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."
In September, local literary organizations kicked off a new "Read Local" series of featured author events, presenting opportunities for local businesses to collaborate while supporting home-grown literature. Each event is held in a bar, where attendees are encourage to meet and talk with the author over a drink.
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.
Local authors pen literature for kids, from tots to teens
Now that you've stuffed your turkey, prepare to have your bells jingled and your chestnuts roasted as Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune don their gay apparel for "Holiday Hams," a seasonally festive rendition of their irreverent "Big Wigs" Las Vegas-style revue. Featuring bawdy comedy, high-energy costume changes, and impeccable impersonations of your favorite divas — from Cher and Tina Turner, to Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, and more — the ladies are sure to sleigh the house down.
Needless to say, Geva Theatre Center's production of "A Christmas Carol" has become a Rochester holiday tradition for many families, for the theater, and for the actors themselves. The current adaptation — by Artistic Director Mark Cuddy, with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin — premiered in 2010, and continues to draw large crowds every season.
Feminist Fiber Art, a traveling art exhibit curated by Rochester-based artist Iris Nectar, hosts shows, craft workshops, performances, and concerts in DIY spaces with a mission to show how feminists use fiber art to "subvert its history as 'women's work' in colorful, fun, and sexually liberated ways." For its third formal gallery exhibit, Feminist Fiber Art will fill The Yards' space with work from American and international artists — including Canadians Emily Hiller and Michelle Gauthier, Icelandic artist Yrurari, and Lhama, who's based in Brazil.
Adapted as a live radio play, "Meet Me in St. Louis" celebrates the holiday season with the Smith family as they prepare for the 1904 World's Fair. Produced by Screen Plays, and directed by Karen Tuccio, "Meet Me in St. Louis" will transport audiences back in time with a performance reminiscent of the live radio broadcasts of the 1940's, including traditional Christmas tunes and commercial jingle breaks true to the production.
Garth Fagan Dance will present its home season this week at Nazareth College's Arts Center, with rare first looks and Rochester premieres of two new works. The company will premiere "In Conflict," a four-part piece choreographed by Fagan and set to music by composer Arvo P#rt, and "A Moderate Cease," which was choreographed by Norwood Pennewell to music by Steven Isserlis.
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.