Rochester City Ballet's annual performance of the holiday classic is available to stream through Christmas Eve. The family holiday tradition of watching a performance of “The Nutcracker” lives on despite the pandemic's resurgence. Rochester City Ballet's annual performance of the classic began streaming on Thanksgiving Day and will continue through Christmas Eve.… [...]
Tue, Dec 01, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
In November, 21-year-old muralist Ephraim Gebre led a project honoring the late John Lewis and reconnected with his mentor Shawn Dunwoody. Rochester's newest mural looms large on the north-facing wall of 49 State St. and speaks volumes. The 3,000-square-foot painting, titled “I Am Speaking,” depicts a young John Lewis, the late civil rights leader and U.S. Congress member whose activism was pivotal in the fight for racial equity.… [...]
Tue, Dec 01, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
Photo by Sue Weisler My Class at R.I.T. drawing from life! Birds by Wild WingsI haven't been out-of-touch! It is just that it took so long to adjust to the new circumstances! This is my last semester teaching my art classes at Rochester Institute of Technology, and since I am ancient, I qualify for teaching from home, remotely. There is so much to learn, doing ZOOM meetings all day, and then having to keep everything in order! I am very thankful for not having to venture onto campus considering the spike in COVID cases here in Monroe County!This new semester has been stressful for my students who are worrying about going home for Thanksgiving, after getting all [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020
The Visual Art Worker
Black Artists MatterAt a time when there are demonstrations in the streets, our cultural institutions need to step up to the plate and invest their resources to correct years of neglect for African American artists here in this country. At this juncture, it should be clear that our country is much more diverse and efforts must be made to heal the wounds of the past and present by acknowledging the contributions of artists who have not enjoyed the support of our cultural institutions and this has got to change!Portrait of Cab Calloway made by my father, Arthur Singer in the 1930sHere in our local neighborhood of Rochester, New York, I write from the birthplace of Cab Calloway - jazz star of mega-proportions - but where in town is any recognition of his star power that shines through popular music? A proud Rochester mayor should use this knowledge to connect to a wider population and instill in a younger generation a purpose that would lift people up, give them something to celebrate!Luvon honors the life of Frederick Douglas at RoCoI share an office at R.I.T. with Luvon Sheppard, an artist who has made a difference [...]
Sun, Aug 02, 2020
The Visual Art Worker
Installation shot from Beyond Ornamental
Installation shot from Beyond Ornamental I don't wear jewelry, however, I will often see amazing jewelry come in to the gallery shop at Main Street Arts and I will try it on just to make sure. Wearing it isn't for me, no matter how hard I try! (I do this all the time, just ask Sarah. I even did it today) However, the idea that I am drawn to it always sticks with me. I see many of the pieces as something to look at and think about, just like any other art form. That is the impetus for our current exhibition, Beyond Ornamental. A sculptural necklace by Myung Urso and brooch by Loraine Cooley While jewelry is certainly meant to be worn, there are other aspects of this art form that are even more interesting to me. Thinking about the craft of jewelry making, I have such an appreciation for the often minute details that must be considered. The forming of links for chains, cutting shapes out of metal, shaping and polishing stones, threading beads into ornate patterns… These are things that the average person may not consider when they look at handcrafted jewelry, but that is what makes one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces [...]
Tue, Aug 06, 2019
Main Street Arts Gallery
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Victoria Scudamore , artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of August 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Victoria some questions about her work and studio practice: Artist Victoria Scudamore Q: To start off, tell us about your background.I grew up in a suburb of San Francisco near the ocean, and across the street from a mountain covered in eucalyptus trees. I was given lots of freedom to explore, climb trees, and create. Being so involved in nature helped inform my art process. I was an ultrasonographer, and realtor, before becoming a full-time artist. I have taken numerous courses from well-known artists and did an art residency in Barcelona. I don't have a formal art school background but have been told that is why I am able to be so free and loose in my art, there are no preconceived notions. Q: How would you describe your work?Painting makes me happy, and I hope to bring the same response in the viewer. I paint abstractly with bold brush strokes, and vivid colors. My paintings are non-representational, as I want others to feel the art, and decide what it means [...]
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
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
Post
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
Post
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press