For Immediate Release: August 10, 2018
Clifton Springs, NY – Main Street Arts will host a survey of contemporary drawing for its last show of the summer season with an opening reception on Saturday, August 25 from 4 to 7pm. The Upstate New York Drawing Invitational features six artists from the Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo areas who use drawing as a primary method in their art making.
Artwork included in the exhibition consists of works made with traditional drawing materials like pencil and charcoal but will also include collage, painting, and sculpture—demonstrating the fluidity of the term "drawing".
"What is a drawing? Does it have to be done on paper? or made with with pencils, charcoal, pens or markers? When is a drawing also a painting or a sculpture? This exhibition explores these questions and invites you to join in the discussion."
— Bradley Butler, gallery director and curator
About the Artists…
Mandi Antonucci (Geneseo)
Mandi Antonucci received a BFA in Printmaking and BA in Art History from Nazareth College and an MST in Art Education from Rochester Institute of Technology. Mandi has worked as a High School Art Teacher at Batavia City Schools since 2005, where she appreciates the ability to foster a love of art with her students while she continues to work on her Pop Surrealist drawings.
Colleen Buzzard (Rochester)
Colleen Buzzard is a multi-media artist based in Rochester, NY. She has been making art since 1980 and her work has been exhibited in England and the United States. Much of her work comes out an interest in the use of information systems like language and maps.
Tricia Butski (Buffalo)
Tricia Butski received a BFA from Fredonia State University and an MFA from the University at Buffalo’s Department of Art. She is currently a Resident Artist at Buffalo Arts Studio and an Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Fredonia and Erie Community College.
Faithanne Carapella (Syracuse)
Faithanne Flesher Carapella received an undergraduate degree from Buffalo State University and an MFA from Syracuse University. Faithanne has taught for 40 years at all levels of education and currently teaches at Jamesville Dewitt Central Schools in Syracuse.
Kathleen Farrell (Rochester)
Kathleen Ferrell is a professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Monroe Community College where she has taught since 1986. She is the director of MCC’s Mercer Gallery and administers an arts program of gallery exhibitions, artists workshops, residencies and an artist lecture series. She loves to draw and does so every day.
Bill Stephens (Honeoye Falls)
Bill Stephens received a BFA from Layton School of Art, Milwaukee WI, and MS in Art Education from Rochester Institute of Technology. He taught art at FLCC from 1969-71 and the Webster Central School District for forty years, retiring in 2014. Bill is currently working full time as an artist.
The gallery is open to the public and as always, entry is free. Wine and snacks will be served at the opening reception on August 25.
Main Street Arts will also host the event, "Curating Your Collection" in collaboration with Rochester Art Collectors on Saturday, September 8 at 1p.m.
The Upstate New York Drawing Invitational runs August 25–September 28, 2018; gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 11a.m.–6p.m. For additional information about this exhibition, gallery programming or the artists represented by the gallery please contact Bradley Butler, gallery director and curator at (315)462-0210 or email [email protected] or visit www.mainstreetartsgallery.com.