Chelsea Bendix

I currently live in Geneva NY, and was born and raised in the surrounding area. Growing up I always had a huge interest in art of all kinds, and I’m pretty sure from a young age I would tell people I wanted to be an artist when I grow up. It’s surreal sometimes to say […]

Michele Vair

I live in the village of Newark, NY with my husband John and two cats Rudy and Fleur. My studio is nestled into a portion of our attic and it is where you’ll often find me lost in some sort of creative process with my feline studio assistants. Long story short, art has always been […]

Meet Vickie Pierre

Vickie Pierre artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of November 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Vickie some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: To start off, please tell us about your background. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York and graduated from the School of Visual […]

Meet Gregory Dirr

Gregory Dirr, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of September 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Gregory some questions about his work and studio practice: Q: To start off, please you tell us about your background. I’m from Miami but I live and work […]

Meet Jane Fleming

Jane Fleming, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of July 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Jane some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: To start off, tell us about your background. My path to becoming a visual artist has been […]

Meet Taylor Kennedy

Taylor Kennedy, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of May 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Taylor some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: Please tell us about your background? I was raised in Sodus Point, NY ( which is a […]

Meet Evan Bobrow

Evan Bobrow, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of February 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Evan some questions about their work and studio practice: Q: Please tell us about your background: I grew up in Rochester, NY and have recently returned after graduating from […]

Kathleen Farrell

I love making art from discards, lost, recycled, unwanted things. I have been looking in other people’s trash for most of my life. I can go for hours, days, just looking for objects, in search of something that will later be worked into a painting or collage. I tuck them away when another idea takes […]

Meet Emily Long

Emily Long, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of August 2017, will be exploring new mediums and working on a series that explores the idea that everything is fluid and connected—finding commonalities and relationships between ourselves and our surrounding that inevitably confirm our greater humanity. We asked Emily a few questions about her artwork and […]

Meet Kira Buckel

Kira Buckel, "Infinite Kitchen" (detail), acrylic, gouache, painted collaged paper, PVA glue, tape on paper, 22’ x 7’, 2016.

Kira Buckel is an artist in residence at Main Street Arts. She’s working in one of our two studio spaces during the months of November–December 2016 (you can stop by the gallery to see her studio and works in progress). We asked Kira a few questions about her artwork, life, and more: Q: To start this off, would you tell us about your […]