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ROB LYNCH
Born in 1974 in Niagara Falls, New York, Robert
Lynch earned a Masters in Multidisciplinary
Studies from Buffalo State College in 2002.
An award winning teacher, Rob has taught
both Fine Art and Music at Niagara Falls High
School, Buffalo Arts Studio, The Albright Knox
Art Gallery, Artpark, The Burchfield Penney
Art Center, Alder Creek Music, Lewiston
Porter High School, and various Buffalo Public
Schools as a teaching artist with the Arts In
Education Institute of WNY. His combined
years of teaching nearly equal his years on
the planet. Always looking to wear more hats,
Rob has worked as a contributing reviewer
for the Buffalo News, a hat model for Buffalo
Spree magazine, and was featured in a 2015
ad campaign for Excelsior Orthopedics. He
kids you not.
Rob’s Multidisciplinary background has found
a home in various places: He has produced
four solo recordings of “bittersweet art pop”,
one of which was proclaimed by Buffalo News
music critic Jeff Miers as, “One of the best
releases of the year, period. Stunning.” His
discography as an award winning session
musician is long and varied. Highlights include
work with national artists Peter Case, Stan
Ridgway, Gurf Morlix, Ani Difranco, Rex Hobart,
Michael Tarbox and 10,000 Maniacs founders
John and Mary. Working heavily in a variety
of styles lead to his induction in the Buffalo
Music Hall Of Fame in 2011 as one of the
organization’s youngest members.
Rob’s paintings are held in numerous private
and public collections nationwide and
exhibited in Western New York and beyond
through solo and group shows.
ROBIN YATES
Robin is an artist and teacher who reflects
Western New York woods and waters in her
jewelry, sculpture, painting and printmaking.
She earned her MFA at RIT in Rochester, Art
Ed Certification at Buffalo State, and BA in
studio Art at SUNY Oswego. Robin is also a
board member of the new Arts and Craftsmen
Guild at the Roycroft Campus and consigns
jewelry at Burchfield Penney Arts Center and
the Roycroft Copper Shop.
Upcoming art shows include: the Elmwood
Avenue Festival, the AVS Allentown Arts
Festival, the Roycroft Campus Art Show, and
Rochester’s Park Avenue Arts Festival.
Robin designs jewelry in 14k yellow, rose,
white, & green gold or in sterling silver.
She designs with precious gems as well as
natural crystals and Lake Erie beach glass
& shells. She is well known for her inspired
angel and fairy rings and pendants, as well as
redesigning customers’ old jewelry pieces.