Over the next few days, Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince
Street) is offering a set of engaging shows and events. On Wednesday, November
30, check out "Bad Objects: A Night of New Media from RIT."
There's much to be said about the disappearing scientific element of making art and the stalwart enthusiasts keeping it alive. Chemistry and creativity have strolled hand-in-hand throughout human history, but just as the majority of painters stopped grinding their own minerals when they could buy any ready-made hue, most photographers' understanding of chemistry and calculations faded with the onset of digital tech.
Our region has an impressive set of printmakers who consistently breathe new life into the medium, whether they employ traditional techniques or flout convention. Under the direction of its energetic president, Adam Werth, The Print Club of Rochester is celebrating its 86th anniversary with an exhibition currently on display at SUNY Brockport's Tower Fine Arts Gallery.
Although the George Eastman Museum recently announced that its entire collection is now viewable online, don't let that stop you from making the trip. A number of fascinating shows now on view provide the casual goer and the history enthusiast alike with enough interest to fill a day.
Since taking the reins as director of the Memorial Art Gallery, Jonathan Binstock has made it his mission to flesh out the institution's contemporary collection with heavy hitters. This trend continues as MAG, last month, announced a new collaboration with independent consulting curator of film and media arts, John G. Hanhardt.
Writers & Books earlier this year announced its 2016 Debut Novel Series selections, which are "What Belongs to You" by Louisville, Kentucky-native Garth Greenwell, and "Wreck and Order" by Upstate New York resident Hannah Tennant-Moore. On November 3 and 4, both authors will visit Rochester to partake in a number of joint readings, discussions, and signings.
The second annual Flower City Pottery Invitational, hosted by
the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, kicked off Thursday morning with
(many sold out) classes offered by some of the exhibiting artists. The event,
which last year drew nearly 1,000 visitors to the center, continues through
Sunday, October 16, with an opening reception Friday, October 14, from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m., and with artist demos and talks throughout the weekend.
Each year, City Newspaper highlights four Rochester artists who are not yet household names, but are creating engaging work that's been garnering attention. The following four emerging artists — Holly B. Heckler, Athesia Benjamin, Melissa Huang, and Marissa Kalen — come from diverse backgrounds, are at different points in their career paths, and pursue different aesthetics.