A fresh, new month means fresh, new exhibits hosted by artist studios, galleries, and alternative spaces. Here are a few key picks, but for a full list, visit firstfridayrochester.org and check out the art openings section of City's calendar in this issue or at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
A Different Path Gallery (27 Market Street, Brockport) will present "Past & Presence," a solo exhibition of artwork by Jappie King Black. The artist will be exhibiting baskets, bronzes, fiber, and mixed media sculptures which prominently feature the human form. A reception will take place Friday, November 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the show continues through December 20. For additional information, call 637-5494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the artist, visit kingblack.com.
RIT students Jean Pietrowski and Allison Thompson have curated a memento-filled timeline installation exhibition in honor of the legacy of deaf performer, playwright, teacher, artist, and director Bernard Bragg. "Lessons in Laughter: The Life and Times of Bernard Bragg," opened last week at the RIT Museum space on the third floor of The Wallace Center (90 Lomb Memorial Drive, Henrietta). The show runs through April 10.
The 86-year-old Bragg, who lives in Los Angeles, was a lifetime friend to his mentor, Robert F. Panara, poet and pioneer of deaf studies at NTID, who died last July at the age of 94. Bragg is the co-founder of the world renowned National Theater of the Deaf, has performed in Moscow with a Russian theater group, studied with famous French mime artist Marcel Marceau in Paris, and was a visiting professor and artist-in-residence at Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. For more information on the exhibition, visit rit.edu.
The Print Club of Rochester will present The Print Club of Rochester 83rd Members' Exhibition through November 22, hosted at The Rochester Brainery (274 North Goodman Street, Suite B134). An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, November 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This marks the inaugural exhibition at the Brainery's MIND/MATTER Gallery, featuring a wide survey of artistic styles and printmaking techniques. For more information or to learn about the Print Club, visit printclubofrochester.org.