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2017-10-11 / Lifestyles

BNHV exhibits work of realism artist


Angelo F. LaDuca holds a still-life painting of fruit, which will be on display at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village for the month of October, along with 42 other paintings created by LaDuca. Angelo F. LaDuca holds a still-life painting of fruit, which will be on display at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village for the month of October, along with 42 other paintings created by LaDuca. During the month of October, the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Museum, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst, will display 43 works of art created by Angelo F. LaDuca.

The show, titled “Angelo LaDuca Celebrates Being 80 with an Art Show,” will run until Oct. 31.

A free artist talk given by LaDuca titled “What an Artist Thinks About When Doing a Painting” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. A free “Meet the Artist” reception will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Both events will take place at BNHV.

LaDuca, of Grand Island, is a real estate agent who began painting at the age of 68. He graduated from Colgate University and the University at Buffalo Law School. After an active business career, he found it necessary in retirement to find a way to remain active without the day-to-day pressures of today’s work environment.

LaDuca has studied at the Partners in Art Studio located in North Tonawanda for the last 12 years. He has created more than 175 paintings that include still life, portraits and landscapes and has taken classes with several nationally known artists.

He has participated in several art shows, including four where he was a featured artist. He also volunteers to give talks to community groups on a number of subjects, including art.

LaDuca specializes in realism. He paints setups of still-life objects that he finds interesting, portraits of people he knows and landscape scenes from places that he has traveled to around the world.

Beginning to paint late in life, LaDuca contends that everyone has the potential to become a good artist, but the person must be willing to make the effort to study the principles of creating exciting artwork.

“One of the primary purposes of having this art show is to encourage people who view [my] work to realize that it is never too late to undertake new challenges,” he said. “It is important in one’s senior years to remain creatively active.”

To contact LaDuca, email him at afladuca@roadrunner.com or call 773-2888.

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