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Schweinfurth's exhibit traces artist's long quilting lineage

Sarah Bond (shown at right) discovered her great-great-grandmother and great-grandmother were also quilters

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Ithaca artist seeks to link Harriet Tubman to current generation

July 24, 2021

Ithaca artist Terry Plater focuses on Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad though paintings of people and places. Part of the Emerging Artists project, her exhibit “Harriet’s Legacy” is displayed in the Schweinfurth Art Center and Cayuga Museum of History & Art.

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Schweinfurth celebrates Juneteenth with artist talks, community project

June 7, 2021

Artists Terry Plater and Sarah Bond are giving talks about their exhibits, storyteller Vanessa Williams is telling two stories, and the art center is launching a community project. All the events are free.

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Sarah Bond traces her artwork inspiration to a slave in Kentucky

May 27, 2021

Schweinfurth exhibit and artist talk traces Sarah Bond’s long quilting lineage, which she has traced back to two enslaved foremothers.

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Schweinfurth offers in-person art camps

May 24, 2021

Art center offers eight sessions separated by age over four weeks in July and August. Students must wear masks and practice social distancing.

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Schweinfurth resumes in-person classes

May 2, 2021

In-person art classes for adults are back at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn! Current offerings include two beginner clay classes and a beginner drawing class.

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Schweinfurth celebrates 40 years with special exhibit

April 29, 2021

The history of the Schweinfurth Art Center dates to the 1858 birth of Julius A. Schweinfurth, the Auburn native who created a trust to build the Art Center.

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"Precious" by Michael Villano

Student art show includes work by their teachers

March 11, 2021

The art teachers of several schools whose students are featured in the Schweinfurth’s “Both Ends of the Rainbow” exhibit have their artwork on display at the art center.

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Both Ends of the Rainbow returns to gallery

February 22, 2021

The exhibition features art by pre-K to 12th-grade students, their teachers, and senior citizens who are members or live in Cayuga County.

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Weedsport woman organized hat giveaway with Schweinfurth’s help

November 18, 2020

Weedsport woman organizes giveaway for bedazzled outerwear for women in need.

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