The pulse of art beats through Chautauqua’s veins. Whether it is listening to the sounds of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in the Amphitheater, seeing a row of young ballerinas in line for lunch, or attending a Friday night performance in Bratton Theater, there are myriad ways for Chautauquans engage with one art form or another.
For Ruth Gerrard Cole, family roots at Chautauqua run almost as deep as the Institution’s history.
For Jack and Yvonne McCredie, volunteering for the Chautauqua Fund is a duty and a pleasure.
This past week, from Monday through Wednesday in Smith Wilkes Hall, the Chautauqua Foundation presented the annual Scholar in Residence event, which this year featured Jon Alterman.
For students of the performing arts at Chautauqua, the grounds provide an artistic haven to hone old skills and develop new ones. And thanks to the generosity of various Chautauquans, the Institution can welcome the best and the brightest young talent in the world to study and perform their craft all summer long.
As a former member of the United States Foreign Service, the former owner of an antique business, the current owner of Hopper Historics, and president of the Manuscript Society, Bob Hopper may be a jack-of-all-trades, but he wouldn’t exchange anything for his summers at Chautauqua Institution.
Last Saturday along the Chautauqua Boys’ and Girls’ Club waterfront, the NOW Generation hosted its first Summer Fest. With a variety of different events occurring this season, the NOW Generation took advantage of the sunshine at the campus of the oldest day camp in the nation for an afternoon of family activities, volleyball, music and food.
Last Wednesday, the NOW Generation hosted a reception at the Chautauqua Golf Club. The event served as a platform for Chautauqua leaders, members of the NOW Gen Advisory Council and other NOW Gen members to gather and discuss upcoming events and efforts made on behalf of the group
On June 29, the Chautauqua Foundation invited the community to its natural gathering place, on Chautauqua’s front lawn, and threw a party in celebration of the Promise of Chautauqua.
DFT Communications, Partners in Technology, is teaming up with Chautauqua Institution for the second time this season to help underwrite a special Community Appreciation Night.