Rochester is not one but many cities, depending on the perceiver. Three different perspectives of this place are captured in "Of These Streets," an exhibition of work by local photographers Jeremy Moule, Benjamin Osbourne, and Jason Wilder on view this month at the Flower City Arts Center.
There's no shortage of artistic response to the 2016 presidential election and everything that's happened since. Experience Fiber Art (EFA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the freedom of expression through the specific medium of fiber art, is this week bringing its traveling exhibit "Threads of Resistance" to downtown Rochester.
Technology, paint, and collage are combined in the upcoming exhibition "OBJEKT: Matter in the Digital Age," featuring new works by artist Rebecca Aloisio. Hoping to examine the notion of truth in imagery, Aloisio's large-scale works are influenced by the glut of visual information that we are inundated with on a daily basis.
Now in its fifth year, Movies With a Downtown View is a free outdoor movie night held downtown and presented by the City of Rochester. Food trucks, music, and giveaways are the introduction to the main event: a screening of a popular movie with the night sky as a backdrop.
Genesee Country Village & Museum's annual Fiddler's Fair is a weekend filled with performances featuring fiddles, guitars, harps, and dulcimers. Performers include a variety of local and regional fiddlers, as well as the Jamieson Irish Dancers.
Local filmmaker Mara Ahmed will this week present a retrospective of her work in art and film during a multimedia, interactive presentation. Ahmed's film "A Thin Wall," about the 1947 partition of India, has won accolades and been shown around the world, and her current documentary project provides a look at racism experienced by women in America.
E. B. White's classic children's book "Charlotte's Web" tells the story of how a determined farm girl and a special spider save a radiant pig from the dinner plate.
Calling all space cadets: Report for training, dancing, and a sci-fi costume contest at The Strong's next event in its popular Happiest Hour series for ages 21 and up. "Happiest Hour: Join Me, Human, for Space Cadet Camp" is an after-hours event filled with lightsabers, arcade games, access to the "Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns" exhibit, snacks, and a cash bar.
The Rochester Teen Film Festival each year presents young filmmakers in Rochester with an opportunity to participate in a true, competitive film festival. A jury reviews all submissions, screenings are held at The Little Theatre, and and a variety of rewards are given to the winners.
AXOM Gallery's latest exhibition, "The Visionary works of Cathal Brendan O'Toole," honors the work of the late Dublin, Ireland-born artist. O'Toole traveled around the world learning drawing, printmaking, and painting starting in the 1920s before landing in Rochester, where he retired as an art director in television in 1971.