First Friday takes to the books
06:15 AM, Nov 01, 2013
he city’s monthly gallery hop, mostly in Rochester’s East End and Neighborhood of the Arts is this Friday, and there are at least three exhibits to see if you love books. Go to FirstFridayRochester.org to start planning your night or look up what your fav
A Wilde Evening with Oscar-Inspired Art will feature a mixed-media selection by Jennifer Cichello and other work by Clifton Wood, all inspired by author Oscar Wilde. The event, presented by Pop Up Roc, is from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cat Clay Studio, Suite 242 of the Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Call (585) 414-5643 or go to catclay.com.
Also at the Hungerford is Froggy Family’s First Frolic, oil paintings and drawings from the children’s book, written and illustrated by by Margot Fass. It will be up through November at the Main Street Artists Gallery, Studio 458. Call (585) 233-5645 or www.mainstreetartistsgallery.com.
The Art of the Book will be on display through Jan. 5 at the downtown Rochester Public Library’s Lower Link Gallery, 115 South Ave. The exhibit includes full-scale books with art throughout to massive arrangements of cut paper. A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Also featured this month will be Cordell Cordaro’s work at Black Radish Studio, Suite 501 of 274 N. Goodman St. An opening will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Call (585) 413-1278.
Roads Less Traveled, featuring Gary and Phyllis Thompson’s photos of their travels across the United States, will be on view through Nov. 24 at Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave., with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Call (585) 271-2540 or go to imagecityphotography.com.
Although technically not part of First Friday, an opening reception for Larry Merrill’s Tree as Photograph at Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit includes more than 30 large-scale photographs and will be on display through Dec. 8. Merrill started photographing trees in 2008 because he wanted a project that included subjects that anyone could access. Go to naz.edu.