Weekly Feature



2018-01-10 / Entertainment

Art

thurs. 11

Voices in Contemporary Art: Nari Ward — A free talk by Jamaican artist Nari Ward, who will discuss his work, including “Loisaidas LiquorsouL,” 2011, in the Albright-Knox’s collection, as well as “Jacuzzi Bed,” 2013, which is part of the special exhibition, “Out of Sight! Art of the Senses,” 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 882-8700, www.albrightknox.org

fri. 12

Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls — Culled from nearly 40 years of Hallwalls’ still and video archives (1977-2014), this exhibition will serve as a prelude to “Introducing Tony Conrad,” the upcoming retrospective at the UB Art Gallery and Albright Knox Art Gallery, by showcasing a selection of performances and still imagery documenting Conrad’s decades-long association with Hallwalls, opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and continues through Friday, March 2, at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 854-1694, www.hallwalls.org

sat. 13

Black and White: Exhibition 2018 — To work only in black and white is a challenge for the artist. It forces him/her to express thoughts and ideas without the use of the colors that are so fundamental to our view of the world. Only black, white and shades of grey can be used to express their vision. Opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 11, at Art247, formerly Market Street Art Center, 247 Market St., Lockport; Free. 478-0239

Joe Diebold — Joe Diebold is a local photographer who started visiting the Botanical Gardens with his wife to escape the cold weather, and hopes to bring joy to visitors as they see the Gardens through his eyes. Exhibit opens Saturday, Jan. 13, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Arcangel Gallery of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

The Allegory of Color by Cassie Lipsitz — This show is about the power of color. Colors are complex, and when combined in different ways, express different aspects of life. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and exhibit continues through Saturday, Feb. 24, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; Free admission. 697-9075, www.pausaarthouse.com

Original Originals: Vintage Drawings by WNY Artists — With an opening reception from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 10, at Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., E478 Main St., East Aurora. 652-0940, www.meibohmfinearts.com

sun. 14

The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint — By Alixandra Martin, this exhibit represents works from three continents and nine countries from more than 10 years, capturing the people, culture, architecture and land through the lens of an artist. Included will be illustrations that celebrate the history of the Kenan Center in a specially commissioned children’s book, “The Place,” written by children’s book author, Cynthia Cotten, and illustrated by Martin. A free public reception will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, and the exhibit will be on display through Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport; Free. 433-2617, www.kenancenter.org

Announcements

CEPA Gallery Seeks Participants for Photography Competition and Exhibition — CEPA Gallery is hosting a competition seeking photographers to artistically capture images of Buffalo’s Skyway. An anonymous donor has offered to fund this project, underwriting the exhibition and offering prize money. Prize categories: “Best of Show,” $500; “Best Black & White,” $250; “Best Color,” $250; “Best Drone Photo,” $250; and “Best Student Photo,” $250 (middle to high school). Fifty photographs will be chosen for the exhibition. CEPA will print and mount the exhibit and host a public opening reception in the fall of 2018 (date to be determined). The contest and exhibition are free of charge. The competition has started and will continue through the summer of 2018, allowing photos of each season. Guidelines for submission: One image per photographer; file must be approximately 9 x 13 at 240 DPI or larger; label the image with last name and year (for example: lastname2017.jpg); include your name, mailing address, telephone number and title of your photo with your e-mail submission; submit to submissions@cepagallery.org with “Skyway” in subject heading.

ongoing: now-Jan. 12

HEY LOOK: Paintings by Daniel Maysonet and Jim Bilger — Their paintings appear to complement, even celebrate one another, perhaps largely because both artists simply paint what makes them happy. On display through Friday, Jan. 12, with a closing reception from 6 to 9 p.m., at Argus Gallery, 1896 Niagara St., Buffalo. Argus Gallery is part of the Eleven Twenty Projects Group. 882-8100, www.eleventwentyprojects.com

now-Jan. 21

Painting Niagara, Thomas Kegler — The quiet and contemplative works in this exhibition include 15 plein air paintings and related studies as well as works from the Castellani Art Museum collection. On display through Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Lewiston; donation. 286-8200, www.castellaniartmuseum.org

now-Jan. 25

Cheektowaga Central Art Exhibit — Annual Cheektowaga Central School K-12 student art exhibit. On display through Thursday, Jan. 25, at Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga; Free.

now-Jan. 26

Robert Glisson — Landscape oil paintings. On display through Friday, Jan. 26, at Art Dialogue Gallery, 5 Linwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 885-2251, www.artdialoguegallery.com

now-Jan. 27

20th Century: Drawing by Curtis A. Guy — Curtis A. Guy is one of the core organizers at Sugar City, where he has curated and organized numerous art/creator exhibits. On display through Saturday, Jan. 27, at Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St., Buffalo; Free. 553-2530, www.buffalosugarcity.org

now-Jan. 28

Out of Sight! Art of the Senses — A multisensory exhibition featuring 16 artists and curated by gallery director Janne Siren along with chief curator Cathleen Chaffee and deputy director Joe Lin-Hill. On display through Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 882-8700, www.albrightknox.org

Divine Messengers — Sculpture and paintings by Craig LaRotonda. On display through Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 878-6011, www.burchfieldpenney.org

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