On Saturday, May 30, ShopLocalli will host more than 100 artists at its virtual art fair, Rochester ArtStream, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We're well into art fair season, but like most things, the pandemic has shut 'em down. But on Saturday, May 30, the collection of virtual storefronts that is ShopLocalli will host the virtual art fair, Rochester ArtStream, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You'll find everything you'd expect at a regular art fair or festival, including fine art, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, photography, and much more, without having to elbow through crowds or find parking.… [...]
Sat, May 30, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
The Memorial Art Gallery launches a “Protect the Arts” fundraising campaign, director Jonathan Binstock lets donors decide his humiliation. The Memorial Art Gallery announced this week that it's approaching a $500,000 deficit in its 2020 budget — funds that would have come from admissions, museum store and restaurant revenue, events, memberships, and philanthropic giving. An email sent to members, donors, and patrons on Tuesday stated that the gallery is facing “potential cuts to much-anticipated exhibitions, to beloved programs for all ages and stages, and to the positions and salaries of our dedicated staff.”… [...]
Thu, May 28, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
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
"Who On Earth"2020oil on linen byAlan SingerTo my readers: HELLO! If you are still out there!! It seems that it is time to restructure, time to think about what we are doing in the present to prepare for the future. The pandemic sweeping across our country is changing the parameters daily. I don't even go into the store now to do our daily grocery shopping and that is the least of it. I do count myself among the lucky ones, my wife and I are healthy and are moving into our new home. I have been working on a painting in my studio when I can. It is a circle and it is both abstract and a representation at the same time. This is a painted quilt - a grid of squares; oil paint in vibrant colors.Now that I have time to contemplate our situation and I am off from teaching this semester, I found a focus by reading an article published by Jerry Saltz ( who wrote the book that I just finished called: "How To Be An Artist" - that I mentioned in my last post ). His new [...]
Sun, Apr 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
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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