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Flower City ceramic exhibition confounds the norms

Flower City ceramic exhibition confounds the norms

"Peripheral Of: The Periphery" is one of four current exhibitions that showcase the culminating works by the most recent rounds of artists in residence at Flower City Arts Center. On view at the center's Firehouse Gallery are works by the 2016 ceramics residents, Ryana Lawson, who is from Rochester, and Marval A. Rex, who is moving to California and will enter a fine arts graduate program at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2018.

Main Street Arts decks the walls with fine jewelry

Imagine stepping into a dragon's den that's filled with its hoarded jewels. Everywhere you turn, surfaces gleam with precious metals and sparkling stones.

St. Monci and Lives Styled stage dream spaces at Axom

Axom Gallery has been temporarily transformed from a white walls art gallery into a supremely fun, impossibly chic series of staged living and working spaces. A beloved local creative couple — painter St. Monci and Hannah Betts of design studio Lives Styled — have taken over the room, filling it with their art and carefully arranged furniture that is sold through Axom Objects.

Portraits of places

I first viewed images from Lucinda Devlin's daunting photographic series, "The Omega Suites," in 2012, when the work was displayed at SUNY Brockport's Tower Gallery. The photographs — sobering, meditative looks into execution chambers and other spaces where the condemned spend their final hours — have always stuck with me. Devlin's work is being shown in Rochester once more, and this time selections from "The Omega Suites" are exhibited alongside pieces from two of her other series in the Eastman Museum's Project Gallery.

WALL\THERAPY 2017 Coverage

The popular mural festival takes place Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30, and features a new arts and activism conference and a block party

WALL\THERAPY focuses on activism in 2017 festival

Rochester's mural festival, WALL\THERAPY, returns Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30, presenting a theme of arts, activism, and community. The festival has been held each July since 2011, except for 2016 when the organization participated in an artist exchange with a Berlin-based arts group.

Affording the arts

The Trump Administration's 2018 federal budget proposal cuts arts funding. How would that affect Rochester's scene?

Women's work

Rose Liu, an RIT student and photographer and video artist, in early May issued a challenge to local art institutions when she posted fliers on the front doors of museums and galleries that asked, "Do you feature as many female artists as you do male?" She also posted pictures of the fliers on social media and tagged the institutions.

Trump gets the Ax treatment in Rochester street art

If you were out and about last weekend, you might have noticed Donald Trump on his knees, wearing bondage gear and a ball-gag, leaning against various city street signs. The risqué image is a project by Rochester-based street artist Ax, who is known for adorning walls with stenciled political and social commentary.

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