Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Buffalo Arts Studio Member's Show

I can always mark the beginning of the Holidays with the annual Member's show at the studio.
Got to see the work, pre-hanging- the work is pretty nice. And the opening is always a fun party...

November 17 - December 29, 2007
Annual Artist Exhibit and Sale '07
Opening Reception, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Please join us at the Annual Exhibit and Sale where you will find unique and
affordable artwork, perfect for holiday gift giving. BAS was voted by
Buffalo Spree Magazine "Best place to buy cheap art" in Western New York for
This years exhibit and sale has been expanded to include former Buffalo
Arts Studio resident artists, former exhibiting artists, as well as current BAS

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Workshop for Collectors

Well, yesterday, I headed out to Batavia, NY, to speak/show at a workshop for potential art collectors.
First off, big thanks to Linda Anderson for inviting me- there wasn't a great turnout, but she taped it for a future DVD, so the talks won't go unnoticed.
Second, it was at my former Alma Matter, Genesee Community College. This was fitting, as when I entered GCC in '85, I was a Graphic Design Major, and Left a Photography Major (with side-trips in radio broadcasting and theatre). Bob Cooper was the photography instructor there (and I found out yesterday he is still there), and he was VERY influential in focusing my attention (did I mean that pun?) on photography- just a great teacher.
I did have MAJOR flashbacks being in that building. It's been 20 years. There are new buildings, but the 1 that was there (the "high school on the hill") when I was hasn't changed too much. The radio station, where I served as music director, has changed- right back to the old rock format that was in place when I got there. There were a few years of "college radio" music when I was there (read: alternative for 1985). When I walked by yesterday, Kansas was on the air. Oh well.
Quite a nice experience, though. I even ate at my favorite restaurant, That Taco Place. I guess Batavia is more fun to visit....


Friday, November 02, 2007

Good times...

Wow, I have to say, taping Music is Art was a ball! Big thanks to Katherine Trapanovski and the whole gang at UB that work tirelessly to get the show together. Everyone really treated the artists and musicians very well, right down to the food !
Now, I have always appreciated the energy that is created from a band doing live music- that's why I love taking pictures during a show (see For a change, I got to work on art while a band is playing. Them Jazzbeards were doing their thing, and I was getting really inspired. It was an incredible feeling. I listen to music (rather loud at times) when I'm working, but the energy exchange when the band is playing right there (especially one I really like) was really different....
The show will be airing sometime in the spring- I'll keep you posted...

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