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Our May 2nd First Friday!

Landscapes by Diane Bellenger Spotlighted in May at Main Street Artists
A month-long exhibit of works by Rochester painter Diane Bellenger opens at the May First Friday celebration at the Main Street Artists studio and gallery.
The event takes place 6-9 p.m. May 2 in studio 458 of the historic Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main Street, Rochester. Work by other members of the Main Street Artists will also be on display and for sale.
Since her retirement from a career as an RN, Bellenger has found a new vocation as a full-time artist. She works in colored pencil, graphite and acrylic.
Landscape is her primary subject and many of her acrylic paintings are done outdoors in locations including the Adirondack Mountains and the coast of Maine as well as the Finger Lakes and Rochester area.
 â€œMy creativity follows a path of continual learning and discovery,” Bellenger says.  “I am always trying new materials and methods of working with my pencils and paint. For me, creating art is the spiritual experience of capturing a moment in time and conveying that experience to the viewer.”
Primarily self taught, she has taken workshops and classes . She exhibits with the Main Street Artists and four other local art groups.
The Main Street Artists are a group of 15 Rochester area painters working in a variety of media. Current work can be viewed by appointment (call 585-233-5645) or during First Friday open studio events each month. For more information, visit


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