Whitney MuseumRenzo Piano, ArchitectWe approach the Whitney Museum from the west. It is a bright, sunny afternoon in New York City and it has been snowing earlier in the week, so we had a brilliant day to drive downtown and park to look around. The new Whitney has many fine points and the architect, Renzo Piano is to be commended: he envisioned interesting spaces inside the museum and many balconies facing east outside. We take the elevator to the eighth floor for a show called "Fast Forward" - Paintings from the 1980's. I was there then, going to shows and hearing from the artists, and the early 1980's re-established the importance of painting - there was a short lived boom for the art form. You get a taste for that - stepping out of the elevator to confront Kenny Scharf and Keith Haring in a kind of visual exhortation.Keith Haring ( 1958-1990 ) ( wallpaper ) and Kenny Scharf ( painting )So you see a bit of the transgressive behavior of Haring ( defacing subway walls ) most of which is long forgotten, and with Kenny Scharf you get an artist from the 1980's [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
Kevin Lee's magic, juggling, and love for audience involvement are key to the comedian's one-of-a-kind, in-your-face performances. Lee's stand-up comedy holds nothing back.… [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
Beginning Wednesday, March 22, and running through Saturday, March 25, the fifth installment of the Deaf Rochester Film Festival will bring three days of narrative, documentary, and short films that highlight the work of talented deaf and hard-of-hearing filmmakers from around the world. In addition to the program of film screenings, DRFF will also host panel discussions, workshops, and receptions that will offer attendees a unique perspective on deaf culture as well as instructional opportunities for future generations of filmmakers.… [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
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My work is inspired by the sky and the mountains, the traditional pottery makers of the American Southwest, and the basket makers of my own Mi'kmaq people of New Brunswick Canada. My heritage is mixed – half Polish and half Mi'kmaq (Micmac) Indian of the Eel Ground First Nation of New Brunswick, Canada. I am originally from Hartford, Connecticut and now live in Rochester, NY. My trivets and baskets, for example, incorporate both the traditional and contemporary because the Mi'kmaq were traditionally basket makers. Weaving each piece of clay is time-consuming but these are some of my favorite pieces to create. Prior to moving to the Rochester area, I attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. While pursuing my JD and PhD, I had the opportunity to study and admire Pueblo pottery. In much of my pottery, my designs combine traditional shapes and forms with contemporary methods (wheel throwing and hand building). I began making pottery in 2001 at the Flower City Arts Center (formerly Genesee Center for the Arts and Education). I've also taken classes at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of American Crafts. In the summer of 2007 I took a month-long course at the NY State School of Ceramics [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
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My interest in art started before my memories truly do. I was raised in Branchburg, NJ, a small town in Northern Central New Jersey. Growing up I had incredibly supportive parents and a slew of amazing art teachers who showed me the importance and allure of art. I have since spent most of my post-high school life moving throughout New York State and had a short stay in California for an artist residency at the Sonoma Community Center. Photo Credit: bridget Hagen, 2016 Art has been one of the few constants in my life, though its meaning in my life has evolved over the years. Growing up I enjoyed drawing mostly in pastel, which led to painting, which led to going to art school. I took classes as a high school student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and attended a vocational school where I spent many hours of my day in a classroom specially focused on graphic design and fine art. I attended Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute for Art Education which would lead me directly to my dream school, Pratt Art Institute. While at PrattMWP I took my first ceramics wheel class, which changed my entire [...]
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
Ceramics from Andrea PawarskiatThe YardsWomen's Work is a group show at The Yards, which you can find on the northern edge of Rochester's Public Market. Open on Saturday from 10 - 2 pm, you go up two flights of stairs to the exhibition space and the little shop called Dichotomy. The Yards was established several years ago as a collaborative art space and it fills a gap by providing a venue for unusual installations and other media that might fall outside the realm of what a commercial gallery in Rochester could handle. This location, on the border of the Public Market, in theory could attract a lot of attention; it could become a scene. Artists who might not be able to find another way to show what they do could get a start here.You can tell a lot about a person from their mode of expression, and the art on view in this exhibition can act as an opening chapter on the lives of artists that might be new to you. For this viewer, it was good to catch up with some of these women who have been students at R.I.T. - and see what [...]
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
Only two ingredients make the best-ever gnocchi- I learned to make gnocchi the hard way—through trial and error over a 20-year career in professional kitchens—picking up a tip here, a technique there, etc. Yeah, of course I'm Italian, and my grandmother and my mom made them growing up, but what they made were probably closer to cavatelli: a flour and water dough that was ... [...]
Wed, Feb 08, 2017
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If Parcel 5 became a park, it might look like this- It is pretty amazing that Frederick Law Olmsted—the father of landscape design architecture who co-designed Central Park in New York, Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, the Buffalo Parks System, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the grounds of the White House, and many other revered green spaces—is also responsible for the design of Rochester's park system. In 1888 ... [...]
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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