Utopian Ideals, Multiple Realities

Utopian Ideals, Multiple Realities is an exhibition that examines ideals, both individual and universal, and how these ideals mesh with day-to-day living. The show features more than 30 artists representing a rich diversity of work that includes art installations, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, woodworking, and performance. Artists Patti Ambrogi, Vasanthy

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The Art of the Poster

The Art of the Poster features a diverse range of graphic design by some of the most talented and influential designers in the profession. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

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Upstate Invitational

Upstate Invitational features the work of eight local and regional artists. Ranging in style from colorful mythology to critical documentary, this exhibition sends the signal that art can be an integral part of how we choose to live. Artists Patricia Bacon, Todd Beers, Pamela Susan Hawkins, Michelle May, Wendy Menzie,

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The City

The City features the work of over 40 local artists, who each offer their own insights about the city of Rochester, NY. The result ranges from installation work, paintings, videos, and a series of performances on opening night. Artists Kevin Adams, Joan Allen, Jerry Alonzo, Marilyn Anderson & John Garlock,

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Committee Chair in the News

Committee Chair in the News is an installation by Mark Dreimiller (Rochester, NY) that addresses the influence of the media on our perception of public figures.

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The Body Electric

The Body Electric is a video art series curated by Cat Ashworth. Artists Pratiba Parmar, Margie Strosser, Lawrence Andrews, Maxi Cohen, John Sturgeon, Marlon Riggs, Mona Smith, Ellen Spiro, Robert Beck, Kathy High, Marc Paradis, Ante Bozenwitch, Shalom Gorewitz, Dan Reeves, Gary Hill, Annette Barbier

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Jorge Somarriba Mural Project

The Jorge Somarriba Mural Project is a public art piece commissioned by the art center with a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation of Baltimore, MD. Jorge Somarriba completed the mural during a one-month residency at the East Wall of Howard Hanson Plaza in Manhattan Square Park.

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Afterlives

Afterlives features paintings by Elain R. Defibaugh.

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Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House

Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House is a video and sound installation by Bill Viola. In memory of Phineas P. Gage.

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Orders

Orders is an exploration of the systems that we make in our personal, social, political, and academic lives. The exhibit features paintings, audio work, performances, photography, sculpture, film, and writing. Artists Luis Cruz Azaceta, Gordon Bleach, Vin Borrelli, Carrier Air Conditioning, Renee DuHart, Edgar Heap of Birds, Greg Elin, Consuelo

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The Works of Lyman Piersma

The Works of Lyman Piersma is a retrospective featuring a series of abstract acrylic paintings and an artist's book edited by Piersma entitled Going to Camp. The book is a collaborative work by 21 writers and visual artists who contributed pieces that showcase the cultural ramifications of AIDS. Going to

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Auto/Chromes

Auto/Chromes presents photographs by Art Berman.

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Upstate Invitational

The Upstate Invitational focuses on exhibiting the work of Central New York area artists. The 14 artists exhibited work in disciplines ranging from drawing, painting, sculpture, video, photography, and multi-media installation. Artists Jane Crow, Marie Fiske, Jonathan Kirk, Katherine Krupp, David MacDonald, Karen Messerman, Sylvia Poirer, Jacqueline Polonko, Marjorie Salzillo,

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Visions Unheard

Visions Unheard is a national invitational exhibition featuring work by 12 deaf artists. Artists Chuch Baird, James Canning, Doris jean Cox, Randy Dunham, Paula Grcevic, Michael Jolliffe, Gary meyers, Henry Newman, Gerald Pagane, Joan Popovich-Kutscher, Joy Raskin, Dorothy Schieven

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Kam E Flazh

Kam E Flazh is a computerized multi-media installation by Jean Gallagher comprised of computer programmed slide projectors, images, screens, and soundtrack. The title of the exhibition is derived from the phonetic spelling of the word "camouflage" and draws attention to issues of animals' rights and their relationships with humans.

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Works by Anne Punzi, Mollie Wolf, and Roberly Bell

Works by Anne Punzi, Mollie Wolf, and Roberly Bell presents sculptures and paintings by the three exhibited artists.

