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.
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.
You’ll not be able to swing a dead cat at the 4th Annual Maplewood Y Craft Show, without hitting a Rochester Artisan!
Start checking off your holiday gift list by shopping among our 40 artisans. You can get a sneak preview on our website, Facebook page and event page.
But wait, there’s more! You can also visit with the Irondequoit Art Club, including a couple of demos:
12:30 to 1:00 – Drawing Portraits (David Pell)
1:00 to 1:30 – How to Tie One On – Creative Scarf Tying (S.A.M. Shrestha)
The FCTT Hi-Railers Model Railroad Club will be on hand as well. Club members will demo and display using craft techniques in model railroading.
9:30 to 11:00 – Demo of ‘Weathering’ for Realistic Effect
And here are all those Rochester Artisan members I was telling you about. This is our second year as a juried show and we’re confident you’ll love the variety and quality.
9:00 – 3:00
Maplewood Y Craft Show
25 Driving Park Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613
Berkes Beads and Art
CM Goodenbury Photography
Crimson Iris Kusudamas
HandCandy Mittens – 1st Place Wearable Fiber, 2014 Park Avenue Summer Art Festival
Just Terrific Handcrafted Goods
Kim Kolb Quilts
Kreationality – Award Winner, 2014 Artist Row
Mary Catherman – 1st Place in Glass, 2014 Park Ave Summer Art Fest
Michele Kurpisz Designs
Moya Lazy Factory – 2013 Artist Row Award Winner
Pam B Designs
Pine Tree Designs
Puccoon Raccoon Jewelry
Pure Joy Co.
Purple Hippo Crafts
Sunshine on Water
Wood’s Edge Studio
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4:00 – 7:00 PM
Monroe Village Farmers Market
Blessed Sacrament Church Parking Lot
730 Monroe Avenue
Pamela Frame Arts
Pam calls herself “the other Pam” to me, because at one time I was having a merry mix-up in my head between her and another Rochester Artisan Pam. Actually it wasn’t until I met them both in person at the same time that I realized they weren’t the same person. Hey, I never said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer!
Pam’s newest creations are castle theaters, like the one pictured above. I saw them in person at the first show a couple of months ago where she offered them and I think the paint was still wet, that’s how “fresh” they were. She lovingly hand paints all the details that make these castles so adorable. Each one comes with 4 finger puppets, also made by Pam.
Imagine the hours of play unleashed by these incredible creations! Then the theater folds up nice and neat, puppets inside, latches shut and can be carried around by the built-in handle.
From Pam’s Etsy Shop biography:
“I began playing the cello when I was 11 or 12, and I am a professional cellist and teacher. While I was a child, our house was always full of arts and crafts, and we always had projects we were working on. Children’s classes at Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery were lots of fun, and I even gained a small reputation as a go-to kid for party decorations (the life-size elephant head was a notable job; chicken wire and wet newspaper everywhere). I enjoy being busy, and I can’t make two identical items – it’s not what I enjoy. Anything you see on this site is one-of-a-kind, made with great pleasure.”
But wait – there’s more!
This is what Pam was making when I first met her – jewelry from hand-painted wood beads. Again with the tiniest detail! Look at those tiny dots, for instance! After painting the beads individually, no two alike, Pam adds in glass beads for a very funky look. The added bonus is one can wear a big chunky necklace with very little weight. Nicely done.
Even the calendar will soon agree – fall is here! And we have the festivals, markets and shows to prove it. Rochester Artisans are very busy – please stop and visit us at these events and see what we’ve been up to creatively. Bring your friends and family and make a day of it!
High Falls Art & Craft Market <— right next to Greentopia Festival!
September 17 & 18, 2011
High Falls Art Gallery
60 Browns Race
Excessory & Peppermint
1st Annual Funny Farm Fall Festival of Corn & Art
September 17 & 18, 2011
Gentle’s Farm Market
1092 Penfield Road
Fleece Hats Galore
Scrubs and Soaks
September 18, 2011
GemX Jewelry Design
Generous Spirit Jewelry Designs
Little Green Apple Artisan Jewelry
Marusca Gatto Glassworks
Spectacular II Designs
Treasures of Ukraine/Bead Artist
Wire by Ragona
September 18, 2011