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Special Events Here Thursday and Friday

By Larissa Masny, Gallery Buzz Editor

Memorial Art Gallery is hosting special events here this Thursday and Friday that we thought would be of interest to our blog readers! They include fun outdoor activities to make use of this beautiful weather we’re experiencing, and also nice air-conditioned indoor activities for those want to make use of that:

Fun Summer Outdoor Activities:

1913_buildingFree RPO Concert on MAG’s Front Lawn
Memorial Art Gallery
Thursday, August 5, 2010
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bring the whole family to a free concert by the RPO Marimba Band. Also enjoy free admission to the Gallery and shopping at the Gallery Store. Picnic fare, wine, coffee and desserts will be available for purchase from Max at the Gallery. Presented by the RPO with support from the City of Rochester.

ArtDrop-logoFaces of Rochester on MAG Fence
Memorial Art Gallery
Friday, August 6, 2010
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
“The Faces of Rochester” self-portraits that were submitted to the site will be installed on the Memorial Art Gallery fence on Friday, August 6 between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. We can use all the extra hands that we get, so join us to help with this project! Contact Debora McDell-Hernandez at 585.276.8967 with questions.

Fun Educational Indoor Activities:

AmericaEntranceMAG Highlights Tour
Memorial Art Gallery
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Starts at 6:30 pm
This docent-led tour of the collections is included in Gallery admission.

rey4th Rochester Biennial Cell Phone Tour
Memorial Art Gallery’s Grand Gallery
Now through September 26, 2010
Wednesday-Sunday 11 am–5 pm; Thursday until 9 pm

Use your cell phone to hear the 4th Rochester Biennial artists speak about their work. This tour is underwritten by the John Steuart Curry Foundation.

This biennial invitational showcases recent work by six regional artists–A. E. Ted Aub of Geneva (sculpture), Anne Havens of Rochester (multiple media), Rick Hock of Rochester (digital imaging), Alberto Rey of Fredonia (painting (one of which is shown above: Aesthetics of Death: VII (2008) ) and video), Lawrence M. “Judd” Williams of Spencerport (sculpture) and Julianna Furlong Williams of Spencerport (painting). They were selected by MAG director Grant Holcomb, director of exhibitions Marie Via and curator of education Marlene Hamann-Whitmore. In keeping with recent tradition, Havens was chosen on the strength of her entry in last summer’s Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.

The 4th Rochester Biennial is sponsored by the Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation, with additional support from ESL Federal Credit Union, Edward and Marilynn McDonald, and the Rubens Family Foundation.

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