Corn Hill Arts Festival and MVP Health Care Support Emerging Artists

The 10th Annual Emerging Artists Expo is accepting applications until June 1, 2018

Rochester, NY, May 8, 2018 – The Corn Hill Arts Festival, with support from MVP Health Care, will celebrate the 10th Annual Emerging Artists Expo on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. Each year, the Festival provides young artists between the ages of 15 and 25 the opportunity to exhibit their creations and interact with the local community.

Young artists are invited to apply to be featured at MVP’s Emerging Artists Expo. The selected artists are provided with a 10’x10’ booth, publicity, exposure, and a central payment station.

The Festival also allows young artists to engage with the local community and build relationships, in addition to being eligible for prize money.

“Young artists are using their talents to enrich their community, while also inspiring and challenging us,” said Denise Gonick, MVP Health Care president and CEO. “MVP Health Care is pleased to sponsor the Expo as a way to spotlight these emerging artists, who are truly changing the face of Rochester.”

To apply, interested artists must complete the online or mail-in application by June 1; accepted applicants will be notified by June 11. For more information or to apply online, visit: https://cornhillartsfestival.com/emergingartists/.

The Emerging Artists Expo will be located on Eagle Street during the Festival. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and engage with the artists through feedback, browsing or purchasing their work.

About MVP Health Care

MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, community-focused, not-for-profit health insurer serving more than 700,000 members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of its members, MVP provides the tools and information they need to achieve better health and peace of mind.

About the Corn Hill Arts Festival

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but surrounding communities as well.

Corn Hill Neighbors Association Presents “50 Years of Poster Art”

Celebrating the 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival!

Rochester, NY, March 14, 2018 – The Corn Hill Neighbors Association, with the support of the Corn Hill Arts Festival and ESL Federal Credit Union, will be presenting “50 Years of Poster Art” at Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) March 23-27 with special event hours.

The pop-up exhibition celebrates the art and history of the Corn Hill Arts Festival, dating back to the first Festival in 1969. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 23 from 6pm to 9pm. There will be short remarks at 7pm from Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester; Bill Kelly, 2018 Corn Hill Arts Festival chairperson; and Tom Rogers, CFO of ESL Federal Credit Union.

“This is the first time these iconic pieces of art will all be in the same place,” said Bill Kelly. “We encourage the community to join us at RoCo on March 23rd to celebrate the 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival and experience the history of five decades through posters, advertisements and photographs.”

The posters, original works of art from regional artists, help to tell the story of art and life in the historic Corn Hill district across five decades.

“ESL and the Corn Hill Arts Festival share an important similarity,” said Faheem Masood, President/CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union. “We both recognize that the arts enhance our quality of life in the Greater Rochester community, making this area a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Our partnership is even more significant during this 50th anniversary year. It honors those individuals who worked to preserve the rich history of the Corn Hill community, and it continues to celebrate the importance of art in our lives. ESL is pleased to lend its support once again, as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Festival.”

Tickets for the opening reception can be purchased at the door for $2 and refreshments will be provided. For more information on the “50 Years of Poster Art” exhibit, contact Elaine Lennox.

For special exhibit hours, please visit http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/

For detailed information on the Festival, please visit www.cornhillartsfestival.com.

For information on the Corn Hill Neighbors Association, please visit http://cornhill.org.

The Festival’s media kit can be found at http://www.chafmedia.com/.

About the Corn Hill Arts Festival

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but surrounding communities as well.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $6.1 billion in assets. The locally-owned financial institution employs more than 750 people in Rochester, New York and, includes approximately 348,000 members world-wide. The company has now appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for seven years since 2010.  Access to the credit union includes 21 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, locally-based telephone and internet chat centers, and online and mobile banking channels. The company is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at www.esl.org.

2018 Marks the 50th Anniversary for the Corn Hill Arts Festival

Milestone spurs new logo and special events!
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Rochester, NY, January 30, 2018 – The Corn Hill Neighbors Association is delighted to announce that the 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, presented by ESL Federal Credit Union,  will take place July 14th and 15th, in historic Corn Hill.

