Large Scale Build!

Airigami (studio 234) The Hungerford
Airigami (studio 234) just completed a 65-foot tall, 30,000 balloon, 1/3 scale Space Shuttle sculpture in Houston, TX. Working with eight crew members and hundreds of volunteers, the installation was completed over a span of four days. Video of the construction can be seen here.

Chickpea has Moved!

Chickpea Vegan Quarterly - The Hungerford

Chickpea Vegan Quarterly is now in Suite 360 of The Hungerford. We’re a 100% vegan, 100% ad-free print magazine. Join us for August’s First Friday to test some of the recipes we’re developing for the Fall 2014 issue! We’ll also have our editor-in-chief’s art prints and paper products available, as well as some of our favorite food zines. Stop by and say Hello!

Join us at the Hungerford July 12th for Demos


Ever been curious how an artist creates? Wanted to learn more about the process or materials? Ever asked “How’d they do that?” Find the answers during Second Saturday, July 12th from 10am-3pm with artists and artisan demonstrations throughout the building!

Topics will include a cooking demo from VonBrake Spices, pulling points by glass artist Francesca DeCaire, flower arranging with Kuma-Gama Clay Studio, learn about tea from Happy Earth Tea, and so many more including sewing, painting and other arts.

With such a wide variety of topics, there’s something for everyone.

Make sure to mark your calendar for July 12th and Second Saturdays!

It’s a Bead Dig!

Francesca DeCaire Flamework Bead Box2Francesca DeCaire (studio #216) has black wooden box full of flamework beads for $3 each. The regular price range of the beads when they are not in the box can be anywhere from $3–$25, heck, sometimes even more. Don’t miss the first dig, Wednesday July 2, 12–4pm. Click to see the full schedule here.

“Why would I put a bead that is worth $25 in a box marked $3? The answer is simple really. The bead is lonely. It’s been sitting in my drawer waiting for me to do something with it for too long. It’s just a simple way of letting go. The box is brimming to the top! I’ve included dozens of owls.

So anyhow I’m really in the hopes that a few of you will show up for this special. There is no better sound than the gentle sifting of beads that have been in the dark for too long.”

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Improve Your Drawing Skills

The Hungerford 1115 East main StreetBrian O’Neill
 (studio #345) has only two openings left for his workshop at The Rochester Art Club “Core Drawing Techniques in Realism” July 16-20 in the RAC studios. This is an exciting opportunity to gain insight into the fundamental skills of representational drawing and learn the very same exercises practiced by the apprentices of The Ani Art Academy, which O’Neill is a graduate of. For more info, please visit 

Brian will begin to offer workshops and private lessons in his studio #345 starting this summer. contact him at
for more information.

With Honor We Serve- The Art of Brian Kennedy

SONY DSCRochester Art Club Signature Member Brian O’Neill (studio #345) will have his painting “Glass Houses” 24×24 oil on masonite exhibited at The Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY for the 74th Regional This is a juried exhibition and the opening reception was Friday, June 20th 5:30pm and awards ceremony at 6:30pm. The show runs through August 2014. Admission is free to members and invited guests, $10 for not-yet members.

Brian’s painting ‘Rise” 60×36 oil on canvas received a Finalist Award in the Imaginative Realism Category at the Art Renewal Center’s 2013/14 International Salon

Visit  or contact him at
for information or about classes Brian teaches.


Prayer Flag Workshop

Create ARt For GoodJoin Susan @ Create Art 4 Good (suite #201) for a Prayer Flag workshop! Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon- which pre-dated Buddhism. Made of colorful fabric they were imprinted with woodblock carvings created with traditional prayers and symbols. Then they were hung outside in order to bless the wind in hopes that that the request or intent would be carried to God. Our prayer flags bless our space, our environments and create unity and harmony.
We will create our own prayer flags- one for each of five elements. We will meditate to help define the intention of our flags and then begin creating. Your intention can be a desire, a dream, create a blessing or merely a creative outlet.  Artistic skill is not required, only an open heart and willingness to play!Create Art 4 Good Studios is the host to many creative opportunities. Prayer flags, Mixed Media, Collage, Mandala and more. Workshops range from a creative evening out, two day workshops or even a weekly or

Zefting-Kuhn Receives the Lee Award

unnamed (1)Suzi Zefting-Kuhn (Suzi Zefting-Kuhn Artworks, studio 452) won the Lee Award at the 2014 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at the View in Old Forge NY for her pastel painting ‘Lost in a Daydream’.The opening reception and awards takes place Saturday, June 28th 5–7pm. The exhibit will close August 3rd.