It’s that time of year again—Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s annual 6x6 exhibit. RoCo’s 6th 6x6 show brings together works created by celebrities, international and local artists, students, adults and children. Artwork is 6-inches square and available for purchase for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists remain anonymous, but are revealed to buyer at purchase. All of the 6x6 artwork will be on display through July 15. rochestercontemporary.org
Greenwood is considered an icon in the country music genre and has recorded over 30 albums including collaboration, holiday and compilation albums. He has seven No. 1 hits and 25 charted singles including “I.O.U.,” “It Turns Me Inside Out,” and “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands.” Greenwood released his most recent album in 2011 titled I Want to Be in Your World.
He has been awarded numerous accolades for his success such as Male Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Country Music, and he’s a two-time Male Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association. He was also awarded Song of the Year in 1985 for “God Bless the USA,” which was voted most recognizable patriotic song in America. In 2001, Greenwood re-released the renowned song.
In addition to mastering the music industry, Greenwood is also a published author. He has written a patriotic children’s book titled “Proud to be an American” as well as a more personal story “Does God Still Bless the USA? A Plea for a Better America.”
Greenwood takes the stage at 8 p.m. on June 22. dellagoresort.com
Bird enthusiasts gather: The Rochester Museum & Science Center is hosting two wooden bird carving events.
The first workshop is this weekend and visitors are welcome to carve and paint a life-size American robin. Robins are a common bird that we frequently see sitting in our trees or searching for worms in the ground. This workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
RMSC is also offering a workshop to carve and paint a Baltimore oriole. Highly recognizable and unlike any other bird in the area, you will likely see them flying in the tree tops or feeding on berry bushes. This workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 7 and 8.
Birds in Art began in the mid-1970s and is internationally recognized as setting the standard for bird-themed art. Mirroring birds’ migration, Birds in Art is a touring exhibition that began at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis.
RMSC’s Cumming Nature Center will host the exhibit, and visitors are encouraged to explore the intersection between art, science and nature.
RMSC will also be offering bird identification seminars to help boost your bird watching game. Pairing the bird identification seminar and bird carving events with the Birds in Art exhibit deepens visitors’ connection to the avian content while offering knowledge of the scientific, cultural and artistic relevance of birds.
Birds in Art is on exhibit from June 16 to Aug. 13. rmsc.org