Hungerford 318 Hosts 1st Guest Artist – Jen Born

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First Friday, March 6, 6-9pm

Hungerford 318
Door 2
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14609

This Friday, March 6, you’ll get even more bang for your art buck at Hungerford 318 as we host our first guest artist, super awesome mixed media artist, Jen Born, of ps enjoy your life.

Jen can do more with black Sharpies and acrylic paint than anyone I know. Look at the detail in this thing!

Jen can do more with black Sharpies and acrylic paint than anyone I know.
Look at the detail in this thing!

Jen will be selling her coasters and other small items on First Friday.

Jen will be selling her coasters and other small items on First Friday.

She'll have her signature Enjoyablocks too!

She’ll have her signature Enjoyablocks too!

Have Sharpie, will travel! Jen now teaches her style at painting parties right in your home.

Have Sharpie, will travel! Jen now teaches her style at painting parties right in your home.

And we five resident artists of Hungerford 318 will have fresh new handcrafted goods too!

Jean Keane – Fabric accessories for you & your pet.
Lori Prince – Artisan made sterling silver, copper, polymer clay and resin jewelry.
Stefani Tadio – Hand stitched paper art; notepads, framed art, paper jewelry.
Mary Terziani – Fused glass plates, bowls, platters and vases.
Tom Zachman – Glass art

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Bugzilla 2015 – STILL Bigger than the Beetles

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This annual event celebrates those harbingers of spring: insects!

Friday, March 6, 5:00-9:00pm
Cat Clay (Use Door 2)
The Hungerford
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14609

Our guest artists have made pieces that pay homage to those critters that fly, creep & crawl.

Come see work created by:
Beth Bloom, Katey Katie Carey, Chris Charles, Karin Marlett Choi, Littlewing Clay, Amber Dutcher, Carolyn R. Ellinger, Shawnee R M Hill, The Knotty Owl, Jenn Libby Studio, Susan Mandl, Bev Rafferty, Sophie Signorini, Paul Taylor Glass, April Younglove and of course, her bugginess, Clifton Wood!

Plus a swell buggy playlist by the uber-cool Miss Clifton.

It’s a Pop Up Roc show – an opening & closing party rolled into one fun night!

Additional parking at the Credit Union & Greenovation.
Please don’t park in front of Happy Feet or the deli. That area is go & tow!

These are woodburned cherry, colored with watercolor pigment, with sterling silver antennae. From left priced $74, $64, and $74. Each butterfly can be found here in New York!

These are woodburned cherry, colored with watercolor pigment, with sterling silver antennae. From left priced $74, $64, and $74. Each butterfly can be found here in New York! By Ashley Landon of The Knotty Owl.

Glass Dermestid beetles on a raccoon skull.

Glass Dermestid beetles on a raccoon skull. By Paul Taylor of Paul Taylor Glass.

Felted Caterpillars, Mushrooms and Stones, Littlewing Clay

Felted Caterpillars, Mushrooms and Stones, Littlewing Clay

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Call for Art: Strings for Success

Photo Courtesy of Sara Joy Tiberio.

Photo Courtesy of Sara Joy Tiberio.

“Playing the violin helps me stay focused.”
“I feel proud of what I do.”
“It takes my mind off the negative stuff.”
“It stimulates my mind.”

(I know a few artists who could use a violin, if it helps with focus, she says, looking in the mirror.)

The String House is a proud supporter of the Strings for Success program. And Bonus! Rochester Artisan Pamela Frame is a teacher there.

The String House is a proud supporter of the Strings for Success program. And Bonus! Rochester Artisan Pamela Frame is a teacher there.

This art opportunity came to me from the massively creative Linda Connor Cass, whose exquisite jewelry you can see on Loudee’s Jewelry.

Calling all artist friends!! Please consider donating art for a silent auction for this wonderful program!

The women that are behind this are so wonderful and dedicated, you cannot help but be inspired. 100% of the money raised goes to support this program. Let’s help our children have bright futures in the arts and learn the benefits of having positive goals for the future!!!

Email me with any questions – be sure to put Strings for Success in the subject so I can respond right away. You can also call or text me at 585.507.3306. Or just drop off donations at the Center of Youth (905 Monroe Ave). Please label all donations: “Strings for Success Silent Auction”

You can read more about the Strings for Success Program here, and about the May 26 Strings for Success Benefit 2015, including the Silent Auction for the art.

Linda Collage

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Flour City Dessert Auction

Dessert Auction

For the third year, Love146ROC will be hosting the Flour City Dessert Auction benefiting the Center For Youth & Love146 ‘s fight against modern day slavery!

This year we have a SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:

ROB MORRIS – PRESIDENT OF LOVE146

The night will include:
Live Auction – Local Bakers
Silent Auction – Home Bakers
Music – Woodland Row (Hannah Moore & Cotter Moore)
Catered Hors d’oeuvre – Corner Bakery Café
Coffee – Java’s

When:
March 6th, 2015
Doors open at 6:00pm, Auction begins at 7pm

Where:
Cathedral Hall, 4th Floor, Auditorium Center
875 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605

FREE PARKING behind the Auditorium

Tickets:
Please consider purchasing your tickets in advance to allow for smoother check-in the night of the event.

