Ryann Cooley

While I describe myself as a mixed media artist, I am fortunate to have been granted access to the world as a photographer. Having worked in over 50 countries observing, documenting, and learning about numerous cultures, photography has played a prominent role in developing how I view and think about humanity, culture, and technology. As […]

Meet Kathryn Beavers

Kathryn Beavers artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of December 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Kathryn some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: To start off, please tell us about your background. I am originally from Bucks County, PA and […]

Cherie Burbach

I’ve painted ever since I was a young child. Art was a safe place for me and a way to work through a turbulent childhood. Growing up in an alcoholic household made things unsteady and frightening, but drawing and writing poetry were how I worked through anything that made me sad or scared. This desire […]

Jennifer Schinzing

Jennifer at work

The incredible passion I have for animals and the natural world is what inspired me to learn taxidermy. All the animal elements found in my work are road kill casualties or have died from natural and unpreventable deaths. By preserving them in the very small window of time between death and decay it forces the viewer […]

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 […]

Jim Garmhausen: Processing The Artist’s Process

A few years ago I made a rather large shift in my artmaking process. I’ve been a working artist for the last 20 years, starting with cartooning, for weekly papers; then painting and drawing, on flat surfaces like canvas, wood, metal, and glass. Ultimately I’d work on walls, in the form of murals. As I […]

Meet Meredith Olinger

Meredith Olinger, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of October 2018, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Meredith some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: Tell us about your background. I’m from Memphis, TN. I recently obtained my M.F.A. from Memphis College of Art. I […]

Meet Angela Guest

Angela Guest, artist in residence at Main Street Arts, during the month of September 2018, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Angela some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: Tell us about your background. I’m from Austin, TX and went to school for art at DePaul University in Chicago where I focused […]

Meet Marisa Boyd

marisa boyd

Marisa Boyd, artist in residence at Main Street Arts, during the month of May 2018, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Marisa some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: Tell us about your background. I am from Central Illinois, living in the town of Bloomington-Normal. I am originally from Channahon, IL which […]

Matt Duquette

Matt Duquette

Being a 40-year-old commercial artist and graphic designer, gallery work has always been an idea in the back of my mind. I haven’t dedicated much effort to painting and showing because most of my creative energies are spent in the day-to-day of a design and illustration studio in Buffalo, NY. The gallery seems to be […]