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We hope you'll join us for the many events taking place
at Main Street Arts.
Call or email the gallery for more info and to reserve your
spot in our workshops, camps, and drawing sessions.
RESCHEDULED TO Saturday, January 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Film Screening: Art Bastard
Thursday, February 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Main Street Arts will show the film, "Art Bastard", which follows independent New York artist Robert Cenedella in his artistic journey through decades of struggling for creative expression.
What is art and how does it relate to society? Is its value determined by its popularity or originality? Is the goal profit or expressing one's personal vision? These are some of the questions raised throughout "Art Bastard". The film portrays Cenedella's determination to buck the system of what's popular while critiquing that popularity in his attempt to turn the art world upside down.
Free and open to the public. Light snacks/refreshments provided.
Saturday, February 17 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Kelly Clare, artist in residence, will lead a workshop in Japanese stab binding. If you're interested in learning how to bind books, Japanese stab binding is the ideal place to start. This method can be endlessly customized, and is perfect for notebooks, journals, and chapbooks. Participants will leave with a booklet they've made themselves, and with a helpful zine to guide them through future bookbinding adventures.
$40, all materials provided.
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Opening Reception: Unknown, Overlooked, and Unfamiliar
Saturday, February 24 from 4 to 7 p.m.
An exhibition of photography showcasing distinct bodies of work from three photographers. Each series of images is an investigation into a unique and distinct subject matter. The exhibition will feature 30 photographs by Jasna Bogdanovska, Harry Littell, and Nigel Maister.
Apply by 11:59 p.m. on February 28
Main Street Arts offers one-month and two-month artist residencies, open to artists 18 years or older living in the United States. Providing artists the time and space to work, resident artists have access to one of two 200 square foot studio spaces located on our second floor.
Artists interested in becoming a part of the Main Street Arts community should follow the application process here.
Saturday, March 3 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Learn how to work with polymer clay to create beautiful pendants for necklaces and earrings with Karen Tretiak, local jewelry artist. We will explore many texture techniques using impression sheets, stamps and found objects. In addition, the workshop will teach coloring methods with metallic powders and Adirondack inks. We will “fire” the jewelry pieces in a regular oven and then learn how to attach them to ear wires and chains, leather or ribbons. Students will be able to create more jewelry at home using these techniques. Come join the fun, laughter and creativity!
$45 per person, all materials provided.
Sign up here
Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
The gallery will host an artists talk with the photographers from the
"Unknown, Overlooked, and Unfamiliar" exhibition: Jasna Bogdanovska, Harry Littell, and Nigel Maister.
Saturday, March 24 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Get to know the artwork of artist in residence, Joaquin Croxatto in this painting workshop. You will work with various methods of geometric abstraction to make an acrylic painting. Learn about the art movements of Art Concret and Constructivism and use them as inspiration for your own unique work of art.
$40 per person, all materials provided.
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6x6 Party at Main Street Arts
Saturday, March 31 at 12 p.m.
Free, materials provided
Spend the afternoon at the gallery creating 6" x 6" works of art!
In June, Rochester Contemporary Art Center will host its annual
6x6 exhibition—an exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and you!
This free event at Main Street Arts gives you an opportunity to create one-of-a-kind works of art for the 6x6 exhibition. Artwork completed during this party will be collected and taken to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like! For more info on
RoCo's 6x6 exhibition, visit www.roco6x6.org
Opening Reception: Cultivate
Saturday, April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.
An introduction to a new gallery program at Main Street Arts.
We will be representing a roster of regional artists: Pat Bacon
of Lyons, Chad Grohman of Buffalo, Patrick Kana of Geneva, Meredith Mallwitz of Canandaigua, Lanna Pejovic of Honeoye Falls, Jody Selin of Buffalo, Mike Tarantelli of Rochester, and Sylvia Taylor of Ithaca.
National Juried Small Works Show
National Juried Cup Show
Saturday, December 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday– Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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