Constellations

Constellations at Main Street Arts, January 16–February 26, 2021

As we enter the final week of the three person exhibition, Constellations I find myself revisiting the work by Mizin Shin, Sara Baker Michalak, and Bill Santelli. Even though I’m the one who invited these artists to be in this exhibition, I am continually amazed at the overlap between each of them. Some of more […]

Robert Ernst Marx

I treasure the studio visits I’ve had the good fortune to conduct since 2013 in my role at Main Street Arts. As a curator, it is incredibly helpful to see work in progress in its natural habitat and to greet artists on their home turf. I’ve enjoyed many hours talking about art and motivations for […]

Emily Levack

In progress photos of the making of Deterioration.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, I have always loved the Midwest landscape and all of the beautiful elements that nature has to offer. I am currently in my final year at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as I earn my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with an Emphasis in Photography and Imaging. Recently, my work has […]

Kelly Robert

Tight Rope by Kelly Robert

I grew up in Southern California discovering my love for sculpting at an early age. Even so far as finding particular interest in both the figure and abstraction. I received my BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and spent the following years exploring different avenues to support myself as an artist, […]

Joe Ziolkowski

During a time of social, economic and health crisis, the chaos in the midst of the event is taxing. Out of chaos comes periods of order and stability, what comes next is up to the society and the individual. Through great chaos has spawned unprecedented reform and advancements. We are witnessing how actions in one […]

Erica Bapst

To many artists, I would guess that submitting to the Small Works Exhibition would be working under a constraint to keep the piece within the size limitations. In contrast, for me it is more of a permission to expand. Most of my typical work is in the very small scale of jewelry. This also applies […]

Mark Vander Heide

The ceramics studio at Cranbrook

As a child, growing up in Holland, MI, I was an avid drawer, often creating fantastical creatures and the worlds they lived in. It wasn’t until my last year of college, while studying sociology, that I found my way to the ceramics studio and the world of clay, where my art practice is currently rooted. The years […]

Dominique Mediak-Pirigyi

Duet by Dominique Mediak-Pirigyi—Slip cast ceramic, underglaze transfers

Hi! I’m Dominique Mediak-Pirigyi, an artist and art educator from Buffalo, NY. I’m so excited to have a piece entitled “Stacked” in this year’s The Cup, The Mug exhibit. I am fairly new to the ceramics scene, and this is my second time exhibiting at Main Street Arts. Though I have moved throughout the artistic […]

Regina Quinn

Regina Quinn working on an encaustic painting

After nearly three decades in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, I now live in New York’s Northern Catskills. Although I am a New York City native, I have spent most of my adult life in the northern mountains which are a continuous source of inspiration for my work. As much time as I spend in my studio, […]

Dunstan Luke

Dunstan Luke

Originally, from Jamaica, W.I., I reside in Rochester, NY. I developed a passion for art after observing another young boy drawing and was amazed by his ability to transfer a young girl’s face to a piece of paper. From that point on I began to teach myself. I started out drawing in the dirt in […]