Brooktondale, New York, May 25, 2018A moment of silence on this Memorial Day for those troops who have served the U.S.-Now, let us think of Earth Day.. If, we are really stardust - as the song says, at what point do these specs of dust achieve consciousness? How would these atoms of which we speak become sentient beings? And what would they look like? I know it takes eons to become what we are today, so let us celebrate what great good luck we have had to appreciate the Earth on this day and in this way!Going forward as a working artist, I look at many exhibitions and get a big boost by looking at artwork and thinking about the people who make the images. I also teach art at my college ( R.I.T.) and I hope to inspire my students and others to be creative, and celebrate their good fortune at being alive in this moment.June Szabo"Artists Save The Earth"Ithaca, New YorkWe start out at our little pond in Brooktondale and take in all of nature in its regal splendor before a drive into Ithaca, New York. I am going to The Ink Shop [...]
Sun, May 27, 2018
The Visual Art Worker
Rochester Museum & Science Center this month opened "Science + You," a new interactive kids' exhibit that explores the impact that science has on health and wellness. The exhibit is a child-sized pharmaceutical lab with eight sections and is presented in both English and Spanish.… [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
City Newspaper Art Blog
Open Road Theatre in 2015 re-located from Boston to Rochester, and since then has organized shows in town with casts of all ages. This week ORT will present its first all adult production, "Living in Exile," a war story penned by Jon Lipsky that director Karen Dieruf says is about compassion instead of revenge and is inspired by Homer's epic poem, "The Illiad."… [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
City Newspaper Art Blog
Werner SunDe / Construct, Re / ConstructThe Corners Gallery, Ithaca, New YorkIn today's news there is a Royal Wedding and gun violence in our schools. How to make sense of all of this? To focus, I return to the potential of art and share what stimulates me and gives me hope. On a sunny day off, my wife and I ride up into Cayuga Heights, above the shores of Lake Cayuga in Ithaca, New York and go and find the Corners Gallery to see the current show. The exhibition is called: "De / Construct, Re / Construct and it features three artists whose artwork neatly dovetails into a strong and coherent statement about forms, textures, and restrained color. On the walls of the gallery are examples of visual art that not only would look great in our home, but also begin to stretch the boundary of what art is about.Rebecca Aloisio, collage, 2017The three artists in this contemporary show are: Rebecca Aloisio, Werner Sun, and Rosalyn Richards.Rebecca recently studied printmaking with me at Rochester Institute of Technology. I was looking forward to seeing what she has accomplished with her new printmaking skills. [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
The Visual Art Worker
marisa boyd
Marisa Boyd is one of the current artists in residence at Main Street Arts, working out of one of our second floor studio spaces during the month of May. We asked Marisa some questions about her work and studio practice. Marisa Boyd Q: Tell us about your background.I am from Central Illinois, living in the town of Bloomington-Normal. Originally, I spent most of my childhood and adolescent years in Channahon, IL. In high school, I was active in cross country, track, bowling, and the rock climbing club. I spent more time exercising and challenging my body rather than my artistic abilities…although, I thought about art all the time. This transitioned me into attending art school at Illinois State University. I was involved in fencing for about a year and a half until I shifted my determination to my artwork throughout the remaining of my undergrad. Now that I am graduated, I enjoy reading a number of books I have laid out throughout my apartment while still maintain a daily drawing practice. Q: How long have you been making artwork?I have always been making art since I was a child. Moving forward into high school, I focused on more realism and narrative scenes. During [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
Main Street Arts Gallery
Trafalgar
Moira Ness is one of the current artists in residence at Main Street Arts, working out of one of our second floor studio spaces during the month of May. We asked Moira some questions about her work and studio practice. Moira Ness working in her studio Q: Tell us about your background?I grew up in Etobicoke, Ontartio, a suburb of Toronto. I still live there! My studio, located in Walnut Studios, is in downtown Toronto. It is a nice balance of spending my days in the busy city and heading home to the quieter and greener suburbs. Aside from some sporadic courses I am entirely self taught. I briefly attended Ryerson University for Image Arts, but quickly realized the program was not for me and continued my practice on my own. Q: How long have you been making artwork?My first hands on artistic experience with a camera were photo assignments given to me in my early high school photo classes, so just over 10 years ago. They were mostly portraits of my friends on the school property or architecture of the school itself. I still have some of these prints/film! It wasn't until I received my first DSLR that I really started experimenting [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
Main Street Arts Gallery
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
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The quiet life of a world-famous artist- It's not something many people know about him, but Wendell Castle—the father of art furniture—plays guitar. Folk guitar to be exact. He began playing in 1962, the same year he began teaching furniture design at the RIT School for American Crafts. “Ever since I came to Rochester—I didn't play before that—I started playing guitar ... [...]
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press