Grand Opening!! Art at the Jazz Fest! First Fridays Public Reception
Friday, August 3, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SC Fine Art Gallery & Ramón Santiago Studio
Friday August 3rd, 2012 6pm - 9pm
Meet the artists who participated in Art at the Jazz Fest! Exhibit for the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
PAUL KNOBLAUCH - CHRISTINE KNOBLAUCH -
FRANK ARGENTO - GREG POLISSENI
DRAWING FOR ORIGINAL PAGE FROM RAMON SANTIAGO'S SKETCHBOOK!!
SC Fine Art and the Ramón Santiago Studio Announce: Art at the Jazz Fest! - A unique exhibit by some of Rochester’s most well known artists. Art at the Jazz Fest! which ran during the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, will be on exhibit throughout the summer at the SC Fine Art Gallery & the Ramón Santiago Studio's new location. A closing reception is planned from 6pm-9pm on Friday August 3, 2012 and is free and open to the public. SC Fine Art & the Ramón Santiago Studio is located in the Hungerford Arts Complex at 1115 E. Main St, Rochester, NY 14609 (Entrance @ Door #7 - Suite 310)
Art at the Jazz Fest! was curated by art dealer and owner of SC Fine Art and the Ramón Santiago Studio, Steven Argento, exclusively for the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Drawing inspiration from Rochester’s internationally recognized festival, each artist created unique original works of art for this exhibit. In addition, all participating artists of Art at the Jazz Fest! graciously donated an original piece of work to the CDS-Monarch Warrior Salute House in Penfield, NY. This program was created specifically for veterans in transition, suffering from Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. These artists will be recognized for their donation at the closing reception on Aug 3rd, 2012 from 6pm - 9pm.
Alongside the works of Rochester's most popular and well collected artist, Ramón Santiago, participating artists include:
Paul & Christine Knoblauch - Internationally collected and recognized sulptural and functional metal artists
Frank Argento - Award winning artist and Professor of Fine Art & Design at Rochester Institute of Technology
Greg Polisseni - Nationally emerging abstract artist and philanthropist
What promotions are being held that night?
We will be raising money for the Friends of Ramón Golf Tournament, benefitting Camp Good Days & Special Times. The Ramón Santiago Arts & Crafts Building is close to being funded for the Good Days Campers and all sales from the evening will benefit the underwriting of construction and continuing Arts & Crafts Program.
- UP TO 50% OFF ON SELECT PIECES OF ART & FRAMING
- DRAWINGS & DOOR PRIZES -
- ORIGINAL PAGE FROM RAMON SANTIAGO'S SKETCHBOOK!!
- FRAMED & UNFRAMED ART
- ROCHESTER'S TOP SHELF STAFFING EVENT PACKAGE
- MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, but anyone bringing a printed ticket to the event will be eligible for a special drawing of a framed Santiago lithograph. This drawing will be separate from additional raffle drawing opportunities that evening.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is on site and there will be additional overflow parking at nearby locations. Security & Lot Atendants will direct you.
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SC Fine Art has over 20 years experience representing, exhibiting and publishing dozens of internationally collected fine artists. We have a unique talent for artist development, publishing fine art editions and establishing unique niche and brand recognition for artists. SC Fine Art has also created highly successful strategic fine art promotions for nonprofit or corporate fundraising campaigns. Some of our past clients include American Cancer Society, Camp Good Days and Special Times, Geva Theatre Center, American Heart Association, Veterans Outreach Center, Kodak and Bausch & Lomb.
Rochester, NY’s most famous artist, Santiago and his Studio’s philanthropic legacy has been recognized nationally as a forerunner in creating programs for not for profits generating over a million dollars for local and national charities.
Ramón Santiago was born September 4, 1943 in Rochester, New York and passed away on December 16, 2001. He began painting in 1961, studying art at Rochester Institute of Technology, in addition to serving with the United States Marine Corps from 1965-68. After his discharge from the service, Santiago's professional art career began, exhibiting at galleries and museums all over the world.
Audiences have been drawn to Santiago's unmistakable vision, a figurative style with dramatic fantasy. Elegant portrayals of beautiful women, odd human-like creatures, symbolism, color and recurrent themes create his haunting and enigmatic images. Influenced by Chagall, Dali, Picasso, Pascin and Modigliani, Santiago prefered to work in mixed media and oil on canvas.
Working from his home studio in upstate New York, he creates with charcoal, pastel on paper and oils on canvas. His creativity and talent have earned him more than a dozen awards for excellence in art and design.
Argento began his art career in the sixties while attending Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Fine Art. A multidimensional artist, working in film, television, advertising and design, Argento held an associate professorship in the Department of Visual Communications at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf/RIT. He is now Associate Professor Emeritus.