The Seventeenth Annual Sonnenberg Arts at the Gardens features artworks from over 100 artists from across the nation. The two-day juried outdoor fine art and fine craft exhibition show and sale takes place annually, the third weekend in August.
Hosted by Finger Lakes Arts Council, Inc. Information and applications available on their Web site or by clicking here...
FREE ADMISSION. A conversation with Bradley Butler, gallery director and curator at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs. Learn about his background as an artist and his philosophy behind running a contemporary art gallery in a small village. Butler will also give an overview of select exhibitions from the gallery's four year history and will highlight his plans for the future
Bradley Butler was born on a cold December morning in 1983 in Upstate New York. He grew up in a small town 30 minutes east of Rochester and most likely, always knew he was an artist. He has been making and exhibiting his work since 2006 and has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Upstate/Western NY, Brooklyn, NY; Georgetown, KY; and Portland, OR.
Butler received an M.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010 and his work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine (Open Studios Press). In addition to making art, Butler also holds the position of gallery director and curator at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, a gallery showing contemporary art and fine craft.
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FREE ADMISSION. A conversation with Jeanne Beck. Jeanne, a writer turned artist in her 40’s, has spent decades learning to understand the creative process. Being open to change and recognizing that fear and resistance are lifelong companions in creative pursuits can deepen our connection to our creativity. In this conversation, we'll talk about the changes we choose - and even the ones we don’t - and how the way we respond to them can strengthen the very best qualities within us.
Jeanne Beck was born in Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in Canandaigua, NY in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region for 25 years.
Jeanne has always been creative. "My childhood was filled with colorful characters," she says. "It taught me everyone has unique stories to share." As an adult, she earned an MFA in creative writing and then transitioned to visual art.
Twenty years later, she is now a full-time experimental artist who creates mixed media paintings and large installations.
Her new loft gallery and studio in downtown Canandaigua NY’s historic business district opened in June 2017. Canandaigua is part of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State.
Jeanne’s works have appeared in many publications, invitationals and juried exhibitions and are part of private and public collections. These include University of Rochester’s Gleason Library and the MacVittie Student Union at SUNY Geneseo, New York. Beck also exhibited and lectured at SOFA Chicago 2009 and won a Niche Award in 2013.
In addition to art and writing, Beck’s interests include yoga, journaling, travel and cooking. She loves creeks, rivers, lakes and oceans, and collects river rocks, minerals and shells.