Hope in Art Classes Announced


Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan is happy to announce her fall line-up of classes, to take place in her Hope in Art Studio, now located in Anderson Alley. Anderson Alley Artists is a community of artists with studios on the second, third, and fourth floors of the Anderson Arts Building (a former shoe factory) at 250 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY

Zentangle Classes
Every 1st Monday of month – 6:30pm, $30.00

Mandala Art Workshops
Every 3rd Thursday of month – 6-9pm, $30.00

Painting for “Pooches”
Every 4th Friday @ 6:30 till we’re tired
$60.00 per couple
Proceeds to benefit Lollypop Farm

Acrylic Classes every Tues from 1-3:30pm
(run in 6 wk sessions $145.00)

Colored Pencil every Thurs from 1-3pm
(run in 6 wk sessions $120.00)

Schedule your own Girls Night Out
Bring munchies and wine
Paint a set of beautiful wine glasses
$20.00 per person

Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan
Anderson Alley, Suite 209
250 N. Goodman Street
Rochester NY 14607


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7 Smart Phone Photography Tips & Tricks

Brought to you by COOPH (Co-Operative of Photography).

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Artist at Work! Returns in September

Artist at Work! 2014-2015 ScheduleFrom September 2014 through June 2015, a different Rochester artist will have their work on display in the Arts, Music and Recreation Division at Central, and on the 3rd Saturday the artist will do a free demonstration in the library.

August 2014
Rochester Artisans I recognize immediately are pysanky artist Mia Sohn, I remember she did this event last year too. Also Cheryl & Don Olney – wonderful people, wonderful artists!

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Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
115 South Avenue
Rochester NY 14604

(585) 428-7300
TDD – (585) 428-8023

Artist at Work!
9/20/2014; 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Central Library – 2nd floor, Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building
Age Level: All Ages
Meet artist Peggy Martinez and watch as she creates a beautiful painting right in the Arts Division. Peggy Martinez‘s vibrant paintings have won awards and have been featured in “American Art Collector” magazine. She participated in the 2014 series “Inspiration” by creating a painting during an RPO performance. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle chose her as a “Woman to Watch,” both for her artistic talents and the work she has done in the community, especially to raise awareness of pediatric asthma. Her exhibit “Gift of the Rose” was featured in the 2014 PBS series “Cycle of Health” and honors the memory of her sister who suffered from asthma. Stop by, ask questions, observe art being created, and be inspired! During September, there will be a display of Ms. Martinez’s paintings in the Reidman display cases in the Arts Division. This program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library.

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Susan B Anthony Festival – August 17

Susan B Anthony Festival 2014

August 17
12:00 – 5:00
Susan B Anthony Festival

Susan B Anthony Square Park
Located between Madison St. & King St.
Rochester, NY 14608

Generous Spirit Jewelry Designs

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Remembering Robin Williams

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Hello Friends.

I, like many people, am deeply saddened by the recent passing of Robin Williams. As an actor myself, he was one of my role models. He was one of those people that everyone felt like was their friend even if they didn’t know him personally. He was so well loved, and it’s very painful to know that he suffered the way he did.

Suicide is a subject that hits pretty close to home for me, and this event hits very hard. I see my friends writing their condolences on their social media pages and whatnot, but I find it hard to articulate just how awful this makes me feel. So instead of words, I would like to take action.

In light of these recent events, I am pledging to donate 20% of my sales for the next four weeks (August 13-September 10th) to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Purple Kitty Hat

Help me raise money for this important cause.

Check out my Etsy shop, Lil Minda’s ARTicles to view items. Custom orders are accepted as well.

Unicorn Hat

Also take a look at American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for other ways to help.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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Art Scavenger Hunt is August 22, 23 and 24

Mark your calendars, Google a map of Rochester, and put on your detective hat!

Lisa Marie’s Annual Art Scavenger Hunt is coming!

Clues will be posted on my Artistry by Lisa Marie website on August 22, 23, and 24th! The first clue on the first day will help you find the first missing sketch, the second clue on the second day will help you find the second missing sketch and the third clue on the third day will help you find the third missing sketch.

Each sketch will be hiding with a local vendor. So get ready to visit some fantastic places around Rochester!

Every time you find a missing sketch, your name will be entered into a drawing for an additional prize!


The object of the game is to find the missing art work using the clues provided.

You must send me a picture of the drawing to prove that you found it – the picture can be sent to me via email or Facebook.

The first person to find the missing sketch is allowed to keep it.

People are allowed to work in teams to find the sketch, but there is only 1 drawing at each location.

If people work as a team, they must decide on one person to be eligible for the additional surprise.

If you need additional clues, you must wait 24 hours after the initial post before asking for more support.

Any additional clues will be posted on the Artistry by Lisa Marie blog and Facebook page for Artistry by Lisa Marie for everyone to see

You will have to interact with strangers (shop owners/employees) – please be respectful and kind.

Always stay safe and use healthy judgment when out and about on a scavenger hunt.

All participants must be respectful towards other participants.

No breaking any laws!


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Question Bridge: Black Males

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Rochester Contemporary Art Center is excited to bring the innovative transmedia project Question Bridge: Black Males to Rochester.

October 3 – November 16
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 3, 6-10pm
Discussions: Wednesdays & Fridays @ 7pm
Each led by a different community leader.
Discussion schedule TBA
Contributions: Young Men of Color
by Rochester Community TV in the LAB Space

Question Bridge: Black Males is a project that facilitates a dialogue between black men from diverse and contending backgrounds. Artists Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair, and Bayeté Ross Smith traveled the country to collect over 1,500 question and answer videos from over 150 men. The resulting video installation attempts to present the full spectrum of what it means to be “black” and “male” in America. Through Question Bridge, “Blackness” ceases to be a simple, monochromatic concept. Question Bridge has been featured at art centers and museums throughout the United States.

