Hidden Passions

Season 4

7 pm @ MAG / Included in museum admission which is 1/2 price beginning at 5 pm on Thursdays

This monthly series celebrates the private hobbies and creative lives of Rochesterians and puts them center stage at MAG. Come see what inspires your neighbors! Be moved by their hyphenated lives and liberate the creative promise inside YOU.

Arrive early and enjoy MAGthursdays! Every Thursday from 5 to 8, we offer live music; beer, food and wine for purchase; and half-price museum admission.

Hidden Passions Season 4 is supported by the Joanna M. and Michael R. Grosodonia Fund, the Arnold and Barbara Mackintosh Lecture Fund, and the Marion Lord and John L. Swierkos Education Endowment.

Bailey Pandya

Friday, October 6 @ 7 pm
Dr. Brian Bailey // Professor / Businessman / Music Promoter
Dr. Kishan Pandya // Physician / Musician

Thursday, November 9 @ 7 pm
Miguel A. Cardona, Jr. // Professor / Coffee Cup Sketcher
Jacob Rakovan // Craft Cocktail Bartender / Poetry Curator
Miguel A. Cardona and Jacob Rakovan

Randell Cook and Brittany Williams
Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 7 pm
Randall Cook // Library Project Manager / Fiber Artist
Brittany Williams // Assist. Basketball Coach / Artist

Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 7 pm
Katie Jo Suddaby // Ordained Pastor / Sand Artist
Sabra Wood // Ceramist / Community Advocate
Cat Clay and Katie Joe Suddaby

Theresa Bowick and John Bruning
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 7 pm
Theresa Bowick // Registered Nurse / Community Advocate
John Bruning // Optics Engineer / Recreational Mathematician

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 7 pm
Dr. Hal Kanthor // Pediatrician / Gilbert & Sullivan Collector
Danielle Ponder // Attorney/Musician

Hal Kanthor and Danielle Ponder

This session of Hidden Passions is supported by Rush Rees Library.

Hidden Passions Season 3

Andrew Ainslie and Bruce Ian Meader

October 27, 2016
Andrew Ainslie, Business School Dean | Cave Diver
Bruce Ian Meader, Graphic Design Professor | Beatles Enthusiast

Melissa Matson and Karl Smith

November 10, 2016
Melissa Matson, RPO Principal Violist | Artisan-dyed Fabric and Garment Designer
Karl Smith, Biophysics Doctoral Candidate | 10-Cent Story Writer
Smith photo by Sarah Alharbi

Seymour Schwartz and Rosemary Janofsky

January 19, 2017
Seymour Schwartz, UofR Surgery Professor | Cartographic Historian
Rosemary Janofsky, Midwife | Innkeeper/Owner

February 9, 2017
UofR Undergraduate Night

Cosponsored with the University of Rochester Office of Alumni Relations 

Omar Soufan and Ibrahim Mohammad

Omar Soufan & Ibrahim Mohammad, Biomedical Majors | Rehabilitation Center for Refugees
Soufan photo by Adam Fenster and Mohammad photo by Keith Bullis

Daniel Hargrove and Erik Rosenkranz
Daniel Hargrove, International Relations | Drawing and Coral Reefs
Erik Rosenkranz, Chemical Engineering Major | Long boards and Woodworking

Theresa Lou Bowick and Nannette Nocon

March 16, 2017
Theresa Lou Bowick, Registered Nurse | Community Advocate
Nannette Nocon, Financial Advisor | Children’s Book Author

Evan Dawson and Aprille Byam

April 13, 2017
Evan Dawson, Correspondent | Wine Aficionado
Aprille Byam, Market Researcher | Story teller


REVIEW: Season 2 (2015–16) | Season 1 (Spring 2015)