Like much of Europe, Corsicans took part in the immigration to the so-called "new world" in search of economic opportunities. Spain's Cedula de Gracias of 1815 encouraged Spaniards and other Europeans to settle and populate the colonies of Cuba and Puerto Rico.… [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
Clare Romano ( 1922-2017 ) " Half Shuttered Venice",wood block print, 1996commissioned by The Print Club of RochesterAgainst a backdrop of political turmoil in Washington, D.C., I have found myself in a reflective mood, and I want to celebrate the good things I have and the relationships that have meant the most. Can I also include the readers of these posts? - Thank You! If you spend a little time reading what I have written you have given me a better sense of purpose. As an artist one can sometimes feel on the margins - so at least there are some connections made here as I tell my story.I have written recently about my father, and my family - all of us involved in the arts. My mother, Judy, and my father, Arthur were both graduates of The Cooper Union in New York City. They had a wide variety of friends who were all in the visual arts, as designers, printmakers, illustrators, and fine artists. One couple had even written a book on printmaking and that was John Ross and Clare Romano. We would get hand made Christmas cards from them each year, and [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
Rochester Institute of Technology's annual FreezeFest offers some mirth amid the chill this week, with a lineup of winter-themed programs and events planned for Thursday, February 16, through Sunday, February 19. This year's headlining act is actor and comedian T.J. Miller, whose standup style consists of charmingly casual observations and wild-eyed anecdotes.… [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
Charles CloughBurchfield Penney Art CenterBuffalo, New YorkI am sure that I am not alone when I think that the pace of living today has increased considerably, and the nearly instantaneous mix we have with the media seems to be pushing us along. Through social media we feed it everyday; news cycles speed up and maybe spell out requirements for what we can and can't do and that is partly why people are glued to their smart phones. As a working artist and teacher, I can go into my studio and turn off all devices - focus on my work; but at the same time feel like I am missing something..Steve Miller photographs at Nina Freudenheim GalleryI am driven to work in my studio when I have time, and increasingly that creative moment has been sliced and diced. Sometimes I have to drop everything and off I go down the turnpike, and on this day I run away to Buffalo. I wanted to stop in to see the show at Nina Freudenheim Gallery on North Street but she was closed. Her group show " Black and White" has a bunch of artists and photographers who I [...]
Sun, Feb 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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I spent my early childhood growing up in Manchester, New Hampshire and then moved to Lubbock, Texas where I remained for 20 years. I earned my MFA with concentrations in Ceramics and Metalsmithing/Jewelry from Texas Tech University in 2015. Currently, I am living in Plano, Texas where I work at Collin College as the Ceramics Lab Coordinator. I enjoy using lace in my work because it can be found embellishing everything from tablecloths to underwear. It can be innocent, seductive, outrageous, delicate, timeless and trendy. It appears on babies, brides, entertainers and grandmothers. The incorporation of lace allows me to simultaneously represent a variety of associations. I have only recently began using plaid in my work. It started as a suggestion from a friend and I ran with it. The more I research it, the more I enjoy using it much for the same reason I use lace. Its broad spectrum of use and associations from historic family tartans, to the lumberjack, to the school girl leave so much room for interpretation “Plaid Mug” featured in The Cup, The Mug exhibition I use Laguna Dark Brown boxed clay. I start out with a simple slab built cylinder. [...]
Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Main Street Arts Gallery
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Cat Clay's work is on view in our juried exhibition “Small Works 2016”. Their work is available for purchase in our Online Gallery Shop:store.mainstreetartsgallery.com Cat Clay was founded by Clifton Wood, a gorgeous calico who stepped on a rainbow the same day as Prince. Miss Clifton Wood She has been reincarnated as the Dalai Kitten, Miss Beckett. The sole employee of Cat Clay is Sabra, who also doubles as a mediocre kitten servant. Our studio was founded 10 years ago, after taking classes at Genesee Pottery and RIT, as well as working alongside Stephen Merritt & Richard Aerni. We are located in the historic Hungerford Building in Rochester, New York. Cat Clay's cozy studio has all the usual components: wheel, slab roller, kiln, display shelves. Plus an executive gym for Beckett. Cat Clay studio We make functional pottery and sculpture, and are best known for our mug shot mugs. David Bowie mugshot mug And this time of year, we make ornaments – lots & lots of ornaments. With critical quality control being provided by senior management. Quality control of ornaments by Miss Beckett Wood The other mainstay of our studio is Pop Vintage, where we transform vintage china into pieces that appeal to a new generation of collectors. This is [...]
Tue, Dec 27, 2016
Main Street Arts Gallery
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
Art House Press
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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