New Art Mission director wants to increase theater’s profile

EDITOR’s NOTE: This fall, BAMirror is chatting with recently appointed leaders of local arts organizations. Today we talk with Rebecca Sheriff, the new executive director of the Art Mission and Theater in downtown Binghamton. Sheriff, it should be noted, is a former reviewer for BAMirror.

By George Basler

With gas prices being the way they are, film enthusiasts should tip their hats to the Art Mission and Theater in downtown Binghamton.

Located at 61 Prospect Ave., the small, two-screen theater — with a total of 78 seats — shows independent, specialized and foreign films that normally don’t show up at the AMC Loews and Regal multiplexes. “It’s a great organization because it means people don’t have to travel to Ithaca or New York City to see films that otherwise might not be shown here,” said Rebecca Sheriff, the theater’s new executive director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Were the arts part of your weekend?

Did you find artful ways to begin the month of June? BAMirror’s Rebecca Sheriff was at Half Light Theatre’s production of No Exit (see review below). I caught the wonderful Downtown Singers concert on Saturday — kudos to Alan Crab and all the soloists, singers and orchestra members. How about you? Did you “art walk”? Were you at the final Madrigal Singers concert of the season? Please share.

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Have you been sampling the holiday arts?

Did you enjoy a festive First Friday (or First Satuday)? Were you at the CHOW concert, Amahl, a tree lighting or a church pageant? BAMirror’s Rebecca Sheriff attended The Nutcracker (see review below); how about you? I was once again wowed by the choral performers at Union-Endicott High School. How have you been sampling the arts in this holiday season?

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