In celebration of this significant milestone, the Neighbors Association has unveiled a new Festival brand, including a new graphic identity that artfully highlights the iconic Lunsford Circle gazebo and a new message to visitors, “Come for the art. Stay for it all”, which articulates the range of experiences that the event now offers.

“For those who recall, 1969 was an unmistakably lively and fascinating year,” said the 2018 Chairperson, Bill Kelly. “We plan to honor and celebrate many of the year’s historic milestones, in addition to the inception of our Festival. Our goal with the new branding is to celebrate both where we have come from and what we have become–a weekend of art and fun in the heart of our city. And while art remains the core of the Festival, we now offer so much more. There truly is something for everyone!”

In addition to the vast selection of art, music, food, beer, wine and kids activities that people have come to know and love, this year’s special anniversary will include celebratory themed events that tie into 1969, the year the Festival originated.

“ESL is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the 50th anniversary of the Corn Hill Arts Festival,” said Faheem Masood, President/CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union. “We are looking forward to all the celebratory activities that  will mark this milestone before, and during the Festival. The Festival provides a wonderful way for the community to honor, and preserve such a rich tradition, and history.”

For more information on the 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, contact Elaine Lennox.

For detailed information on the Festival, please visit www.cornhillartsfestival.com.

For information on the Corn Hill Neighbors Association, please visit http://cornhill.org.

The Festival’s media kit can be found at http://www.chafmedia.com/.

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but surrounding communities as well.

Contact:
Elaine Lennox, 2018 Corn Hill Arts Festival Media Chair,
Email: [email protected] Mobile: 585-292- 0496

The Corn Hill Arts Festival Unveils the 2017 Commemorative Poster

2017 Arts Festival PosterRochester, NY, June 9, 2017 – The Corn Hill Neighbors Association and ESL Federal Credit Union are excited to announce that the 2017 commemorative poster for the 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival was unveiled earlier today. Festival Chair, Bill Kelly and Faheem Masood, President and CEO of ESL, lead the unveiling ceremony at ESL’s corporate headquarters.  This is the fourth consecutive year that the locally owned financial institution has been the presenting sponsor of the festival.

“We are excited to unveil this year’s commemorative poster – the 49th in our festival’s history,” says Bill Kelly, Chairperson of the 2017 Corn Hill Arts Festival. “ Each year, an artist is carefully chosen to create a poster that reflects their vision of life in the Corn Hill neighborhood and the spirit of the festival. This is not only a beloved tradition, but a way to celebrate the festival’s mission to provide an opportunity for talented arts and craftspeople to exhibit and sell their work.”

This year’s poster design was created by Ryan Martin, a 2016 Emerging Artists Expo participant. His painting features a bold, modern and energetic interpretation of the homes in the Corn Hill community.

“I used my rapid and energetic painting style to reflect the vast history and energy of the Corn Hill Arts Festival,” said Martin.  “And, I chose a broad color pallet to give a vibrant and unique character to the architecture that is featured.”

This commissioned artwork will become the iconic image that is not only featured on the annual poster, but also on clothing, wine bottles and other festival merchandise.

“For 49 years, the Corn Hill Arts Festival has played an integral role in supporting the development and livelihood of area artists,” said Faheem Masood, President/CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union. “It also has helped sustain the growth and preservation of one of Rochester’s most treasured neighborhoods. ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to lend its support as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Corn Hill Art Festival.  It is a vital contributor to enhancing our quality of life in the Greater Rochester area.”

Also at the poster unveiling event, ESL formally announced its Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster Sweepstakes. Now through the conclusion of the festival, each of ESL’s 20 branch locations will be displaying the 2017 poster art. Members of the community are encouraged to stop into their local ESL branch and enter to win one of 20 signed, Plak-it-style posters.

For more information on the Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster Sweepstakes visit esl.org/postersweepstakes/

The 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival welcomes more than 350 original artisans, 25 live music acts, The 9th Annual Emerging Artists Expo, The 5th Annual Fairy Houses Tour and new this year, The Stokoe Farms Express Train. Visitors can also enjoy international food vendors, food trucks and two beer and wine gardens. The Festival is July 8th and 9th, 2017 in the historic Corn Hill Neighborhood and is free. The grounds will be open from 10a.m. to 6p.m. on Saturday, and 10a.m. to 5p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine.