Home Bakers:
Do you love to bake in your home kitchen? Please consider making a donation of your own home-baked confection in the form of cakes, cupcakes, cookies or other desserts; this will be contributed to the silent auction.

Professional Bakers:
Please consider making a donation of a cake or dessert to be used in the Flour City Dessert Auction. Your contribution will make an impact on the progress toward the abolition of modern day slavery in our community and around the world. Thank you!

To donate or volenteer please contact: Love146ROC@gmail.com.

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Art House Press

Art House Press

Art House Press is a local, online magazine, just a couple of months old. If you ever needed further proof that Rochester loves art, check out the RocMaps page of studios and galleries.

You’ll no doubt see a few familiar names of artists profiled in the December and January articles, produced by founder Cordell Cordaro and his team of 8.

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Call for Artists: Rochester MakerSpace First Friday

Click image to go to application form.

Click image to go to application form.

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February 15, 2015 · 7:04 pm

Arts in Focus: JackBear Stamps

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I learned of Arts InFocus a couple of weeks ago.

Arts InFocus is a collaboration with more than 30 PBS stations across the country – sharing content with each other to spotlight the amazing arts and cultural scenes of communities nationwide. The series airs Fridays at 8:30pm on WXXI-TV and on select PBS stations across the country, and serves as a perfect lead-in to Friday night’s PBS Arts block. PBS Arts programming presents a series of programs that highlight music, theater, performers and artists. Arts InFocus repeats Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV and is available on demand on this web site.

John Ballou, however, I met a few years ago. We were both set up to sell at Spot Coffee on a Sunday afternoon, I think it was. I was somewhat new to shows and was offered this $10 opportunity by Vickie Porter, I think it was. My memory is fuzzy but I think maybe Jen Born was there too. There were only about a half dozen of us. I was happy to meet some new friends – and unhappy to not meet a single customer.

Two Little Boys Stamp

I watched John carve stamps that afternoon, mesmerized. I honestly didn’t know a human could carve such tiny, intricate detail by hand. And when I look at his work now, I’m even more blown away. Pop over to his blog and read some behind the scenes stuff, then watch his appearance on Arts InFocus.

Iron Roots Clothing

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Balloon Manor 2015

Come on by, just for the halibut! Balloon Manor returns to Rochester’s Sibley Building February 23-March 8, 2015. A five-story sculpture made of roughly 40,000 balloons will fill the historic atrium. This year’s sculpture, Airigami‘s amazing air-filled undersea adventure will feature a sinking ship, sunken treasure, mermaids and other inflated sea creatures. Viewing of the construction as well as the completed sculpture will be free to the public.

Construction takes place Feb 23-26.

Ribbon cutting takes place Feb 27 at 10:30 am.

Viewing of the completed sculpture will be Feb 27-March 7.

Public popping party (requires ticket) will be March 8. More information at www.balloonmanor.com.

Jack & the Beanstalk, Balloon Manor 2014.

Jack & the Beanstalk, Balloon Manor 2014.

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The Chase Factory

Originally posted on The Yards:

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The Chase Factory
A Celebration of the life and work of Jordan C. Greenhalgh
(1979-2014)

February 6, 2015.
6-9PM
THE YARDS Collaborative Art Space
in Rochester Public Market.

Suggested donation at the door. All of the sales and proceeds from the show will go to benefit Jordan’s beloved son, Milo.

Jordan C. Greenhalgh attended RIT’s School of Animation, where he studied stop-motion animation and created a plethora of films. His film, “Process Enacted” earned him the Princess Grace award in 2008. The film was also featured in the Nick Toons Animation Festival in the same year. Jordan was a founding member of the Sweet Meat Co. and his sculptures and installation work was part of the group’s inaugural show in 2010. Shortly afterwards, he moved to Brooklyn, NY where he continued to create work until his passing in early December of this past year.
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Local Artist Overcoming Disability with a Generous Spirit

Blue Apatite Jasper on Silver Plated Brass

Karen Holtz, a local artist at Soulstice Artisan Market will be featured with her husband Bob at Soulstice Artisan Market, 632 North Winton Rd, February 6th from 6-8 pm.

Karen has a chronic disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) This is a severe form of neuromuscular disease. This disability has not stopped her though. Through the use of various mobility aids she has overcome her disability and is creating beautiful pieces of unique art, concentrating mostly on jewelry. When I first met Karen she explained to me that she started to create beautiful jewelry so she can see her work worn and it makes her feel beautiful again. Karen does not need anything to make her beautiful! Her warm glow, strength and beautiful soul, that she portrays in her creations shows her inner beauty, the true form of beauty. Visit Soulstice Artisan Market on February 6th, another “First Friday” event in Rochester, to meet Karen and be inspired. For more information, please call the store at 585-370-0076.

2013 Spencerport Canal Days, Bob Holtz, Karen Holtz with festival organizer Wendy Dandria.

2013 Spencerport Canal Days, Bob Holtz, Karen Holtz with festival organizer Wendy Dandria.

Holtz Collage

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