This Independence Day is packed with discussions and vigils reminding us to closely consider the concept of freedom and justice for all. July 4, 2020: What will it be? What will it have been?… [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
Performances of people singing, talking loudly, poor ventilation is the perfect way to spread the virus, doctors say. How did we get to the point that singing is considered to be a dangerous act? That's where we are, in this era of COVID-19.… [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
Alan Singer Studio 432 Hungerford Building Wall, June 2020Emerging from a lockdown mode is wonderful, if still a bit un-nerving! During this viral wave, we washed our hands frequently and donned our masks, keeping our social distance which is becoming second nature in this crisis. Left to our own devices, we search out fresh air from the porch of our new home and marvel at the woods all around us up in the Egypt Hills. Luckily, I have my art studio in the Hungerford Building in Rochester, so I can escape and work on a painting or a print when the time allows.Before the pandemic hit I had the chance to send off some images to a publication called SciArt. They have a special initiative to engage with a community of artists online and present a gallery in this new issue that is dedicated to art and algorithms. Artists like myself are trying out new avenues to construct an artistic expression which is very liberating and also very challenging. Take a look at this site which is a blend of science and art and see what we are up to. Here is a link: [...]
Sat, Jun 27, 2020
The Visual Art Worker
In Rochester, New York - Interstate 490is my usual route home....After moving into my new home in Fairport, New York, and sorting through boxes of papers, I have come to the conclusion that I must begin to document the route I took to get here. I am not talking about the roads ( Interstate 490 ) that I take to get to my house. I am thinking about the places I grew up in and my family, friends and acquaintances that I miss, now in this new era of the pandemic.WATCH OUT!!....Paul Singer paints a mural for the Bronx ZooGrowing up in a family of artists, my inclination was to watch what father, mother, and big brother did to use their skills to the best of their ability, and then see how I might create something interesting as well. I always wanted to go in my own direction, from the time I was a little kid - and my bicycle was a tool that could take me there. For me it was more than just good exercise, it was my way to observe the world. What I saw down the road, became the subject matter [...]
Sat, May 09, 2020
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
Post
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
Post
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press