A reception for "Nancy Dwyer: Say What?," an exhibition of recent sculpture, paintings, prints and computer-generated images by the artist, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College. Dwyer's show will open Saturday, with works to hang through April 20.
Also on view in the museum's new hands-on exhibition space is "Folk Art: Exploring Western New York Communities," which will continue through Feb. 9, and on view through Jan. 3 in the Up-Front Gallery is "Peter Stephens: New Work," featuring monochromatic gum-oil prints and photo-grams.
"Road Kill and Other Strategies for the Turn of the Century: Way New Drawings by Marin Kruck" will remain on view through Nov. 30 in Big Orbit Gallery, 30-D Essex St. As part of the show, a reception for Kruck will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 9.
The exhibition of original illustrations from "Giving Thanks," a children's version of the traditional Iroquois Thanksgiving Address, illustrated by Tuscarora artist Erwin Printup, has been extended through Nov. 24 by the Castellani Art Museum, on the Niagara University Main Campus. Printup will also be available to sign copies of the book from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the museum.
"Illustrated Books in the G. Robert Strauss Jr. Memorial Library Collection" will open Tuesday and continue through Jan. 5 in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave.
"Regional Review: Part II," an exhibition of works by area artists Donna Stanton, Dianne Malley, Kaoru Tohara, James Williams, John Hughson, Lynn McElhaney, Bruce Adams, Janet Ballweg and Zhuqing Fucha, will open in the Forum Gallery at Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown, during a reception from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. Works in the show will remain on view through Dec. 14.
"Everyone Lived on the Hill," featuring the works of Susan Webb Tregay, will open Thursday in Impact: A Women's Gallery, 640 Breckenridge Ave., first floor. A reception for the artist will be given from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, with Tregay's works remaining on view through Nov. 23.
"Women of Hope: African Americans and Latinas Who Made a Difference," an exhibition of posters commissioned by the Bread and Roses Cultural Project, will open Thursday and continue through Nov. 20 in the Niagara County Community College Art Gallery, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. A reception in honor of the show will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday.
"The Florence Portfolio," an exhibition of intaglio prints with "sacrifice" as the theme, will open Friday and continue through Nov. 30 in the Wesley Chapel Gallery, Houghton College, One Willard Ave., Houghton.
A members exhibition, featuring the works of 30 area artists, co-sponsored by the Tonawandas' Council on the Arts, will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. The show will hang in the gallery through Nov. 23.
New works by Catherine B. Parker will be featured in an exhibit opening Monday and continuing through Nov. 23 in the Buffalo Seminary, 250 Bidwell Parkway.
"Exposed: The Untold Story of DES," a photo-documentary exhibit about the impact of the drug on exposed mothers and their children, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Genesee College's Livingston Campus Center, 5999 Big Tree Road,Lakeville. The works will remain on view through Dec. 1.
An exhibit of award-winning paintings, drawings and graphics by students at the New York Academy of Design will be on view Saturday through Dec. 14 in the Dresser Gallery of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University, Olean. As part of the show, a gallery talk by Charles O'Connor will be given at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, immediately followed by a reception.
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 2495 Main St., Suite 425, will hold its Ways in Being Gay Festival today through Dec. 1. Numerous events have been planned for the celebration, including film and video screenings, the "Q NEWS Election Night Brouhaha" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and an exhibition titled "Wedding of the Century: Photographs by Bill Giancursio," opening Saturday and continuing through Nov. 29 in the Savage Cat Cafe, Lexington and Ashland avenues. The Buffalo United Artists production of "Virgins and Other Myths," in repertory through Nov. 9, as well as a writers' and performers' workshop with Ronald Ehmke, at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, will also be part of the festival.
An exhibit of mixed-media works by Dianne Baker will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Mark Taylor Gallery, 125 Elmwood Ave. Baker's works will remain on view through Dec. 31.