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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. From 10 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.
            The Main Street Artists are in studio 458 of the historic Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main Street, Rochester.
            Metcalf was born in Oswego and loved drawing for as long as she can remember. Cris's first teacher/mentor was her neighbor, Bertha Leighton, who at 84 continues to learn, and experiment, and exhibit, a truly amazing role model.
            Cris retired from teaching special education after 33 years. She is now able to pursue her art passion full time.
            She works in graphite, pastel, and oils. She loves both impressionistic and realistic approaches to art. She is currently drawn to portrait and plein air painting.
            Cris has studied with local artists Sari Gaby, Suzi Zefting-Kuhn, Pat Tribastone, Carol Douglas , and Barb Jablonski. She has also studied with nationally renowned artists Albert Handel, Elizabeth Robbins, Michelle Dunaway, Susan Lyon, and Rob Liberace.          

            The Main Street Artists are a group of 16 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 and Second Saturday events each month.



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