Join us for this free and open-to-the-public presentation
on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the
Rochester Art Club Studio #437 (door 2),
The Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street,
Rochester, NY 14609.
Signature Rochester Art Club member Julia Maddalina returns to the RAC studio to give her presentation for General Pencil! Attendees will view Julia's techniques, showcasing product capabilities, sampling products, with one-on-one questions and answers.
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Join us for this free and open-to-the-public presentation on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the
Rochester Art Club Studio #437 ( enter door 2), The Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609.
We learn from the work of great artists and simply looking at them is not enough. When we draw we search for the underlying structure and dynamic relationships that make the work so significant.
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Stained-glass artist Valerie O’Hara will give a presentation entitled “Pike Stained Glass Studios at 110 Years Old” at the October 22, 2019 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
Valerie's PowerPoint presentation will cover a brief history of stained glass and a history of the studio with several examples of their work. The studio’s latest projects are: 12 new 5 1/2 ft. x 14 ft. windows for the Hermance Chapel at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY and 23 windows for the new St. Pius X Church in Rochester. Several churches in upstate New York have two and three generations of Pike work in the same building, including: Christ Church, Corning, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester and Zion Episcopal Church, Avon. They design, create and restore stained glass windows in their 4,000 square foot studio, centrally located in downtown Rochester.
The studio has made windows for institutions such as: Colgate Divinity School, Rochester, Cornell University’s Sage Chapel, and Princeton University’s Chapel. Pike Stained Glass Studios is among the oldest stained-glass studios in the country. Founded in 1908 by William Pike, and continued in 1948 by James and Norma Lee O’Hara, Pike’s nephew and wife, the studio has been directed by Valerie O’Hara, their daughter, and William Pike’s grand-niece, since 1987.
Valerie O’Hara had the unique opportunity to be raised in a stained-glass studio. From the age of 12, she apprenticed at the studio after school, learning from her parents, who were both accomplished artists, and renaissance individuals. Her mother, Norma Lee, sewed the costumes that were worn by the models, who posed for the figures in the windows. Her father took photographs of the costumed models, developed the film and printed the pictures in their home darkroom, before using them to draw the cartoons (full size drawings) for the windows. Everyone takes their turn at posing - employees, relatives and friends alike!
Aside from all of her education and training not available in today’s academic settings, Valerie graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1976. She majored in painting and minored in glass and woodworking through the School for American Craftsmen.
In addition to commissioned work, Valerie creates paintings and glass sculptures, many of which have been exhibited and won awards throughout North America. Her work has been featured in the following publications: American Craft Magazine, Glass Magazine, Glass Studio Magazine, Lighting and Design Application Magazine, Rochester Magazine, and Women’s Day Magazine.
Valerie has taught and given presentations to many groups on the art, craft and history of stained glass, including a segment in the WXXI public television station’s series entitled “Crafts by Hand”, as well as: The Glass Art Society, The Naples Mill School of Arts and Crafts, The Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen, The Strong Museum and The Landmark Society of Western New York, from which she has won two awards: A Special Achievement Award in 1998 and Craftsperson of the Year Award in 2006
She maintains professional affiliations with Preservation League of New York State, Landmark Society of western New York, Glass Art Society, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (AIA/PIA), The Association for Preservation Technology International, Partners for Sacred Places, Memorial Art Gallery – consultant for Tiffany Collection, The Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester.
More info about the artist and the studio can be found on the website: pikestainedglassstudios.com
The Irondequoit Art Club’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale, will open on Saturday, October 26 at 10 AM at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617. The show runs from Saturday, October 26 through Sunday, November 3 during library hours. Credit card payments will be accepted and Sunday shopping will be available from 1 to 4pm. Admission is free. The site is accessible to all.
Talented artists representing many media styles will be offering for sale original & unique items. Treasures and gifts available to purchase include fine art paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, note cards, art prints, porcelains, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, hand-dyed silks, stained glass, ornaments and holiday-themed items. Chairs for this event are Karen Pesch and Marlene Canavan.
Come join this fun experience while shopping for original art. In addition to the many unique art & crafts for sale, there will be special entertainment throughout the two Saturday shows, October 26 and November 2:
IAC Show/Music Schedule
Sat Oct. 26
10:30 Alex Vine on guitar
1 Jeff Miller vocalist accompanied by Mike Costello on keyboard
3 John Lenhard on keyboard
Sat Nov 2
10:30 Alex Vine on guitar
1 On a Positive Note, Acappella Group
1:30 Tom Tosti on keyboard
3 Ashton Torrey, youth vocalist, E. Iron. Middle School
3:30 Jeff Miller & Chuck Miller, vocals & electronica
More than 25 member artists will exhibit in the Irondequoit Art Club’s “Flamboyant Flowers” Art Show &Sale, Tuesday, September 24 through Saturday, October 26 at I-Square Visions Gallery, 693 Titus Avenue, West Irondequoit, NY 14617. Admission is free. The site is handicapped accessible.
Participating artists are: Terri Patti, Leslie Werlin, Phyllis Rodi, June Caldwell, Mary June Fox, Francine Bonair, Ellie Pelcher, Jackie Moll, Gwen E. Ostrom, Gary Knapp, Betty Zarcone, Karen Chamberlin, Lucy Luo, Michele Barnard, Arlene Miller, Linda Hanss, S.A.M. Shrestha, Carolyn Steinkirchner, Judy Travis, Barbara Montione, Karen Pesch, Patrick McCaffery, Geri Cardwell, Andrea Warren, Mary Emmi Pallone, Cheryl Coleman.
