Poet Hanif Abdurraqib's poems have been called "unmitigated brilliance." He joins Writers & Books on April 15 for its Visiting Authors series. Hanif Abdurraqib left Connecticut in the spring of 2017 after a painful breakup. Now he was back in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, a wounded writer.… [...]
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
City Newspaper Art Blog
The plans are contingent on a loosening of state guidelines for venue capacity. The Rochester Broadway Theatre League's elusive 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons have once again disappeared — and reappeared — in the course of one press release. The city's marquee theater organization, presenting hit Broadway shows, announced on Tuesday morning a once-again reworked schedule that pushes the remains of both seasons back to a fall restart, including the return of “Hamilton” in late 2022.… [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
City Newspaper Art Blog
photo: Sue WeislerAlan Singer teaching a class in Zoological and Botanical Art at Rochester Institute of Technology via ZOOM in the fall of 2020Recently a World of Warhol in Rochester, New York ON a bright note, let us celebrate Spring, but not forget those of us who have lost a family member or relative in this pandemic. I have had the vaccine twice ( applause ), but I know there are many who have not, or choose not to ( and I guess they have their reasons! ). Now, I am in a transition away from being a Professor in the College of Art & Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, and I have some time to reflect on this season, as well as write about artists and their artwork again.We are looking for inspiration as the weather trends towards warmth and daylight hangs around a bit longer. We can still wear a mask in a public space and we hope to return to "normal" soon. One can even allow oneself to venture into a museum or art gallery. While I have been sequestered working on my new [...]
Tue, Mar 30, 2021
The Visual Art Worker
Photo by Sue Weisler My Class at R.I.T. drawing from life! Birds by Wild WingsI haven't been out-of-touch! It is just that it took so long to adjust to the new circumstances! This is my last semester teaching my art classes at Rochester Institute of Technology, and since I am ancient, I qualify for teaching from home, remotely. There is so much to learn, doing ZOOM meetings all day, and then having to keep everything in order! I am very thankful for not having to venture onto campus considering the spike in COVID cases here in Monroe County!This new semester has been stressful for my students who are worrying about going home for Thanksgiving, after getting all [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 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
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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
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