First Friday has variety of exhibits this month
08:18 AM, Oct 04, 2013
Our Hispanic Community is a photography exhibit by Marilyn Anderson, Leslie Locketz and Ira Srole through Oct. 21 at the Link gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. It stems from a 1983 project sponsored by the former Puerto Rican Arts and Cultural Center that encouraged artists to show their heritage through their art. The exhibit celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month will be accompanied by work by Latino youth in the Rochester City School District. Go to cityofrochester.gov.
Also in the city’s galleries is the First Friday event. Here are some highlights of receptions during that event (go to FirstFridayRochester.org to start planning for the monthly gallery hop):
Rochester Contemporary Arts Center has partnered with Signal Culture, a new upstate nonprofit specializing in electronic media art, to present signals_now, an exhibit that will run through Nov. 10. RoCo director Bleu Cease says the gallery commits to one show a year to showcase the relatively new art form. This gallery will be darkened during this show so people can see the projections that are part of the show featuring Peer Bode of Hornell, Kristin Lucas of Austin, Texas, Joe McKay of Beacon, Dutchess County, and Phillip Stearns of Brooklyn. There also will be a First Friday reception at 6 p.m. Friday. Call (585) 461-2222 or go to RochesterContemporary.org.
ImageArt: I Do?!, which will open Oct. 4 at Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St., through Oct. 26, explores gay marriage and is part of ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film and Video Festival. Call (585) 442-8676 or go to vsw.org.
Christine D. Norris is featured artist at Main Street Gallery and Studio in the Hungerford Building, Suite 458 (Door 2), 1115 E. Main St. Call (585) 233-5645 or www.mainstreetartistsgallery.com.
Meditative Stitches, featured hand-crafted paper art by Stefani Tadio and also works by Clifton Wood, will be presented by Pop Up Roc at Cat Clay Studio, Suite 242 at the Hungerford Building. Call (585) 414-5643 or go to catclay.com.
Simply Myanmar is the October exhibit at Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. Call (585) 271-2540 or go to imagecityphotography.com.