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BWT’s Music & Art Fair Offers Masterpiece of Savings

Back by popular demand, Bread & Water Theatre will be hosting its Music and Art Fair free of charge for the enjoyment of the public. This show encompasses two full days, and features affordable, high quality music and art from local talents. In today’s unstable economy, the arts receive less attention, yet are vital components of society with their ability to speak to the human psyche and cross-cultural experience in a meaningful way. With over fifty performers and artisans scheduled to demonstrate their skill at this event, there will undoubtedly be art forms for all walks of life to enjoy.“With the economic downturn and morale at an all-time low, Bread & Water Theatre is hoping to offer an experience to the community that is energizing, relevant, and moving,” says Artistic Director J.R. Teeter. “Where else can you go to find low-cost art of a superior quality and talented musicians all in one spot?”The list of artists participating in the event includes: Chainmaille Maven (chainmail jewelry); Alanna Wilcox (fibers); Awkwardcore Records (online music label); Beverly Rafferty (beaded jewelry); Colette Gilmour (photography); (Debbie McCord (Cookie Lee jewelry); Brandi Bruggman (customized wearable art); Sara Gallagher (photography and watercolors); Marisa Krupa (photography); J.R. Teeter (nature photography); Hungness School of Music (music lessons); Carl Girard (paintings); Deidre Keating (impressionistic oil and acrylic paintings); Christina Beyer and Elaine Bovitz (jewelry and beaded artwork); Ann Mark Productions (jewelry in a contemporary native style); 3 is Love (fun, flirty and vintage jewelry); ADK Studios (handcrafted fountain pens); Rochester Clayworks (ceramics); Herman House (handcrafted jewelry); and more*.The list of musicians and performance groups includes: The Desert Rhythms Middle Eastern Dance Troupe is a diverse group of women and girls who dance with swords, veils, and more. Ultraviolet Medicine Man features a fusion of harder rock bands such as Nirvana and Fugazi with experimental bands of today such as the Animal Collective and Radiohead. Encapsulating both uproarious proclamation and a weathered sadness within the structure of popular song, The Tin Can Set provides an engaging experience in concert and on record that leaves the listener feeling like they were part of an important communication. The music of Epilogue is a conversation between artists using no more than the voices in which their instruments produce. I Am features the musical styling of Chico Torres and Marlon Brando. Founded in 2008, the indras are an original rock band from Rochester, NY. The Table is an ambient/electronic trio consisting of Craig Marlowe, Chris Hine and Jeremy Dziedzic. The music of T.J. Beyer is all acoustic guitar with a soulful voice that will make you want to hear more. Reviving Ivory is a Rochester, NY based soulful, alternative rock and jazz band. The band features original compositions and is led by Amanda Ashley. Bog’s Visionary Orchestra features an eclectic blend of American folk music. Zach H. and the All Dreams Band will showcase Indie and Blues music. Jack&Jezebel creates moods and aural images that captivate, intrigue, invigorate, confuse and/or excite his listening (and non-listening) audience. The Meta Accord is a unique musical group with roots in jazz and often takes the side streets while ripping through intriguing compositions. Mark Casey is an acoustic guitarist with original compositions and intriguing lyrics. Brian Westman is a guitarist whose rhythmic plucking of strings is accompanied by guitar slapping percussive beats.*Founded in 2000, Bread and Water Theatre is committed to making the arts accessible and affordable to a broad-based audience and acting as a positive agent of change in its community. Under the artistic direction of J.R. Teeter, BWT develops theatre that speaks to our living, evolving, and dramatically changing world through new and rare works of drama, and aspires to be a major force in American theatre, providing audiences with challenging contemporary drama and innovative community outreach programs.Bread & Water Theatre’s Music and Art Fair will be presented at 243 Rosedale St. on August 14th and 15th from 2pm to 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. More information on the event, including representative photographs of sale items, can be found at BreadandWaterTheatre.org. For more information, call 585-271-5523.*These listings are current as of this date. However, artists and performers will continue to be added up until the scheduled date of the event. For an up-to-date listing, visit BreadandWaterTheatre.org.

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