The pop-up art show, a concept based around art exhibitions placed in non-traditional locales, has experienced increasing popularity in the U.S. in the last decade, and Rochester is no exception. Local artist Joan Rusitzky will host a Pop-Up Art Show, her fourth since 2012, at the former Fleet Feet Store (2210 Monroe Avenue) from Friday, June 12, through Sunday, June 14.
Inspired by a New York Times article profiling New York City pop-up gallery organizer Amy Smith-Stewart, Rusitzky says she hopes to organize an event which brings artists across a broad range of mediums together with the public in a uniquely intimate way. Featured artists include wood turner Harry Beaver, etcher Elizabeth Durand, sculptor and furniture-maker Scott Grove, purse-maker Chi Soo, bird carver Robin Salsbury, mechanical wood sculptor Don Olney, jacket and quilt maker Janet Root, Kelly Waldt of Turi Jane jewelry, illustrator Nancy Wiley, figurative wood-worker Cheryl Olney, and photographer Randi Winterman.
Admission to the pop-up gallery is free, with viewings running from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.