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Practice Makes Perfect

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, practice, 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.

Value Judgments: For What It's Worth







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.
            We’d 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 collection.
            Some 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....

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.

Our new look!

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.

Main Street Artists at St John Fisher College Exhibition

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


MSA Member wins awards in the 2014 Rochester Area Colored Pencil Club show

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! 

Our October Featured Artist


Our September Featured Artist, Cris Metcalf!

Main Street Artists Offer Two Open Studio Events in September   
The Main Street Artists gallery and studio will welcome visitors during two events in September.
            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.

Suzi Zefting-Kuhn wins national award!

MSA member and founder, Suzi Zefting-Kuhn, won the Lee Award at the 2014 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at the View in Old Forge NY.  The award was given for her pastel " Lost in a Daydream". 


MSA members in Women of the Finger Lakes Exhibition 2014

Main Street Artist Members Lisette Dana and Suzi Zefting-Kuhn were juried into the Fourth Annual Women Artists of the Finger Lakes Exhibition at the 1st Congregational Church, 58 North Main St., Canandaigua NY 14424. The opening reception was Thursday, May 29th. The exhibit is open to the public May 29-June 1, 2014. The show closes at 3pm Sunday, June 1st. All proceeds from sales go to the churches' preservation fund. 

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