The annual national juried exhibition of drinking vessels, "The Cup, The Mug," returns to Main Street Arts this weekend, featuring nearly 100 cups by 56 artists from 26 states. From clean and subtly detailed minimalism to bright colors and anthropomorphism, there's something for every taste in this show that blends form and function.… [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
City Newspaper Art Blog
Rochester-based artist and internationally-known muralist Sarah Rutherford's years-in-the-making mural series, "Her Voice Carries" was an artistic quest to understand how the women of Rochester have come to shape the city. A documentary film named for her mural series explores the stories of the women in the murals, and Rutherford's own journey of creating the large-scale works.… [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
City Newspaper Art Blog
Autumn Colors come to my blockWhen I read the description that Emily Glass wrote about some of her recent paintings now on view at The Geisel Gallery, I was shocked to understand that print editions of the Oxford Junior Dictionary deleted words that relate to nature in favor of words that promote new technology.Poster announcing paintings by Emily GlassA strategy or a focus on deleted words for creatures like the newt, or the adder, or for plants like a fern seem hard to imagine - that a dictionary editor would deprive a younger reader of this connection to a living world! In so doing, Emily Glass paints a picture of a drastic change in our relationship with a world of growing things. With this feeling that our attachment to nature is under attack, one could "read" her paintings as a direct appeal for us to stop this from happening!Emily Glass: Deleted Word "Fern"oil on canvasIn her compositions she directs our attention to the forest floor, and the passing life that one finds there, the slow movement of a snail, the shapes of decomposing leaves, the cycle of life that we won't find when we glance down at the [...]
Sat, Nov 10, 2018
The Visual Art Worker
Melinda, barn owl, along with Wild Wings volunteerNovember 1, 2018It has been raining all day, but I am inside, at my job - teaching drawing for students at R.I.T. with a special visit from two volunteers from WILD WINGS, and three wonderful birds that are in their care. Each semester a visit from the natural world is in order, and these birds make terrific models to study and draw. Once students get to see and hear about these birds - rehabilitated by the volunteers at WILD WINGS, they have a whole new respect for our environment.Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, New YorkThis weekend we drove over to Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs to see an exhibition by another R.I.T. faculty member who has a show of her recent paintings. Lanna Pejovic is a prolific landscape painter and she presents"The View From Here". I wrote a little introduction for the new catalog that was produced for this special show - and I have to say that her paintings were really worth the drive to see them while they are still on view ( thru November 16, 2018 ).Lanna Pejovic " Lily Fountain"The gallery at Main [...]
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
The Visual Art Worker
A self portrait print ready for installation
A self portrait print ready for installation Q: Tell us about your background.Hello! I currently reside in Whistler, BC, Canada, moved to the west coast in 2006 although grew up in Whitby, Ontario. I studied Adventure Tourism in college, and didn't start making what I considered art until spring of 2017. The exploration had started previously but personally I didn't feel anything had any oomph to it even though I had been exploring with a camera since about 2010 in different capacities. A lot of my background consists of adventures in the mountains, coastal landscapes, hiking, climbing, camping, mountain biking, skiing, and so forth. Although my mind has always had a fascination with art and creating works that provoke emotions and thoughts, I've simply been a self taught photographer with no prior experience in the artistic world. Currently I work part-time as a photographer, and part-time security personnel for a museum in Whistler, plus a few random odds and ends. Multi day trek on the Sunshine coast Q: How would you describe your work?I am a self portrait photographer, I explore comfort zones, social constructs, personalized constructs, and attempt to find natural landscapes (generally) that can help facilitate a narrative to those experiences [...]
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Main Street Arts Gallery
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Meredith Olinger, artist in residence at Main Street Arts, during the month of October 2018, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Meredith some questions about her work and studio practice: Meredith Olinger Q: Tell us about your background. I'm from Memphis, TN. I recently obtained my M.F.A. from Memphis College of Art. I am a mixed media artist. For the past two years I have been designing my own wallpaper, creating it both digitally and by hand, and using that to collage large scale installation pieces. I also work in printmaking, painting, and textiles. Room #1, mixed media, 2017 Q: How would you describe your work? My work is very layered, both in physicality and content. I'm very interested in the intersections of art and design, painting and installation, digital and handmade. My work blurs these lines. Aesthetically, I'm looking for something bombastic and overwhelming. I'm inspired by advertising, billboards, interiors and social media. Room #1 Reconfigured: Front, mixed media, 2017 Q: What is your process for creating a work of art? All of my wallpapers are of my own design. I create them digitally and have them printed by Spoonflower, or I create them by hand, [...]
Tue, Oct 09, 2018
Main Street Arts Gallery
Summer 2018- When POST started five years ago, I was against it. Starting a business is hard enough but when that business is in a dying segment such as print, the endeavor seemed in every way doomed. My concerns about revenue, circulation, distribution, etc. would soon be overshadowed, however, by the excitement, fulfillment, fascination, and meaning this business would bring. Oh how ... [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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A lead complainant in the federal UR case starts a new life while waiting for justice- How did Celeste Kidd's (Dr. Kidd is a professor in UR's Brain and Cognitive Science department) sharing of her experiences affect you? It really brought a lot of things into focus for me about women's rights, about students' rights, and about how vulnerable they are and how they need protection to have the space to learn freely ... [...]
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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