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ROOM TO GROW

"Beyond/In Western New York 2005" grows larger. Week 2 of the multivenue biennial will add four more galleries and museums to the five that opened last week and increase its artists count to 23, including a variety of sculptors, painters, photographers, videomakers and performance artists. Tonight's openings are in the Castellani Art Museum and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center.

At the Castellani the work of Eric Glavin, Edward J. Luce, Julian Montague and John Knecht -- who has videos spotted at various venues -- will be presented during an opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Following that, the Burchfield-Penney will host an opening from 6:30 to 8:30 for Marc Bohlen, William T. Copper, Jackie Felix, Joe Miller, Jim Morris and Alfonso Volo (who also has work at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center); videos by Tony Conrad, Aaron M. Miller, Jody Lafond, Meg Knowles and documentation of the performance work of Jamie O'Neil and Ron Ehmke. In addition, Ehmke will perform at the center at 8 p.m. next Friday and at 7 p.m. April 30.

Saturday night will see an opening in Buffalo Arts Studio from 7 to 10 p.m. for Stephanie Ashenfelder, Corinne Carlson, Mille Chen, Joel Seah, Lisa Steele, Kim Tomczak and Knecht. Later, from 9 to 11, Big Orbit Gallery will present Paul Vanouse's inactive work featuring a gallery-filling platform with arcade-style buttons that trigger audio samples from voices in cities around the world.

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