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.
The thoroughly enjoyable exhibit at Clifton Springs' Main Street Arts gallery features the work of eight of our region's most talented printmakers. It's a fairly straightforward show, offering the chance to get better acquainted with the variety of techniques utilized by this small group, and the diversity of aesthetics that can be achieved with different print media.
When Nathan Lyons, the internationally renowned photographer, curator, educator, author, and editor, succumbed to pneumonia on Wednesday, August 31, at the age of 86, tributes by major institutions and loving memories from individuals around the world were immediate. Throughout his life, Lyons made enormous contributions to photography, through his own philosophic work, and through his tireless efforts to raise and sustain discussions in the field.
While Wendell Castle has incorporated modern technology into making his sculptural furniture, the storied artist still starts with pencil and paper.
Short film by Alex Freeman.
Last Friday's opening of "Under Pressure" at Rochester Contemporary marks a new collaborative series between the art center and The Print Club of Rochester, taking place annually for at least three years. The four artists featured in this go were selected for the striking ways they each push the media specific to their work, says Bleu Cease, Rochester Contemporary executive director and curator.
Internationally renowned photographer, curator, educator, author, and editor Nathan Lyons died Wednesday after succumbing to pneumonia. He was 86.
The two shows currently on view at Memorial Art Gallery each pack a walloping emotional punch. Using 45 textile works, "Afghan War Rugs" offers a measure of insight into a people and place, and in the exhibit "War Memoranda," photographer Binh Danh and poet Robert Schultz explore the concepts of loss, memory, and renewal.
Bob Conge's art of darkness
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.
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.