As a part of its sixth biennial celebration, the Memorial Art Gallery will host six regional artists over the course of the next month and a half in its Grand Gallery. Each Thursday, one of the selected artists will give a lecture on their material. On July 17, Hamilton's Lynette K. Stephenson will kick off the Biennial Artist Series, discussing paintings that deal with life's illogical and strange moments. Tokyo native and Ithaca resident Kumi Korf will visit the MAG on July 24 with a screening of the award-winning short film "Hidden Books | the Art of Kumi Korf." The following week, Mexico City native — now living in Henrietta — Juan Carlos Caballero Perez will speak about jewelry inspired by the life and death of his mother. Jeff Kell of Rush will lecture on his ceramic sculptures on August 21. The series' final two weeks will feature Richard Hirsch of Churchville (August 28), who works with ceramic sculptures and encaustic paintings, and Kim Waale of Manlius (September 4), whose work at the MAG includes a room-sized installation.
The Biennial Artist Series will take place Thursdays at 7 p.m., from July 17 to September 4 at the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue). The Biennial exhibit is included in museum admission. For more information visit mag.rochester.edu.