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Leather by Randall Herold

     (AAPNW-NY) – No, it is not about Bo Derek, but it is when it comes to works of art that goes on view and sale at the “Memorial Art Gallery’s tenth annual Fine Craft Show” in Rochester, New York. Some of the mediums are ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, wood, wearable art and a list of mores, including one-of-a-kind and limited-edition works by 41 master craft artists. The show opens at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 6 through 5:00 pm, and on Sunday the 7th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Glass by Earl James

     All artists are from New York, unless noted after city: Ceramics: Steve Frederick and Cherie Jemsek, Saugerties, Robert Hessler, Kingston; Cary Joseph, Ithaca; Stephen Merritt, Rochester; Hiroshi Nakayama, Worthington; Kaete Brittin Shaw, High Falls; and Renata Wadsworth, Spencer. Glass: Marcelo Florencio, Buffalo; Dan Mirer, Corning; Richard Seegers and Donna Fein, Trumansburg; Paul Willsea and Carol O’Brien, Naples; and Earl O. James, Cleveland, Ohio. Jewelry: Susan Barth, New York; Loraine Cooley, Webster; Barbra and Richard Devine, Fairport; Carol Fugmann, Webster; Reiko Ishiyama, New York; Linda Magi, Rochester; So-Young Park, Rochester; Irene Pluntky-Goedecke, New York; Julia Skop, Snyder; Myung Urso, Rochester; Francesca Vitali, Rochester; Emily Watson, Columbus, Ohio; and Jaclyn Davidson, Middlebury, Vermont. Leather: Pong Gaddi, Buffalo; Harvey Greenwald, Warwick; Randall B. Herold, Davenport Center; and Beth Levine, New York. Metal: Thomas R. Markusen, Kendall. Mixed Media: Ronald Lee, Ellington, Connecticut. Wearable Art: Starr Hagenbring, New York; Lynn and K. Meta Reintsema, Malta; Leni Hoch, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania; Kaoru Izushi, Madison, Wisconsin; Patricia Palson, Contoocook, New Hampshire; and Dahlia Popovits, Newton Centre, Massachusetts ; and Jane Herzenberg, Northampton, Massachusetts. Wood: Bob La Rossa, Rochester; Charles Maxwell, Pittsford; and Mark Moore, Victor.

Wearable Art by Jane Herzenberg

    On Sunday, November 7 there are two Creative Workshops, beginning with Wearable Art with Starr Hagenbring at 1:00 pm. Known for artful jackets and vests made from luxurious silks, he treats fabrics like palettes, painting them and adding texture through piecing, topstitching and beading. “The pieces are designed to be viewed 360 degrees, and with movement,” says Hagenbring. “To see half the garment is to see only half the story.”

     At 2:00 pm, Charles Maxwell is all about wood. On Cape Cod in 1982, Maxwell saw a six-foot skeleton clock constructed entirely of American walnut. The impression that this one-of-a-kind work made on him was so powerful that after retiring from the US Navy, he spent six months designing his own version of it. Today, he creates functional, heirloom-quality clocks using an all-wood gear drive train he perfected himself.  More on Maxwell at:

     Since 1984, juror Anne Currier has been a professor of ceramic art at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. She is also a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute and the University of Washington. In addition, Currier is one of 29 contemporary artists featured in the Memorial Gallery’s new book, “Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York.”

     Tickets are $10 each day (students with ID $5), at the door, with all proceeds to benefit the Gallery; includes museum admission the workshop presentations.

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