Summer Gallery Exhibitions: RIT and Beyond

Summer Gallery Exhibitions: RIT and Beyond

As the warmer summer temperatures creep in, a dizzying sunshine lull can often overtake us. Relaxing out in the sun, sipping on cold lemonade – while rest is all well and good, it can sometimes be difficult to feel inspired and go do something! So what better way to get those creative juices flowing that to visit a local gallery on campus or in Rochester and get inspired by works from some great local artists! Here are just a few of the gallery exhibitions going on in the next few months:

Carl Chiarenza and Roger Bruce

Presented by the RIT University Gallery

June 7, 2018 – August 11, 2018

Opening Reception : Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 04:00 to 06:30

Carl Chiarenza is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History, and Artist-in-Residence, at the University of Rochester. His ties with RIT go way back as he received his B.F.A. in 1957. His photography work has been shown in over 80 one-person, and in over 260 group exhibitions since 1957, and now it is coming to RIT own’s University Gallery!


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Print Club of Rochester Exhibition in the Bevier Gallery

June 8, 2018 –  August 11, 2018

The Print Club of Rochester has been around since 1930 and it is one of the longest continually running print clubs in the United States. They are devoted to the promotion of fine art printmaking.  This exhibition will look to printmaking’s long history as means for contentious dialog – allowing people to have ways to say what they could not say. This is a juried art show containing all printmaking methods. The exhibition “invites participants to examine current social and political issues through the use of symbolism and satire, wit and whimsy while avoiding anything too on the nose.” 



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Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Global Online Purchasing – live now!

Now in it’s 11th year, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6×6 exhibitions brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. The rules are simple. Each artist may enter up to four artworks of any medium and they must be six inches square and signed only on the back. The pieces are then exhibited anonymously.

All the artwork is exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through the end of the exhibition. As of today – you can make purchases online!


NTID 50th Anniversary Art Exhibitiondyer_arts_center_rit_fall

Presented by the Dyer Arts Center in NTID’s Williams Gallery

June 22, 2018 – October 20, 2018  

This year mark the 50th anniversary of NTID and the Dyer Arts Center is proudly celebrating 50 years of artists at NTID. The program began with 70 students in 1968, and since then, RIT/NTID has seen thousands of talented deaf and hard of hearing artists. Therefore, in conjunction with NTID’s 50th anniversary celebration this summer, the Dyer Arts Center will celebrate those artists and display their works in their main Williams Gallery.


Don’t forget about First Fridays either!Jul-FF

First Friday is a monthly citywide event that promotes collaboration in art galleries around Rochester. It is a great way to experience the city as well as support local artists and see a wide range of art! “This initiative showcases area artists and smaller arts institutions by promoting the First Friday evening of each month from 6-9pm as a community night for experiencing art.” It is great opportunity to discover new and different kinds of art and experience several galleries in one night! Some exhibitions that are open include: The Hungerford Building open studios, Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery, Image City Photography GalleryTake a look at their website for a list of exhibitions each month! 

What galleries will you be visiting this Summer?

Lea is an Industrial Design student with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Outside of writing for Behind the Bricks, Lea dedicates her time on campus to Cru, and she loves trying unusual ice cream flavors, swing dancing, and bullet journaling.

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