We LOVE collaborations and seeing people come together in our city. One recent art collaboration is called intersect, "bringing together art from our region in both the rural and urban environment." Here are 3 things you'll want to know about intersect:
1. it's a collaboration: Slow Road Travel & Main Street Arts
Slow Road Travel and Main Street Arts (in Clifton Springs) have brought the rural and urban together. Slow Road's mission is to get off the highways (that exist in isolation) and take the slow roads to discover new places and businesses. During their first episode, Slow Road traveled from East Ave in downtown to Waterloo, NY, by way of Clifton Spring and Phelps. During their trek through Clifton Springs they discovered Main Street Arts. Intersect is a result of a connection made on that trip.
"Intersect is a three month exhibition series that brings together a dozen regional artists who highlight the rural and urban environments from the Finger Lakes and across New York State" - Ben Woelk, Slow Road founder.
2. it's at Joe Bean Coffee Roasters
This three month exhibition series is at Joe Bean, the perfect location to sit, sip, and enjoy. Each month different artists will be featured. March featured artwork by Anne Lamme, Cherry Rahn, Mark Stash, and Joe Tarantelli. April, with its opening on Friday the 3rd, will feature Phyllis Bryce-Ely, Chad Grohman, Lanna Pejovic, and George Wallace. And May, with an opening on the 1st, will bring work by Meredith Mallwitz, Terry Oakden, Amber Tracy, and Sara Zak.
Not only will these pieces be up all month, but the First Friday opening receptions (from 6-10pm) will also feature a specialized menu of farm-to-table food items, along with wine and beer.
3. there's a Slow Road rally involved
On Thursday, April 9th, Main Street Arts will host a special screening of the documentary "Beautiful Losers" as part of the exhibition series. Slow Road is inviting attendees to join in a road rally down Route 96 S to Clifton Springs. Joe Bean is even coming along for the ride and setting up a mobile espresso bar on-site at Main Street Arts.
Meet at Joe Bean at 5:30pm, then follow the Slow Road MINI Cooper down Rt. 96 for a 6pm reception at Main Street Arts with the documentary screening at 7pm.
Side note: we hear Slow Road Episode 3 may be out soon, so keep your eyes open!
Intersect: Facebook Page
Stefanie is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. She thinks it's pretty important to stop and smell the roses, get out of the car and walk, and just enjoy life in general. Find her with a camera & phone in hand, taking photos for @theRochesteriat on Instagram. Follow her on Twitter.