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