the City Council meeting on February 6, 2014.

NEWS UPDATE! Ontario County Arts Council members were amoung the crew who helped to assemble this amazing art installation at Phelps Art Center, recreating Fragonard's "The Swing" using balloons! See if you can pick them out during the Time Lapse video:



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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAST YEAR:

Broadway By The Lake
March 2012

Small Works Big Ideas
January 2012

Student Art Show
April 2012

Day of the Dead
November 2011
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Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 585 234 6032
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