Averell Council

The Averell Council

Averell Council

Join the Averell Council and make things happen in the arts.

Membership in the Averell Council will put you in touch with hundreds of engaged professionals who share an enthusiasm for Rochester and the arts, and a commitment to support a wide range of social and cultural events.

December 18 @ 7 pm Lakeshore Record Exchange
$10 at the door
Nick Cave: 20,000 Days On Earth
20,000 Days on Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave.
Averell Council and Lakeshore Record Exchange are proud co-sponsors of the Alternative Music Film Society’s monthly screenings at MAG.
UPDATE: These films are now are held on Thursday evenings. $10 at the door includes the movie and admission to the Gallery. MAG and a movie. You’re welcome!

Infinity Boxes by Matt Elson Get Arted:
See the cool, cool Infinity Boxes by Matt Elson scattered around the Gallery. Swap out your Facebook profile picture!

Get Cultured:
Thursdays @ 6 pm:  MAG Highlights Tour
Included in MAG admission (1/2 price every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm)

Through association with the Memorial Art Gallery, Averell Council members will have the opportunity to invent, plan, sponsor, or just enjoy unique art-oriented events. Best of all, ideas for the events come from the members, and member volunteers make those ideas happen.
Have you seen us in Rochester’s newest publication POST? Intrigued? Inspired? Interested? Fill out this super-short form and we’ll get you the information you want. Or, just leave your comments or ideas. We’d love to hear from you. An overview for each newly-forming committee is described below.

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Our mission is to support the Memorial Art Gallery. To retain, expand and diversify our membership; increase awareness of the institution and the collection; raise operational funds; and offer cultural events for both social and educational outreach.

There are a multitude of ways to get involved with the Averell Council. Here are 4:

Averell on Art (Educational Programming)

Learn and help others learn about art. Develop art and education programs such as informal talks featuring nationally renowned artists, critics and collectors, in cooperation with the Education Department at MAG as well as other Averell committees. Join us and help to execute programs and events that can engage a wide and diverse audience, including kids and their parents.

3rd Thursday

Keep us hopping. Develop new, fresh and different events for the 3rd Thursday evenings at MAG. 3rd Thursdays run from 5 to 8 pm and our goal is to appeal to a broad range of Averell Council members and the Rochester community. Help us create a happy hour with some cool or interesting ‘something’ once a month.

Membership Committee

Keep us growing. Help develop ideas to attract new Averell Council members, and keep current members happy and involved with the Gallery. We want to advance our Averell community by building a council that people want to be a part of. Interesting, interested and innovative.

Marketing Committee

Writers, Graphic Designers, PR, Editors, Poets, Photographers, WE NEED YOU! Market and build support and promotion of programs and events with the Averell Council. Working with the MAG Marketing Department, the goal will be to produce a free quarterly publication about arts (all arts) in Rochester. We also are looking for assistance developing and maintaining our online presence.

Meet new friends and join us at whatever level you choose. Attend and enjoy, give a few hours of your time, or become an active volunteer.

Past Events

3rd Thursday
We’re throwing a 6×6 Party!
It’s time to make your 6×6 pieces! Settle around a table in the Pavilion with your friends and make some 6×6 magic. Be sure to get social and share your ‘work in progress’ photos. Use the hashtags #6x6x2014, #RoCo6x6, and #RoCo137 to connect with RoCo! We’ll have help from the Creative Workshop, as well. We will also be showing 60′s Films projected on the walls of the Pavilion. Think: Valley of the Dolls.
Enjoy: Live Music
See what’s new!: The Gallery Store is offering a discount on a batch of new art supplies – and offering you the opportunity to take them for a test drive. Also, all art supplies are 20% off – including sketch books.
Special: Ask about the drink special for Averell Council members.
Music: 7:30 pm 19th Century Italian Organ Music and the Opera. This hour-long concert features students from the Eastman school of Music’s Organ & Voice Departments. Included with Gallery admission.
Get Cultured: 6:30 pm MAG Highlights Tour
1/2 price admission to the Gallery.
Special Event in the Gallery Store: New collection from Sara Silvio & meet the artist.
Tapas plates for purchase and music by guitarist Dave Berger.
Craft brew samples by Climbing Bines of Penn Yan.
Tapas drink specials for Averell Council members.
Lecture titled “TISCH: Terahertz Imaging & Spectroscopy for Cultural Heritage Investigations” with J. Bianca Jackson of the UofR’s Institute of Optics – a fascinating look at the nondestructive investigation of historical artworks.
3rd Thursday Holiday Edition
Two Trunk Shows in the Gallery Store
Reckless Necklace and Andrea Geer Designs
Holiday Drink Specials
Lakeshore Record Exchange’s Alternative Music Film Festival.
“A Skin, A Night.” The film documents the group as they write and record their groundbreaking album ‘Boxer.’
Join us for drinks at 6pm with the film screening to follow at 7.