CORDELL CORDARO, FOUNDER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Cordell thrives in the creative domain, which has translated into a successful art career. In 2014 Cordell went from the canvas to the stage, collaborating on the dance production “Cordaro World” with choreographer Amber Brescia bringing his paintings to life. The dance was performed at MuCCC Theater and RAPA as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival. Ever mindful of embracing new creative possibilities Cordaro started Art House Press magazine. As founder/editor-in-chief of Art House Press, Cordell sees an opportunity to tell the stories of artists and make their art accessible to anyone online. Check out WXXI’s Arts InFocus episode with Cordell HERE!
DAN SCALLY, ART REVIEWER/SALES
Dan Scally is a longtime Rochester resident and has been around the Rochester, N.Y. Art scene for well over a decade. He is a member of the Arts and Cultural Council and Rochester Contemporary Art Center. He is also a member of The Arena Art Group as well as its media liaison. His contemporary mixed media works have been shown in several galleries in Rochester over the years and he has served as judge for both art and photographic shows in the Rochester area. He has worked as a 3D model maker for the industry and has expertise in digital print and color. Dan is a graduate of RIT in Fine Arts CIAS and works as a digital print specialist at Kodak.
STEPHEN S REARDON, EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Driven by: Sensation, Emotion & Perception
I have been a photographer for over twenty years and love what I do. After graduating from Colorado Institute of Arts with the “Best Advertising Photography Portfolio” I moved to NYC to gain experience and landed an internship with Annie Leibovitz’s studio. After working with Annie and her team for three months, I moved back to Denver to assist for Dennis Lane. From there, broke out on my own. These days, I can be found in Rochester, N.Y. happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial and editorial industry.
JOHN SCHLIA, EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
John Schlia has been a photographer for most of his life, following in his father’s footsteps. After earning a BFA from the University at Buffalo he founded his own studio. He began photographing weddings, and since moving to Rochester in 2007 his studio has grown to include portraits, events and commercial work. Recently John has become a member of Dudes Night Out Artist Collective and has been nominated twice as Best Local Photographer in CITY Newspaper’s Best of Rochester. This led to John photographing for CITY Newspaper and the Democrat and Chronicle.
CHRISTINE G ADAMO, WRITER
Christine G. Adamo, is on a quest to answer the age-old question: Who in their right mind would write, revise, edit or proofread for a living? (Hint: She would!) A freelance writer and entrepreneur, this award-winning former journalist and newspaper editor serves clients worldwide via the snappy moniker “Get it Write!” (Get it? Write!) The lifelong Arts & Entertainment critic (and occasional DJ) welcomes your questions, inquiries and story suggestions: Christine@WriteReviseEdit.com. Learn even more at LinkedIn.
JASON CAMPBELL, WRITER
Jason says he is lucky to have grown up in an artistic family. Pursuit of the arts was never considered a waste of time or energy. As such, Jason spent immeasurable time drawing, painting, and writing. He is fascinated by the art making process – of the journey from idea to finished product; of the art taking on it’s own identity. Everyday he gets to work with both creators and consumers to put the final touches on their art. Jason has been a custom picture framer for over 15 years and owner of Frameworks for 7 years.
PAM ACORD, WRITER
HOLLY JENNINGS, WRITER
Holly is a freelance writer who has been known to hold phone conferences in her totally rad mini-van during her son’s baseball practice. From feature articles to commercial writing, she is eking out a paycheck one word at a time. Holly lives on the west side of Rochester with her husband, four kids, and three-legged Australian Shepherd. You can visit her website at www.writerhollyjennings.com.
HEATHER MENZIES JONES, COPY EDITOR
Heather is an English teacher and the writer of three novels (a fourth is in progress).
-Nanoman – Is available on Amazon: CLICK HERE
-Taco Salad Days – Unpublished Novel
-Uncanny Valley – Unpublished Novel
ELISE MIKLICH, WRITER
Elise Miklich is a marketing professional and freelance writer based out of Rochester, New York. After her 5-year career as the front woman for rock and roll band White Picket Fence came to an end, she continued to pursue writing and marketing through the Integrated Marketing Communications master’s program at Nazareth College. Although she swapped her leather jacket for a suit jacket, her love for the arts- be it fashion, music or visual arts- only continued to grow stronger. When she isn’t busy writing or studying for class, you can find her working on her wardrobe like a museum curator or feeding her caffeine habit at Pour Coffee Parlor. You are invited to reach out to Elise at Elise.Miklich@gmail.com