From the Ground Fashion Show: perspective of time



In its 4th year running, From the Ground Fashion Show will take place during Greentopia Fest on Friday, September 12th.

Produced by Rochester's dynamic fashion duo Shawn Dunwoody and Agathi Georgiou, this year's production "is inspired by the vivid imagery of the 1871 novel: Through the Looking Glass, written by literary artist Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). Perspective of Time intends to test the form of ideas, space, time, and the concept of altering the perspective of our relationship within the Rochester community" (via FTG Website).

The show may not start until 7:30, but come down early to enjoy food and tastings from Rochester's finest food trucks, breweries and wineries during Taste & Toast on Commercial Street at High Falls (this portion of the event is free and open to the public).

Then, for those who have purchased tickets, head into the High Falls Parking Garage and see that it's been transformed into a "Mad Hatter's visual "underland" with birdcages, feathered wings, mushrooms, butterflies, towering heels, and a center tea party table runway."

Check out this video, produced by Bayer Video Tours, for a peek into last year's event:

From the Ground Fashion Show: Website Facebook Event Page

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Spokes & Ink Fest: where bikes and art unite



Since we couldn't have said it better ourselves, Spokes & Ink Fest is "...a Monroe Ave mash-up of cycling enthusiasts, local artists, cold beer, live music, unique vendors, and stuff for the kids. So, whether you ride, want to get your hands on some killer original posters, or just want to crank up some summer fun, this festival’s for you!" (via. the event website).

On the Ave off the Chain Festival Image(Festival Image from Spokes & Ink website)

On June 7th, Spokes & Ink will be celebrating 4 years running and this year it looks to be another GREAT event! Not sure what you'll find? We'll give you a sneak peek... Genesee Center, Spokes & Ink Fest Put on by the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, you'll get to step inside this incredible educational establishment and see what it's all about. Get a taste of letterpress art and make your own postcard:

Handprinted Postcards Letterpress Postcard at Spokes & InkLetterpress Demonstration A new hands on activity this year will be clay pendant making!

Listen to the musical stylings of Hieronymus Bogs (pictured below), The Pickpockets, and The Fevertones (more information on the bands here).

Buskers at the festival View and PURCHASE awesome cycling theme posters created by local graphic artists, letterpress artists, and photographers (examples below are from last year's event)...

Spokes & Ink Posters from 2013 And even watch a trick bike demonstration put on by Rochester Action Sports Park!

Trick Bike DemonstrationTrick Bike Demonstration There may even be more surprises to be found. Last year we enjoyed watching this artwork come to life before our eyes:

Live-art-Spokes-Ink This is not an event to miss. And, Show on Monroe will be happening during this time as well - 2 awesome events on June 7th.

Event Information: Saturday, June 7th: 12pm - 6pm Spokes & Ink Website Facebook Event Page

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