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FirePaint Studio, Saturday Guest Artist at Hungerford 318

Patty Zachman Collage

Each piece I make has many layers of enamel and color. I start with a piece of copper which I hand saw, drill, file, sand and thoroughly scrub clean of all dirt and oil.

Then I sift a layer of powdered enamel onto copper, fire it in a kiln at 1200-1500 degrees F. I let it cool and scrub it again. This process is repeated over and over for every layer of enamel. Some pieces go through 7 firings. Both sides of the copper are enameled to give the piece stability and allow the wearer to show either side.

I’m so happy to be invited to be a guest artist this Second Saturday at The Hungerford! I’ll be selling my enameled copper jewelry at Hungerford 318, a colorful little shop owned by my husband and 4 other artists. I hope you’ll stop by! ~ Patty Zachman ~

August 9
10:00 – 3:00
Second Saturday at The Hungerford

1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY

Fire Paint Studio Guest Artist at Hungerford 318
JK Stitches (Suite 318)
L Prince Designs Art Jewelry (Suite 318)
Mary Terziani Glass1st Place in Glass, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival (Suite 318)
Pine Tree Designs 2013 Honorable Mention at Artist Row (Suite 318)
Tom Zachman Fused Glass (Suite 318)

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Park Ave Summer Art Festival Report

Park Ave Fest 2014

I went to the Park Ave Fest for the first time ever. Steve’s sister is in town and it was Steve’s idea! I’m usually all been-there-done-that about shows and festivals, know what I mean?

I had such fun! Who knew?? Not to name drop but I bought earrings for my mom from paper artist Rie Maywar of qq creations. Rie won 2nd Place at Spencerport Canal Days last weekend!

Rie Maywar 2nd Place Spencerport 2014

iPhone Covers

I wanted an iPhone case from the always smiling Jen Born of PS Enjoy Your Life, but my silly iPhone 5C was a tad too big so I exchanged it for this Enjoyablock.

2014 Enjoyablock

Jen Born 1st Place Mixed Media 2014Big congratulations to Jen on winning 1st Place in Mixed Media at Park Ave!

Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps Park Ave Fest 2014

I was very excited to finally get to meet the most helpful/entertaining/enjoyable Kent Terpening, of Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps. I approached him to introduce myself – he recognized me from Facebook and jumped up and gave me a big hug! (Thanks for the gift!)

Mary Catherman 1st Glass Park Ave
Rochester Artisans can boast about another blue ribbon winner (like we had anything to do with it, lol), Mary Catherman.

Proud Member Aluminum Sign
I got to say hey to a host of other Rochester Artisans too – so much fun! And very happy to see the plethora of yellow Proud Member of Rochester Artisans signs. Go us!

In other news, Steve bought 2 pieces of wall art, one of which is NOT sports-related! We fell for the fast-talking huckster selling the dog harnesses. Big apology to good friend, Jean Keane of JK Stitches – temporary insanity!? We even bought a Christmas gift. Jines never disappoints – we enjoyed a late lunch. Chocolate covered raspberry swirl cheesecake on a stick is way better than you’d think!

Previous Rochester Artisans conversations came flooding back to me. Holy shit – Coco-Bongos really exist! As do foam bow & arrows. And the sign guy – which interested Steve, much to my chagrin. He also came close to buying Shit on a Stick – a Buffalo Bills birdhouse with an outdoor thermometer mounted on it. (I moseyed on, hoping no one knew he was with me.) I explained to Steve & Barb about the ubiquitous Bathfitter.

The weird thing is, I truly spent the day like a true festival-visitor. More often, I find myself looking less at product and more at displays and set-ups. “Wow, a lot of work went into building that display – well done!” “Girl, you need some lights in this cave!” “Really? You thought this would be your demographic!?”

A fine, artful day!

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Visionary Workshops – August 13

August 13 2014

Hello Artists!!
My name is Amanda Ashley and I am Creative Director/founder of Local Visionaries. Throughout the years I’ve worked hard at producing and organizing events within the community which simultaneously promote and draw attention to the artist community of Rochester (Musicians, artists, poets, writers). It is my mission to make Rochester a place which creative people of diverse talents can artistically thrive, and in turn, gain the support of their community and like-minded peers.

This past week I have moved into my new office building 919 S. Winton which I will be hosting a series of workshops and networking social events for artists. Each event will be open to the public, and to artists of all levels. The idea is to create a place for artists to create, grow, network, and socialize with the like-minded free of judgement or any outside pressure.

With that being said, my first event will be taking place WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13th at 919 S. Winton, 1st floor conference center. There will be a guest speaker, meet and greet, as well as a Still Life activity for us all to enjoy and get creative with. Please see the event attachment for more information.
I hope you will take interest in joining me on this journey, and I look forward to meeting some of you in the near future!

Aug 13 FB Event Cover

Local Visionaries is proud to present our WEDNESDAY VISIONARY WORKSHOP SERIES straight from our brand new home at 919 S. WINTON RD! (First floor conference center).
JOIN US WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13th for a little S.L.S (Still Life Social)!!!

B.Y.O materials, come sketch, come network, come mingle, get creative! All levels of artistry supported, all welcomed.
7-8:10p- ARTIST Show and Tell/ Meet and Greet with Hors O’Deurves & punch social
8:15-8:30p- Introductions/ Speaker
8:45-9:45p- Still life Speed social
9:45-10p- Social

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