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Advocating for the Arts
Check out the PBS documentary series "Art & the Mind" to learn all about the powerful effect exposure to the arts has on everything from childhood development to disease prevention to world peace.
Then, make sure you explore our website to find out how you can get involved in the arts here at SCA!
Arts Boost the Economy... And Now There's Evidence!
We've always known that the arts are good for the growth and prosperity of the economy, but if you're looking for quantifiable proof, The Clyde Fitch Report has it. Read it by clicking here! Yet another reason to support nonprofits and the arts in general!
Our mission is to make art accessible, as well as to inspire people to discover the artist within...
Artist Spotlight: Susan Jones Kenyon
Walking into Susan Jones Kenyon's house is the closest you can get to entering the artist's mind.
As soon as you set foot through the side door, you're surrounded by Susan's art: paintings of Otsego Lake and Kingfisher Tower, portraits of her three children, pots featuring angels and fairies, and dog bowls—yes, dog bowls—that Susan painted while working for Bradley Goodyear Smith as a designer.
Take a few more steps and you'll enter the Kenyon living room, adjacent to Susan's studio on the southwest corner of the house. The walls are light brown and nearly covered with Susan's oil paintings.
If you're lucky, you'll arrive when Susan, 54, is on the phone with a frame company, allowing you a few extra moments to look around, soak up the art she surrounds herself with, and study the canvas painting she's sending to the Cooperstown Art Association's national show—before you ask the self-taught artist when she started painting and find out . . .
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Smithy Center for the Arts' Poe-etry Slam-- Michael Henrici reads "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
The fabulously informative TV show "Mohawk Valley Living" recently made a return visit to SCA... click to view!