July 16, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

“What’s more fun than a Royal Wedding?”
“The Artrageous Extravaganza! Don’t miss it!”

Join us for our 3rd Annual benefit celebration & extravaganza!

Music outside under a tent. Food, Drink and a Silent Auction inside the gallery.

Fun for All! It‛s better than ever!

Line Up:

Guest Emcee, Common Threads Host, Larry Hoyt

7-8:30pm     Back by popular demand – Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble

8:30-9pm     Acoustic Guitar (inside the gallery) with Anthony Bakowski

9-10:30pm   Big Beat / Crunk / Folk Band  Utility Life

Eat, drink and bid on great Silent Auction items all night (bidding ends at 10:30pm)
All to benefit ArtRage!
We have over 100 Silent Auction items to bid on including Gift Certificates to:
Sparky Town, Riley’s, Pastabilities, Funk ‘n’ Waffles, The Mission, Roji Tea Lounge, Ophelia’s Place, Delphi Healing Arts, Spa Zend, Heitzman Chiropractic, Terra Organic Spa, Dynamic Fitness for Women, The Blue Tusk, Wise Guys Comedy Club, Scarab Body Arts, Manlius Art Cinema, Dart Computer Solutions, Eureka Crafts, Bersani Gallery, Syracuse Cultural Workers, Eco Chic, The Gift Box, Schenfeld Studios, Mallard Tabbaconist, Organically Hip, The Kind Coffee Company, CNY Yoga Center, Seven Rays Bookstore, Assault City Roller Derby, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse Opera, LeMoyne College Theater & The Everson Museum. Crafts from local artisans like Steve Linkinhoker, Sharon Bottle-Souva, Kathy Barry, Lauren Ritchie, Fumiyo Hirano, Deborah Sorrentino, a “Growler/Beer for A Year” from Empire Brewing Company…and much more!

Suggested donation: $12 each or 2/$20

Tickets available at ArtRage (505 Hawley Ave, @ N. Crouse) during gallery HOURS: W, Th, F 2-7pm & Sat. 12-4pm

ArtRageous Extravaganza Tickets!

Off-street parking at 408 & 414 Lodi Street

Don‛t Miss it!

Larry Hoyt

Singer/Songwriter Larry Hoyt will be our guest Emcee at this year’s Extravaganza. Besides being a working musician, Larry worked for several years (1987-2002) as a music journalist and concert reviewer for the Syracuse Post-Standard and the Syracuse New Times. In July, 1997, he began to (and still does) host a weekly folk and acoustic music show, Common Threads, on WAER-FM, Syracuse where he has interviewed such artists as Pete Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Richard Shindell, Rod MacDonald, Martin Sexton, Karen Savoca, Susan Werner, Terri Allard, Carla Ulbrich, and many, many other wonderfully talented contemporary singer/songwriters. ArtRage is very lucky to have Larry as our host!

Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble

Kambuyu Marimba plays music with its roots in the traditional Shona songs and rhythms of Zimbabwe.  The ensemble instruments include seven marimbas:  3 sopranos, 2 tenors, 1 baritone and 1 bass.  The marimbas are accompanied by hosho, or gourd rattles, and sometimes drums.  “Kambuyu”, a Shona word for “Bugs”, plays happy, percussive music—very rhythmic and driving—meant for dancing.  In most songs, one of the soprano marimbas plays the lead melody, while the other instruments provide curious counter-rhythms and chords.  The music is infectious. Kambuyu Marimba has been playing together since the winter of 2004.  Members include educators, scientists, nurses, and business folk. Home base is Syracuse, NY.

Utility Life

Utility Life is an 8-piece collective folk-rock band that originated in the Gear Factory in 2009 and currently reside at Velidoxi.  Most of the members of Utility Life are artists within other mediums as well, but congregate to share moments of musical expressionism.  The songs and sounds are often solemn and tumultuous, yet also celebratory, like a passionate New Orleans style funeral march.

Anthony Bakaowski

Playing acoustic guitar inside the gallery for the Silent Auction festivities, is Anthony Bakowski. Anthony is a singer/songwriter, who loves acoustic blues.

A Sample of our Silent Auction items:

Growler – “Beer for A Year” from Empire Brewing Co.

Halloween Bat!

Ceramic Bowl by Lauren Ritchie

Wood Wall Clock by Mike Mikutowski
donated by Eureka Crafts

Organic Cookie Mixes from Organically Hip

Fabric Wall Hanging by Sharon Bottle-Souva