News and Events at the Hungerford

382b76ee-a490-44bb-be9c-1477694b13d2Let’s Face It RAC Show Book Available
There are a few copies available of the book “Let’s Face It” from the Rochester Art Club Studio, studio #437-439, January show. Life paintings from the Thursday Open Figure Studio: Kathy Bolin, Cecilia Chang, JoEll Cunningham, Jean Dehaven, Larry DeKock, Kevin Feary, Eileen Joy, Valerie Larsen, Patricia Tribastone, and Suzi Zefting-Kuhn.

For a book at $20, contact Val Larsen Online, there is a downloadable pdf file for $4.99 and an ebook for the Apple iPad, iPhone or iTouch for $2.99.

db5acdac-3ad2-4473-af74-ee3cf994d8f1Pardon Our Dust

The Main Street Artists Gallery & Studios, studios #452-458, will be celebrating their fifth anniversary with a ’new look’ in our studios.

It is time to dust off the cobwebs and come up with a fresh look! Please bear with our renovations when you visit in January and February and watch for our grand re-opening!

54f1cc6a-7288-4253-9e41-65c24249ca1ePrintmakers Show at the Colacino Gallery

“Humanity: Themes and Impressions” show at Nazareth College in the Colacino Gallery features work by printmakers Kelly Clancy, Dale Klein (studio #250), and Paolo Marino.

The show runs from January 23-February 28 and the opening is Friday January 23 from 5-7pm. The Colacino Gallery is located at 4245 East Avenue.

For more information on the show, Click Here.

View more of Dale’s work at

Valentine’s Specials at Genesee Libby

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Genesee Libby Studio, Suite #225 is offering a special on additional plates. If you book a portrait session for the month of February, you will get 25% off the additional plate pricing. This way you can have an ambrotype to give to your sweetheart and one to keep! Or do a session with your partner and get a plate for each of you.

In 1865, couples immortalized their love this way—why not make a memory for someone in 2115? Genesee Libby also offers wet-plate collodion boudoir photography if you are looking for something more risqué. Genesee Libby is open Thursday and Friday from 12p-5p and by appointment. We book sessions 7 days a week.

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Introduction to Wet-Plate Collodion Photography, January 24th, 1pm-3pm
Genesee Libby Studio will be hosting a two-hour workshop to introduce people to the wet collodion process. What is wet-plate collodion photography? Invented in 1851, it is one of the oldest photographic processes, and it is experiencing a revival in the 21st century.

In this class you will learn how a wet-plate image is made, why it became the dominant form of photography during much of the Victorian Era, and why it is gaining in popularity today.

You will be able to examine samples of modern and antique plates on metal and glass and learn the difference between tintypes, ambrotypes, and daguerreotypes. Libby will also demonstrate the process using her 1920s-era 8×10 Kodak field camera to make a ruby ambrotype.

This class is being offered through Rochester Brainery and tickets can be purchased for $15 on their website. It will be held at Genesee Libby Studio, Suite #225 in the Hungerford.

8348b422-bf54-45b1-84a5-b745e373f560Printmakers Show at the Colacino Gallery

The artists of The Group in the Loop, studio #356, are professionals who are committed to the study of the human figure. Each individual focuses on exploring and expanding their creative process in drawing and painting the human form. Their common goal is to produce high quality artwork with the integrity of anatomy and personal expression.

Anyone interested is welcome to walk in to paint or draw with the Group. The fee is $12 per session ($4.00 per hour) and appointments are not necessary. We have a large 1200 sqft studio with model stands and lighting. Easels, tables, and stools are provided; just bring your own art materials.

Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Group members (Alan Brewen, Cindy Folkins, Axel Kairies, Debbie Philp, Irving Pudetti, Todd Ryan and Enrique Viturro) for further information.

Featured Maker in Latest Issue of Post Magazine
Check out the January/February issue of Rochester’s Post Magazine to find an article about Jenn Libby, the artist behind Genesee Libby Studio. Available at Hart’s, Lori’s, Abundance, Wegmans and Barnes & Noble.

Ambrotypes: Photographs on Glass, 2-Day Hands-On Workshop, February 21-22, 9am-5pm
Frederick Scott Archer introduced the wet-plate collodion photographic process in 1851. Collodion was used to produce fine-grain, archival glass negatives, lantern slides, ambrotypes, and tintypes.

This class will teach you the basics of the wet-plate collodion process to produce direct positive images on glass, which are know as ambrotypes. Instruction will include how to properly prepare a glass plate, pour collodion, sensitize and process plates, burnish and hand-color final images, apply a protective varnish, and house the photographs to complete the process.

Cameras will be provided for use during the class. $275 includes supplies fee.

The 2015 Group in the Loop Open Sessions Weekly Schedule
Every Tuesday, Open Figure Drawing sessions with a different nude model each week, from 7:00 pm to 10:00PM. Contact Irving Pudetti (
Every Thursday, Open Figure Painting sessions of nude/seminude model with same pose extended for 4 consecutive weeks, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Contact Cindy Folkins (

Every Saturday, Open Portrait Painting of clothed model with same pose extended for up to 4 consecutive weeks, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Contact Enrique Viturro (

Upcoming Event
The restaurant Tapas 177 Lounge is hosting a Group of the Loop exhibition in February, featuring over 20 recent paintings of Group members and invited guest artists of the Studio. For details please Click Here.

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Second Saturday at The Hungerford – Resolution Shop Local


Second Saturday is an open studio event that takes place from 10am – 3pm on the second Saturday of the month. During this event you can shop and engage with artists while they are at work on their projects. Shopping directly within an artists studio is the best way to support your local creative community.


Open studios include:
155E – Brown Sugar Pastries
201 – Create Art 4 Good Studios
215 – Nancy Murty, fine artist
216 – Francesca DeCaire, glass artist
217 – Anne McCune, fine artist
225 – Genesee Libby
228 – Kumagama – Clay Studio & Gallery
307 – Quilting with Margaret
318 – Hungerford 318
318 – Stefani Tadio, paper artist
344 – Christopher Little, jewelry design and repair
366 – Jeanne Beck
405 – Shelly Green Stoler, Fine and Functional Clay
414 – SEW Artistic: Julia Deal & Friends
420 – The Tea Pottery – Jennifer Buckley
422/428 – Hodaka pottery
423 – Cindy Kuhn Studios
446 – Start Here Studio
448 – Lauren Salzman Art
450 – David Lane Design LLC
452-458 – Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio/Suzi Zefting-Kuhn Artworks
458 – Main Street Artists’ Gallery
Door 8 – Comics Etc.