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Take Care of Yourself in 2018!

Don't give up on your New Year's Resolution just yet! Join GVCA, Ruth Ann Polito and Chriss Cowan for a day of relaxation, self focus and healing. The Focus will be TLC – Tender Loving Care of yourself with an understanding that everything you need is already present...

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Artist Opportunities!

Are you and artist looking for opportunities in our area?  Check these out! The Village Gallery, 3119 Main Street, Caledonia NY is looking for photographers for their first show of 2018. All photographers are welcome to exhibit one or two pieces. Please see their...

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Submit Your Art for Our Members’ Exhibit!

GVCA members are invited to submit up to two pieces (2-D or 3-D) not previously exhibited in our member’s exhibit. To register, download a Registration Form HERE and email it  to Melissa at melissa@livingstonarts.org. Hard copy registration forms can be dropped off or...

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Exciting Solo Exhibition Opportunity!

Are you an established artist looking for a new market to exhibit your work in?  Apply today for a chance at a solo exhibition in our Apartment 1 gallery! GVCA’s gallery space for established local and regional artists. We accept applications on an annual basis....

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Jan
13
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Where Turkeys Go to Die @ Flower City Arts
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 12th – February 25th, 2018 in Photography Gallery, Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14607
Reception: Friday January 12th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Photography Gallery, Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14607

Where Turkeys Go to Die is an exhibition of photographs by local photographer David Corbin.

Photographs on display were created with a 4x5 large-format film camera and Polaroid 600 camera. These images are a reflection of the artist’s history and experience – experiences dark and beautiful, uplifting and afflicted.

Artist Statement:

Out west from me off a country road is a small turkey farm with a silo and a large
pen in the front. There are a few houses scattered about the land surrounding the
farm. In autumn you can watch hundreds of white turkeys grow from babies to
adults. I watched them every week on my commute to school. One day the turkeys
disappeared. I often thought about the day they got to disappearing. I think about
the sounds the nearby houses hear. I think about the blood spilled, and the haunting
silence the next day – a singular sound (or non-sound) from what was polyphony.
These thoughts inspired me to make images about history and experience –
experiences dark and beautiful, uplifting and afflicted. I traveled (often trespassed)
to forgotten spaces with my 4x5 camera or Polaroid camera to photograph. Many
times I teetered, quite literally, between a busy road and a quiet solace. I also made
images of objects steeped in the same darkness and beauty as the landscape images.
Most of these images were made with my 4x5 large format camera. That camera is a
huge pain in my ass. Sometimes it takes over an hour to make a single image. I
process the negatives in a tray by hand, and my marks and mistakes are visible on
the negative and in the image. I also use a Polaroid 600 camera, and combine two
separate Polaroid images to create an expansive diptych.

Feb
24
Sat
2018 Members’ Exhibit @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Feb
27
Tue
2018 Members’ Exhibit @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday for Needles as Noon! Bring your fiber project, eat some lunch and have great conversation!

Feb
28
Wed
2018 Members’ Exhibit @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rochester Chamber Orchestra featuring Strings for Success (rescheduled) @ Church of Love Faith Center
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy a beautiful evening of music by the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, with special appearance by students of Strings for Success. Admission is free. A donation in support of the Strings for Success Spring 2018 Boston performing road trip will be greatly appreciated. Strings for Success is a program of The Center for Youth, in partnership with Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School 19.

Mar
1
Thu
2018 Members’ Exhibit @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
2
Fri
2018 Members’ Exhibit @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Madrigalia: Singing Our Losses, Singing Our Strengths @ The Clover Center
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
Madrigalia: Singing Our Losses, Singing Our Strengths @ The Clover Center

Humans know many losses:
 of love, life, memory, freedom.

Using the beauty and power of transformative music, Madrigalia explores these losses and the ways we meet such challenges with strength and resilience of the human spirit.

This wide ranging program includes music of Bob Chilcott, Edward Elgar, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, The Cozmonautz and more.

Mar
3
Sat
Yoga & Qi Gong Workshop @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our focus is TLC – Tender Loving Care of yourself with an understanding that everything you need is already present with in you! We just need to take time to tap into the reservoir of energy (Prana or Qi) flowing within us.

Chriss will share practical exercises of QiGong which is an ancient Chinese practice used to cultivate one’s own energy (Qi) and facilitate self-healing through breath work, gentle movements and awareness.

Ruth Ann will share practical Hatha Yoga exercises of mindful awareness of the natural pulse of life (Prana), through breath and postural alignment, then integrate that mindfulness with movement and meditation in order to connect more fully to the natural gift of life and wisdom that is already present within us.

We will also touch on the approaches to health and wellness of both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda, the medical system of the Yoga Tradition.

Who:
Chriss Cowan, Certified QiGong therapist and instructor. chrisscowan@me.com
Ruth Ann Polito, E-RYT-500 Certified with Yoga Alliance & Licensed Massage Therapist ruth.polito@frontiernet.net
No previous experience necessary.

Dress comfortably, dress in layers recommended, bring a pen, journal or notebook, water bottle, your curiosity, a smile and a friend!
Space Limited to 6 Reserve your spot today Call 585-243-6785