Krit Upra, one of Rochester’s emerging artists given a stage at Gallery 4 – 8 in the Anderson Arts Building

Krit Upra, one of Rochester’s emerging artists given a stage at Gallery 4 – 8 in the Anderson Arts Building

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Krit Upra – Photographs [provided by Richard Margolis]

We have displayed and appreciated pictures and stories from three artists in the Anderson Arts Building: Anna Overmoyer, Judy Gohringer, and Lynn Feldman. (below) So we were excited to learn about Gallery 4 – 8, a gallery created by Richard Margolis to showcase emerging artists. And to share the impressive work of Krit Upra, an R.I.T student from Thailand.

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[provided by Richard Margolis]

Richard explains the mission of Gallery 4 – 8 and how Krit’s exhibition came to be (and below is Krita Artist’s Statement):

Gallery 4 – 8 is the result of my converting what had been a storage room into a respectable gallery for emerging artists to show their work in the Anderson Arts Building in the Neighborhood of the Arts.

I met Krit Upra during the February First Friday Open House. I don’t remember how that happened exactly but he must have said that he was a photographer and was working on a project – and I showed him the space next door that I was using for storage. It had track lighting and was about 100 running feet that could be converted into a gallery with a little paint, a sign and a press release. He liked it and we set up a meeting so he could show me prints and we began to work out details.


Krit Upra [provided by Richard Margolis]

I was not sure what I was doing – I had done lots of shows of my own prints but had never had a gallery and was not sure what would be involved to be on the other side of that equation. And since Krit did not know me, he could not be sure I would do what I offered. There was a lot of trust and faith involved but it worked out very well for both of us.
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Krit Upra [provided by Richard Margolis]

I like the gallery – the color of the walls, the sign above the door, the way the prints look, and am very pleased with the number of people who came to the Preview on the March First Friday. The show had been hung just the day before but everything was in place and the prints were level and the lights adjusted, and then people began to show up – lots of them.

April 1st First Friday will be the official Artist’s Reception announced in community calendars and posters and Facebook and eMail so there should be another good crowd. And I’m looking forward to hosting other shows in the future.

Richard Margolis [email protected]

Krit’s statement:

My parents have a computer dealership in Thailand and because they saw the importance of a good education presumed that when I enrolled in a technical institute I would follow in their footsteps.


Krit Upra [provided by Richard Margolis]

So when I arrived at RIT in 2013 I did enroll in the College of Applied Science and Technology because this degree would be the golden ticket to a successful life. However their goal was not a good fit and I chose to transfer my major to Fine Art Photography and soon fell in love with it. I realized right away that this was the right path for me but, perhaps as a compromise, I added Biomedical Photography as a second major.I’m interested in the concept of memory and memory loss and how that can be incorporated into my photographs. I’m using vivid colors with an advertising – editorial style that combines both details and an aesthetic which I am using to create these fine art prints.

My intention is for viewers to be able put their own views aside and appreciate the experiments in color and lighting and style.

Be there Friday to meet Krit and Richard. Especially if you are also an emerging artist of Rochester.


A kicking First Friday at Anderson Arts Building

“Futility of Knowing One’s Self” by Anna Overmoyer from the Anderson Arts Building

Antidote for the Doldrums. Join us for another visual conversation with artist Judy Stewart Gohringer from the Anderson Arts Building

War (literally) made into art at the Military History Society of Rochester

A collage homage to the Public Market with Lynne Feldman


Photographer Michelle Turner joins our visual conversation

Jill Gussow’s homage to the raucous crows of the South Wedge

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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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