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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:34 am

Mikell wrote:Here's the link to my Picasa album...If I have time I'll post a few of the pics...but you can see them here:
I gather these photographers are pretty famous...I did check out a couple of their web pages...some amazing work.
I was hoping that they would have an exhibit of photos at the market...but it was just a portrait shoot for a project called House of Pictures...
so...decided...why not participate while I was there...and have a world famous photographer take my portrait.
...worth the cheap thrill to stand in the rain... :)

https://picasaweb.google.com/113711259069471424056/MagnumPhotoShootAtRochesterPublicMarket

Stopped by the exhibition late yesterday and spotted your picture right away, Mikell. Enjoyed seeing the photographs they took all over the city. An incredible amount of emotion in them. For me, it reinforced my awareness of the disconnect we have here between the city and the suburbs. :(

I wish it was staying around longer, because I'd like to go back and see it again. It runs through today at 5 o'clock if anyone wants to check it out. Prince Street in the city. Visual studies workshop.
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Mikell » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:27 pm

Kelly...thanks so much for posting that. I didn't realize it was ending tonight...so we stopped by there late this afternoon and saw the exhibit...it's amazing!
One of the students organizing it told me that many people don't like the photographs...some of the comments are that it portrays the city as very sombre and dark and depressing.
I thought there was a lot of normal humanity...and like you said...emotion. I loved the photos.
It's not a marketing show to attract tourists...it's REAL ...it's the people of a city and the everyday things that are part of every place. ...very powerful images.

The biggest bonus for me was finding a few other portraits of myself that Jim Goldberg took last week at the market. I picked up one on Saturday...but I didn't like it much...and didn't know he took several others. There was a pile on the desk by the door and someone told me to look through them...that there were photos of me in there...so I did. I absolutely love one of them...posted it on my Facebook page today and it will be my profile pic for awhile. That was worth the trip to see the exhibit all by itself...and I have YOU to thank. :)
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:41 pm

You're welcome, pretty lady!

I'm so glad to hear that you made it to see the exhibit, Mikell. And glad my little tip helped you make it before it all vanished. Amazing, yes? Did you happen to make it to the mens' room downstairs to see the WWI and WWll sub-exhibit?

It's hard for me to hear that people don't like it because it portrays what's real. I did read some of the comments on the brown paper and was kind of surprised.....but is that where you got your info?

I really hope Michael Tomb got to see this. His criticism of Capture Rochester was always that there was no reality with regard to the "real" city. This is the real deal. Incredible images!

Thanks for letting me know I helped! :D

A side note: I can't help but marvel at the appropriateness of the Magnum folks to choose the Public Market for their big media splash.....if any institution in the area does a fantastic job of uniting suburbia with inner city, it's the Market. :up:
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Mikell » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:44 pm

I didn't actually read the comments on the paper...but spent some time talking to one of the student organizers there who told me what had been written...so, yes...it was from the comments people wrote down...it surprised me...since I loved it so much. I hope Michael saw it too...or has a chance at some point.
I didn't see the other exhibits downstairs....sometime, I must go back and check the place out more. I agree...wish it was up for longer...more people need to see it....maybe Eastman House will run the show again sometime.:)
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:25 pm

Quite the project. And I agree! More people need to see it! Too many of us live in a self-absorbed world with our heads up our asses.
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Thu May 03, 2012 8:41 pm

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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:33 am

Where else can you see a guy in a suit and a guy in pajamas within a foot of each other? Both buying a quart of local, fresh strawberries....
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:03 am

I intend to go to this every year....and still haven't made it. Looks like I'll miss it again this year. Anyone been?

Artist Row at the Rochester Public Market
8th Annual Artist Row
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ROCHESTER PUBLIC MARKET
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:43 am

from this morning's Democrat & Chronicle
Some call it the heart of the community, a crossroads that brings together people from all walks of life, feeding families for more than a century. • It is a snapshot of sorts, reflecting the times and the people who visit it. And just as the market has fed so many over the years, its patrons try to return the favor, nurturing it and helping it grow, breathing in new life for the future. • “It centers us as a community, this place,” says Joan Hildebrand, marketing and communications specialist for the market. “People have come for years themselves, with their families. Now they’re bringing new generations. • “It’s all at the heart of the market.” • The Democrat and Chronicle spent July 14 at the Rochester Public Market documenting what a typical Saturday is like. Here are the sights and sounds of the market.


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A day at the Rochester Public Market: 300 vendors, 25,000 customers

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Internationally known mural artists beautify Rochester
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a cool time laspe of the Saturday set-up, sales day and tear down.....
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:20 am

Scheduled to start in the fall of 2013, and last for 2 years, a 10 million dollar renovation is planned for the market. Will removing the quirkiness that so many Rochesterians seem to love, spoil it? Part of the current plan is to tear down Cherry's European, Juan and Maria's Empanadas, Scotts II.......

“They want to turn it into a yuppie coffee lounge,” Gary Eaton said. “They can do to it whatever they want, as long as they don’t screw it up.”

The yuppie boat may already have sailed. On any given Saturday, dozens of people patronize businesses on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the market, sitting outside with their coffee and pastry while they socialize.

They also rub elbows with recent immigrants speaking some of the more than 30 languages heard at the market, and with low-income people using food stamps to purchase vegetables, meats and slightly out-of-date breads or chips.

“One of the things that makes the market special is the different socioeconomic groups and cultures that all interact together,” Farr said. “We want to make sure it’s still accessible (to everyone). It’s not our goal to yuppify it.”

Entire article here: Rochester Public Market plans $10 million upgrade
Improvements would modernize facility, move some vendors


The print edition has a drawing of one of the proposals, but I'm not finding it online.....
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Matt » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:21 am

I went to the Artist's Row last month and it was very well set up. A lot of artists and vendors I didn't see at other festivals (although I didn't go to clothesline this year), as well as a lot of the regulars.
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Re: Rochester's Public Market

Postby Kelly » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:08 am

Here's a small collection of historical photos of the place. Replace the horses with cars and add some banana boxes full of spoiled mayonnaise, backscratchers and stale Cheetos and it really doesn't look much different today.

http://cityofrochester.smugmug.com/City-Departments-1/Rochester-Public-Market/Department-of-Recreation-and/i-9WnHWvm
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