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Colorful paintings of the historic Fruit Belt neighborhood to the east of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are making a statement in a common walkway on the campus. Tucked on the eastern end of a hallway between Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center is the newly installed Community Artists Gallery, giving many patients and …

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A generation obsessed with images, selfies and Instagram is naturally drawn to compelling backdrops for their photos, seeking out anything from public art to fields filled with sunflowers. Shark Girl, a product of the public art partnership between the Albright-Knox, Erie County and City of Buffalo, finds itself among the region's top examples, appearing in the Huffingt…

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The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present “The Spirituality of Niagara Falls,” a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. It’s free and open to the public. Participating will be exhibiting artist Thomas Kegler; Allan Jamieson Sr. of Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe; Amelia Gallagher, associate professor of religious studies; and Paula Kot, associate prof…

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It gets awfully dull sitting in a chair, staring out the window of her fifth-floor room at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, said Angelic Banko. The Grand Island mother of two boys, ages 3 and 5, has been hospitalized for 21 days to treat internal bleeding. But just before lunch Tuesday, Banko got very excited. She knew what was coming. Like clockwork ever…

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The City of Tonawanda hopes to erect a 16-foot-tall abstract metal sculpture that pays tribute to the Erie Canal on top of the covered canal if supporters can raise $50,000 to $60,000. The city's Visual and Performing Arts Council has commissioned sculptor Henry J. Schmidt to create a sculpture called "The Canal Remembered" that would sit in Niawanda Park along the Niag…

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If the idea of facial recognition software is mildly terrifying to you in a "Minority Report" sort of way, you're not alone. But before this troubling 21st century invention is inevitably turned against us, some of us are having a little fun with it. Case in point: the Google Arts and Culture app, which currently sits atop download charts because of a function that allo…

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The "big black head" in Martin Luther King Jr. Park is a mistake and has to be replaced with a statue that looks more like the slain civil rights leader, according to Samuel A. Herbert, a community activist who is leading a petition drive. Herbert and three supporters kicked off a petition drive in front of the the 8-foot-tall bronze bust in MLK Park on Monday, King's b…

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Linda Lazzaro is in love with painting. Her descriptions of the oils and acrylics at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery brim with emotion, cutting straight to the heart of an artist's intention. "One picture moved me to tears because it described want, poverty and neglect," Lazzaro said of one painting in the gallery's collection, likely a 19th-century piece by Honoré Dau…

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Culture is canceled tonight. Unless you're an ABBA fan, that is. Ahead of Friday night's expectedly nasty storm, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is postponing the planned opening of its exhibition "Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls" as well as its members' meeting. Hallwalls Curator John Massier wrote in an email announcing the postponement that this marks the first time in…

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1) Polish Winterfest, noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 in MacKinnon Lodge in Chestnut Ridge Park (6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park). Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and older. Here's a helpful map to MacKinnon Lodge. Commentary: The local Polish-American Congress - which sounds remarkably official - hosts a family-friendly event Sunday at Chestnut Ridge. Dyn…

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When it comes to the life and work of Tony Conrad, who died in 2016 after a career spanning six decades, it's difficult to know where to start. There's Tony Conrad the musical genius. Tony Conrad the pioneer of structural film. Tony Conrad the teacher. Tony Conrad the cult hero. Later this spring, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the University at Buffalo Art Galler…

LOCKPORT – Art247 (formerly Market Street Art Studios) will hold an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday for its Black and White Exhibition 2018. Admission is free for this exhibit, which runs through Feb. 11. Only black, white and shades of gray are permitted in the works for this juried exhibit, which includes a variety of media, subjects and artistic styles. …

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1) Queen City Comedy Jam, 8 to 10 p.m. Jan. 6 in Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle). Tickets range from $32.50 to $65 and may be purchased here. Commentary: Oscar winner Mo'Nique is the star of the Saturday night show in Kleinhans, where the comic - known for her positive material with "spicy notes" - is joined by Nephew Tommy, the co-host of the "Steve Harvey Mor…

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Buffalo's first major public artwork of the new year debuted Wednesday at the Richardson Olmsted Complex, adding a contemporary grace note to one of the city's most imposing historic buildings. "Spirit of Community," the latest in a series of five sculptures funded by the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, was designed by Buffalo artist Dániel Shafer. A crew of masons and …