Carolyn Enz Hack

Carolyn Enz Hack in the studio 2020

Drawing is a useful tool for generating new work, but drawing has limits when the subject of the work is an elusive concept. I enjoy drawing and painting representational subjects, but feel challenged to create works that embody a sense of being alive. Years of chasing this idea has taken me through iterations of art-making […]

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 […]

Gabrielle Cohen

At the end of last year, I was thrilled to receive a research grant to create a body of work investigating the technological advancement of fabrication methods. I initially started thinking about this topic in the context of furniture. I was interested in the differences between how hand-made and machine-made furniture was produced and what […]

Dara Engler

I grew up in Virginia and now live in Trumansburg, NY.  I’ve been teaching painting and drawing at Ithaca College since 2012.  I received a BFA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington. As a painter, I have always had an interest in object making.  I love to build props […]

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 […]

Stephanie Garon

By juxtaposing organic materials against an armature of steel, my art captures paradoxes of decomposition: formalism and fragility, permanence and impermanence, and nature and nurture. I’m continually experimenting and evaluating placement of my sculptures. Since I focus on environmental awareness, it’s important to me to bring organic materials indoors to the viewer. Placement affects meaning. […]

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 […]

Bryan Northup

My name is Bryan Northup and I’m honored that my work “Cautionary Entrails” was selected to be a part of the de/composition exhibit at Main Street Arts. I am particularly pleased that this work found a place to be shown, framed in a such a compelling theme. I am a Chicago based environmental artist, originally from […]

Meet Becca Barolli

Becca Barolli, artist in residence at Main Street Arts during the month of April 2019, is working in one of our two studio spaces on our second floor. We asked Becca some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: To start off, please tell us about your background? I’m originally from North Granby, Connecticut and currently […]

Meet Sam Rathbun

Sam Rathbun, 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 Sam some questions about her work and studio practice: Q: Please you tell us about your background. I grew up on a multi-generational farm in Naples, NY. After graduating high school, I pursued […]