Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Collins | August 5

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Sunday August 5 // 4-6 PM Opening Art Reception for the August featured artist Jill Anne The art reception is open to all and has a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds support 540WMain Learning Academy community programming $5 entry // open to all // noContinue reading “Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Collins | August 5”

The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase | March 24 & 25

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase Saturday March 24 // 6-8 PM & Sunday March 25 // 5-7 PM     This two night intimate concert event features Rochester’s Rebel Flower Bomb & Ariana Highsmith together as The Garden Collective where spoken word poetry and piano combine to makeContinue reading “The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase | March 24 & 25”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald(13)

We are pleased to spotlight Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald in day thirteen of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald — are the first black painters to receive a presidential portrait commission from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Amy Sherald was born inContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald(13)”

Black History Art Reception w/Jarael Adams | February 4

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: Black History Art Reception w/ Jarael Adams Sunday February 4 // 4-6 PM Jarael Adams is native to Buffalo NY and the founder of Paint the Town art studio. He will feature as 540’s February Artist of the Month and showcase his riveting artwork paying homage to Black History $5Continue reading “Black History Art Reception w/Jarael Adams | February 4”

December Artist of the Month Spotlight | Allison McDonald

We are pleased to spotlight our December Artist of the Month Allison McDonald About Allison McDonald Allison McDonald is a 23 year old photographer from Rochester, NY. She recently graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Studio Art and concentration in photography. She plans on going to graduate school for Art Therapy in the nearContinue reading “December Artist of the Month Spotlight | Allison McDonald”