Click here to download a PDF of the 2017 Poster Art.

Martin graduated from Providence College in 2014. He has since moved back to Rochester and works out of his studio in the Station 55 building, located next to the Rochester Public Market. And while he continues to do commissioned paintings, an emerging passion of his is designing and creating handcrafted clothing.

To learn more about Ryan Martin and his work, visit http://www.ryanmartincollection.com/.  

For more information on The Corn Hill Arts Festival, please visit www.cornhillartsfestival.com.

The Festival’s media kit can be found at http://www.chafmedia.com/.

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but surrounding communities as well.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $6.1 billion in assets. The locally-owned financial institution employs more than 735 people in Rochester, New York, and includes approximately 330,000 members worldwide.

The company has now appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for six years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010). Access to the credit union includes 20 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, locally-based telephone and Internet chat centers, and online and mobile banking channels. The company is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street in Rochester and can be found on the Internet at www.esl.org.

2017 Corn Hill Arts Festival Music Line-Up Announced

Rochester, NY, June 6, 2017 – The 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, presented by ESL Federal Credit Union, will be held on July 8th & 9th 2017.  The Festival is a Rochester tradition that celebrates art in a variety of mediums. This year’s Festival will have a renewed emphasis on music, featuring 25 free performances on four stages throughout the two-day event. With such a variety of performances to choose from, visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy  jazz, R&B, funk, soul, gospel, and folk and more.

The Corn Hill Arts Festival is honored to have Miller and The Other Sinners as the Festival’s featured headliner entertainment act for 2017 on the SBH Main Stage.  This nationally touring Southern Soul band, brings a blend of gut-bucket delta grit, Memphis soul, gospel spirit and funky rhythm and blues to the stage.

Lyin’ Eyes, an Eagles tribute band, featuring talented musicians from the Rochester area, will recreate a selection of memorable favorites to kick off the weekend on the SBH Main Stage.

Saturday afternoon’s SBH Main Stage performance will include Prime Time Funk with special guest, Rochester’s Todd East. This ten-piece band is a powerhouse of music and will deliver a unique combination of jazz, funk and R&B. Todd East’s vocals and talented keyboard work will bring an added dimension to this performance.

The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage’s Saturday line-up will feature Into the Mind a multi-genre trio ranging from hard rock, to progressive rock with hints of jazz. Into the Mind is a young group that knows how to excite audiences with a fresh sound, personality, and overall love for music.  The Corn Hill Arts Festival is proud to showcase the band as one of the two emerging artists invited to perform for 2017.

Sunday’s highlight at The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage is Starling, a singer who invites the audience to experience her music with alluring, sweet, yet surprisingly powerful vocals.

The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage on Saturday will feature Los Blancos. In one performance, they’ll rip through Blues, Soul, Rockin’ Zydeco, Latin, Outlaw Country, Heavy-One Funk, Folk. Touring for over a decade, they’ve rocked thousands of shows, and logged tens of thousands of miles, reveling in a genuine passion for creating music.

Sunday on the Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage promises a special treat for music lovers as the CHAF Jazz Trio Surprise hits the stage with three world-class jazz musicians. Full details will be announced on June 28th.

Todd East’s Billy Joel Tribute Show will hit the Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage and will be accompanied by various members of Prime Time Funk and Me and The Boyz. This will be a one-time performance that has been two years in the making.

Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street Stage will present a variety of genres, featuring Fatima Razic on Saturday. Fatima is an infectious singer, songwriter, looping artist, and beat-boxer. Her talent and energetic performances have made her a favorite in the Rochester, NY music scene.

The Davines, a father and son duet, will round out the weekend at the Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street Stage with their unique sound that blends folk, blues and jazz.

The complete lineup and details is available at https://cornhillartsfestival.com/entertainment/

The Festival’s media kit can be found at http://www.chafmedia.com/.

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but surrounding communities as well.

References:

Miller and The Other Sinners

https://www.davemillermusic.com/media

Todd East & Jimmy Redmond

https://www.facebook.com/todd.east.5

Fatima Razic

http://www.thefatima.com/