A connection . . .
What draws us to a particular piece of art?
Maybe it is a memory stirred, a mood relates, or a color touches us. Does it
bring joy, or is it thought-provoking? It could be a common ground, like minds
this artwork may transport us to another world, or into a delicious daydream
state. Sometimes just the sheer beauty takes our breath away!
it is, we are drawn to it, and I believe it is for a reason.
An acrylic painting, Bubb Lake, by MSA member Diane Bellenger received the Outstanding Landscape award in the 2015 Annual Central Adirondack Art Show at the View art center in Old Forge, N.Y. The exhibition, which runs through June 21, features more than 150 works in all media, ranging from painting and drawing, to photographs, ceramics and more.photographs, ceramics and more. Diane painted the work while on a hiking trip near Old Forge with her daughter.
Gabriele Lodder and Suzi Zefting-Kuhn have been juried into the Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition 2015 in Glens Falls NY.
Practice makes perfect…..
By Chris Norris
I am reminded of the classic joke where the tourist asks the
maestro, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” The maestro responds, “Practice,
I have been a member of the Main Street Artists since its
inception. In the beginning I would come in once a week for 4 hours. I would
pull out my paints and my easel and paint until it was time to go home. Days
later I would return to pull out my paints and easel and try to remember where
I left off.
The First Friday open studio event every month
at The Hungerford is a great party and us Main Street Artists enjoy the
opportunity to talk to visitors and show our stuff.
love to sell some paintings, but frankly, that doesn’t happen very often on
First Friday. That’s OK; we just hope people will start thinking about the joy
of owning original art and remember us when they decide to start their
people think they can’t afford art, but at Main Street Artists Gallery &
Studio, there’s art for every pocketbook.
Home is where the art is
I pull my car into the parking lot off East Main Street, take the freight elevator to the fourth floor of this old factory building and walk down a hallway filled with doors opening into creative spaces and feel like I could be somewhere in New York City. I open the door to Studio 452 and immediately feel like I am home.
Within this space I am surrounded by not only my own artwork but also the artwork of my fellow artists in the Main Street Artists’ Gallery & Studio. There are thirteen of us now.
On January 1, 2015 we turned five! It is hard to believe we have now been in existence for five years and we are still going strong. To celebrate that mini milestone we gave the studio spaces a face lift. Walls have been painted, we painted over the purple accents for a cleaner look and we will be redecorating our studio doors over the next few months. All members now have their own personal hanging space on the walls.
Our new newsletter will be published next month. Watch for our Facebook posts in the coming future.
Join us at the Patricia O'Keefe Ross Gallery in the Joseph Skalny Welcome Center at St John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. from October 28th through December 11th for our member's exhibition. We thought it would be fun to showcase our work in a different venue than our home at the Hungerford Building.
Our opening reception is Saturday, November 1st 6-8pm.
Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm
Main Street Artists member , Diane Bellenger, has won a Judge's Award and Merit Award in the 2014 Rochester Area Colored Pencil Club's Exhibit at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford NY! Congratulations Diane!
Street Artists Offer Two Open Studio Events in September
Main Street Artists gallery and studio will welcome visitors during two events
The long-standing First Friday
event,6-9 p.m. Sept. 5, will
feature the opening of a month-long exhibit of paintings by Cris Metcalf of
Brighton. From10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 13,
the MSA will join in the Hungerford Urban Artists’ Second Saturday event.
During Second Saturday, visitors will be able to watch artists at work.