Revel in the details: John Kastner’s consumer hell

Revel in the details: John Kastner’s consumer hell

Rochester-based illustrator John Kastner's work is rooted in a deep concern with the environment. He's become known for the social criticism he injects into his chaotic cartoon realms in gouache on matte board.

‘Finding Home’ art program spotlights refugees

Amid news this last weekend of a second bomb threat to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester — and the third case of anti-Semitic hostility in Rochester in recent weeks — Deborah Haber is pushing onward to finalize plans for a series of arts events that will be held this month at the JCC and Nazareth College. "Finding Home: Shine the Light" is a multi-media community show exploring refugee displacement and the search for home.

The creative dissent of Stephanie Mercedes

The visiting artist explores the intersection of art and law and Argentina’s Dirty War in new project at Flower City Arts Center

Rochester Fringe submissions open April 1

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival will begin accepting submissions to its 2017 edition on Saturday, April 1. The submission period opens at 9 a.m. and runs through 11:59 p.m. on April 30, and will only be accepted online at

WALL\THERAPY brings crochet artist Olek to Rochester

WALL\THERAPY didn't host its annual summer street art festival in 2016 for various reasons. Founder Dr. Ian Wilson has been busy launching his own private practice, Rochester Endovascular, and in April the team sent five Rochester artists to work with Urban Nation in Berlin.

Contested territory

Meleko Mokgosi challenges ideas of national identity and history in the exhibit 'Pax Kaffraria' at MAG and RoCo

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


Wicked @ Rochester Auditorium Theatre

Eastman Mobile Acousmonium @ Memorial Art Gallery

Eastman Mobile Acousmonium @ Memorial Art Gallery

Film and Discussion "The Muslims I Know" @ Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center, RIT

Film and Discussion "The Muslims I Know" @ Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center, RIT

Followed by Q&A with Director/Producer Mara Ahmed....

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