Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Double Whammy Art Shows

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op will be hosting two new art exhibits in September. The first show “Green: What Does It Mean?” will be held at The Shoe Factory’s second floor gallery and opens with an artists’ reception on First Friday, September 7th from 6-9pm. The second show “Clouds in My Coffee” opens a block away at Starry Nites Café that same weekend on Sunday, September 9th from 2-4pm.

In support of Rochester’s “Greentopia”, an eco-fest that starts the following week at HighFalls, 17 artists have created their own interpretation of “green” for The Shoe Factory’s “Green: What Does It Mean?” show.  Paintings, photography, mixed media, fiber art, found objects, and recycled glass will be on display by artists from the Rochester region and from as far away as Virginia, Illinois, and Michigan. 
Participating artists include Robin Annlot, Kim Bellavia, Chloe Bennett-Larson, Phil Bliss, Marian Cameron, Nils Caspersson, Margot Fass, Monica de Gastyne, Jennifer Fletcher, Kim Guare, Patrizia Lafler, Mike Maiellano, John Midla, Colleen Virdi, Mino Watanabe, Heather Whitney, and John Whitney. 
The show runs through September 29th and will be open for the Landmark Society’s Inside Downtown Tour.
The Shoe Factory Art Co-op is located at 250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212 (second floor), Rochester, NY 14607.  www.shoefactoryarts.com
Exhibit hours:  First Friday, September 7th 6-9pm, Second Saturday, September 8th 12-4pm, WednesdayS 12-5pm thru August 29th, Friday, September 28th 5:30-8:30pm, and Saturday, September 29th 11am-4pm.

“Clouds in My Coffee” will feature 11 local artists at The Shoe Factory’s “satellite gallery” at Starry Nites Café.  On display will be clouds and coffee themed artwork in the form of paintings, photography, and fiber art created by Chloe Bennett-Larson, Phil Bliss, Beth Brown, Marian Cameron, Shannon Elliot, Cathryn Leyland, Stan Merrell, John Midla, John Retallack, Todd Ryan, and Mollie Wolf.  
The exhibit runs through November 24th.  Starry Nites Café is located in the unique Flat Iron Building at 696 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 and is open daily.  Call (585) 271-2630 for hours or visit www.starrynitescafe.com.
Admission is free for both exhibits and artwork is available for purchase.

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