Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Spring Art Classes at Buffalo Arts Studio

So, is that 35mm camera just gathering dust? Think it would be to hard to learn how to use it, with everything being so "automatic" these days? Well, now is the time to dust it off. Join me for the Intro to Black and White Photography class. Spring is the time when you want to get out and get busy! Not only will you learn how to use that camera, you'll also make prints in the darkroom.
Photography is not the only class offered, either. There's both adult and youth classes offered in oil and acrylic painting, pottery, drawing, and even contemporary graffiti for the kids. For a full list, go to the Buffalo Arts Studio website. See you up at the studio!

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Elmwood Festival of the Arts

The Elmwood art fest applications are ready to go. Artists have a deadlind of April 14, so get your images together. BuffaloPundit beat me to it, so I'll leave the details to him.
Good. That means I can comment on the festival itself. When it first started, it was a much needed breath of fresh air. The Allentown fest is fine for people watching, but there are very few Buffalo artists involved. Less than a handful. The past few years, that weekend is spent at Music is Art. A couple months later at Elmwood, it is quite the opposite. Being a Buffalo artist myself, I know so many of the exhibitors. They're your friends; your neighbors.
The musical entertainment is supurb. Buffaloroots (myself and Kevin) covered it last year (2nd story on the link), and we were running between the stages, making sure not to miss anyone we wanted to see- Terry Sullivan, The Valkyries, David Kane and Mike Miskuly, etc.
The exposure to many Buffalo non-profs is nice too. Everyone from WBFO to the Buffalo Animal Shelter (complete with adoptable pets) is there with plenty of information about their causes.
The Elmwood Festival of the Arts is really a well spent summer weekend.

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Like it or Not, Albright's Moving On

The vote has been taken- 1,224 to 428 of gallery members voted to go ahead with the sale of about 200 antiquities from the gallery collection. The injunction to halt the sale has been thrown out by the court. The sale at Sotheby's will proceed this Tuesday.
On this blog, I have written about pros and cons of the sale, which does deplete the Gallery of some of their classic (abet not seen much) collection, but insures the future acquisition of contemporary pieces. I'll admit, I did not take a particular stand, mostly because of friends on both sides, but also because of the merits of both sides.
Now that the sale is cleared, I think the real work begins. First, let's make a LOT of money, but second is the always precarious purchase of art. The Albright lucked out with Picasso and Pollock when they weren't yet the popular painters they turned out to be. I think the bad blood needs to subside- the big job is now at hand...

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Kara Daving and Becky Koenig at NCCC Gallery

March 5-30
Opening reception Thursday, March 8 5:30-8
Niagara County Community College,
D building
1111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, New York 14132

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Burchfield-Penney Opening

Ceramic artist Bryan Hopkins, a member of the Buffalo Arts Studio, will have a show at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, March 9- May 6th. The opening reception will be Friday, March 9, 5:30- 7:30.