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ART | "Poetic Passages" 

Most makers don't really retire. Nearly 14 years after closing his chapter as professor of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and figure drawing at Rochester Institute of Technology Lawrence "Judd" Williams is still creating. Williams' playful, non-representational work is collected locally and nationally, and he was selected as one of six artists to participate in the Memorial Art Gallery's 2010 4th annual Biennial Exhibition. Recently, a solo show of his drawings and sculpture was displayed at Axom Gallery in Rochester.

In his work with found objects for his show at Axom, the artist said that his pieces were "inspired by the materials themselves, it's like the object is a piece of language." The dialogue with material continues Saturday, May 31, when Ock Hee's Gallery (2 Lehigh Street in Honeoye Falls) will present Williams' "Poetic Passages: Drawings & Collages." A reception with the artist will take place that day from 1 to 5 p.m. The show will remain on view through July 12. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call 624-4730 or visit


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