The Homer Center 4 the Atrs is a jewel of upstate New York. I drive 90 mile one way to attend performances-- and did so last night in a snow storm. The excellent caliber of the performances make it worth the trip, but the real pleasure for me is the amazing venue, the accomodating, friendly people that work there and the atmosphere of the pre-show gathering opportunity. There is a beautiful art gallery to enjoy. They raise money for local students to receive SAT test classes. They do everything possible to help to make arts accessible to their community.
My wife and I originally just wanted to see Tom Paxton. We enjoyed the entire experience so much that we went to more events. Even though we live too far to make use of many of the regular programs we agree with the overall thrust of the way the center is run. We felt strongly enough that this year we joined. We also especially enjoy celtic music and dance and the center does a wonderful job of bringing this type of entertainment to the area.
I've attended several concerts at the Center for the Arts. I am amazed at the quality of the talent such a small community can attract. The setting is beautiful, the volunteers and staff friendly, and the music fantastic. It is such a great resource for the community.
We love this place! We are members and supporters and wish we could do more as volunteers, but it is a bit of a drive for us. If we lived closer to Homer we would be more involved. The old Baptist church a wonderful venue for concerts and performances; the additional space is used for community arts and education. There is a good variety of performances and it seems that the performers enjoy being there as much as the audience enjoys listening to them. Dan Hayes and crew have done a great job and we wish them continued success.
I have been to several shows over the past 3-4 years. It is a wonderful venue with great energy amongst the volunteers and of course Daniel Hayes. Just saw Eileen Ivers for the second time there. She, of course, rocked the house again! My companion and I are members and will continue to subscribe. I only wish I had the time to volunteer as well!
This community has been blessed with a first-class performance theatre, and an organization that somehow entices world-renowned entertainment to perform locally..... while continuing to provide opportunity for our vast reservoir of home-grown talents. What an asset...limited only by public support. I have attended many sold-out shows and hope that the word is finally getting out. This is something special for this area and should not be taken for granted.
The center lights the fire in our soul every other week in the Fall , Winter and Spring. The diverse entertainment provides a opportunity for us to rekindle our energy and appreciation of the performing arts in a small rural coummunity. I'm partial to the various Celtic performances. This includes Dougie McLean, Barra MacNeils, Elleen Ivers, Celtic Crossroads, The Glengarry Bhoys and many others. Performances that would not have been experienced except for the Center for the Arts.
The Homer Center 4 Arts has enriched our community in so many ways and reached all ages. They sponsor performances ranching from folk (Arlo Guthrie), to classical, to ethnic to comedy. They offer a venue for dance lessons, Irish Step, ballroom, tap and ballet. They present art exhibits of both local and widely known artists, sponsor a book reading club and so much more. There is truly something for every age at the Center 4 Arts.
The Center for the Arts has been one of the best thing that has happened to the Cortland, NY area. Not only has it offered quality music and entertainment for area residents, but it has provided a venue for other not-for-profit activities, such as the Loaves and Fishes fund raiser "Empty Bowls". It is a huge plus for this community.
I have attended plays and concerts at the Homer Center for the Arts over the past year. I love the performance space, and the planned productions have been excellent.