Six years ago, artist Lynne Hobaica was a resident artist in the ceramics program at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education's Fire House Gallery (713 Monroe Avenue). After relocating to four different cities across two continents, Hobaica is back at Genesee Center as the ceramics studio manager. In her new body of work, "A Possible Result of Wanderlust," currently featured in the center's Firehouse Gallery, she reflects on her journeys and the dynamics of human relationships. The show consists of functional ceramics, sculptures, and installations, such as a vintage school desk and chair covered in (ceramic) deflated balloons. Vessels and wall-mounted vignettes feature unicorns, a cracked cell phone screen, dinosaurs, and other doodles.
"With every move, relationships are left behind, but with every move I also build new ones," Hobaica says. "In this exhibition the artworks are inspired in great part by the maintenance, growth, and end of old and new relationships for someone in constant motion, and the stories left in my wake."
The exhibit continues through Saturday, April 16, and is free and open to the public. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 271-5183; rochesterarts.org. Hobaica will be a guest on WAYO's Graphic Ear, broadcasting live on April 7 at 6 p.m.