Free Comic Book Day, Sat. May 2nd
Saturday May 2, from 11-5:30 at Comics Etc. Enter by Door 7.
Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!
In addition to mountains of free comics books produced especially for FCBD, Comics Etc will be hosting a group of local comic book artists who will be doing sketches and taking commissions.
Family fun for all. Don’t’ miss it.
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Brian O’Neill presents MUSE 2.0
Building on last year’s exciting collaboration, Rochester City Ballet and The Brian O’Neill Studio have again joined forces to premiere MUSE 2.0 with a series of RCB dancers in O’Neill’s striking realism paintings that will hang along side his abstract paintings inspired by dance.
The opening is April 22nd at the Nan Miller Gallery, 3000 Monroe Avenue (across form Mann’s Jewelers) from 7:30-9pm and runs for 4 weeks.
Please call 585-292-1430 to RSVP.
10% of total show proceeds and 100% of one special piece will benefit Rochester City Ballet.
Duet to Perform at Quilting With Margaret
Two of the finest voices in Rochester, Connie Deming and Sarah Long Hendershot, did an impromptu duet together last month at The Little Café, where both are frequent performers. Now you can hear these two in their first actual gig together from 6 to 9 p.m. May 1, First Friday at Quilting With Margaret in the Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St., Studio 307.
Deming has released several albums, most recently Into the Blue, a collaboration with the Irish musician Gerry O’Bierne. Hendershot has not released any official recordings, but her band, The Jane Mutiny, is a frequent performer at local venues such as Abilene Bar & Lounge and Dinosaur BBQ.
Both women have a mountain of pop, rock, soul and jazz tunes at their command. It’s free, of course, and the studio will also be packed with excellent gifts, just in case you’re concerned that May 10 is Mother’s Day.
Home is Where the Art is
I pull my car into the parking lot off East Main Street, take the freight elevator to the fourth floor of this old factory building and walk down a hallway filled with doors opening into creative spaces and feel like I could be somewhere in New York City. I open the door to Studio 452 and immediately feel like I am home.
Within this space I am surrounded by not only my own artwork but also the artwork of my fellow artists in the Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio. There are thirteen of us now. Some of us have permanent space within the studio while others come in as their schedules allow and set up, work and then put their things away before leaving. Everyone has space to display his or her artwork on our walls.
We are now five years young, having been formed in January 2010. To kick off this landmark year, we gave the spaces a new look. The formerly white walls are now painted with a neutral grey green – a color that provides a perfect backdrop for the art. We freshened up furniture and rid ourselves of tired-looking items. We breathed new life into the spaces!
Please drop by and check it out! Studio 452-458.
written by Suzi Zefting-Kuhn
Artist has Work on Display in Two Local Shows
Gabriele Lodder, part of the Main Street Artists, will have her painting named “Highland Park Tranquil Walkway” shown as part of the ‘A Matter of Beauty’ exhibit at the 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor. The show runs April 20, 2015 through June 6, 2015 with a Reception for the public and friends April 24 from 6:00-8:00pm at Valley Manor.
Mrs. Lodder’s painting named “Moose River” was juried in to the “Women Artists of the Finger Lakes” in Canandaigua, NY. The show runs from May 28-May 31, 2015.
Gabriele Lodder was born in the Bavaria region of Germany and presently resides in Penfield, NY. Many of her painting subjects are from her travels that reflect the culture and the beauty of those surroundings. She began with watercolor classes with Martha Sweeney and Paul Taylor and went on to oil classes with Pat Tribastone; pastel workshops with Liz Haywood Sullivan and Christine Waara; sketching classes with Chris Kolupski — all to build confidence and hone her skills. Gabriele’s work has been shown and juried into numbers exhibitions and received Merit and Jurors awards accordingly.
RAC Show at 1570 Gallery
Nancy Murty and 24 members of the Rochester Art Club will have an exhibit titled ‘A Matter of Beauty’ at the 1570 Gallery, Valley Manor, 1570 East Avenue from April 20–June 6th.
The opening reception takes place Friday, April 24th 6–8pm.
Women of the Finger Lakes Exhibition
Suzi Zefting-Kuhn has been juried into the 2015 Women Artists of the Finger Lakes Exhibition, First Congregational Church, 58 North Main St. Canandaigua. The artists reception is Thursday, May 28th 7-8:30PM. The show comes down Sunday, May 31st at 3pm.
Suzi’s two entries are a pastel titled ‘The Chief’ and ‘The Deep Thinker’ (pictured above), oil on linen.
Food Truck Rodeo
Select studios will be open to the public during the Public Market’s Food Truck Rodeo, held the last Wednesday of each month, April through September. Open studios will be announced the Sunday before the event.
The Strength of Women Show
Create Art 4 Good is host to a new exhibition, “The Strength of Women”
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Women find themselves engaged in countless roles in our society. Each role comes with a plethora of obstacles and challenges. Each offers the opportunity to face the depth of the challenge and the bloom of success. This exhibition is the reflection of the best of what women are. It honors their courage, their strength and their tenacity in facing their roles in everyday life. It celebrates women in a most wonderful way.
The exhibition opens May 1st and will be up for the month of May. Consult the website for further details – www.CreateArt4Good.org. or contact the gallery owner – Susan Carmen-Duffy @ 585.210.3161 Susan@createart4good.org