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Archive for May, 2014

“Painting is not supposed to be easy or everyone would do it.”

This is (without positive knowledge) a quote by Fred Lipp, artist/teacher at the Creative Workshop here at MAG. “Painting is not supposed to be easy or everyone would do it.” We always enjoy reading this blog – – and searched for references to Fred Lipp in researching for his upcoming lecture on Sunday, June […]

Foo Dogs, Cranes, Tang Horses and More, Lots More

2014 Art & Treasures  – June 12-15, 2014 By Lois Sumberg, Gallery Council Member What do cranes, a Japanese symbol of good fortune, Foo dogs, a manifestation of yin and yang, Tang horses, symbols of flight, and an array of other objects have in common? They are just a small part of a large cache […]

Cataloging, classifying and creating wish lists

The Gallery Council has been busy. Really, really busy. As the 20th annual Art & Treasures looms closer, the pace of MAG supporters and volunteers has becomes even more intense. What you should right now is save the dates for Thursday–Sunday, June 12–15 (that’s just 16 days away!!) for “Rochester’s Most Prestigious Garage Sale.” June […]


About a week ago, we were fortunate enough to be a part of something that one rarely gets to experience. We were given 5 creative, thought provoking prezos by a group of extremely talented RIT students. It was like our own private TED Talk and then to top it off, the subject was our favorite […]

Battle of the Animals

We installed the fantastic 16th-century tapestry Battle of the Animals in the Renaissance gallery last week, an involved process that required two days, six staff members, one consultant, and a lot of patience and good humor. We’re especially thrilled that this particular tapestry has returned to display. It was the first tapestry acquired by the […]

Faith’s art to hang in Washington, DC

All of us at the Creative Workshop congratulate Faith Gruver at being selected as this region’s winner in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Faith’s drawing, pictured with her in this promotional slider (left), will be on view in the Congressional Art Competition, which is held annually by the U.S. House of Representatives, and run locally […]

Asian Pacific American Heritage Family Day

In this delayed spring of the year of 2014 in Rochester, the Flower City, traditional Chinese Window Flowers will be thriving at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) on Sunday, May 4th during Asian Pacific American Heritage Family Day. You will be able to create your own Window Flowers in the Creative Workshop’s project center. Visitors […]