A chance to meet the artists while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials!
December Featured Artist: Stephanie Holler
Art Reception will be held December 2nd, 5-7pm
Stephanie Holler Morrow is a Fine Arts Photographer who comes with a photojournalism background. Stephanie graduated from RIT in 1980 with a BFA in Photography from their illustrative program in Photojournalism. After graduating RIT, she worked as a portrait photographer for various companies, including Sibleys, and in her spare time, took to the streets, developing a strong interest in Street Photography. She also lended her skills to the LBGQ newspaper, The Empty Closet, which is still in circulation today.
In her late 20’s she took a break to raise a family, while she kept a camera close at hand, photographing her family, travels and a few weddings. Decades later, she emerged back into her comfort zone of photojournalism and contributed her talent to Habitat for Humanity, and to the Corn Hill Gazette while living in the Corn Hill district of Rochester.
Since retiring in recent years, Stephanie has found more time to commit to her works. This has lent itself to multiple showings at the City Image Gallery in NOTA, and at other establishments around the area.
On a more personal note, Stephanie is an adult on the Autism spectrum. She proudly shows her work as a means to share with others that sometimes what seems to be a disability can become ones superpower.
November Featured Artist: Andrea Nadel
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Andrea earned her Juris Doctor from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and spent many years as an attorney editor. Her interest in art, and particularly contemporary realism, became a driving force in her life after leaving the field of law. Regardless of the subject, be it a beautiful sunset, a still life with objects from childhood, or a figurative painting of a street vendor, Andrea strives to reach the viewer with works that tell a story touching the heart.
Andrea is president of the Rochester Art Club, and a member of the Main Street Artists & Gallery and Penfield Art Association. You can find her most days at her studio at the Hungerford Building on Main Street, Rochester, doing what she loves best! Creating art for all to enjoy.
October Featured Artist: John Zogaria
John has been serving families from New York and beyond for over 15 years. Careers as a photographer, musician, and physical/occupational therapist have imparted a deep appreciation of people’s stories. Caring, meticulous craftsmanship results in heirloom art pieces. Beautiful wall decor brightens homes with lasting memories.
Unique senior and dance photography evolved from years of volunteering with youth. Providing young people with a positive self image is foundational for success in all areas of life. John’s subjects say his photography reveals beauty they’ve not been aware of before.
John is a Certified Professional Photographer through Professional Photographers of America.
October Featured Artist: Mike Fitzsimmons
Mike Fitzsimmons is a self-taught metal artist who found his appreciation for metalworking while attending college. Enrolled in an automotive body program, Mike excelled in the metal working disciplines. In addition to receiving a degree in Automotive Technology, he went on to complete his degree in Mechanical Design Engineering.
After college, Mike worked as a Designer for both large and small companies, all the while continuing his love for metalworking in outside ventures by restoring and customizing classic automobiles.
In 2003 Mike evolved from automotive art to fine art. The change was prompted by a research and design position that required him to sculpt custom medical instruments for use in surgical procedures. This job rekindled his profound appreciation for metalworking and sculpting.
The artwork Mike produces is derived from a love for the outdoors, encompassing the shapes, textures and colors found in nature. The use of flowing designs enhanced by specialized patinas and fine finishing is what drives Mike’s Designs.