There is no cure for Alzheimer's, just a better road to the end. World-renowned flutist Eugenia Zukerman on coping with her diagnosis. Eugenia Zukerman is brilliant. A world-renowned flutist.… [...]
Thu, Nov 21, 2019
City Newspaper Art Blog
Gender-blending in the works of William Shakespeare is not new: even in his own lifetime, his female characters were played by men (mostly because acting wasn't a profession deemed suitable for women). In recent decades, so-called "Bard-bending" has gained popularity, seeing folks of all and no gender portraying the different characters on stage.… [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
City Newspaper Art Blog
Nocturne by Pat WilderOnce or twice a year I have the opportunity to let my students at R.I.T. ( in the School off Art ) draw from live birds brought to my classroom by the volunteer group in Mendon called: Wild Wings. After reading Helen Macdonald's book H is for Hawk I had a whole new appreciation for birds of prey that have been trained to hunt and sit on a glove by their keepers.Read this book!Rosalie, visits my classroom at R.I.T.Drawing from life also gives an artist ( whether you are a student or not ) - a first hand experience of nature, comprehending all the details, and taking into account the "personality" of the bird itself.So the artist observes a bird and is observed in turn. I also have to give credit to the volunteers like Deb -seen here with Luna, a Screech Owl, because these folks really bond with the feathered creatures in their care.Wild Wings volunteersIn Rochester this week there are openings for exhibitions that you have to see. At the top of this post you can find a deep blue evening [...]
Sat, Nov 09, 2019
The Visual Art Worker
Glorious Fall Weather in Ithaca, New YorkA drive along Route 89 in the Finger Lakes reveals the height of fall colors and an opportunity for me to hit the Art Trail. It's a glorious day in Ithaca, and I am here to attend Gallery Night and the opening of a group show called: "20/20 Hindsight" at the Ink Shop on State Street. The Ink Shop is a gallery and a printmaking studio and they celebrate twenty years involved in the arts community with their dedication to an art form that is very much alive.Craig Mains and his print about a cluster of fracking wellsI talked with printmaker and Ink Shop member Craig Mains about the art on the gallery walls and about plans for spreading the word about the Ink Shop and I found out that they are planning a show that will open in France for Ink Shop members. Craig also said that a show of Japanese prints from the Tokyo University of Fine Art just ended at their gallery, so they are building international connections.etching by Zevi Blum ( 1933 - 2011 )The show was opening at the Ink Shop and as I came [...]
Mon, Nov 04, 2019
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
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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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