Share this article

Art

print logo
Art

At first glance, you might not be able to tell whether Biff Henrich's new works on view at Eleven Twenty Projects are paintings or photographs. That's just the way he's designed it. His work, created entirely within his camera and not subject to after-the-fact editing, represents his attempt to "shape a new reality through [an] unusual and impromptu process," according …

Art

Fairy and Gnome Fest 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.). Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $9 for students (13+ with ID) and $6 for kids ages 3-12. Garden members and kids 2 years old and younger get in free. Costumed attendees get $1 off admission. The Fairy and Gnome Fest in the Botanical Gardens …

Local News

An ocean theme will soon transform windows of an Allentown cafe, with jellyfish fashioned from plastic bags, perhaps with their tentacles dangling above customers. A two-headed sea turtle of cardboard and papier-mache will complete the scene. Across the street from Grindhaus, salvaged pieces of blue jeans, their pockets strung together and hung vertically with "gardens"…

Art

"Things to Do" is a new daily series from The News' Gusto staff, with three event suggestions in the Buffalo area for each day. Latte Art Competition 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Perks Cafe (777 Main St.). A free latte-art training class, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., precedes the competition. Coffee professionals and creative amateurs can test their latte art skills by pouring the…

Art

It's about to become a lot harder to follow the signs. The simple relationship most drivers and pedestrians have with street signs – they command, we obey – is about to get a lot more complicated with an ambitious public art project featuring more than 100 strange, custom-designed street signs installed in 29 towns and villages throughout Erie County. The content of …

Art

As grandiose as it may appear to those of us who live in modest houses, there is an undeniable purity to Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff estate. It sits at the edge of a gray cliff, hence Graycliff. It's 100 feet from the shore of Lake Erie, so the landscape design featured a pond and reflecting pool meant to draw a line from the land to the water. Its owners loved li…

Art

The program in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery centered on "We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85," an exhibition. Jessica Lynne and Jae Jarrell were the featured speakers, while a dance performance by Naila Ansari preceded the talks, on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Gusto

Few have written more eloquently about abuses of authority than Junot Díaz. He took it on in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," a withering critique of American imperialism embedded in a story of aspiration and brutality. He faced it down from many directions in his short story collections "Drown," from 1996, and "This Is How Your Lo…

Gusto

Within a few weeks, the Tabernacle will be open to the public. The bar and restaurant attached to Sweet_ness 7 Café on Grant Street is a marvel. Nearly every square inch of the space has been painted by Jeremy Twiss, a 31-year-old artist who had never completed a painting before Sweet_ness 7 owner and Buffalo booster Prish Moran hired him to work on this project. …

Art

Each of Philip Koch's oil paintings, on view in a long-planned exhibition in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, is an invitation to get lost. Like Edward Hopper's oils, they employ sunlight as an intoxicant, bathing rural landscapes in impractical washes of illumination that beg the viewer: "Explore me." His most recent work, while keeping one foot in what Koch calls …

Art

Jeremy Twiss just needed a job. So, when the wayward 26-year-old walked into Sweet_ness 7 Café on Grant Street one day in 2013, he told owner Prish Moran he was willing to perform any task she required. "What are your strengths?" Moran asked Twiss during their first encounter. "Well, I hate people," he replied. They both broke down laughing. And just like th…

Art

1) Trimania, 8 p.m. April 14 in the Tri-Main Center (2495 Main St.). General admission is $25 here, while single VIP is $50 and couples VIP is $80. Commentary: Buffalo Arts Studio presents a night of multimedia pleasure in the Tri-Main Center, with a wealth of live music, more than 50 art installations and a chance to meet many of the building's tenants planned. It's…

Art

A large gallery that suffered ceiling damage in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's 1905 building is slated to reopen Wednesday at 10 a.m. after extensive repairs. Gallery staff noticed a crack in the plaster coating of the ceiling last month, prompting a decision to replace the entire ceiling's suspension system. The works in that gallery and an adjoining space constituted…

Art

This may be the biggest rent party Buffalo has ever seen. For seven hours on April 14, 54 local music acts will fill the Tri-Main Center's 525,000 square feet with every imaginable strain of music. Some 55 local artists will transform every corner of the six-floor former windshield-wiper factory into their own personal exhibition spaces. Of course, there will be a ro…