The Essential [Conference Visitors’] Can’t-Miss List

The Essential [Conference Visitors’] Can’t-Miss List

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Local Arts, Local Trips

Every so often, Corning plays host to a large conference like the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference, a 4-day summit featuring hundreds of wine enthusiasts and writers from all parts of the United States and Canada – or the 2016 Glass Art Society Conference, a 3-day experience for visitors from all around the world to meet their fellow artists, […]

Exhibit A: Not Your Mother’s Art Gallery

Exhibit A: Not Your Mother’s Art Gallery

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Local Arts, Unique Area Businesses

There’s some artwork in Corning right now that is worth seeing; and I’m not talking about the new wing at CMOG. Ann Welles is the owner of Exhibit A on Market Street and I’ve known for many years about her eye for unique, poignant artwork and upcoming artists. This time, she’s outdone herself. Ann found […]

Getting to the Bottom of TOP

Getting to the Bottom of TOP

  The Good:  Bex Marshall rocked TOP last Wednesday night. The Bad: Little more than a dozen people got to enjoy it. The Ugly: Their biggest act to date draws their smallest crowd.   Since opening its doors a little over a month ago, the new That Other Place has hosted a number of live acts, […]

Corning Museum of Glass Expands in a Big Way

Corning Museum of Glass Expands in a Big Way

The Contemporary Art + Design Wing at the Corning Museum of Glass is turning heads all throughout the art world. The architecture and design, naturally-lit artwork, and sheer magnitude of the project has caught the attention of art critics and glass enthusiasts everywhere. It’s hard to find the right perspective to describe this world-class institution […]

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Parking in Corning has its limitations and frustrations, but one thing is for sure: when you’re parked on Market Street, you get two hours before needing to move to the next zone. I’ve always wondered what a visitor or tourist is able to accomplish in that amount of time, so I found a test subject […]

Corning’s Backside Facelift

Corning’s Backside Facelift

Alleys are pretty utilitarian places.  Take your typical Market Street block.  If the Market Street side is the pretty face, then the alley is the… well, let’s leave it at this: the best you might be able to say about a typical alley is that it provides a place to keep the dumpsters and delivery traffic. […]

Junk in Your Trunk Becomes Stylish Funk

Junk in Your Trunk Becomes Stylish Funk

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Area Fun!, Local Arts

If Corning artist Amelia Harnas ever happens to help you with cleaning your office, home or car (AKA “fixing your hoarding problem”), rest assured your precious sentimental valuables (AKA “your  junk”) won’t meet their demise in the county landfill. Instead, they’ll likely meet a loftier end, repurposed as haute coutour. That’s what happened to an inherited IKEA lamp […]