It’s back! The Arts Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will feature a different artist once a month with its Caution! Artists at Work! 2013-2014 program series. We will host a different local artist or musician who will be working on a piece right in the Arts Division. Patrons are welcome to stop by and observe an artist painting or listen to a musician playing. These programs happen on the third Saturday of each month from 1-3 PM in the afternoon on the second floor of the Bausch & Lomb Library building. We look forward to seeing there!
We hope you will stop by and see our local talent at work! Call 428-8140 for more details.
Woodcut artist Heather Swenson demonstrates her technique for Rochester Public Library patrons. Photo credit: Judith Schewe. Caution! Artist @ Work! was also featured on the Library As Incubator Blog!
Here is this year’s line-up…
September 21 – Alicia Fink, precious metal clay jewelry artist. Metal Clay (PMC) is a product from Japan. It consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in an organic binder to create a pliable material with a consistency similar to modeling clay. Alicia has been certified by the Precious Metal Clay Guild and by PMC Connection and has taken workshops under Celie Fago, an outstanding Senior Teacher for the PMC Guild. She teaches PMC jewelry making in the area Continuing Education Programs, at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery and at her studio.
October 19 – Paula Marra, felted animals and creatures. Paula, of Queen Mab Fairy Houses fame, returns to the Central Library this fall to demonstrate the wildly popular craft of felting.
November 16– Sandra Kemp, gourd artist. Sandra Kemp’s beautiful gourds have been displayed in the Eileen Reidman Display Cases in the Art’s Division. She will demonstrate her unique gourd artistry this fall.
December 21 – Karen Barber and Linda Taggart, hammered dulcimers. Karen and Linda are members of Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble directed by Mitzie Collins.
January 18 – Mary Housel-Demanchik, painter and book artist. Mary is an Art teacher at Rush-Henrietta Middle School and Adjunct Professor at Nazareth College. Mary’s artist’s books have been featured in the Central Library’s 2011 and 2012 Art of the Book exhibits.
February 15 –Randy Pollok, Rochester Ukulele Support Group. The Rochester Ukulele Support Group (RUSG) meets on the first Thursday of every month. They learn tunes, new techniques and share info about the world of ukulele. Randy and friends will be on hand for ukulele fun!
March 15 – Mia Sohn, decorative Ukrainian eggs. This art form is based on a 5,000 year-old tradition. It is a wax resist process on actual eggshells. This art form is known as ‘pysanka,’ which is a Ukrainian word meaning ‘to write.’
April 19 – Kathleen Barry-Wagner, landscape painter. Barry-Wagner is a Rochester area artist associated with the Outside the Box Art gallery and part-time art teacher who will be doing a demo of how to paint a landscape. She will be available to talk about use of color and perspective and looks forward to answering any questions you may have about painting in general.
May 17 – Nancy Valle, ceramist. Ms. Valle’s work has been featured at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester. Her ceramic studio is located on the top floor of a former shoe factory that flourished in the early days of Rochester. Nancy also offers clay workshops in her Rochester studio.