Not only is today Friday, it’s Urban Arts Crawl night! We have a great lineup for you this month, along with some additional events happening tonight.
Exhibit A opens a new solo exhibition of paintings by James Paulsen with a reception from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. James Paulsen is known for his dynamic and conceptually engaging paintings. Paulsen couches editorial commentary in nostalgic affect by interlacing imagery from a variety of sources. His work playfully embraces paradox in a state of tension. One thing must be seen in terms of the other.
The Rockwell hits the streets! In preparation for our annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration (to be held November 5) we’ve partnered with make-up extraordinaire Jennifer Sekella to send stylish Day Of the Dead-inspired models to enjoy Urban Arts Crawl. Get your photo taken and ask them about Day of the Dead! The Rockwell’s featured exhibition, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper, will be open and free to the public during Urban Arts Crawl. See the works of more than fifty African-American artists from the late 1800s to the early years of this century.
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
The ARTS Council is pleased to invite you to Portrait, Interrupted: Recycling and Renewing the Personal, a solo show featuring the works of Mary Milliken. The opening reception will be from 5-8 pm with the artist talk at 6 pm. Mary creates large scale portraits by painting on clothing from her models instead of canvas! Throughout the process of destroying, recycling, and making, Mary examines how she relates to other people and how her work is influenced by her relationships.
The Orchestra of the Southern Fingers
The OSFL is delighted to present the Diemecke-Lowe String Quartet, featuring August Diemecke on violin, Denise Nosewicz-Lowe on violin, Joanne Lowe on viola, and Christine Diemecke-Lowe on cello. All of them are core musicians from the OSFL, where Denise is the Principal chair, second violins, and Augusto is the orchestra’s Concertmaster. The quartet will preview works from their upcoming chamber music concert at the Rockwell Museum on Friday, November 3.
West End Gallery
Featuring an artist demonstration by Deb Gurman, who will showcase her award winning method of painting, combining pastel and melted wax. Watch Deb combine layers of soft pastel with both pigmented and clear waxes to create luminous and textured subjects. Also enjoy “A Time of Reflection,” – a collection of paintings with shared subjects in tribute to the late Thomas S. Buechner – featuring paintings by Thomas S. Buechner, Tom Gardner and Martin Poole.
In addition to these awesome events, Card Carrying will be hosting a conversation about the three waves of feminism with author, Destiny Kinal. She will be engaging with visitors and also signing her books available at the shop!
Cugini will be hosting a photography show by, David Ketchum, a senior graphic design major from Mansfield University.
We’ll see you around the street!