Jazz Fest Special Hours

June 21 - June 29, 2019 Stop by RoCo during Jazz Fest! Fri. 6/21, 12pm - 11pm Sat. 6/22, 12pm - 11pm Sun. 6/23, 12pm - 10pm Mon. 6/24, 7 pm - 10pm Tue. 6/25, 4 pm - 10pm Wed. 6/26, 12pm - 10pm Thu. 6/27, 12pm - 10pm Fri.

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6×6 Scavenger Hunt

June 1 - July 5, 2019 Get with your favorite humans and get to RoCo for the 2019 artwork scavenger hunt! We'll help you find 6x6 treasures with some fun (and challenging) artwork hunts. You can play anytime before July 5 at 8pm. Winners will get a 6x6 gift certificate,

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Observation Towers

June 21, 2019 - November 3, 2019 Heather Swenson's newest project Observation Towers combines the artist's interest in printmaking and sculpture and brings her work into a public space for the first time. Through mimicking parts of their surroundings while simultaneously pulling visual information from other spaces, these structures investigate

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*SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK*

August 31, 2019 - September 21, 2019 Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) announces Take Back the Walls, a juried exhibition of artworks by New York State artists who also work in museums, galleries and arts organizations. This new, statewide project will highlight the many talented creatives employed by New York’s numerous

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Cut & Paste

April 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019 Cut & Paste features collage artworks by over 100 established artists, emerging artists, and collectives. Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 6-9pm Exhibiting Artists Include: Bonnie Barber, Lou Beach, Lydia Boddie-Rice, Tyler Bohm, Michaela Borg, Heather Brand, Phil Carney, Erin Case, Joe Castro, Carl

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Princess: Out There

March 19, 2019 Out There is a concept video album and live performance piece by the band Princess. The science fiction narrative piece is Beyonce’s "Lemonade" meets “Hamilton” meets Kraftwerk. The project explores the role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. The power of

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Carbon Records: 25 Years of Cover Art

April 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019 Opening Reception: April 5, 6-9pm This exhibition presents album cover art by Carbon Records showcasing the record label's remarkable commitment to visual art and design. About Artist and Carbon Records Carbon Records is a small independent record label based in Rochester NY run

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Mystical Videos by Alexis Gideon

April 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019 **Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) will debut their new project Out There at RoCo March 19, 7-9pm. Opening Reception:April 5, 6-9pm The Comet and the Glacier (2016, 25mins 26secs, Super 8, HD video) *Loops Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays Combining installation, music, video, performance,

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Dancing Bear

November 15, 2018 - Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and The Metropolitan are proud to announce the permanent installation of a recent public artwork by Rochester-born artist, Scott Small. Dancing Bear is dedicated to his late mother, beloved Rochester Artist Edith "Edie" Lunt Small. The large bronze sculpture commemorates Edith’s love of animals

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Eclipsing the Sun / a Biological Storm

February 1, 2019 - March 16, 2019 Opening Reception: February 1, 6-9pm Eclipsing the Sun / a Biological Storm is a collaboration between visual artist Todd McGrain and animator Fola Akinola. At the time of European arrival, Passenger Pigeons accounted for up to forty per cent of the land birds

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Sweepings by Cory Card

February 1, 2019 - March 16, 2019 Opening Reception: February 1, 6-9pm Card's Sweepings is an intimate examination of detritus. Debris, dust, lint, and hair accumulate—in corners, under furniture, or in the drain—until they are casually swept up and discarded. The drawings in Sweepings reveal the intricate beauty of these

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Landscapes and the Unbuilt

February 1, 2019 - March 16, 2019 Landscapes and The Unbuilt is a new exhibition that reflects artist interactions with land and natural places. This two-part exhibition pairs nine Rochester-based artists with nine Genesee Land Trust conserved properties; and presents two new sculptural installations related to human impact on the

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6x6x2019

June 1, 2019 - July 14, 2019 The International Small Art Phenomenon returns for the 12th year! Global Online Purchasing NOW LIVE! Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 5 First Friday Scavenger Hunt: July 5 Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 14 - 17, 12-6pm For more information: roco6x6.org For 12 years Rochester Contemporary

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Scenes of Place: Milwaukee

October 5, 2018 - January 13, 2019 Opening Reception: October 5, 6-9pm Scenes of Place is an occasional series of curated video programs brought to Rochester from around the Great Lakes and beyond. This first edition of Scenes of Place features works by video artists living and working in Milwaukee,

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28th Annual Members Exhibition

December 7, 2018 - January 13, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 6-9pm 10% off for members Awards Announced: December 7 at 7pm First Friday: Jan. 4, 6-9pm The Days the Artists Spoke: December 15 & Jan. 4 Artwork Pick-up: January 13, 5-7pm, January 14 & 15, 12-6pm Closed to the

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Landscape Lottery by Jim Mott

October 5, 2018 - November 17, 2018 Opening Reception: October 5, 6-9pm Mott's Landscape Lottery project uses a simple method (rolling a dice) for generating mathematically random GPS points within the quadrants of a defined map. He then goes to this randomly determined location to make his next landscape painting.

