Hidden Passions: Season 1


Hidden Passions

Inspiring Conversations about Hyphenated Lives

7 pm Thursdays @ MAG / free

Rochester is a city of excellence, and awesomeness runs deep here. “Hidden Passions” celebrates the private hobbies and creative lives of Rochesterians and puts them center stage at the Memorial Art Gallery. The world-class musician who restores antique cars; the masseuse by day and gourmet ice cream entrepreneur by night; the postal service worker whose “other thing” is artisanal sausage making. Rochester is a city of innovation in ways you never imagined.

Come see what inspires your neighbors. Be amazed! Be moved by their hyphenated lives and liberate the creative promise inside YOU. Stay tuned for Season2, beginning September 17, 2015.

While you’re here, take advantage of MAG’s extended Thursday evening hours. Admission to the museum is half price from 5 to 9 pm, and Max at the Gallery serves tapas, beer and wine for purchase from 5 to 8 pm.

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IDEATION: Funding the Future Memorial Art Gallery

Season 1 (Spring 2015) | Season 2

Catelyn Augustine and John BeckMarch 12:
Catelyn Augustine, massage therapist | ice cream entrepreneur


John Beck, ESM emeritus professor of percussion | winemaker

Agustin Ramos and Emma LoApril 9:
Agustin Ramos, private investigator | cuatro guitar maker*


Emma Lo, UR med student | portraitist of homeless friends

*Agustin Ramos will be joined onstage by guitarist Marcos Santiago

Job 4273 for Josh Owen. Interior Design Studio. Portrait of Josh OwenMay 21:
Josh Owen, RIT industrial designer | bonsai tree sculptor


Joe Carney, MAG director of advancement | MCC adjunct assistant professor of English