"Human Rights — Why Bother?" That's the title of the winning entry to the American Heritage Essay Contest at the center of "Greater Tuna," the hit comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard that WallByrd Theatre Company will present this week.… [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
City Newspaper Art Blog
Beloved Rochester drag performer, "RuPaul's Drag Race" alum, and "celebrity housewife" Mrs. Kasha Davis (Ed Popil) will this week perform her original one-man/woman autobiographical play, "There's Always Time for a Cocktail." Filled with music, anecdotes, and party games, the play tells the story of Popil's youth in Scranton, Pennsylvania, through the journey of self-acceptance, to the present day.… [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
City Newspaper Art Blog
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A few years ago I made a rather large shift in my artmaking process. I've been a working artist for the last 20 years, starting with cartooning, for weekly papers; then painting and drawing, on flat surfaces like canvas, wood, metal, and glass. Ultimately I'd work on walls, in the form of murals. As I progressed in my studio work, I began incorporating collage, using ephemera, vintage book pages, old wall paper and the like; and occasionally attached found objects, like a bottlecap, a flattened piece of metal, or a run of rusty nail heads, to whatever surface I was working on. A page from my weekly comic strip, “Dreamland,” from the early 2000s. Looking back, I realize I was pushing the 2D form to its limit. At the time, I felt increasingly frustrated, even fed up, with my work. As a self-taught artist, I was keenly aware of my limitations, and although I pushed myself hard to improve, there was something about my work that had me feeling like I was falling short of my intentions. My studio, until this past year, was located about ten miles outside of Ithaca, NY, where I live. A woodworker had bought a former chicken farm [...]
Sat, Jan 12, 2019
Main Street Arts Gallery
My new painting is underway...Acrylic gouache on gesso boardJanuary, 2, 2019Alan SingerIn preparing for my new solo exhibition here in Rochester presented by the Axom Gallery, I have written an artist statement about the path I have taken over the last decade or so which is to blend science, art, and mathematics - certainly a direction I have been interested in for many years. And in many ways the images I produce are related to the basic building blocks of life - with cells and energy as constituent parts. My compositions express a certain kind of dynamic geometric relationship. Transfer monotype on paper, 2016"Re-Entry" by Alan SingerAs I have written in my statement, I would have paid much more attention in my mathematics classes in junior high school, if my teachers had told me that there was a visual component to algebra for example. If I could visualize how the numbers worked and what they signified in relation to one another, I probably would have been better at math ( I hope! ). Well, now there are personal computers and they have a screen where you can play with numbers in a [...]
Thu, Jan 03, 2019
The Visual Art Worker
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Jamie Moriarty, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of January 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Jamie some questions about her work and studio practice: Artist Jamie Moriarty Q: Please tell us about your background:I've lived in Florida most my life. I started out with film photography in high school and then moved to digital photography and photoshop. However, once I got to college I started painting and sculpting which is when I really started to make artwork. I got my associate's degree at the State College of Florida where I had access to a wonderful ceramics studio. After graduating I decided to go to New College of Florida. All of the sudden I found myself without clay and a kiln and that's the moment that my art started to take off in a whole new direction. “Tilt-Axis Accelerometer” Oil on panel; 5×5 in; 2018 Q: How would you describe your work?My first love is sculpture, but I've been focused more on painting as of late. Most of my portfolio consists of interactive sculptures. Either via a sensor, button, or other mechanism, the artwork is activated and altered in order [...]
Tue, Jan 01, 2019
Main Street Arts Gallery
"Electrical Storm"2018byAlan SingerIt is the tail end of December and the stock market is going crazy. The political climate is so un-nerving and the grey weather here is nothing to celebrate. I wonder how this all will affect the arts?Like many, I can seek solace in the act of creation - see my new painting above - and I am planning the opening of my solo exhibition which is going to be at The Axom Gallery in mid- January so I am filled with questions....Given the chaotic nature in our society these days, I also wonder what my students expect from me to help them prepare for a career? What is the likelihood that they will get to use their skills in the visual arts to help them get off the ground? I remember when I was a student in college that we were shaken by the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. There were riots in the streets, so I knew I was going into an uncertain future, but my life-long interest in the arts actually helped me all along the way...so have faith!CAP ArtSpace, Ithaca CommonsArt is my passion and it [...]
Sun, Dec 30, 2018
The Visual Art Worker
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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