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The Molok – Performance and Object Offering

August 23, 2018 Join us 7-8:30pm for an evening of learning, experiencing and participating in the making of The Molok. Artist Annalisa Barron will unveil her latest developments in her project and activate this human powered kinetic sculpture with the help the roller derby girls from both MAson-Dixon Roller Vixens

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Under Pressure 2018

October 5, 2018 - November 17, 2018 Opening Reception: October 5, 6–9pm Under Pressure: Redefining the Multiple returns for the third year as a collaboration between Rochester Contemporary Art Center and The Print Club of Rochester. Under Pressure 2018 includes national, regional, and international artists and reflects a paradigm shift in how

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Limbo Lounge by Dave Calver

September 6, 2018 - September 22, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6-9pm ($10/$5)   Opens with On The Side. Selected cocktails and food by the Daily Refresher. First Friday: September 7, 6-9pm Conversation with Dave Calver and Book Signing: Saturday, September 8, 1pm.   Signed copies of Limbo Lounge

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On The Side 2018

September 6, 2018 - September 22, 2018 Fundraising Opening Reception: Sept. 6, 6–9pm with selected cocktails and food by the Daily Refresher Admission: $10/$5 for members First Friday Open Hours: August 3, 6–9pm Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and the Rochester Advertising Federation (RAF) have invited members of the RAF

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Play/Ground

October 12 - October 14, 2018 PLAY/GROUND is an immersive art experience meant to engage your senses, expand your mind, and inspire your imagination.The inaugural PLAY/GROUND is taking place in the former Medina High School. Erected in 1924, the building stands on the ground where the original Victorian-era Medina Academy

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Kalpa

June 15, 2018 - January 1, 2019 Kalpa is a major new public sculpture by San Francisco based art and design studio Symmetry Labs and lead artist, Alexander Green. The Rochester community has watched the construction of this monumental Public Artwork, and after several delays and many rounds of testing, Kalpa

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Conviviality by Codey Davis

April 6, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Conviviality is a solo exhibition by Codey Davis, a BFA senior from RIT. The focus of the show is to explore the relationship between the vessel, its contents, and the community while simultaneously figuring out the balance of contrast and materiality. Conviviality is

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6×6 Party Month

March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018 March is 6x6 Party Month. Get together with your friends and make art! Here's how to be an official 6x6 Party: 1 Attend the 6x6 Party Month Kick-Off To learn more about hosting a party or forming your team, attend 6x6 Party Month

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Interface

June 3, 1983 -June 18, 1983 Interface is an environmental installation of silver mylar sculptures and two multi-media performances involving dance, voice, music, and lighting. Artists Lee Franke, Barbara See, Kathryn Allen, Ward Hartenstien Photos

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50 Years of Poster Art

March 23, 2018 - March 27, 2018 This pop-up exhibition celebrates the art and history of the Corn Hill Arts Festival, dating back to 1969. The exhibition also includes photographs of the event throughout the years. The Corn Hill Arts Festival poster art is more than a well-designed souvenir. These

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6x6x2018

June 2, 2018 - July 15, 2018 The International Small Art Phenomenon returns for the 11th year! Thank you for all the incredible artworks! Global Online Preview Now Live! In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 28-June 1, 1-9pm Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 2, 4-10pm 7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20 8:00pm

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Federico Solmi – The Good Samaritans

April 6, 2018 - May 12, 2018 The Good Samaritans is a solo exhibition comprised of several video installations by Italian artist Federico Solmi. His installations include different media such as video, drawings, mechanical sculptures, and paintings. Solmi employs bright colors and a satirical aesthetic to portray a dystopian vision

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Makers & Mentors 2011

February 4, 2011 - March 13, 2011 Makers & Mentors 2011 features Wendell Castle, Nancy Jurs, Tom Lacagnina, and Bethany Krull. RoCo's Makers & Mentors exhibition series highlights the importance of art education in the Western/Central New York Region and celebrates the artwork and influence of the region’s most accomplished artists.