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Public Relations: Kodak, the Community, and the Media

Public Relations: Kodak, the Community, and the Media is an installation examining the divergent perspectives and fragmentary coverage of the Kodak-Rand Street controversy and how they have shaped public perception of the issue. The installation includes television news clips, newspaper articles, press releases, technical documents, slide presentations, official correspondence, private

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Recycled Imagery

Recycled Imagery features works that explore the process of recycling and its meanings and messages within popular culture by appropriating images and texts, presenting them in a new context. The works include photography, painting, xerography, collage, artist books, and installations. Artists Babette Augustin, Mark Boren, Cathy Clem, Nancy David, Margaret

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Computers and Photography

Computers and Photography features works that explore the relationship between computers and photography as two separate, but intertwined, mediums. Included are images that mimic traditional art techniques, as well as visibly non-conventional methods. Artists Paul Berger, Stan Bowman, Robin William Brown, Terry Gips, Robert Keogh, "Manual" (Ed Hill & Suzanne

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The Arena Group Exhibition

The Arena Group Exhibition features work by members of the Arena Group, an art club in Rochester, NY. Featured mediums include painting, metal, clay, fiber, photography, papermaking, collage, drawing, prints, and mixed media. Artists Eric Bellman, Peter Berg, Elizabeth King Durand, Achille Forgione, Jacquie Germanow, William Giancursio, Judith Olson Gregory,

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Lost Architecture of Kiev

Lost Architecture of Kiev is a photographic exhibition from the Ukrainian Museum in New York City. The exhibition features the architecture of Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe.

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Sequenced Imagery

Sequenced Imagery features painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Artists Robert Anderson, Binnie Birstein, David Calver, Steve Flanagan, Janet Goldner, Pamela Hawkins, Maria Henle, Sue Higgins Leopard, Tatana Kellner, Katherine Kreisher, Joseph Miceli, Daniel Nierman, Greg Smith, Jeanne Ungemach, John Wineland, Glen Zweygardt

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Rocks and Rust

Rocks and Rust presents 40 silver print photographs taken by Judy Sanchez of the environmental sculptures of Peter Menzies, who creates three-dimensional forms from recycled materials.

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Upstate Invitational

The Upstate Invitational includes the work of Rochester, Buffalo, and Binghamton, NY based artists.

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Four Letter Word Series

Four Letter Word Series features works in gouache and chalkboard paint on pages from a braille Playboy Magazine. These 50 drawings by Mary M. Lumm bring into question the physical and conceptual parameters of language; each drawing has a four-letter word with duel French and English meanings.

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Photomaton

Photomaton is the first group exhibition to showcase a contemporary survey in photobooth art. The exhibition is designed to recognize photobooth art as a genre, to show artists working in the field, and to survey contemporary trends. Artists Jef Aerosol, Jarad Bark, George Berticavich, Berne Boyle, Claire Conners, Herman Costa,

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Installation/Environment/Three

Installation/Environment/Three presents sculptural installations by William Sellers, Judy Heimann, and Deirdre Shinners.

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A Ripple of Thunder: A History of Black Motorcyclists in America

A Ripple of Thunder: A History of Black Motorcyclists in America provides a documentary study of black motorcyclists, their organizations, and their vehicles. Collette Fournier Adolph Dupree present photographs, slides, video tapes, written texts, taped interviews, and artifacts. Fournier is the Staff Photographer for about..time magazine; Dupree is a freelance

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Airwork

Airwork is a high-risk dance performance by the Elizabeth Streb Dance Company (New York, NY).

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Tattoo: A Living Art

Tattoo: A Living Art consists of photographs of tattoo art, historical information on the art of tattooing, and a collection of Tattoo Cards from around the world. The exhibition also features live installations of tattooed individuals talking to visitors and discussing their personal experiences with tattoos.

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Paintings on Paper

Paintings on Paper features works by Michael Harris, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship recipient and MFA graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Alternate States: Northeast Fiber Art

Alternate States: Northeast Fiber Art is an invitational exhibition of nontraditional fiber art from artists in the Great Lakes Region and New England. The exhibited works include weaving, needlepoint, and textile sculptures. Artists Lina Dean, Susan Ferrari Rowley, Barbara Joan Solomon, Blair Tate, Lucia La Villa-Havelin, Fuyuko Matsubara, Junco Sato

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Moral Visions

Moral Visions presents paintings and drawings by Jerome Witkin in the style of "narrative realism." Witkin's works focus on themes of human behavior and morality, and the passage of time. 

