Each year, Rochester Contemporary Art Center (137 East Avenue) hosts an exhibition of artwork by members who help support the organization. Artists and community members alike are shown side-by-side, and much of the work is for sale. A reception for RoCo's 24th annual Members' Exhibition will be held at the art center on Thursday, December 5, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Awards and a special announcement will take place at 7:30 p.m. The show will remain on view through January 18 (but will be closed December 24 and 25 and January 1). Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., and Friday, 1 to 10 p.m.
Each of the participating artists were offered the opportunity to give a 10-minute talk on their work. Dozens of the hundreds of artists in the show will speak, back-to-back, on "The Days the Artists Spoke": Friday, December 5, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, December 6, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, December 13, 1 to 4 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit rochestercontemporary.org. For more information, call 461-2222.