When: Tuesday, September 24 through Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: I-Square Visions Gallery, 693 Titus Ave., Rochester, NY 14617
Contact: Sheila (S.A.M.) Shrestha, Publicity Chair, Irondequoit Art Club
585-787-4086; 585-704-5020; fax 585-671-5683
For more information: Irondequoit Art Club’s website: www.irondequoitartclub.org or Facebook.com/I-Square
Presentation entitled “Life-Long Learning in the Sculptural Arts” by Robert Geroux
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621
Sheila (S.A.M.) Shrestha, Publicity Chair, Irondequoit Art Club, (585) 704-5020
To learn more:
Visit the art club’s website www.irondequoitartclub.org or Facebook Page
Art instructor, painter and creative sculptor, ROBERT L. GEROUX, will give an art presentation entitled “Life-Long Learning in the Sculptural Arts” at the September 24, 2019 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
Geroux has a lifetime of experience in college and university programs, secondary and elementary schools, as well as public and private community venues, where he has passionately facilitated understanding and learning in the arts.
He has an AAS degree in Advertising Design, Mohawk Valley Community College-1966; a BS degree in Art Education, SUNY at New Paltz-1969; and a Master’s degree in Art Education, Rochester Institute of Technology-1977. Geroux has studied with Maurice Brown, Manny Bromberg, Bob Schuler and Henry Raleigh, Rudy Wedow and Fred Meyers.
He has taught in Rochester City Schools, 1973-1986; West Irondequoit High School, 1986-2002; Elmira College, 2002-2003; Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2010; Finger Lakes Community College, 2016-2017. Among the art subjects he has taught are: Drawing, Painting, 2-D design, 3-D design, Art Seminar, Introduction to Art Education and Art Curriculum and Teaching in the Secondary Schools. He can be contacted at 76 Fairmeadow Drive, Rochester, New York 14618, phone: 585-978-4800, mobile: 585-245-2992, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nationally-recognized artist, Patricia Tribastone, who paints primarily in pastel and oil, will provide a a short talk on “Judging Criteria and Critiques” of work brought in by Irondequoit Art Club members. The presentation will be held at Chapel Oaks at the May 28 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621. The site is accessible to all. There is no admission fee for the event.
Born in New York State, Tribastone was educated at Oneonta State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics in 1977. She worked as a Registered Dietitian for 20 years, and then decided to leave the medical field to pursue her art. She paints primarily in pastel and oil. Most of her paintings depict still-life and are done in a representational style. Her bold use of color and light are distinguishing factors in her work.
Tribastone has had numerous local and national exhibitions where she received awards and recognition for her artwork including Best of Show at the Northeast National Pastel Exhibit in Old Forge, NY, the Diane Bernhard Gold Medal award at the Pastel Society of America (2013), first place in the Oil Division at the Hilton Head Biennial (2013), and the Masters Circle award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), and Master member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), member of the Pastel Society of Western New York and the Adirondack Pastel Society. Patricia also belongs to the Rochester Art Club and is a juried member of the International Guild of Realism and the Salmagundi Club of New York City.
Tribastone has been published in the Pastel Journal (2016), “Pastel Essentials”, an e-magazine published by American Artist (2011), and featured in the American Artist Magazine (2010), as well as American Artist “Guide to Floral Painting” (2011). She has been teaching at the Art Stop in Webster since 2004. She is currently the Blog author for the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. She teaches and demonstrates on a regular basis. She devotes herself to her art full-time, and maintains a gallery/studio in Canandaigua, NY. Also, Patricia is represented by Rochester’s Oxford Gallery and Gallery 3040 in Old Forge, NY.
She currently maintains a studio at 32 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 and can be reached at (585) 217-2460, or by email at email@example.com . Her website is www.patriciatribastone.com
Fine art painter and teacher, KATHLEEN HANNEY, was born in New York City, and raised in Rochester, NY. She will give an art presentation entitled “Sharing the Pastel Experience” at the April 23, 2019 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. (Enter St. Ann’s Campus and bear left following signs to the main entrance of Chapel Oaks.) There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
The beauty of New York State has been a continuing inspiration for her painting. Her affinity with landscape painting evolved from original abstract work. She shares her emotional experience of a particular moment through color and form. A graduate from Nazareth College with a degree in Art and a minor in Education, Hanney now has more than forty years’ experience in the arts.
While raising her daughter, she painted in oil and also worked in film production as a set designer. The job in film influenced her use of light to tell a story or convey a feeling.
Eighteen years ago, she discovered pastel painting and has been enthralled ever since. She has studied with several master pastelists and is passionate about pastels, her favorite medium. She paints both plein air and in the studio. Hanney, inspired by natural light, is interested in how it transforms instances of ordinary life into magnificent compositions that communicate essence and meaning of the painting to the viewer. In both urban and rural landscapes, she stresses the importance of revealing everyday art.
She is a member of The Pastel Society of America, The Pastel Society of Western New York and The Rochester Art Club. Her exhibits are found throughout the Northeast and her works have been juried into many national and local exhibitions, garnering numerous awards, including Best of Show in the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition of 2012.
She teaches and paints pastels regularly in her city studio at 250 N. Goodman St., 14607. Hanney can be reached at 585-729-0361. More info is available at her website, www.kathleen hanney.com
On Saturday, April 6th beginning at 9am Corey Pitkin will do a portrait demonstration in pastel from a live model for his one day workshop here. Demo Seats beginning at 9am are open to the public for a nominal fee payable to the Pastel Society of Western New York. Cost per seat is $25 for non members of PSWNY. Corey’s website is www.coreypitkin.com if you would like to see his wonderful work.
Please email Suzi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase a demo seat no later than Friday, April 5th. There is only room for 12 demo seats.
The demo takes place in the Rochester Art Club studio at the Hungerford, Studio 437.