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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York • Page 34

Rochester, New York
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DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE TT TTW 77T "RTM SECTIO SUNDAY 51009 FOR TODAY Your guide to nourishing your mind and soul ARTIST SPOTLIGHT ROCHESTER'S HIDDEN TALENTS Carolyn Kassnoff Personal: 21, of Webster. Education: Student at Alfred University; attended Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy. Media: Neon tubes, wood, fabric, wire. Style: Detailed, full of 11) ft -X YVv" YV f' Kassnoff Alley II photo provided by Nazareth College Arts Center The renovated arts center opens in the fall with local flavor in entertainment, children's shows and world-class dance Page 3C pattern, often humorous, illuminated pieces. Evolution as an artist: I have always been fascinated by patterns and designs, both manmade and in the natural world.

I was most interested in the long-time exposure aspect of photography and the idea of drawing with light. I wanted to use neon as a more permanent way of drawing with light. Inspiration: I am attracted to light. Light often has a warming glow and is widely recognized as a symbol of safety, guidance, knowledge and understanding. The bioluminescent creatures that use light for survival fascinate me.

Some animals, such as deep-sea fish, use it to lure food, whereas others, like fireflies, use it to attract a mate. Featured work: This is a detail image of a basket starfish lamp. The starfish pattern was cut out, placed on a wooden frame and lit from within by neon tubing. Where to see work: BFA senior thesis exhibition at Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, through Saturday. Web sites: and

Contact: or (585) 410-5335. WRITE TO US. We're looking for Rochester-area artists including professionals, students and artists not represented by galleries to feature. For submission forms, click on "Living" at or call (585) 258-2282. EYEING id OURA -ft, nT Iff u' Interactive exhibit at Rochester Museum Science Center explores the satellites studying the Earth Page 5C living with style Jack Garner gives you the highlights of the High Falls film festival.

Tuesday LIVING WITH TASTE Cut out and keep our annual listing of the area's farmers markets. Wednesday living very well How do you check for skin cancer, and what should you look for? Thursday weekend magazine Find puzzles, columns, horoscopes and the TV schedule all here. Friday living IT up Angels Demons, the prequel to The Da Vinci Code, opens. Saturday living AT home Experts offer secrets to creating a beautiful and bountiful landscape. WILL YURMAN staff photographer i f-, 'm, i Aft V'i.

HUDSON RIVER HISTORY WORTH REMEMBERING Mm UK Festivals, concerts, exhibits will commemorate the 400th anniversary of explorer's river voyage "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Novelist Berthold Auerbach EL (k Page 8C The Associated Press 2008 file photo 1 INSIDE ONLINE AT I' A Books Science writer Hannah Holmes' new book takes a humorous look at evolution. PAGE 7C My Life, My Words Mom's hands show the years, but they still are filled with love, caring and prayer. PAGE 2C Arts Calendar The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Pottery opens a new exhibit of local ceramic artists. PAGE 4C Sudoku Our numbers puzzle now appears each Sunday on the Crossword page PAGE 9C.

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