Rhythm and Hues
Acclaimed local artists Maria Friske and David Cowles announce the opening of a new show, Rhythmn and Hues, to be held at the Little Theatre Gallery Dec. 4 - 30. Rhythmn and Hues is a celebration of local and international music and showcases a wide range of musical performers, including Cab Calloway, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Prince, Son House, Frank Deblase, Armand Schaubroeck, Steve Gadd and many others.
Artists Friske and Cowles have been friends and collaborators for over 25 years. This latest exhibit reflects their shared desire to pay tribute to the music and musicians that have deeply touched and influenced them over the years.
The show features a range of work in mixed media, painting, collage and assemblage designed as traditional paintings and prints to guitar wall hangings and cigar box guitars.
David Cowles was born in Rochester, NY in 1961. An award-winning illustrator and animation director, Cowles has worked for such magazines as Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Fortune, and Time. He has created a pilot for Playhouse Disney and videos for They Might Be Giants and Sesame Workshop, among others. David is currently working on an animated short for Frederator Studios with his daughter Alison.
Maria Friske was born in Oneida NY in 1963 and moved to Rochester when she was a child. An award-winning illustrator and designer, Maria has worked for magazines such as The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Detroit News, The Boston Globe, Fast Company, Guitar World, and Scholastic Magazine among others.
Maria also teaches and volunteers in the community, spearheading the creation of Artist Row at the Public Market and more recently the founding of The Fan Club, a grassroots group of volunteers who organized last summer to provide box fans to seniors during the recent heat wave. She thinks it’s important to leave the world, at least your corner of it, in better shape than you found it.