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Nancy Gong

When you think of glass art you probably think of stained glass, leaded glass and blown glass, right? Ever heard of architectural glass? Local artist, Nancy Gong, has been diving deep into architectural glass techniques.

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Nicolas H. Ruth

Printmaking is an often misunderstood artform. It's often categorized more closely with mass production than it is with one-of-a-kind works of art.

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Artists Unlimited

It's unfortunate, but there's a common assumption in our society that if you're living with a disability, you can't be artistic, you can't contribute and you can't possibly be creative. Well, these assumptions couldn't be further from the truth.

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Main Street Arts

We've seen how art making can often be a solitary process. But we've also learned that collaboration can yield some incredible results. Well, the Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, NY has paired up furniture makers with ceramic artists and the results are stunning.

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Cammy Enaharo

When it comes to the soulful voices of Rochester musicians, it's impossible to ignore Cammy Enaharo. She pairs her soothing vocals with her trusty ukulele to provide simple but beautiful melodies. We caught her at the recent First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Take a look.

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RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center

Have you hear of NTID? The National Technical Institute for the Deaf? They're one of the nine colleges at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ok, sure, of course you've heard of it.

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Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk

Have you ever experienced a deep sense of calm after listening to soothing music? I'm sure you can relate when I say that listening to music can bring peace in stressful or uncertain times.

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Amy Grigg

Rochester, NY artist Amy Grigg has been an artist for many years, but it wasn't until she discovered wood working that she felt she had discovered her true passion. Watch as she turns a piece of a tree trunk into a functional work of art. Aired 9/2/16. 

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Brooke Millecchia

For any artist, it takes years, sometimes decades, to develop your style and you may go through various iterations before landing on something you truly love.

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Roberta Estes

For nearly two decades, Seneca Falls artist, Roberta Estes kept a secret from the world. She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Her diagnosis was hidden from nearly everyone around her and art was her only escape.

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Roses & Revolutions

We were lucky to be able to sit down with Matt Merritt and Alyssa Coco from the Rochester band, Roses & Revolutions. Take a look! Aired 6/24/16.

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Digital Photography

The George Eastman Museum has opened a new exhibit, Photography and America's National Parks, this exhibit features images captured in various photographic styles, from Daguerreotype to Digital.

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EvanDawson_Headshot.jpgArts InFocus is a half-hour weekly program that champions arts and culture in the Rochester region and beyond.  It is hosted by Sasha-Ann Simons, a radio and television reporter/producer, who also serves as a fill-in host and regular contributor to Need to Know – WXXI’s weekly news and public affairs TV program.    

Sasha-Ann Simons joined WXXI in February 2015. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Sasha-Ann comes to Rochester after spending her formative years growing up in Toronto, Canada. She studied broadcast journalism at Ryerson University and has worked, for nearly a decade, both in front of and behind the camera in various Toronto newsrooms. During her childhood, she performed with a number of Caribbean dance troupes at street festivals and on the big stage. Sasha-Ann is fun-loving and sassy. When she's not on the air, she spends her time with family and exploring new recipes in the kitchen.

 

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