In honor of the haunted month, the harvest, and to herald in the horrors of snow, expect lots of spooky art celebrations and openings for First Friday. The following highlights are just a few of the art openings offered tonight; check out more options listed at firstfridayrochester.org and in our calendar. All events run 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and are free to attend unless otherwise stated.
Head over to Haunted Hungerford (Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street) for two nights of frightening fun. There will be more than a dozen participating studios, a costume contest, studio raffles, and more. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more at the Facebook event page.
Experience monsters of another sort at Rochester Picture Frame (2094 Main Street), where Robert Ernst Marx will present 62 humbling artworks in celebration of 60 years of exhibitions and his 90 years of life. Marx will present 21 new paintings, including the massive "A Judgment on Us," in addition to etchings, drawings, and sculptures. The central theme of Marx's artwork is "The Arrogance of Power," with subtle commentary on such topics as war and women's issues. The show takes place 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the show remains on view through October 30. For more information, call 749-9110 or visit roberternstmarx.com.
Check out "Printed Matter," The Print Club of Rochester's 2nd Annual Print Fair, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Rochester Contemporary Art Center (137 East Avenue). The annual event highlights the depth and breadth of the printmaking community in Upstate NY. The public will have the opportunity to purchase artwork directly from participating artists Sue Leopard, Maria Savka, Kurt Feurherm, Audrey Freedman, Barbara Fox, Kristine Bouyoucos, Catherine Shuman Miller, and Heather Swenson. Admission is $2, and free for Print Club of Rochester and Rochester Contemporary members. For more information, call 461-2222 or visit rochestercontemporary.org.