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World-renowned artist Albert Paley, who is based in Rochester, is getting ready to make a major change in how he creates his towering metal sculptures and other works.

During a tour of his Lyell Avenue studio, Paley reminds his visitors to safeguard their eyesight and not stare at any welding going on in the cavernous metal fabrication shop. It is part of the leased space he has occupied for the last decade.

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Paley says that in about 18 months the lease on his largest studio, located on Lyell Avenue, will be up, and he thinks that’s a good time to move out of the 40,000 square foot space used for metal fabrication and other aspects of his business. Paley also notes that by that time he will be 76, so it’s a good time to reassess how he wants to move forward with his art.

“It’s a huge business enterprise, so, to restructure and to downsize I can focus more on the intimacy of the work, because we focus nationally and internationally and there’s a lot of travel involved and it’s just time to reassess and downsize.”

Need to Know Rochester Arts Edition - July 12, 2013

Jul 12, 2013

On this Need to Know Rochester Arts Edition:

▪ Sculptor Albert Paley and WXXI Producer/editor Brianna Byrne share their experiences with the Paley on Park Avenue: New York City project.

Need to Know Rochester - June 21, 2013

Jun 21, 2013

On this edition of Need to Know Rochester:

  • A look at youth confinement rates in Monroe County after a recent report finds New York is one of nine states leading the US in reducing youth incarceration.
  • Soul singer Robin McKelle talks about her new album, Soul Flower.
  • A look at craft beer pairings for vegans during Rochester’s Real Beer Week.
  • Sculptor Jackie Ferrara discusses the secrets behind her latest installation at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park.
  • We conclude our 6-part series Paley on Park Avenue: New York City.

Need to Know Rochester - June 14, 2013

Jun 14, 2013

On this edition of Need to Know Rochester:

  • Rochester area school district rankings are now out. It turns out some districts ranked higher than people might have expected given their socioeconomic standing. We look at what’s working for these districts and discuss the impact of poverty on education.
  • Artist Tom Otterness shares the vision behind his installation at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park.
  • Famed sculptor Albert Paley and his team make finishing touches to the 13 original pieces being installed on Park Avenue in New York City this weekend.

Need to Know Rochester - May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

On this edition of Need to Know Rochester:

  • Current community-wide efforts to alleviate racial disparities and structural inequities in Rochester
  • A round-table discussion on the rising food truck craze in Monroe County and the potential impact of a new food truck pilot program in the City of Rochester
  • World-renowned sculptor Albert Paley takes WXXI inside his studios as he creates his latest work which will be installed on Park Avenue in New York City

Need to Know Rochester - May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

On this edition of Need to Know Rochester:

  • A look at the potential charter school boom in Monroe County and how that may impact students and the Rochester City School District
  • A profile of Hope Hall, a local private school that caters to students with special learning needs
  • A new behind-the-scenes look at sculptor Albert Paley’s latest work

This Week on Need to Know Rochester - 5.24.13

May 23, 2013

Coming up this week on Need to Know Rochester we examine what could soon be a charter school boom in Monroe County. Also on the show, a look into the local private school Hope Hall. It caters to a special group of students who say it’s a place where everybody knows your name. And we continue our behind-the-scenes coverage of world-renowned sculptor Albert Paley’s latest work. Tune in this Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV Channel 21 and Cable 11 or 1011.