Opening Reception for ARENA @ The Movies

Opening Reception for ARENA @ The Movies

On Display From: Sunday, July 12

On Sunday, July 12 from 3-5 p.m. Rochester's Arena Art Group will host a special reception in the Little Cafe to celebrate the opening of the Cafe's latest art exhibition, ARENA @ The Movies. The Arena Art Group has created works inspired by the films to created a unique mash-up of visual art and film. It's a must see! Exhibiting members of the group will be on hand to talk about their work. Light refreshments will be served.

Images above: Dan Neuberger, New York New York; Eve dePapp Keberle, Cries and Whispers; Jane Notides Benzing, Singing in the Rain; John Kosboth, Le Chein Andiaou; Nancy Valle, Cinema Paradiso; Judy Gohringer, Doctor Zhivago; Richard Harvey, The Birds; Zanne Brunner, detail.

What do the Little Theatre and a group of Rochester artists have in common? Their love of visual art and music and movies.

On any given evening the Little Café will be abuzz with patrons that come here for more than movies. Here they will be found enjoying a variety of refreshments and live music amid the art-lined walls. Often those patrons include members of Rochester’s Arena Art Group who, over the last several months, have been creating work inspired by the films that have most impacted them in preparation for an exhibition of their work that will be hosted at the café. This unique mash-up of visual art and film is a first for the Little Café, which prides itself on being the premier cultural center for the presentation of American independent and foreign films as well and visual arts and music. The artist’s influences are diverse: Lawrence of Arabia, Hair, A League Of Their Own, 2001: A Space Odyssey, just to name a few. The artist’s favorite film selection, interpretation, process, size limitation and written statement have all contributed to a challenging, stretching and unique experience for the 21 exhibiting ARENA ARTISTS.

Don’t miss “ARENA @ The Movies. The exhibit will open on June 20th and continue through August 21st. On Sunday, July 12th the exhibiting members and the café will host an opening reception from 3-5 pm. The community is also invited to attend an evening of informal dialogue with the artists on Tuesday July 21st from 7-9 pm.

Arena Artist include: Charlotte Barnard, Liz Britton-Barry, Zane Brunner, Loraine Cooley, Lynne Feldman, Judy Gohringer, Courtney Grutadauria, Jill Gussow, Richard Harvey, Sharon Jeter, JFK/AJVK, Eve Keberle, Judy Levy, Sharon Locke, Cheryl Amati Martin, Dan Neuberger, Jane Notides-Benzing, Dan Scally, Martha Schermerhorn, Nancy Valle, and Jeffery Young.

The Café is open 7 days a week. Call 585-258-0400 or check their website at for hours and details. More information on The Arena Art Group can be found at their website: