Art + Design in Public Space Series

Art + Design in Public Space Series

The Heart of the City design team is pleased to invite you to join an artist’s talk and dialogue with internationally renowned artist Ann Hamilton. This month’s event will address how our experience of place is a function of time, and the ways in which the proposed artworks for Peace Plaza will create both timeless and singular experiences. Ohio-based artist Ann Hamilton and Heart of the City curator Hesse McGraw will lead the discussion.

Ann Hamilton is widely regarded for an artistic practice whose projects, often linking text and textile, create conditions for shared experience and moments of deeply held common ground. In her work Aeon, Hamilton literally grounds us through an expansive work in Cold Spring granite whose tactile surface of carved letters form the ground plane, through a textual work that spans eras and geographies. Connecting here to there, now to then and one to many, Hamilton’s composition both reaches back in time, and connects us directly to Rochester’s present. As we walk, or move across, Aeon, we construct our own narratives of Rochester and time’s passage.

The Art + Design in Public Space Series kicked off this summer with topics ranging from how universal design and access are a key to social equity, to how art and design can reflect local context and values, and how to create meaningful interaction and spectacle.

This event is free and open to everyone; however, space is limited.
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Library Storytime

Join us for Art Storytime! Enjoy an art-themed storytime with Rochester Public Library staff at RAC then explore the galleries. Art Center admission will be free for storytime attendees. This program is offered in partnership with the Rochester Public Library.

Wednesday, December 11 | Rochester Art Center | 10:00AM | FREE

Sky-Like Mind Meditation

Sky-like Mind Meditation Series
Second Saturdays @ RAC

Presented by Rochester Art Center in partnership with Yoga Tribe

Join us the second Saturday of the month for Sky-like mind meditation. This meditation series, taught by instructors from Yoga Tribe, will offer the opportunity to utilize your senses, breath, and focused awareness to create sky-like mind. Each class will introduce unique mindfulness tools and gentle movement to create spaciousness while enveloped in Lindsy Hallackson’s exhibit, You Are Sky. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to class.

NOV 9 🔼 DEC 14 🔼 JAN 11 🔼 FEB 8
10:30 AM
Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Dr. SE

Session Includes: Meditation + Same Day Admission to RAC Galleries
Fee Per Session: RAC Members $10 🔼 Non-RAC Members $12 🔼 4 Session Package for $32

Registration: Reserve your spot online here

Online processing fees apply. Want to skip the fees? Stop by in person or Call (507) 282-8629, Tues – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm to register. All instructors for this course are certified in meditation practice and instruction.

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