Turning the Fortunes of Rochester’s Third Ward: The 2017 Corn Hill Arts Festival

The 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival is Rochester’s oldest residential arts festival, and I was fascinated to learn how it was so instrumental in helping turn the fortunes of Rochester’s beautiful Third Ward, now known as the Corn Hill. On this episode … Continued

Werner Sun: The Science Behind His Art

I’ve been intrigued by Werner Sun and the science behind his art since I first met him about four years ago at a New York Foundation for the Arts Boot Camp for Artists. His work defies traditional 2D or 3D … Continued

When Visions Come to Life, A Visit with Mark Groaning

Mark Groaning’s Studio is a vision in color and movement. Brilliantly colored flowers exploding from window frames…ethereal glass and acrylic vases suspended mid-air from lacy vines…dragon sculptures breathing metallic fiery flames…fusions of molten glass…vivid paintings that jump to life from … Continued

Brian O’Neill Paints a Picture of the Successful Artist

Earlier this year, I attended Rachel DeGuzman’s Symposium on Entrepreneurship in the Arts where I first encountered Brian O’Neill, who was one of the speakers. Not only is his work stunning, but he is a successful artist who generously shares … Continued

Diving Into The Fringe: September 17 – 26, 2015

Earlier this week, I was excited to interview Erica Fee of The Fringe, Kerry Young of TheatreROCS and Unleashed! Comedy Improve, and John Borek of MUCCC about this year’s First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, known to insiders simply as “The … Continued

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