Perhaps the best way to sum up College Street Art Gallery is this: Admirable. As I rounded the corner of College Street, onto Allen, I found myself smack in front of the gallery's open door. Mike Mulley, Gallery Owner, was seated behind a small desk in the middle of the room, ready to answer any questions or address any of my concerns. I wanted to know how a small gallery has survived in Allentown for ten years. "I opened in October 1997 in the teeny spot on College that, some may remember, used to be the barber shop. I had a really progressive, forward thinking landlord. He gave me an opportunity to be here. Also, it's perseverance. I'm just too stubborn to give up. And of course, I've had a lot of support from the community. It is one of the few for-profit galleries left," Mulley said.
As I browsed around the current exhibition, a group of paintings by Miercarski, Mike Mulley continued to tell me a little about the gallery itself and what he tries to showcase. "A lot of what I show, …
Starting June 15, two local galleries will present the works of master photographer Ken Heyman.
Heyman burst onto the photography scene late in college, after his professor, Margaret Mead, noticed his work and brought him with her on an anthropological trip to Bali. They then began a decades-long working relationship, which included collaborating on two books- both of which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Heyman admits that the time they spent together in Bali was very influential. “My interest in human behavior and relationships was nourished by (Mead), as was the style of my photography,” he writes on his personal website [http://www.kenheyman.com].
In addition to the anthropological fieldwork done with Mead, Heyman has produced many other notable works. His Pop Art series, of which the Albright Knox Art Gallery will display 24 pieces, includes skillful and …
Assuming you haven't filled your taste for good art over the weekend, Monday evening local photographer Lukia Costello will be holding an opening at Betty's Restaurant. Join her in celebrating the opening of a solo show entitled 'This Natural World - a.k.a nature photos that don't bore me."
Born and raised in in Buffalo, NY, Lukia came to photography in a roundabout way. Unsure of her direction, by chance, or intuition, she attended a photography course at the University of Buffalo in the spring of 2004. Here she found her true love, obsession and life's work. Lukia has shown in Western New York as well as Northern California.
According to her artists's statement: "We think fast, we move fast, we live fast. Running, always running from A to B and back again. Fast food, high speed internet. Our life, at times, is no more than a motion blur.
I run too. But then I am stopped. …
Gallery 141 is hoding a pecial event during the Allentown Art Festival's Anniversary. The gallery will be open with six featured artists, including Tammy Wetzel, Marie Wonch, Dan Mardana, Christopher McGee, Gene Witoski, and Jimi Beaudin. The artwork ranges from painting and mixed media to digital 3D artwork. there will also be several types of photography (high dynamic range included) displayed. Adding to the live flavor of the show will be working artists in the driveway, and a body painter.
Stop by and get to know your local galleries, bringing you art all year 'round!
Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 Free Gallery 141B 141B Elmwood, (in the back), 14201
Studio Hart is proud to announce its latest exhibition of photographs titled "Winter Silence" by Linda Gale Gellman
"Winter Silence" is Gellman's poetic vision of the frozen waters that have become a part of our collective local memory and experience. Made in and around Lake Erie and in Cazenovia Park, the images capture huge formations of ice traveling the thawing spring waters as well as the frigid winter landscape of Western New York.
For this body of work, Gellman, a Buffalo-based photographer working in fine and commercial art, exclusively used a "Lomo", a toy camera developed in Russia after Cold War as a spy camera. The manual camera has a fixed wide angle lens with which Gellman used especially fast speed film, giving he black and white images an expression of historical presence.
May 29 - July 14 Artist Reception Scheduled for June 7 from 5:30 - 8 Studio Hart . 65 Al…
For our last stop we caught up with visual artist/ photographer Nancy Parisi. Nancy describes herself as a lover of the imagination. Through her work, she challenges herself by searching for inspiration in unexplored and often unconventional realms.
While we sipped tea and shared some laughs, Nancy talked to us about being inspired by Buffalo, transformational installations, and cooking up a masterpiece. Be sure to check out Nancy and all of the other artists you've read about at Hallwalls' Artist and Models Event June 2nd 2007. See you there.
Now that we've told you about submissions, it's time for the 2007 Digital Media Festival, being held at Canisius College's Digital Media Arts Program from May 24 - 26 at Canisius College. It will occur during the evening on Thursday and Friday, and during the day Saturday. Aspiring digital artists of all kinds will find something of interest in the workshops, whether you're a filmmaker, 3D or Flash animator, programmer or graphic artist.
Comprised of a competition and various workshops/seminars, the show will highlight talent from many interesting local companies, from IBC Digital to Full Circle Studios to Buffalo Rising's own Nick Barone and Chris Buryta, speaking on "Life in a Startup Company". Other subjects include font design, audio remixing, and Actionscript 2.0. Each workshop is 90 minutes long, and space is limited.
In addition, the young bucks of new media will be vy…
Buffalo Rising Online has partnered with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to give you a very special treat -- a privately curated walk through of their featured exhibit, Raw Human Emotion: Francis Bacon Paintings from the 1950's.
Join Senior Curator Douglas Dreishpoon, Ph.D., as he gives us insight into Bacon's tortured world of dark genius, starting with a larger-than-life photograph of his studio, and working through one of the of the most comprehensive looks at Bacon's most prolific period ever compiled. As Dreishpoon explains, most shows of Bacon's work have given a chronological look at his life and work. This exhibit, by contrast, goes more deeply into his work in the 1950s, bringing together paintings from as far away as China.
While modern art may seem difficult to relate to, especially the dark abstractions of Bacon's caliber, Dreishpoon's insights and anecdotes will br…
The Digital Media Arts Program will be hosting this year's Digital Media Festival from May 24th - 26th at Canisius College. This three-day event will be comprised of a competition and various workshops and seminars, including "Working with Multiple layers of Video in Final Cut Pro" and subjects including lighting, audio, and Flash programming. Each workshop is 90 minutes long. The three categories for the competition are Animation and Video Shorts (suggested length: under 10 minutes), Web and Interactive Design, and Still Images (Photography and Illustration). There are a number of awards within each category. The Festival be held during the evening on Thursday and Friday, and during the day Saturday. The deadline for submissions was initially today, May 7th, but has been postponed until May 14, 2007, to allow for a great…
The painter Francis Bacon, descendent of the 16th century philosopher, once said, “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery,” and he certainly succeeded in that mission in the course of his life and work. Known for his austere and even grotesque imagery, Bacon’s life took turns to the strange from the very beginning that were reflected in his work.
Bacon’s sickliness and overt homosexual tendencies enraged his father, getting him horsewhipped once and eventually thrown out of the family homestead. Having been frequently displaced as a child, at the age of 17 he was on the streets permanently with a tiny allowance from his mother’s trust fund, and quickly found unsavory ways of keeping himself housed and fed, either by petty theft, rent-dodging, or by finding wealthy male patrons to take him in. After one such tryst, Bacon found himself with enough wherewit…