Main Street Arts Gallery will celebrate the micro bits and macro vistas of nature this week with the opening of the group exhibition, "From the Dirt to the Skies," which continues through October 4. The showcase includes a variety of environments and natural objects, depicted in works painting, drawing, and printmaking by featured artists Pat Bacon (pictured), Chad Grohman, Meredith Mallwitz-Meyer, and Lanna Pejovic.… [...]
Wed, Aug 21, 2019
City Newspaper Art Blog
While every yoga studio puts effort into creating the ideal stress-melting environment, some instructors take it outside, into the fresh air and the beautiful sunlight (after all, it makes a bit of sense to do your sun salutations outdoors). Holding yoga sessions on rooftops and in parks has become increasingly popular, and this week, you can do some shinrin-yoku (forest-bathing) while you shavasana to your heart's content.… [...]
Wed, Aug 21, 2019
City Newspaper Art Blog
I am entering my 31st year teaching art at Rochester Institute of Technology, and I think of the social impact of this and understand how important it is to the person who self-selects to first try to be an artist, and then to help understand the choices and pressures it places on that student. I grew up in a family of visual artists, so there were role models right at home. My parents also had many friends who were in the arts, and that seemed natural - for they all supported one another and from what I could see as a youngster - they all made a pretty good living doing what they loved to do.It is important to say that I grew up in the New York City area at a time in the 1950s when the visual arts was just coming into its own in the U.S. - and being an artist ( who could make a living ) was not always in the cards! You had to really work at it! So, from the time I was a young teenager I hung out in the museums and galleries, I went to openings and [...]
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
The Visual Art Worker
"On The Great Lakes", acrylic gouache on boardbyAlan SingerI like to support our local arts institutions and in turn be supported by them. Such is the case with organizations for which I am a member. In this particular case, each year I join the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn because they have a yearly show called: "Made in NY". To be selected for this show, you have to become a member and so that is what I do. Their show is a bit like the 66th Finger Lakes Exhibition that is now on at The Memorial Art Gallery, it is a great show to be juried into. If you travel to Auburn, drive around and look at the wonderful old houses, and enjoy the Finger Lakes.My little painting ( above ) was accepted this year so I drove over to Auburn to deliver the goods. In the gallery I found works from Kathy Farrell and a show of dimensional art that really packed a surprise! The artist who is featured in the main gallery is Abraham Ferraro, and he creates works of art from cardboard boxes which he cuts and shapes, [...]
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
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
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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