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December 11, 2019

>> In no particular order, here are ten fantastic local artists. Each one of these hard working,and skilled individuals have decided to create beautiful pieces. Some were born out of dark places, and some born out of hope and joy for the present and the future. And...

>>Local artists Kaitlin Roney and Chloe Smith explore topics of femininity and womanhood in their upcoming art show, “Nothing Ethereal About Her.”

It is a famous creative adage to “start with what you know.” Visual artists Kaitlin Roney and Chloe Smith use their natu...

Painting has long been a source of joy, meditation, and problem solving. I received my BS Studio Art from Nazareth College and went on to obtain my MS in Creative Arts Therapy, also from Nazareth College. Through my work as a therapist, the inextricability of mental he...

For Current Scene, I continued a body of work that uses an artist-made map of all the dead end streets of Buffalo, NY (where I’ve lived the past ten years). The map is intended as an ongoing source for making new work. Included from this series are three paintings in w...

The Congressional Collective is made up of local creators Sugar Hoops, Lex Howland, and Brandon A. Mott. One of their members, Lex, has written this op-ed to describe the unique mission and values of their organization to the Rochester community.

The Congressional Colle...

Through printmaking, I create a representation of personal, intimate experiences that impacted my understanding of myself and the concept of intimacy. I focus on the objectification of the female body, sex, and the internal conflicts of loneliness and isolation. I crea...

November 4, 2019

>> We are all trying to find that space. A place where creativity and community coincide. Searching for that group of people, that camaraderie, where one can carry out their craft and connect. Having a space such as The Yards, dedicated to celebrating the creations...

Part craftsman, part entertainer and part teacher, my role as an artist is complex. I observe and question the environment around me, natural, built and cultural, then I create art that responds to what I have learned. Perhaps, it may also benefit someone else?

I use in...

As an interdisciplinary artist who creates both visual books and experimental video, I appreciate how the two relate as time-based media. Video recording in particular has always been a very meditative process for me. It allows me to slow down and find places where my...

Hair isn’t just hair. It serves as a canvas and gives the hairdresser individual artistic freedom to express themselves. Whether it’s a cut, color, or highlights, it’s a part of you, so why not have it say something about your individual character? While talking about...

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