Wendell Castle RemasteredOctober 8-December 31, 2017atThe Memorial Art GalleryRochester, N.Y.The Memorial Art Gallery hosts "Wendell Castle Remastered" in the voluminous main gallery starting in October and running through the rest of 2017. There are many of Wendell Castle's recent works, but the theme of remastering calls upon techniques used to bring these sculptural works into existence - and they include robots and digital modeling tools that weren't part of the original process going way back to the beginning of his career.Wendell Castle in the Memorial Art GalleryThe graphic impact of this current show is intensified through the choice of using dark stained ash for some forms, and I imagine that designing the lighting for this show was very difficult - you want to put the work in a spotlight, but the results of that inclination include the creation of very strong highlights which can cancel out forms. I imagine an ideal exhibition that would place these artworks in a balanced natural light so the viewer could more easily appreciate the forms and values.3 stages in the stack construction of "Wide Awake" ( 2011 )The procedure to make many of the works on exhibit is explained when you enter [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
When Bshara Nassar moved from Bethlehem to the US in 2011, he didn't expect to end up starting a museum. He was working on a graduate degree in Conflict Transformation at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and by the end of 2014, he had plans in motion to create the Museum of the Palestinian People, which through October is co-presenting the traveling exhibit “Bethlehem Beyond the Wall” at Nazareth College.… [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
To celebrate 51 seasons, Pittsford Musicals is going big. Beginning October 14, the organization will present Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."… [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
Just looking.... The Print Club of Rochester86th Annual Members ExhibitionatNazareth College Art Center GalleryOct 6 - November 17, 2017You can get an education when you stop in to see a show at a gallery. You don't have to know who the artists are; you can be introduced to their artwork without taking a class or feel you won't understand what the artists are trying to say, just don't be inhibited! Step right up and just take a look, it won't cost you anything - and you might come away with an impression from something unique..Ellen Heck, girl with a mobius strip for a hatThis fall the gallery shows are just beginning to bubble and boil, so I stopped to see two shows that offer an opportunity to touch base with a variety of prints and paintings. First stop was Nazareth College in their Art Center Gallery to view the annual members exhibition for the Print Club of Rochester now in their 86th year. So many printmaking techniques are represented here from the very abstract to the highly representational, like the image above from Ellen Heck.Size matters, and in the field of printmaking some artists are using [...]
Mon, Oct 09, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
Upstate New York Painting Invitational
Upstate New York Painting Invitational There have been so many things going on this month, I thought it would be nice to give some highlights… This is the last week to see two great exhibitions. You have until Saturday afternoon to experience the Upstate New York Painting Invitational and Fuse, a solo exhibition of sculpture by Mitch Messina. Detail of “Circuit” from the exhibition by Mitch Messina This is the third consecutive year that we have done a regional, media-specific exhibition. Last year it was printmaking and the year before it was ceramics. This is a great opportunity to see eight painters from our region working in a variety of different styles and media. We are also having an artists talk this Saturday, October 7 at 2p.m. with seven of the artists included in the Painting Invitational. You can RSVP and get updates on our Facebook Event Page. The end of each month is always bittersweet… It means that we have to say goodbye to our artists in residence. The bright side is that we get to welcome new artists into our community! Plus this month, Mandy Ranck is staying on for a two month residency, so we get to hang out with her [...]
Tue, Oct 03, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
Overworked, underpaid, and unsupported, caseworkers at monroe county child protective services struggle to protect the children in their charge- Kendra White's bruises were still visible in July from an injury in January, when she got pinned against a kitchen table as a fight broke out during a scheduled home visit. As a caseworker at Monroe County Child Protective Services, White was interviewing a pregnant mother who had been pushed down a flight of stairs the previous week, when ... [...]
Fri, Sep 29, 2017
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Renee Valenti
Renee Valenti is one of our current artists in residence at Main Street Arts. During the month of October, 2017, she will be working on a series of abstract paintings and immersing herself in art history books. We asked Renee a few questions about her artwork and studio practice. Renee Valenti Q: Tell us a little bit about your background.I'm originally from a town right outside of New Haven, CT but I've been living in Brooklyn for the greater part of the past fifteen years. I've been making visual art for the past ten, after making a switch out of performing art and theater. I decided to make the change and went to Pratt for my undergrad and finished my masters last year from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's low-residency program. I feel that I still often draw from storytelling, the theatrical, or cinematic in my work; and I often like to work in series until something is finished for me. Renee Valenti: “fuckin, fuck”, oil on canvas, 2017 Q: How would you describe your work?Painting is the largest part of my studio practice and I also do a lot of photography. Most of the time I would take the [...]
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
South Clinton's best kept culinary secrets- Rochester has some major culinary neighborhoods: Village Gate, Park Ave., The East End, and the Public Market District, to name a few. As far as block-by-block restaurant diversity and quality, South Clinton really knocks it out of the park. Walking down South Clinton is a food tour around the world. From start to finish, you can go across the globe ... [...]
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press