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The painting looks like a hologram. Step a few feet away, and the figures – a helmeted soldier carrying a young girl over his shoulder – get darker and more defined. Inch closer, and the images soften. But view it from the side, and there's only emptiness. That's because the acrylic paint is applied to hundreds of strands of 12-pound test fishing line. The artist, J…

Education

A book arts series of workshops for children will be taking place through Nov. 17 at Locust Street Art, 138 Locust. The drop-in workshop taught by the Western New York Book Arts Center focuses on different skills that go into bookmaking, printing and paper arts. The workshops are open to children ages 5 and older. Each week, a new skill will be taught for a "ma…

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The new Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum, fueled by an expected $155 million budget and slated to break ground in early 2019, could take up to two and a half years to build. Janne Sirén, director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, shared the estimated construction timeline during an annual member meeting Wednesday evening in the gallery's auditorium. "It is …

Business

The hallways and public spaces inside John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital are coming to life with artwork. About 35 to 40 pieces were installed last week throughout the new hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. “We are all in the thick of it now. Every floor of the hospital has some work in it already,” said Scott Propeack, volunteer curator of art at …

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Western New Yorkers are used to seeing the work of Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News' Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, on the editorial page of this newspaper or in their social media feeds. But rarely have they had the chance to consider his prolific output in a curated exhibition, which can lend a fuller understanding of the themes, issues and burning concerns about Ame…

Establishing a booster organization to support the visual arts in Orchard Park will be discussed at a general information meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 in the Orchard Park Middle School cafeteria. The focus of the Orchard Park Visual Arts Boosters would be to support art events and creative opportunities for Orchard Park students and the community, according to the…

More than two dozen artists are featured in “Changing Seasons: The Byway Experience,” an exhibit inspired by the sights along the Southtowns Scenic Byway, a 108-mile loop between Orchard Park and Ellicottville. The exhibit in the Springville Center for the Arts, 37. N. Buffalo St., Springville, opens Saturday and continues through Nov. 18. A free reception with …

A new sculpture exhibit based on natural forms, “Whispering from the Woods,” will open Saturday in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The exhibit will continue through Nov. 5. It features a series of 25 sculptures by Kim Bellavia, an artist based in the Finger Lakes who uses branches, vines, moss and other materials to create works that suggest the hu…

History

You'll find a skeleton in every closet in the netherworld explored by Mason Winfield. Winfield built a business on spinning ghost tales during walking tours he leads through some of the area's more fabled neighborhoods. Allentown, Larkinville and the Roycroft Campus of East Aurora all hold secrets, according to Winfield. This season Winfield partnered with Nickel …

Festivals

1) Central Terminal Oktoberfest, 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 30 in Buffalo Central Terminal (495 Paderewski Drive). Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance here or at the event. Parking is free, and the event is for ages 21 and over. Commentary: The historic Buffalo Central Terminal transforms into a festive party hall with Polish music, as polka band Those Idiots is sla…

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JoAnn Falletta, the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is the recipient of the 2017 Charles E. Burchfield Award. The Burchfield Penney Art Center, which bestows the award annually, made the announcement Sept. 27. According to the gallery, the award recognizes great achievements in the arts, in addition to honoring commitment to environmental sustainab…

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Since 2009, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and the University at Buffalo have co-sponsored one of the more wonderful town-and-gown collaborations Buffalo has seen in recent decades. The Science and Art Cabaret, which brings painters and professors together to explore a chosen theme, has provided plenty of fascinating investigations through the years on concepts rang…

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In the lobby of the Conventus Building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a crumpled ribbon of multicolored fabric stretches across the walls of the airy space. The ribbon, meticulously painted by Buffalo artist Terri Katz Kasimov on 300 feet of canvas, is meant to evoke the construction process and its fusion of disparate parts into a cohesive whole. Those intrigue…

Columns

Ralph Sirianni took his cue from Walter Prochownik, his mentor in life and art. Siranni studied under Prochownik, a renowned painter, in the 1970s at the University at Buffalo. Sirianni, 68, raised on the city's West Side, was a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam. Prochownik, who left Poland as a young man to escape the invading Nazis, resettled in Buffalo and saw combat d…

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which has faced criticism from preservationists over planned alterations to its 1962 addition, has announced the hiring of two consulting firms specializing in preservation issues. In a statement released Monday, the gallery announced that it will work with the Buffalo-based group Preservation Studios, New York City-based PBDW Architects a…