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The Art and Life of Danny Allen

February 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018 The Art and Life of Danny Allen includes three exhibitions of different, but complementary aspects of Danny Allen’s artworks. About the Artist Daniel "Danny" Allen was a largely self-taught artist who lived in Rochester, NY in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Allen's

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27th Annual Members Exhibition

December 1, 2017 - January 14, 2018 We've invited our members to enter one artwork each and the result is an incredibly diverse, eclectic exhibition of many of the Rochester region's finest artists. Numerous international and national RoCo members also participate. Design by Amy Casey, also available as a limited

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No Soil Better: Art & The Living Legacy of Frederick Douglass

February 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018 No Soil Better is an exhibition of new artworks by a diverse group of emerging and established artists. The featured projects reflect on how Douglass has been memorialized and the importance of his legacy today. This exhibition is presented as part of the

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Double Bench

December 1, 2017 - April 15, 2018 Double Bench is part of an ongoing series of sculptural interventions that have been realized over the past 3 years. Installed in public spaces throughout the US, the artist’s Basics sculptures are made of commonplace construction materials. Each public piece is unique and

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Cubes

June 29, 2015 - July 1, 2015 Cubes is a 25 feet wide and 15 feet tall interactive light sculpture made of collapsible cubes, embedded with LED strips. Software allows Cubes to be played, and a human to computer interface gives infinite variations in both color and movement. The large

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Kyle Butler

October 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017 Kyle Butler's recent work Map of Dead Ends, Buffalo NY was a prompt for this installation at Rochester Contemporary Art Center. This installation is presented as part of Points of Departure: Meditations on Mapping curated by Colleen Buzzard and Karen Sardisco. The map

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Witness: Leo Dodd & Paul Dodd

October 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017 RoCo presents Witness featuring works by Paul Dodd and the late Leo Dodd (1927 – 2015). The exhibition contrasts their shared impulse and decades-long commitment to documenting different aspects of Rochester, NY. In the mid-nineties Paul started painting portraits of local people. One

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On The Side 2017

August 3, 2017 - August 12, 2017 RoCo and the Rochester Advertising Federation invite members of the RAF to exhibit their "on the side" fine artwork. "The exhilaration of having my personal work hang in the RoCo/RAF On The Side show is just the kind of jolt every commercial artist

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Shibori: The Transformation of Fabric

September 16, 1983 - November 4, 1983 Shibori: The Transformation of Fabric is an international exhibition of Shibori, a decorative cloth dyeing technique developed in Japan. Traditionally used for Kimono fabrics, Shibori incorporates stitched and pleated patterns before the fabric is immersed in dye. 15 artists from the US and

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What You Put In

June 1 - September 30, 2016 What You Put In is a large sculptural water feature that investigates water use in relation to the largest system of fresh water in the United States, the Great Lakes. The artist reminds us not to abuse fresh water by bringing these large bodies

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6x6x2017

June 3, 2017 - July 16, 2017 Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns for the 10th year. View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support! Photos Underwritten by: Colleen Buzzard & Hartmut K. Land Anne Havens & Stewart D. Davis

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Step Around

June 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017 Step Around (1976) by William Sellers is an 18 foot tall stainless steel abstract geometric sculpture presented as the latest installation in RoCo’s new public art program. Also launching on June 2 and permanently on view, The Metropolitan will host Reprogression (1976) as

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Upstate Invitational Exhibition

May 1, 1987 - June 6, 1986 The 4th Annual Upstate Invitational Exhibition features 16 emerging and established artists from the Rochester, NY region, whose work focuses on community issues. Artists Norman Aborjaily, Armanda Balduzzi, Catherine Bebout, Diane DeCaire, Scott Dohring, Toni Elderkin, Barbara Fox, M.M. Lum, Michael Maier, Robert

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It’s Not Funny

April 7, 2017 - May 13, 2017 It’s Not Funny brings together artists, designers, and collectives who use toys and humor to engage with serious subject matter. The diverse projects featured in this exhibition combine playful objects with unexpected and deeper cultural critique. About the Artists Airigami (Rochester, NY) is

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Fritz by Ben Gonyo

April 7, 2017 - May 13, 2017 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

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Within – Without

March 9, 2007 - April 8, 2007 Within - Without is an installation by Jane Notides-Benzing that includes transparent cellophane, colorful shapes, and calligraphic lines suspended in air to create unbound abstractions. Photos

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Pax Kaffraria

February 3, 2017 - March 19, 2017 Meleko Mokgosi (Francistown, 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 the Memorial Art Gallery is the first time the chapters of Mokgosi’s project Pax Kaffraria are

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Michael Harris: Works on Paper

February 3, 2017 - March 19, 2017 In these mixed media paintings on paper, Michael Harris seeks balance through the juxtaposition of found images with formal explorations and an attraction to less than conscious ideas. Photos

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Three Dimensional Diversity

February 6, 1987 - March 7, 1987 Three Dimensional Diversity is an exhibition of works by six sculptors from Alfred University's Department of Three Dimensional Studies. The exhibited mediums include wood, fiberglass, neon, metal, electricity, plastic, cast bronze and iron, stone, and enamel. Artists Andy Billeci, Tom Lacagnina, Bill Parry,

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Pulse

December 2, 2016 - April 15, 2017 Pulse by Fitzhugh Karol consists of five totemic, undulating forms carved with chainsaw and handtools. The artist intends his pieces to be engaged with, touched, and walked through and around. He uses scale, texture, and repeating forms to connect visitors to the works.

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