Wendell Castle stays hands-on

Wendell Castle stays hands-on

While Wendell Castle has incorporated modern technology into making his sculptural furniture, the storied artist still starts with pencil and paper Of all of the studio's tools, analog or digital, the pencil is still Wendell Castle's favorite.

Plaseebo plays with the macabre

Bob Conge has been collecting vintage toys for 50 years. They fill the barn attached to his 1840's farm house on a Wayland, New York, property that also includes a cemetery and a collection of 1950's and 60's robots.

Arts Council board is restructuring

Big changes are afoot with the Arts & Cultural Council. Last Thursday, the board elected philanthropist Dawn Lipson as its new president.

'Good Hair' exhibit unravels identity and politics

When locks are loaded
Although her primary training is in art bookmaking, recent Genesee Center resident artist Amanda Chestnut has branched out to a variety of media to hit her points in her most recent body of work. Her compact show, "Good Hair," includes photographic and letterpress prints, mixed media art books, and other objects, and treads the waters of long-standing social and political conflicts that are ever-frequently shouted about in today's media and online chatter.

Artist spotlight: Danny Cocuzza

Cocuzza draws the lines
Danny Cocuzza is one of those driven young talents who nimbly pluck fruit from different realms of creativity. At 24, the Hilton native is known for his skillful, irreverent illustrations, which often set the tone as show fliers for local bands.

Art exhibit preview: "Hoarders of Cool"

Skating by on passion
Though plans for the proposed Roc City Skatepark have met a series of frustrating hiccups over the past decade, the board is far from ready to give up its efforts. This weekend, you can learn about the status of its plans while you check out some rad art from the personal collections of five prominent members of the Rochester skateboard community.

Progression of photography fascinates at Eastman Museum

With "Sight Reading," the current exhibit in George Eastman Museum's Project Gallery, curator in charge Lisa Hostetler reminds museum-goers of the importance of the institution's vast and educational photographic artifacts. There are few flashy, attention-snatching pieces in the show, so a studied patience is required, but viewers are rewarded for their discipline with a more complete understanding of how photography has aided and shaped the way we perceive our world.

Five takes on "House and Home" at Main Street Arts"House and Home"

The current show at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, "House and Home," offers achingly nostalgic looks at mostly rural environments. The works of three painters, one printmaker, and one mixed-media sculptor explore the physical structures and nebulous dreams that make a home, and together they build a sense of domestic tranquility, the passage of time, and lives earnestly lived.

The history behind Brighton's 'No Draft' graffiti

A conscientious caper
While Defacer Eraser, Rochester's graffiti removal operation, buffs walls soon after they're marked up, graffiti tends to stick around on trains and other railroad property. Railroads choose to invest in structural maintenance rather than cosmetic considerations.


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