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Artist Park

Artist Park converts the art center's front and side lawns into a space devoted entirely to the arts in memory of Newell White.

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Works by Denise Heischman and Lawrence M. Williams

Works by Denise Heischman and Lawrence M. Williams presents intaglio etchings by Heischman and sculptures and drawings by Williams.

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Artists Choose Artists

Artists Choose Artists is an exhibition featuring 10 artists from Central and Western New York. The curators of the exhibition selected five artists, who in turn each invited one additional artist to participate in an effort to involve exhibiting artists in the curatorial process. Artists Bruce Adams, Katherine Howe, Ken

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Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition

Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition is a juried exhibition in collaboration with the Memorial Art Gallery and the Visual Studies Workshop. It features 83 artists from 19 counties in Western and Central New York State. A range of media is featured, including painting, sculpture, fiber works, photography, and fine crafts. Artists

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Off-Axis

Off Axis presents the first exhibition of holographic fine art in Upstate New York. Holograms allow artists to use light to form 3D images, resulting in the audience's ability to view the artwork from multiple angles and perspectives. Among the exhibited works are interactive holograms by Rebecca Deem, color-focused holograms

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Spirit/Form: Personal Iconography

Spirit/Form: Personal Iconography presents drawings and paintings by Victoria Brzustowitz, Elizabeth Coyne, and Karen Sardisco. Brzustowicz's acrylic and lacquer works focus on shape and pattern, while Sardisco's pastels are inspired by the natural world, and Coyne's paintings consists of figurative abstractions.

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Useful Pottery

Useful Pottery presents the work of eight American and Canadian ceramicists, whose work exemplifies a combination of aesthetics and function. Artists William Brouillard, Bruce Cochrane, Tim Crane, Andrew Martin, Walter Ostrom, Mark Pharis, Paul Rozman, Michael Simon

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Empire State College: Arts at the Pyramid

Empire State College (ESC): Arts at the Pyramid is a juried exhibition presenting multimedia works by artists from ESC. Painting, photography, crafts, electrographics, poetry, and dance are featured.

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Works by Ed Miller, William Ortwein, and Gerald Hayes

Works by Ed Miller, William Ortwein, and Gerald Hayes presents works in the theme of organized casualness, and includes paintings, drawings, and sculptures by the three artists.

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Appropriations and Transformations

Appropriations and Transformations presents a selection of photography, sculpture, and drawings by artists from the Rochester and Buffalo, NY areas. Each of the exhibited artists have transformed existing materials, such as everyday objects and images, into the exhibited work. Artists Janice Christensen, Pamela Sue Hawkins, Andrew La Valle, Kenneth Martin,

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East/West Rochester

East/West Rochester is a national exhibition featuring paintings, 3D painting installations, wood sculptures, and performance art which focus on international human rights issues. Artists Nancy Chunn, Judite Dos Santos, James Marshall, Aviva Rahmani

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Neighborhood Aesthetic

Neighborhood Aesthetic features work by MFA candidate Buck Mills, whose work depicts inside and outside home environments.

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Human Ecology

Human Ecology features color photographs from animal dioramas by MFA candidate Bill McDowell

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Julianna Furlong Williams: New Paintings and Drawings

Julianna Furlong Williams: New Paintings and Drawings presents 10 large scale canvas paintings and several drawings on paper. Furlong Williams' post-modern expressionist works focus on themes of death, isolation, and violence.

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Upstate New York Biennial Invitational

The first Upstate New York Biennial Invitational features 12 Upstate New York artists, four from each of the following cities: Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. Artists Don Irwin, Roy Steele, Ann Scott, Nick Culkowski, Catherine Howe, Bill Huggins, John Clemens Schwartz, Dede Wolf, David Broda, Jane Crow, Scott Roop, Joan Riccardi

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Art From Gracie Mansion

Art From Gracie Mansion presents the work of 17 artists affiliated with the Gracie Mansion Gallery in the East Village of New York City, a venue based on the legacy of Gracie Mansion's efforts to exhibit works in her studio apartment bathroom. Artists Guy Augeri, Buster Cleveland, Claudia De Monte,

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Rochester Documented

Rochester Documented features a 3D installation piece by Peter Eberlin, which uses sheets of plastic to roughly trace the outline of Rochester, NY. Also exhibited are photographs and written accounts of the people, places, and objects that the artist encountered in his walks through the city.

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