The Memorial Art Gallery's Hidden Passions lecture series is entering its fourth season, kicking off Friday, October 6, with talks by professor, businessman, and music promoter Brian Bailey and physician and musician Kishan Pandya.
The monthly talks celebrate the creative hobbies of Rochester professionals. Following talks are held on Thursdays: November 9 features professor and coffee cup sketcher Miguel A. Cardona Jr. and craft cocktail bartender and poetry curator Jacob Rakovan; January 11 spotlights library project manager and fiber artist Randall Cook and assistant basketball coach and artist Brittany Williams; February 8 features ordained pastor and sand artist Katie Jo Suddaby and ceramicist and community advocate Sabra Wood; March 15 sees registered nurse and community advocate Theresa Bowick and optics engineer and recreational mathematician John Bruning; and April 12 spotlights pediatrician and Gilbert & Sullivan collector Hal Kanthor and attorney and musician Danielle Ponder.
Each talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Art Gallery auditorium (500 University Avenue), but audience members will find live music, and food and beverages for purchase on the Thursday dates from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the pavilion. Admission is half-price ($7.50 general admission) and includes access to the museum. 276-8900; mag.rochester.edu.