It may seem like winter has returned today, but this weekend promises sunnier days and a bit more warmth. So don't sink back into hibernation mode, get out and grab some culture. Here are a few highlights to start with. For more art events, visit our calendar.
Oxford Gallery (267 Oxford Street) opens a new group show, "The Condition of Music," on Saturday, April 25. The title is derived from a dictum by Victorian essayist Walter Pater: "All art constantly aspires toward the condition of music." The exhibit features more than 50 Rochester and regional artists, each of whom were invited to interpret the relationship between music and the visual arts. Participating artists created paintings of instruments, portraits of musicians, and abstractions of sound waves. The show remains on view through June 6, and a reception will be held Saturday, May 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 271-5885, or click here.
You may have been wondering what the Arts & Cultural Council has been up to since a financial crisis resulted in closing the doors of the North Goodman Street location last spring, a partnership with RAPA, and the subsequent move of ACC HQ to Kodak Center for Performing Arts. This week, the council announced the launch of a new satellite exhibition space, Gallery 384, in collaboration with East Avenue Inn & Suites (384 East Avenue). The inaugural exhibit in the new space, featuring oil and acrylic paintings by Paula Crawford and Wendy Menzie, opens Sunday, April 26, with a reception held 2 to 4 p.m. The work will remain on display through Memorial Day (May 25). Artist talks will be held Tuesday, May 5, 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit ArtsRochester.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.