Episode 18

Published on:

19th Jun 2024

Reviving Rochester: Bleu Cease on RoCo's Artistic Legacy and Future

In this episode of "Behind the Studio Door," host Molly Darling and producer Chris Lindstrom sit down with Bleu Cease, the director of the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo). Bleu shares his journey with RoCo, from its early days as the Pyramid Art Center to becoming a key cultural space in downtown Rochester. He delves into the history of the artist space movement, RoCo's evolution, and the challenges and triumphs of running an art center. Bleu also discusses the importance of community support, curatorial practices, and the impactful projects RoCo has undertaken, such as the 6x6 exhibition and the biennial initiative, Current Scene. Tune in to hear Bleu's insights on fostering collaboration, supporting local artists, and advocating for the arts in Rochester.


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Behind the Studio Door
Conversations with Creatives in Rochester, NY
Hey there! Join us, Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, on our podcast 'Behind the Studio Door.' We dive into the heart of creativity, bringing you up close and personal with artists in Rochester NY and beyond!

Our conversations go beyond the brush strokes and melodies, exploring the rich stories and emotions that fuel artistic expression. Each episode is a journey into the unique world of creators, from painters to musicians, in our vibrant Rochester, NY community.

We don't just talk about art; we delve into the struggles and triumphs that shape each artist. It's about understanding how their experiences mold their art, and how their work touches their lives and the world. This podcast is more than a series of interviews; it's a celebration of the human spirit and the transformative power of art.

Whether you're an aspiring artist looking for a spark of inspiration, an art lover curious about the magic behind creation, or just someone who cherishes the depth of artistic expression, 'Behind the Studio Door' is your window into a world of inspiration and connection with the creative soul. Tune in, and let's explore this amazing journey together!
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Molly Darling

Multidisciplinary Artist, Imagination Doula and Podcast Host!