People are often curious about what inspires an artist to paint.
Especially when the subject isn't as obvious as a landscape or a portrait, for
example. When I am asked this question I usually have a difficult time
answering succinctly. Because there are myriad answers. And the question begs
the artist to put into words not only the reason for painting a particular
subject but the reason why one paints at all.
The first reason
is often regarding subject.
Street Artists Present ‘Favorite Things’ at St. John Fisher
exhibit features work by 18 area painters
Main Street Artists group will present an exhibit at Patricia O’Keefe Ross Art Gallery in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome
Center, St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Pittsford.
The show runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1 with an artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Gallery hours are 9
days in May, MSA Studio 458 was filled with energy, focus, color and risk-taking.
Six MSA members joined another 12 artists and all were fully engaged in
learning how to create abstract art as guided by Debora Stewart during this workshop
sponsored by the Pastel Society of Western New York.
Debora Stewart is a signature member of the Pastel
Society of America, a member of the Master's Circle of the International
Association of Pastel Societies and the author of a Northlight book titled
You can visit the studio and members during the
First Friday (6-9 p.m. June 3) and Second Saturday (10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11)
open studio events. You can also stop in at other times – members are at work
almost every day! Call 585-233-5645 to make sure someone is “home.”
Meanwhile, please check out our website
(www.mainstreetartistsgallery.com) and be sure to LIKE us on Facebook!
calendars:Main Street Artists will have an exhibition
Aug. 1-Sept. 1 at the beautiful Patricia O’Keefe Ross Art Gallery
in the Joseph S.
Beyond the surface
Most of us are resistant to change. In fact, we may
dread it, even fear it. And yet we know that change is constant, a fact of
And then there’s this oft-quoted definition of
insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
So I try to embrace change, or at least I try to be
open to new ideas. And my painting has always been an exploration, a search for
something that I don’t expect to find. The journey always brings discoveries,
and that for me, is what it’s all about.
Rochester Artists Support Boys & Girls Club
with Two March Events
A student exhibit and fundraiser
are taking place at the Hungerford
Rochester Art Club and the Main
Street Artists Gallery & Studio are joining forces in March to benefit art
programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester(BGCR).
RAC will host a month-long
exhibit of 30 pieces by 10 members of BGCR. In conjunction with this show,
members of Main Street Artists will be donating proceeds from sales of selected
original artwork, prints and cards to BGCR.
A Lesson Learned
has heard the carpenter saying “measure twice, cut once.” I believe that the
same analogy applies to artists when they begin a new painting. Not necessarily
cutting but certainly measuring. Getting the perspective and the drawing correct
is certainly one of the most important steps.
following these all-important steps, everything is off right from the
I recently learned that the
hard way with an oil painting of Reno, a beautiful rescued Greyhound. The painting was a gift for two special
Saturday, December 19th 10am-4pm is your last chance to finish up your holiday shopping here at the Hungerford , 1115 E. Main St. Rochester NY 14609. We are in Studio 452-458. The elevator will be manned for your convenience inside Door #2. Handicap ramp available as well.
Consider an original piece of art that will only increase in value! Smaller budget? We have many different note cards, art tiles and archival prints of our work as well.
We look forward to seeing you! See what we are currently working on as well!
“It Ain’t Easy!”
you ever seen someone walk through a studio on a First Friday with a glazed expression
without really looking at what is there?
Or heard, “That’s ugly!” Or “My
dog could paint better than that!”
who are that judgmental usually are insecure about themselves and don’t find
much fun in anything. nvite them to take up the making of art of any form to
improve their sense of self-esteem and relationship to their world.
there are false advertising claims that lead one to believe that visual arts
are simple: paint-by-numbers books, adult coloring books, drawing, sculpting
and painting (in every medium) made easy.