Scent, stickiness, and slick packaging: we rate hand sanitizers from the big companies to the local upstarts. At this point, we've all had it drilled into our heads that hand sanitizer is pretty important. Not as important as washing our hands, but important.… [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
Sarah Jane McPike is a wizard with needle and thread. But when the local fashion designer heard that surgical masks were in short supply, she put her own clothing line on hold and got to work. Sarah Jane McPike is a wizard with needle and thread. Formerly a wardrobe technician at Geva Theatre Center for over a decade, she recently showcased her own clothing line, Hot Rod Betties, at the Ameripolitan Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.… [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
3021 Elmwood AvenueRochester, NY14618Hello readers it has been a while since my last post early in the year and a LOT has happened since.Of course there is the world-wide news of the Corona virus which has everyone in an unprecedented state of mind! Closer to home - my home to be exact - we have been moving from the one you see above. The neighborhood is in Brighton, and the area is called Twelve Corners, and we have lived in this house for over 26 years! My office in BrightonHere is the room in which I have composed my blog posts, and much more over the past ten years.It has been a pleasure to be in this house, which helped my family by being so effective as a dwelling with easy access to everywhere in the Rochester area. But now is our time to move on, and we are starting a new chapter in a new place in Fairport!Since moving, I have not been able to write about the art shows like I usually do. I have not been able to spend time in my studio working on my art. Packing and moving [...]
Wed, Mar 25, 2020
The Visual Art Worker
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestrapresents50 Years with Garth Fagan DanceIn Rochester this week we celebrate Garth Fagan and a remarkable milestone presenting fifty years with his Dance Company. Above you might see him in his green cap surrounded by throngs of well-wishers who have come out to see his troupe perform in the Eastman Theatre. Here was an opportunity to see the magic of music and dance on a prestigious stage and it was so fabulous!Jeff Tyzik was the conductor for the orchestra and they had just the right jazzy, snazzy performance to augment what the dancers were doing upfront.I really appreciated the inclusion of Duke Ellington's composition ( Take the A Train ) and the story of how influential Ellington's music had on Garth Fagan as he developed his repertoire. I also admired the DANCECOLLAGEFORROMIE - which was the last dance of the evening, in honor of the visual art of Romare Bearden. If you want to know more about Romare Bearden, check out the book by Mary Schmidt Campbell that was just profiled in The New York Review of Books. Bearden is a seminal artist working in mid-20th century in New York City, and I [...]
Sun, Jan 26, 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