postheadericon Lansing Arts Festival Opens May 2

esfota_120May 2nd marks the fifth anniversary opening of the East Shore Festival Of The Arts (ESFOTA).  This year opening night boasts about 28 Finger Lakes artists and a wealth of music, exhibits, puzzles and food.  Organizer Robin Schuttenberg says the opening will be bigger this year, including all the buildings in the Town Hall Complex.  More than 100 pieces will hang in the Town Hall and the Lansing Community Library until June 21.

"We have some really different stuff this year, a lot of abstracts," she says.  "Really big ones from new artists, new to the festival.  We are striving to be the venue for the person who has never done a show before, to feel comfortable enough to take that big step -- allowing someone to critique your work and say it is in or out.  We have several new artists, and some returning artists."

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postheadericon Hangar Awards Presented at Annual Meeting

hangar_2013The Hangar Theatre celebrated their accomplishments of 2013 at their annual meeting on Monday, April 7th where one business organization and three community members were recognized as substantially impacting the artistic integrity and financial health of the Center for Performing Arts. Board members, staff, volunteers, and community members all gathered to celebrate the continual success of the Hangar and the positive impact of those who so generously contribute their time and resources to the Hangar Theatre.

For the past 10 years, the Hangar Theatre has presented the Philanthropic Angel Award to a person or organization for contributions that set a pace for support of the arts in our community and at the Hangar Theatre. This year, Lisa Whitaker, the President and CEO of CFCU Community Credit Union was present to receive the Philanthropic Angel Award on behalf of the CFCU. Managing Director Josh Friedman presented the Philanthropic Angel Award to CFCU Community Credit Union "for their continuing faith in the Hangar and our mission as demonstrated by their generous Partner In Flight sponsorship, as well as their financial expertise, guidance and assistance in the Hangar's financial planning."

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