Michelle Guerra

Michell Guerra's Canandaigua, NY studio

My name is Michelle Guerra.  I have always loved drawing and painting.  I took art courses at Brown and RISD while in college but stopped painting for many years while attending law school, practicing law and raising a family.  Once my children were a little older I began taking classes and workshops and began painting […]

Painters Painting Painters

I will often think of an idea for an exhibition that is not a simple one, one that needs explanation. This is because I like things that are mysterious and also because I like to follow spiraling thoughts that get more abstract, even as they come in to focus.  Our current exhibition, Painters Painting Painters […]

Meet Sam Fratto

Sam Fratto, October 2019 artist in residence

Sam Fratto artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of October 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Sam some questions about his work and studio practice: Q: To start off, please you tell us about your background. I grew up in the surrounding area of […]

From The Dirt to The Skies: Meredith Mallwitz-Meyer

From the Dirt to the Skies is a group exhibition featuring new works in painting, drawing, and printmaking from four of Main Street Arts’ gallery artists — Pat Bacon, Chad Grohman, Meredith Mallwitz-Meyer, and Lanna Pejovic. The artwork is inspired by fog-laden lakes, wooded paths, gardens, and objects plucked from nature.  Executive director and curator Bradley […]

Meet Geena Massaro

Geena Massaro, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the months of July and August 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Geena some questions about her work and studio practice: Q. Please tell us about your background. I grew up in Palmyra, NY and still reside there. […]

Nancy Wiley

My name is Nancy Wiley and I’m honored that my series of portraits is on display as part of the Perception of Time exhibit that is currently at Main Street Arts. I have always loved painting individual portraits in oils. I love people, especially faces — trying to get a likeness and portraying some aspect of […]

Meet Emily Tyman

Emily Tyman, artist in residence at Main Street Arts, during the months of October and November2018, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Emily some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: Tell us about your background.  I grew up in Geneva, NY and went to college at the University of Rochester.  […]

June Szabo

Most of my work begins with the natural world, often in a particular landscape. Sometimes a place finds me and sometimes I look for a location that illustrates the idea I am working on. I spend many hours exploring and researching the history and geology that formed the place I have chosen. I find myself […]

Patrick Kana

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to the idea of making things with my hands. I started as a child in my father’s basement workshop making carefully assembled model boats and planes, and over the last 15 years continued to gravitate toward working with wood as my primary creative practice. […]

Lanna Pejovic

Throughout my life as an artist/painter, I have found my inspiration in the world of nature. The places I prefer as a source for motifs are the places that I can experience continually, such as the view from my house and studio windows or a park or special garden close by that I visit all […]