Caution! Artist @ Work! 2013-14 Season Line-up

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 21Alicia 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 16Sandra 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 21Karen 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 15Randy 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 15Mia 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 17Nancy 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.

Art, Music and Recreation Division Magazines

Arts, Music and Recreation Division Magazines

Afterimage
Amazing Spider Man
American Art Review
American Artist
American Cinematographer
American Craft
American PhilatelistAmerican Photo
American Record Guide
Antique Trader Weekly
Antiques Antiques and Collecting Magazine
Antiques Roadshow Insider
Aperture
Apollo
Architect
Architectural Digest
Architectural Record
Architectural Review
Art & Antiques
Art Doll QuarterlyArt EducationArt in America
Artforum InternationalArt Libraries Journal
Artists Magazine
ArtnewsArts Education Policy Review
Back Stage
Backpacker
Baseball Digest
Batman Comics
BeadworkBelle Armoire Jewelry (coming soon)
Better Homes and Gardens
Bicycling
Billboard
Billboard International Buyers Guide
Billboard International Talent & Touring Guide
Black Belt
Blind Spot
Blues Revue
Bowlers Journal International
Brides
Bridge World
Call Sheet by Back Stage
Camera Obscura
Camping Life
Canoe & Kayak MagazineCast On
Ceramics Monthly
Chess Life
Clavier Companion
Climbing Coach and Athletic Director
Coin World
Communications Arts
Country Living
Crafts Report
Crafts n Things
Crochet World
Dance Magazine
Diapson
Digital PhotoDigital Video
Down Beat
Dwell Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
Espn Magazine
Fanfare
Field & Stream
Film Comment
Film Journal Intl
Film Quarterly
Foxfire Magazine
Goldmine
Golf Digest
GQ
GramophoneGuitar Player Hockey News
House Beautiful
Instrumentalist
Interior Design
International MusicianInt’l Review of African American Art
Interview
Journal of the Soc. of Architectural Historians Keyboard
Lakeland Boating
Landscape Architecture
Linns Stamp News Special
Live Design
Living BluesM Music and Musicians
Mekeels and Stamps Magazine
Museum of American Folk ArtMusic Educators Journal
New Musical Express
Numismatist
Official Museum Directory
Old-House Journal
Opera News
Outdoor Life
Outside
Paper Crafts
Petersen’s Hunting
Piecework
Popular Photography
Print – Americas Graphics
Professional ArtistQuilting ArtsRaw Vision
Ring
Rolling Stone
Runners World
SailSchool Arts
Sculpture Review
Sheet Music MagazineShuttle, Spindle and Dye Pot
Sight and Sound
Sing Out
Skating
Ski
Soccer America
SonglinesSouthwest Art
Sporting News
Sports Afield
Sports Illustrated
Stained Glass Studio
Sunshine Artist
Superman
Swimming World Magazine
Tennis
Town & Country
Track & Field News Treasures
TV Guide
Variety
Victorian Homes VM+SD (Visual Merchandising + Store Design)
Vogue
Yachting

New titles for Jewelry Making

Here is a great title for the jewelry maker who loves working with beads. Mastering the Art of Beading: Essential Tools and Techniques Every Jewelry Maker Must Know is a title that provides detailed instructions and detailed visuals for wire working, stringing, knotting, and finishing. It gives a list of resources and gives lots of ideas for the beader. 40 projects are included for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

Antique and collectible expert Judith Miller offers her expertise in the area of costume jewelry. Miller’s Costume Jewelry, is lavishly illustrated and gives a history of costume jewelry from ancient Egypt, Medieval France, Georgian England, to late 19th century America. Included are designers like Trifari, Dior, Chanel, Schiaparelli, and Kenneth Jay Lane. Modern day designers include, Lacroix, Lagerfeld, Napier, and Saint Laurent.

Chain mail jewelry is made by using round jump rings. It dates back to the 1st millennium BC and was used to make armor. Today chain mail is used to make beautiful jewelry by using jump rings in different sizes and colors. Classic Chain Mail Jewelry shows how to put these rings together to make bracelets and necklaces. This book covers the basic weave for beginners and shows how to incorporate crystals and how to do Celtic knots.

Beaders who like working with various bead shapes will enjoy making jewelry with ideas from this book.  Bugle Bead Bonanza: A Sparkling Collection of Jewelry Projects, shows how to make chokers, earrings, rings, and bracelets using a variety of bugle beads in different shapes and colors. The book provides clear instructions with good visuals and diagrams.

Twentieth-century Jewellery: From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United, is a lavishly illustrated volume on jewels and jewelers from the beginning of  the twentieth century to present day. Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany are some of the jewelry houses covered. Hand worked pieces along with the beginning of computer driven-designs are covered.

Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections: New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting, The author offers basic skills for making chain and bead jewelry. He presents traditional designs and then gives the user instructions on wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques.