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ART | "Forgotten Places"/"Where Heaven Meets Earth" 

Rochester's art scene perpetually provides. Here are a couple of choice art events taking place this week. For more, visit our online calendar at

Oxford Gallery (267 Oxford St.) is currently hosting "Forgotten Places," an exhibit of paintings by Richard Harrington, Matt Klos, and Ryan Schroeder, which focus our gaze on things, or aspects of things, that we may normally have passed over. They focus on the humble, the discarded, or the derelict abodes of man, per the provided statement. Subject matter includes the abandoned buildings of Fort Howard, depicted by Matt Klos; Ryan Schroeder's depictions of the detritus of interior spaces; and Richard Harrington's study of the bare, geometric structures of barns. The exhibit continues through April 19, and is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 271-5885, or visit

"Where Heaven Meets Earth," an art auction fundraiser for Katie's Star Memorial Fund (named for a young woman who was killed in a car accident in 2006 and who saved the lives of others through organ donation), will be held at Art and Vintage on Main (101 Main St., East Rochester) on Saturday, March 22. The event will feature a wine and beer tasting and hors d'oeuvres sampling, as well as the work of more than 20 local artists and craftspeople. Proceeds from sales will benefit transplant candidates, living organ donors, recipients, and their families, to help with the uninsured costs that accrue during their medical services. The event will take place 6-9 p.m. Tickets cost $30, and the event is restricted to ages 21 and older. For more information, visit or email


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