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Artist Stroll 2016

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November 4, 2016 for

Artists' Stroll 2016 at

Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium

In 2014-15, YA:
Provided 249 performances. 9,931 workshops and residencies.
Reached 167,455 students
at 199 educational sites
in 13-counties
Employing 134 Teaching Artists


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Artist Spotlight: Brian Coughlin

Brian Coughlin is known throughout the Rochester area as an accomplished Actor, Director, Film Maker, Artist, Songwriter and Teacher. He has performed in over forty theatre productions on many of the region’s most respected stages including, Rochester Community Players, The Jewish Community Center, Rochester Children's Theatre and Geva Theatre. He has directed numerous dramatic and musical productions for Geneseo Community Theatre, Avon Community Theatre, the Jewish Community Center, Rochester Children's Theatre, Rochester Community Theatre and Blackfriars. Brian has also worked extensively with the Eastman Kodak Company in the production of numerous 16mm and 35mm films for the Entertainment Imaging Division. He co-wrote, co-produced and collaborated on several award winning independent short films as well as four feature length films shot right here in Rochester. Brian has been featured in several television and radio commercials over the years and helped co-produce several others, the most recent being the ‘Be Brave for Kids’ spot for the Bivona Agency. In addition to theatre and film credits he is also an award winning singer/songwriter who regularly performs in coffee houses and clubs throughout the region. Brian’s long-running music series “Songwriters in the Round” has featured musicians from Rochester, Buffalo, Boston, Albany, Syracuse, Ithaca and Toronto.




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