An Evening With Keren Vita
The Stanley Theatre will open its doors to celebrate a talented local artist on June 9 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. “An Evening With Keren Vita” will bring the Utica-based artist to the theatre to display her various works of abstract art in the lobby. Patrons can expect passed hors-d’oeuvres, catered by Joey’s 307, as well as a cash bar offering specialty cocktails and other beverages. Gabe Altamuro, also known as DJ Ease One, will be providing music for the event. There will also be a raffle for a one-of-a-kind tattoo created and tattooed by Vita herself.
Tickets are limited for this event and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling The Stanley Theatre Box Office at 315-724-4000. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Stanley Theatre. Tickets are $13 in advance, or $20 at the door the night of the event. Vita, 33, is a notable force in Utica’s art scene. Coined as an “illustrator, painter, fiber artist, muralist, musician, curator, designer and tattoo apprentice,” Vita does it all! Vita credits her ability to express her creative freedoms from a young age as the main catalyst behind her artistic journey. A current employee of Peter’s Cornucopia, Vita takes pride in living a healthy, holistic lifestyle, something that was instilled in her by her father since she was young. “My passion is to support all artists of every medium and every walk of life and to carry on my dad’s legacy in the best way that I can,” Vita said. “For the past few years I have thrown a variety of art shows and most recently, I tried my hand at fundraising and it was an awesome experience.”
In 2020, Vita was commissioned to paint a mural on the back of the Adirondack Bank on Genesee St. The mural contained a large portrait of a peregrine falcon, which honored the breed who consecutively nested on the top of the building, as well as a rendering of The Stanley Theatre. Unfortunately, the mural was defaced just mere weeks before completion; this did not discourage Vita, who worked tirelessly to correct and complete the mural. When not creating beautiful works of art, Vita is a tattoo apprentice at Infinite Visions Reborn in Utica. Vita calls her type of tattooing “scribbage, or scrib for short.” She specializes in black and white line art. Vita currently resides in New York Mills, NY.