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Archive for June, 2013

Rep. Slaughter Honors Winner of Congressional Art Competition

For Immediate Release: WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY-25), Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, honored Irondequoit native Tarie Minchak, winner of the Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 25th Congressional District. Tarie and her father, Peter, made their way to Washington to meet with the Congresswoman and see Tarie’s artwork on display in […]

Reflections on the Adult Student Art Show

The Adult Student Show in the Lucy Burne Gallery comes at an exciting time in the Creative Workshop, and brings with it a whirlwind of color, style, and a sense of discovery. It is composed of pieces from both longtime students and new students.  One cannot help but be struck by these works of art, […]

Now on view in the Post – 1950 American Gallery

Walter Tandy Murch American, 1907 – 1967 Resting Rock, 1961 Oil on canvas Marion Stratton Gould Fund, 98.78 Walter Murch’s poetic depictions of objects—clocks, gears, light bulbs, tools, stones—defy easy categorization. Amidst his contemporaries in the 1950s and 1960s, Murch’s indefinable style was uniquely his own. Yet, like his Abstract Expressionist peers, he focused on […]

Working Behind the Scenes

Every once in a while, a life altering event can actually be traced back to a stranger’s thoughtfulness. There is a group that volunteers to help to support the Memorial Art Gallery year round. They work tirelessly at few great fundraisers every year; the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, the Fine Craft Show and the upcoming […]

Serendipity at the Gallery

The Creative Workshop’s Art Day Camp students stumbles upon RIT professors testing out their latest Computer-generated imagery (CGI) project which utilized 10 paintings in our collection. The testing was quite successful, the students wanted more and creativity, spontaneity and inspiration won the day. Learn more about this RIT project: