Sam Maloney and Ernesto Guevara at First Friday November

Oct 28, 2016

first-fridayHello, Rochester Design Center friends!  It’s already time for another First Friday!  Friday, November 4th at 6 PM!  Can you believe it?  We’re still flying high from our Grand Opening Celebration on October 26th.  The support from the community, family and friends has been nothing short of amazing and we know it will continue for all of our adventures including First Fridays.  Just in case you couldn’t make it to our Grand Opening here are some of the highlights: (look for more photos on our Facebook Page)

Ever ownward, dear reader, to our next First Friday Event and this month’s feature artists! (Drum roll please!)

Presenting Sam Maloney (The Creative Lens of Autism) and Ernesto Guevara

We are excited to feature photography by Sam Maloney, the teenager behind The Creative Lens of Autism; as well colorful ink designs by local artist Ernesto  Guevara.

Sam Maloney 

Sam Maloney  is a gifted photographer and the  teenager behind The Creative Lens of Autism.  Sam began his career by sharing snapshots on Facebook, where the comments and feedback encouraged him to continue. His first art show was held at Starry Nites, Dowtown Rochester in 2012 and his photos have been published numerous times, including the recent publication of Dirty Little Secrets/Restraint and Seclusion in American Schools.  Sam was featured on the cover of the Rochester Area & Genesee Valley Parent Magazine and on Rochester Channel 8 News three times. It is his photography that allows Sam to express his experiences both negative and positive.

Ernesto Guevara 

ernesto-guevaraPuerto Rican born Ernesto Guevara was raised in the South Bronx and spent his summers visiting an uncle in Rochester, NY.  “I always loved Rochester,” says Guevara, “It’s a nice city. There is always something to do here.” Ernesto moved here in 1981. Rochester Design Center is featuring an assortment of colorful ink sketches by Ernesto Guevara. “A lot of people tell me that my work is unique, but I don’t consider myself an artist,” says Guevara, “I create my drawings depending on how I feel.

Two great artists in one fantastic space.  Experience what’s possible!   Let us know you’re coming, we can’t wait to see you there!  In the meantime, be sure to grab a copy of our 1st edition of the Rochester Design Center Insider!