Lee Hoag

Born in the Southwest, my family moved to the D.C. area when I was four, where I first remember seeing artwork in museums. We then moved to Rochester, NY when I was eight. By the age of 14, I knew that I wanted to be an artist, and began painting. The family moved back west […]

Nancy Holowka

Holowka Blog image - NH Feature

I have been taking pictures since my first Black & White Darkroom class in Art School many decades ago. Currently, I make both inkjet and darkroom prints of my photographic images. One recent series, exhibited in January 2021 with The Wildroot Group, featured black & white inkjet prints taken on the streets of Manhattan. They […]

Claudia Mejia-Willett

Echo, mono-print by Claudia Mejia-Willett included in the Figure/Ground exhibition

I arrived to the United States in 1966 from Colombia, South America. I have lived in Rochester since moving from Colombia. I graduated from Monroe Community College and then transferred to SUNY Geneseo for my Bachelors of Science in Special Education. While working in Rochester City Schools, I earned a Dual Masters in Special Education […]

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 […]

Myung Urso

I was born in South Korea and moved to Rochester, NY in 2006. Since 2007 I started making jewelry based on my MFA major Fiber Art, which I studied in Seoul, Korea. This is one of the reasons that I have chosen using textural materials for creating my work. Jewelry is the media that I […]

Loraine Cooley

Hi, I’m Loraine Cooley and I’m honored to be included in the Main Street Arts exhibit Beyond Ornamental. At the age of 13, I began my journey as an artist at my father’s knee so to speak. My dad decided to teach himself how to create jewelry in his basement workshop and invited me to join […]

Jeremy Moule

Every photograph represents a moment; whether the exposure lasts a fraction of a second long or spans several hours, the maker is capturing a defined period of time. I find many of the moments in my images as I wander through Rochester’s streets and neighborhoods. I’m subject agnostic — not a true street photographer — alternating between people, the built […]

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 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 […]