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Artistic Director – Geva Theatre Center

GEVA THEATRE CENTER (Geva) in Rochester, NY seeks a highly creative, collaborative, and community-minded leader to serve as its next Artistic Director as it approaches its 50th Anniversary Season in 2022. The Artistic Director will be a true partner to Geva’s Executive Director in producing the highest quality artistic offerings and continuing an essential dialogue with the Rochester, NY community that has supported the institution for close to half a century. As the company’s guiding voice ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Rochester, Rochester NY, Geva, Management Consultants for the Arts, GEVA THEATRE CENTER Geva


An awkward, lifeless shrine – the Diana statue is a spiritless hunk of nonsense | Jonathan Jones

The only provocative thing about Ian Rank-Broadley’s characterless sculpture is how shamelessly it plays up to mawkish Diana worshipIan Rank-Broadley’s statue of Diana, commissioned by her sons, was kept secret until its unveiling as if it might be wildly provocative. Looking through the artist’s previous oeuvre, I noticed he has a taste for the nude and created a statue for the late Felix Dennis called Lord Rochester, His Whore and a Monkey. That raised the fascinating prospect of a naked Diana...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Monarchy, Diana, Princess of Wales, Rochester, Jonathan Jones, Broadley, Felix Dennis, Ian Rank Broadley


Curious Cribs: Mushroom House Bursts on Rental Market

A rare opportunity has arisen for those wishing to live among the truffles — or at least in eye-catching circumstances. The regionally famous James Johnson-designed Mushroom House, in Perinton, N.Y., near Rochester, is seeking a fancifully minded tenant willing to pony up $5,500 a month. Though the by-any-standard idiosyncratic home was modeled after a sprig […]
Tags: New York, Design, Rochester, James Johnson, Mushroom House, Perinton, More Dirt


Stream this powerful theatre production about class and motherhood right now

Theatre companies have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus quarantine. While the communal accessibility of theatre is a large part of the artform's pedigree and appeal, professional productions are often tight for money, even in the best of times. With limited runs, and plenty of hands-on-deck required on a nightly basis, many professional theatres in America rely heavily on donations — and right now, those are drying up, too. My wife, Bevin O'Gara, is the Producing Artistic Director f...
Tags: Post, News, Theatre, America, Performing Arts, Rochester, Plays, Streaming Services, Jessie, Lina, Ithaca New York, Creative Economy, Kitchen Theatre Company, Adrienne, Bevin O Gara, Jared Bowen


Rochester Philharmonic Music Director To Step Down

“Ward Stare, who in 2014 at age 32 became the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s youngest-ever music director following one of its most turbulent periods, will leave the job at the end of the summer in 2021.” – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Tags: Art, Music, Rochester, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 05.13.19


Death and the dyslexic furniture maker.

I'm reading 2 obituaries in the NYT this morning. The 2 men — both in the furniture business — are very different, but both were dyslexic.1."Wendell Castle, the whimsical designer who coaxed wood into weird, mind-bending shapes that blurred the boundary between serviceable furniture and fine art, died on Jan. 20 at his home in Scottsville, N.Y., near Rochester. He was 85." His sinuous, biomorphic chairs, tables, desks, pianos, clocks and vanities, which resembled giant teeth, a human tongue, ele...
Tags: Art, Sweden, Law, Reading, Disability, Furniture, Commerce, Robots, Ikea, Rochester, Castle, Scottsville, Smaland, Ingvar Kamprad, Kamprad, Wendell


Wendell Castle, Inimitable Furniture Designer, Builder, Educator and Craftsman, Passes Away

On Saturday Wendell Castle, furniture designer/builder, educator and former instructor at R.I.T.'s School of American Craftsmen, passed away at the age of 85. Castle was a true pioneer who bridged the gap between furniture design and art. A native of Kansas, Castle attended the University of Kansas and earned a B.F.A. in Industrial Design in 1958 and an M.F.A. in Sculpture in 1961, then began producing fantastical pieces of furniture that refused to hew to any previous movemen...
Tags: Design, Rochester, Castle, Furniture Design, University of Kansas, CNC, School of American Craftsmen, Kansas Castle, Scottsville New York, Wright Auction House


Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.13.17

Long Overdue: Women Artists In 19th Century Paris The exhibition entitled Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, which debuted recently at the Denver Art Museum, is long overdue. It has been ten years in the making, the brainchild of independent ... read more AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2017-11-12 Cool Heat Garth Fagan Dance comes from Rochester to the Joyce Theater, November 7 through 12. ... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2017-11-12  
Tags: Art, Paris, Rochester, Ajblogs, Denver Art Museum, Garth Fagan, 11.13.17


Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced his high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical will launch a US National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in September 2017. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Rochester, Road, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BWW News Desk, US National Tour


Rochester Art Center In Deep Financial Distress

The center is an important piece of the city's Destination Medical Center economic development project, which aims to raise Rochester's national and international profile by boosting its downtown. Cultivating the arts as a magnet to draw younger people to the region is key to the plan.
Tags: Art, Rochester, Issues, Destination Medical Center, 03.30.17, Rochester Art Center


Replaying Japan 2017: 5th International Japan Game Studies Conference

I should have shared this much soon, as the deadline for submitting abstracts is just around the corner on February 1, but it’s not too late. Replaying Japan 2017: 5th International Japan Game Studies Conference looks like quite the intriguing gathering, taking place August 21-23 at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester. There were certainly some interesting talks at last year’s conference, and I wish the material was available online.
Tags: Travel, Games, Japan, Design, Events, Rochester, Conference, Abstract, Call For Papers, Strong National Museum of Play


Dominic Cooper to Star in THE LIBERTINE, Aug. 31

Dominic Cooperreturns to the stage this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester inThe Libertine.This sexually charged masterpiece by award-winning playwrightStephen Jeffreyswill play a limited run as part of the 2016 summer season at Bath Theatre Royal from31 August to 17 Septemberprior to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket from22 September to 3 Decemberwith opening night for press on27 September. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Rochester, Dominic Cooper, BWW News Desk


Dominic Cooper Leads THE LIBERTINE, Beginning Tonight at Bath Theatre Royal

Dominic Cooper returns to the stage this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine. This sexually charged masterpiece by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys will play a limited run as part of the 2016 summer season at Bath Theatre Royal from tonight 31 August to 17 September prior to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Rochester, West End, Dominic Cooper, BWW News Desk, Stephen Jeffreys


Pokmon Go players are rescuing real animals in the wild

Unless you've been living under a Geodude, you've probably seen, heard, or read something about Pokémon Go. But did you know some gamers are actually rescuing real animals as they play? Whilst on a hunt for Dratini, Olivia Case rescued a juvenile bat and brought it to the care of Cornell Animal Hospital in Ithica, New York. Since the mobile game was released on July 6th, Cornell Animal Hospital has received a screech owl, rabbits, an opossum, and a baby squirrel from active Pokémon Go players. ...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Hp, Conservation, Pokemon, Augmented Reality, Rochester, Wildlife Conservation, Nature / Environment, Ithaca, Animal Rescue, Pokemon Go


Why a charcoal of police in Ferguson is the most important artwork of 2014

Robert Longo’s powerful drawing of police holding back protesters in Ferguson is a vital record of the resurgence of racism and a history painting for our time2014 has produced horrific politics. Racism has returned, that hydra-headed idiot, everywhere from Missouri to Rochester, where a Ukip candidate won a byelection after openly speculating about repatriating Europeans. It is not much by way of compensation to say the year also produced a mighty piece of political art. But it did. is a 10-ft...
Tags: Art, Politics, America, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Drawing, Michael Brown shooting, Race issues, Missouri, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Rochester, Ferguson Missouri



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