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Emerging Artists 2017
Shawnee Hill, Patrick Kinz-Thompson, Rebecca Lomuto, and Margaret Storms push their artwork outside conventional bounds

2 Loud Cows turns an acre and a barn into DIY space

When artist Aaron Delehanty relocated from Chicago to Rochester last autumn, he immediately wanted to get acquainted with other makers in the art scene. Though his bread-and-butter occupation was familiar — he had been an artist on staff at Chicago's Field Museum, and moved to take a job as a staff artist at the Rochester Museum and Science Center — he missed the DIY social art party scene.

Cthulhu and Krampus and Kaiju, oh my

When Matt Roberts proposed a monster-themed group show to some of his art homies, "unadulterated overkill" was the aesthetic directive he gave them. The resulting exhibit is a week-long pop-up show at Makers Gallery and Studio Space.

MAG announces major media commissions

The Memorial Art Gallery today announced a new series of media art commissions by three international artists and inspired by the city of Rochester. The three-part series, “Reflections on Place,”  will be presented individually beginning in the spring and will become part of the gallery's permanent collection afterward.

‘Martyrs’ focuses on victimhood, not persecutors

Bill Viola's high definition video series, "Martyrs," is the latest exhibit in the Memorial Art Gallery's Media Arts Watch program. In the darkened room dedicated to the program, four narrow, flat-screen monitors surround the viewer, each installed on one of the four walls.

Third Flower City Pottery Invitational shows 21 regional, national artists

A chunk of the joy to collecting art is getting to know the artist behind the object, whenever possible. This extends beyond picking a painter's brain for insight into their work; the very vessels you serve food from can be part of your collection.

Sarah Gilbert’s engraved glass wonders

Sarah Gilbert's solo show at More Fire Glass Studio is a homecoming of sorts. Now based in Tacoma, Washington, she's originally from Rochester, and took her first glass class in 2000 at More Fire Glass Studio.

Art/WORK Episode 4: Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez

A video series on Rochester's rich community of artists: sculptors, actors, dancers, glass artists... Come with us as we talk with them in their studios.

The New Rochester Biennial hits three venues

The Memorial Art Gallery on six occasions presented the Rochester Biennial, an invitational exhibit that boasted the work of some of the best regional artists. The Biennial brand was passed to Rochester Contemporary a couple of years ago, and after some consideration and restructuring of the show, RoCo is sharing the stage.


Dr. Dirty John Valby @ Comedy at the Carlson

Talent's Ladies Own Laughter @ Comedy Club

Featuring Toni Byrd, Stiletto, and Monique Latiste....
Thanksgiving Eve Silent Disco @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue

Thanksgiving Eve Silent Disco @ The Penthouse at One East Avenue

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