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Caution! Artist at Work! Series

The Arts Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will feature a different artist once a month with its Caution! Artist at Work! 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 to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Caution! Artists at Work! program schedule: 

December 21, 2013 - Karen Barber and Linda Taggart, hammered dulcimers. Karen and Linda are members of Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble directed by Mitzie Collins.

January 18, 2014 - 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, 2014 - 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, 2014 - 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, 2014 - 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, 2014 - 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.

Please call (585) 428-8140 for more details.


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