Thursday, July 9, 2009

Present and Upcoming, Things To Do

The summer session is over, grades handed in. Went to Fisher yesterday and spent time in my office, cleaning out old and forgotten stuff. I confess I have a paper problem. Everything into the recycling bin. Voila! Free space. It's lovely at school. So quiet.

Went to the Memorial Art Gallery and signed up for an upcoming Sketchbook class. I'm looking forward to this. It's just three Thursday evenings, which will fly by, but promises to fill up my sketchbook with ideas and doodles and hopefully a bit more technique. Class begins next week.

I hope to get back to Brown's to pick more strawberries today. Cherries too.

The sun is out!

Hopefully tonight, we'll mosey on over to Rochester and see the Average White Band. Rochester has a whole slew of concerts.

Here's a calendar listing from Artist Breakfast Group Newsletter:

Image City Photo Gallery: 722 University Avenue, Congratulations! Jeno Horvath is currently exhibiting as a Camera Rochester Winner through July 12. Jun 17-Jul 12, Faces of India, Jim Patton with Don Menges in the East Gallery. New Shows: Wanderings and Velikiy Novgorod: Birthplace of Russian History. Jul 15 with reception on jul 17, 5-8:30pm
Community Darkroom Exhibit: 713 Monroe Ave. Local Sustenance; The Rochester Public Market, Margaret Miyake talk on Jul 13, 7-9 pm. Exhibit Jun 5- Aug 29, UPLIFT: July 17 6:30-9pm- celebration of building renovations, $10.00 includes food by Savory Thyme, music by Margaret Explosion, Nate Rawls with SWAN Community Band, and Tin Can. Also new classes are starting July 7, call 271-5920, Marianne Pojman.
Writers and Books: 740 University Avenue, Genesee Reading Series, Kitty Jospe reading on Jul 14 at 7:30, $3.00 members/$6.00 public. Come and congratulate her on receiving her MFA from Pacific University. We have heard her readings at ABG this week. Great work Kitty. Also, Melissa Slocum will discuss her creative writing.
Tango Cafe: 389 Gregory St. New classes Jul 9, with Maureen Hickey Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
Equal Grounds Coffee Shop: Listening Party open mic, bring a poem or 2 to read. Courtesy of Elaine Heveron.
Joseph Sorrentino: other photo-essays and images from Mexico,
Pieters Family Life Center: Matt Smeltzer "On the Ark" Christian Cartoon Series and George Kerson: Disney and Race Cars. Reception Jul 10 6-8pm music by Deep Blue Dream. Runs-Aug 28.
Gloria Betlem: 6414 S. Lima Rd. Livonia. Painting Birds in Pastel workshops. Jul 16&23 7-9pm. 739-2124, See flyer below.
Rochester Art Supply: 150 W Main St. Sumi Painting: Yuming Zhu Aug 20 11-12pm 585-546-6509. FREE! registration required.
Canaltown Coffee: 1805 East Ave Mark Bangs photography reception July 3, runs through July 31.
Equal Grounds: Open Mic, Jul 15 7pm, Listening Party. Bring a poem or two to read. Elaine Heveron.
David Boyer: Ongoing caricature at parties and events; Solar Power and Engineering student workshops.
Wesley Gardens: One block from Image City Photography Gallery. See Image City and ABG members exhibiting. 241-2102.
Muddy Waters Coffee-shop: 752 Goodman St S. 730-7949 Joseph Sorrentino exhibit of Mexico's coffee plantation regions.
Gallery R: 755 Park Ave 242-9470. Joseph Sorrentino Farm-workers; Western NY and Mexico.
Center at High Falls: 60 Browns Race Rochester Art Supply Invitational and the Small Exhibit. thru July 11 Many ABG members.
Hochstein Performance Hall: 50 N. Plymouth Ave. Beethoven Missa Soelmnis, Finger Lakes Choral Festival with Penfield Symphony Orchestra Members. RPO Box Office 454-2100, or Wegmans 742-8092, Courtesy of Judith Van Ness.
Linwood Gardens: Jean K Stephens change of plein air oil painting workshop to Jul 24 & 25,, classes and open artists days (Jun 28),
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts: Members Exhibit Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Bodie Hall, SUNY Geneseo thru Jul 31. ABG Judith Wesley will be exhibiting 2 works.
Rochester Peer Collaborative 3rd Annual Conference for Wellness: School of the Arts 45 Prince Street, Lawrence Berger Presents: The Multi-Million Dollar Poetry Industry: an Overview, 8:30 - 4:30 pm $5.00, Pre register by Jul 31. Call Creative Wellness Center, 585-325-3145 x 142.
Barnes & Noble: Risa Vendittuoli will be having her first book signing on Aug 29 at 2:00 pm. Just days before our exhibit. What a great deal Risa.

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