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Castellani to host Buffalo Society of Artists exhibit

LEWISTON – The Castellani Art Museum will host the Buffalo Society of Artists’ 120th Catalogue Exhibition. The exhibition opens with a reception at the museum on the Niagara University campus from 2 to 4 p.m. next Sunday,with an awards presentation at 3 p.m.

The exhibition continues through July 31 and Jessica Beck, assistant curator of art for the Andy Warhol Museum of Art, is serving as juror of the exhibition.

The artists society, founded in 1891, is one of the oldest continually operating art organizations in the country. In celebration of its 125th anniversary year, it will hold multiple exhibitions throughout Western New York, provide lectures and workshops on a variety of art media, and showcase 15 short films on significant visual area artists. All are open to the public.

Several members of the society will discuss their works, which will hang on the walls in the Castellani’s Gallery 2, on Sunday afternoons in April and July, with dates to be announced. Visit: for details.

The celebration also will feature a “Meet Me at the CAM” film series, with short films from the BSA’s Video Archive Project shown and discussed with a question-and-answer session with the artists to follow. This series is planned for 10 a.m. to noon on five consecutive Tuesdays: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, and June 14, at the Castellani.

For more information, visit the Castellani website,, or call Susan Clements at 286-8201.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.