Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wedge Me In

by: John Ballou - Jackbear Stamps

I love the South Wedge. It has some of my favorite iconic Rochester locations in it. It has real local businesses with home grown entrepreneurs. And it has an amazing community association.

This Friday night the South Wedge Planning Committee is having an Silent Art Auction as part of it's Open House and Fundraising Drive called "Wedge Me In". Art from South Wedge artisans, and art inspired by the South Wedge, will be up for grabs. The event begins at 6 pm on Friday, January 20th at 224 Mt. Hope Avenue. There will be a raffle as well, and a chance to purchase some vintage South Wedge posters as well. Food is available, and a meet and greet with the new Executive Director John Page.

RNEST is involved because a few of our members have donated artwork that will be available in the Silent Art Auction. I have created a print titled "Corner of Gregory and Heaven" in honor of one of my favorite businesses in the South Wedge, the Tap & Mallet bar. Sorry this is kind of lousy picture, but you get the idea. I first hand carved a rubber stamp, then created this print from the block. Size is slightly under 6"x6".

Hope you can make it Friday night to learn about the Wedge, and get your hands on some local art.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool how you made the stamp first! I think there are many possibilities with how you use the stamp...... I think it would look wonderful stamped in a lilac color palette!