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Artist presents a personal connection to hard history

Artist presents a personal connection to hard history

Like much of Europe, Corsicans took part in the immigration to the so-called "new world" in search of economic opportunities. Spain's Cedula de Gracias of 1815 encouraged Spaniards and other Europeans to settle and populate the colonies of Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Women artists take on the world at Main Street Arts

The bulk of art history is a testament to what man makes of his experience in this strange mortal coil. But Main Street Art's current exhibit, "Trying to Understand the World," reveals two examples of the female gaze — one is a literal look at the sights of the city, and one is storytelling based in metaphor.

Michael Hubbard gives tunes for the times at Hartnett Gallery

Michael Hubbard is a skilled painter, but he's also a maker of books, films, and themed mixtapes. Oh, and he's also a feminist.

Gibson + Recoder revive film as object at MAG

The MAG's Media Arts Watch continues with an installation by collaborative artists Gibson + Recoder

Monroe County to receive $1.1 million in arts funding from NYS

New York State announces more than $41 million in support of arts and cultural organizations

Renaldi pictures the ‘Manhattan Sunday’ at Eastman

Photographer Richard Renaldi's new body of work, "Manhattan Sunday," which opened at George Eastman Museum on Friday, straddles the lines between portraiture, street photography, and still life. Featuring photographs made on eerily empty Manhattan streets in the wee hours after the clubs let out, the work also captures the blurred lines between nightlife and daybreak, private and public lives, strangers and community, and the spectrum of gender identities.

Reshaping Rochester starts lecture series with arts focus

The kick-off lecture to the 12th annual Reshaping Rochester series will introduce Rochester audiences to impactful arts programs that are transforming the city of Philadelphia. Gina Renzi, executive director of The Rotunda and the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program in Philadelphia, will give a talk on Wednesday, January 25, titled "Embedding the Arts: Bringing the Arts to Where They are Needed and Revitalizing a Neighborhood."

Portraits of American heroes on display at Makers

Artist and educator Todd Stahl's recent body of biographical work, "American Voices," makes a compelling argument for supporting activists. The 15 assemblages, which are currently exhibited at Makers Gallery and Studio, each portray an American icon who Stahl admires, and he feels that now is a great time to reflect upon their work.

Paul Garland's broken symmetry

Nearly half a century has passed since Paul Garland's first professional solo exhibition of paintings, which was held in February 1967 at Rochester's since-closed Janus Gallery. In celebration of Garland's five decades of intensive studio work and numerous solo shows in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Buffalo, Minneapolis, and elsewhere, AXOM Gallery is currently presenting "Approaching Fifty," a solo show of Garland's pleasing work.

Bill Stephens draws from within

Artist and educator Bill Stephens retired in 2014 after 40 years of teaching art at Webster Thomas High School. "Since the day I retired I've been drawing every single day," he says.

Modern landscapes on display at VSW

Visual Studies Workshop's current exhibit, "Land Form," is full of fascinating vistas that reject classical depictions of landscapes in favor of reflecting the rapid, and at times disturbing, shifts in physical, cultural, and psychological terrain. When you take the staircase up from the workshop's main entrance on Prince Street, you're immediately confronted by what appears to be a pixelated black and white forest of pines that fill the opposite wall.

Eastman Museum focuses on objects of memory

Photographs have always served as objects of memory: distilling moments of time, faces, and places on material surfaces that may be revisited until the fragile material wears out. Yet in this digital age, when photographic prints are all but obsolete, the very fact that they are objects of memory serves as the subject matter for some artists, as well as the theme of the thorough and fascinating show currently exhibited in Eastman Museum's Main Galleries.

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