Local Artist Works on Mural with SOTA Students

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November 19, 2015                                                Laurie Buckley, Rochester City School District
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LOCAL ARTIST NATE HODGE TO COLLABORATE WITH SOTA STUDENTS ON MURAL

WHO:             
Students and staff from School of the Arts
Nate Hodge       

WHAT:           
Art Equals Empowerment Mural Collaboration

WHEN:           
Friday and Saturday, November 20-21, 2015, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

WHERE:          
Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 E. Main Street        

DETAILS:  
Rochester area artist Nate Hodge will collaborate with students from Rochester’s School of the Arts to create a two-part mural that depicts how “Art Equals Empowerment” as part of the New York State Art Teachers Association Annual Conference.

Hodge will be working with four students from SOTA and art teacher Susan Rudy to create a mural that depicts how art can be empowering. Hodge and the students have met to plan the imagery of the mural and will execute it on-site during the conference. Once completed, the mural will be shared in various District locations before it finds its permanent home at School of the Arts.

Nate Hodge has a BFA from SUNY Brockport and an MFA from SUNY Buffalo. He is currently teaching as an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Brockport. Hodge participated in Wall Therapy in Rochester this summer. He will be featured in a segment of WXXI’s Arts in Focus series in December.

For photo opportunities, contact Susan Rudy, 585.503.8704.

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