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Pax Kaffraria

Collaborative Exhibition at RoCo and The Memorial Art Gallery

at RoCo:
February 3 - March 19

at MAG:
February 19 - May 7
Meleko Mokgosi Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981, Botswana) makes figurative paintings that fit together to form “chapters” in large installations that suggest stories or narratives. This multi-venue exhibition at RoCo and MAG is the first time the chapters of Mokgosi’s project Pax Kaffraria are being exhibited together. Visit RoCo AND MAG for the fullest experience of Mokgosi’s monumental project in Rochester.
It's Not Funny:
April 7 - May 13, 2017

Opening Reception:
April 7, 6-9pm

Artist’s Talk:

April 8 at 1pm

First Friday:

May 1, 6-9pm
It’s Not Funny includes new and recent work by:

(Rochester, NY)
Bob Conge AKA Plaseebo
(Rochester, NY)
Chris Cosnowski
(Chicago, IL)
Dan Gunderson
(DeLand, Florida)
Dina Goldstein
(Tel Aviv, Israel / Vancouver, BC)
Jason Schulmerich
(Rochester, NY)
Tyler Bohm
(Columbus, Ohio)

June 3 - July 16

Entries Due by:
April 16 (don't wait, send yours early!)

Postmarked by April 15

Opening Party & Artwork Sale:
June 3, 4-10pm

YOU! Rochester Contemporary Art Center's international small art phenomenon returns for the tenth year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students, children, and YOU!

Special Events


Pax Kaffraria

at MAG:
Meet the Artist:
February 23 at 7pm

Exhibition Symposium: Saturday, February 25,
Meleko Mokgosi
Ross Fest & 6x6 Party Month Kick-off:
Thursday March 2, 6-8pm at RoCo
We’ve teamed up with WXXI to celebrate Bob Ross’s "Art for All" style and 6x6’s egalitarian approach to art making. Purchase tickets here.
YP Art-Making Night (for the Young at Heart):
Friday March 10, 5-9pm

Network 5-6pm
and learn more about RocCity Coalition

Origami and Paper Quilling 6-9pm
with Nicholas Delahanty and Tranquillity Paper

We've partnered with RocCity Coalition to help you make your artwork early this 6x6 season. Its time to get square!

Please note: this event is open to all, not just for Young Professionals

St. Patrick's Day Print Making: Friday March 17, 6-9pm

Make your artwork early this 6x6 season with the Print Club of Rochester. Its time to get square!
POP UP Fine Art Show:
Friday, March 24

Saturday, March 25
11am - 5pm

Sunday, March 26
Meredith A. Butler - Paper Boxes
John Baun - Fine Art and Sculpture
Elizabeth King Durand - Prints
Scott Grove - Fine Furniture and Sculpture
Richard Harvey - Mixed Media and Sculpture
Pat Pauly - Fine Art Quilts
Holly Ruby - Glass
Joan Rusitzky - Jewelry and Wearable Art
Chi Soo - Handbags
Kelly Thompson Waldt - Contemporary Jewelry
Art of the Mix:
April 10, 2017, 6-9pm

Join us for RoCo’s 6th annual mixology fundraiser! Signature cocktails & amuse bouche pairings by some of Rochester's finest establishments.

90 tickets available
$70 / $65 for RoCo members

Call to purchase tickets (585) 461-2222
or click here

Signature cocktails & amuse bouche pairings by Rochester's finest establishments!

Book Launch Party for Marilyn Anderson:
April 20, 6-8 pm
Marilyn Anderson Join us for Marilyn Anderson's newest book launch party in collaboration with Greenwood Books. Long time resident of Rochester, Anderson's most recent book Guardianes de las artes: grabados de artistas y artesanos de Guatemala/ Guardians of the Arts: Prints of Guatemalan Artists and Artisans  (2016, Ediciones Del Pensativo, Antigua, Guatemala)  was produced after years of residence, research and documentation. The book features woodcut prints that celebrate traditional arts and crafts in Guatemala.

LAB Space
View the archive of past LAB Space exhibitions.

Michael Harris: Works on Paper:
February 3 - March 19
Michael Harris Seeking balance through juxtaposition of found images with formal explorations and an attraction to less than conscious ideas, Michael Harris explores mixed media paintings on paper which are sensed as a healing enterprise.
April 7 - May 13
Ben Gonyo This installation by Ben Gonyo expands on the documentary film series by the same name. Fritz challenges visitors to consider the life and career of a 70 year-old hard-of-hearing, struggling artist. All is not as it appears in this story and Gonyo’s narrative shapes our understanding as it attempts to expose the cold hard truth about the art world.

Public Art

December 2, 2016 - April 2, 2017
Fitzhugh Karol Pulse consists of five totemic, undulating forms carved with chainsaw and handtools. The artist intends his pieces to be engaged with, touched, walked through and around. He uses scale, texture and repeating forms to connect visitors to the works. Karol uses tar to achieve the deep black surface.

RoCo Upstairs Gallery

Stay tuned!      

The RoCo Room




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