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‘Martyrs’ focuses on victimhood, not persecutors

‘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 2: David A. Shakes of North Star Players

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.

Effectively deceptive

If anything is going to make Rochester a "City of the Arts," with acknowledgement from the wider world for our home-grown offerings, it's going to be the efforts of the artists and arts organizations themselves, not just building a new theater. Those who are paying attention know these organizing efforts are already underway, and are showing promise.

'Rainforest IV' performance gives voice to objects at MAG

"Rainforest IV," an interactive sound-sculpture collaborative performance, will be installed at the Memorial Art Gallery Thursday, September 7, through Sunday, September 10.

The life and work of Arthur Singer is on view at University Gallery

In a celebration of the stunning diversity of life and the art that captures it, RIT's University Gallery, through October 28, is hosting "Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American Master." The extensive exhibition displays dozens of Singer's original illustrations and paintings, but the exhibit also serves as a celebration of an individual life.

Poems and paintings pair together in Makers exhibit

Leading up to Monday afternoon's Great American Eclipse, I visited Makers Gallery and Studio to see the current show, "Schemes," which consists of eight collaborative paintings and poems arranged in artful installations.

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