When the avant-garde rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" debuted on Broadway in 1971, it was the "Hamilton" of its time -- a flashy, pop culture retelling of historical events. RBTL is presenting the musical through Sunday, as part of the show's 50th anniversary tour. When "Jesus Christ Superstar" debuted on Broadway in 1971, it was an avant-garde rock musical welcomed by a swath of hippiedom. Not exactly the traditional teachings of Sunday school; but a creative take on the story of the son of God nonetheless.… [...]
Thu, Feb 20, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
In the new sci-fi comic book "Canopus," Rochester artist, writer, and musician Dave Chisholm tracks the dust of his personal history with him as he relies on the strength of fantastical storytelling. For an artist who has never been interested in creating autobiographical comic books, Rochester graphic novelist and musician Dave Chisholm toes that line — tracking the dust of his personal history as he relies on the strength of fantastical storytelling. His first book, 2017's “Instrumental,” followed the story of Tom, a struggling jazz musician who, having become disillusioned with his stagnant career and his seeming inability to reach an audience, is gifted a powerful trumpet that can simultaneously make captivating music and cause apocalyptic destruction.… [...]
Wed, Feb 19, 2020
City Newspaper Art Blog
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
Begin a New Year at Breakfast 2020Taking some time to go down memory lane before I get into the fast paced artworld of 2020, first I take a moment for breakfast and map out my week. It is a new decade, but last year's headlines linger in the morning paper as read on and munch on my toast. We are moving from Brighton in the neighborhood of Rochester east to the town of Fairport 20 minutes away.Snow Steps I visited the park across the street from The Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park and found this wonderful scene of steps that lead you up into a blue sky. Nice to take a break from packing and moving. Mostly I have been sorting thru a large inventory of artwork. Some of the art is by my father, Arthur Singer. In recent years we have had the chance to show his paintings to a rather large audience around the country, but there is so much that hasn't been shown yet as he produced a few thousand images in his life.Gouache by Arthur Singerfrom one of his 20 published booksThen there are the family photos [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 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
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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