Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sitcom Series

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, a cooperative art gallery in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, presents their July show, “A Very Brady Art Exhibit”.  Member artist ColleenVirdi will introduce her new body of work called “Sitcom Series” on First Friday, July 6th.  With an interpretative twist, Virdi’s paintings portray characters from familiar pop culture tv shows, mainly from the 60’s and 70’s. 

The collection features rerun icons from shows such as The Brady Bunch, Batman, Lost in Space, Bewitched, The Monkees, I Dream of Jeannie, The Adams Family, The Andy Griffith Show, I Love Lucy, and Gilligan's Island.  The artist’s colorful work is created with acrylics on cardboard and particle board in her trademark cartoonlike style.  Paintings will be available for purchase.

The public is invited to meet artist Colleen Virdi at The Shoe Factory Art Co-op’s gallery for a free reception called “A Very Brady First Friday” on Friday, July 6th from 6-9pm.  First Friday is a citywide gallery night that encourages collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues.  The concept of First Friday was started by Rochester ContemporaryArt Center to help coordinate art events around town into one monthly community night that encourages the public to venture out and experience art in Rochester.

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op is located at 250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212 (second floor), Rochester, NY 14607. 

Exhibit hours:  First Friday, July 6th from 6-9pm, Second Saturday July 14th from 12-4pm, and Wednesdays 12-5pm thru July 25th

Contact:  Director, Beth Brown
Phone: (585)732-0036

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