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In 2011, Mara Odette-Guerrero and Rick Williams arrived in Buffalo to chase an unlikely dream. The couple wanted to establish a link between two regions -- Buffalo and Cuernavaca, Mexico -- that seemingly had little in common but their rich and diverse cultures. The link took the form Casa de Arte, an unorthodox gallery in a converted Allentown garage that has served…

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1) Janet Jackson, 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in KeyBank Center. Tickets range from $32.45 to $122.45 and may be purchased here. Commentary: It's a big deal that Janet Jackson is playing Buffalo, especially if you're like News contributor Ben Siegel, who had his 11-year-old heart set on seeing his beloved performer back in 1993, when she canceled her area show at the last minute due …

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Takashi Murakami, the acclaimed Japanese artist known for his singular and eye-popping visual style, has never had an exhibition in this region. That changes on Nov. 4, when a selection of the artist's new work will go on display in the gallery's sculpture court in "Takashi Murakami: The Deep End of the Universe." The show will feature two 60-foot-long paintings, featur…

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When was the last time you tasted a piece of art? Visitors to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's new show will have a chance to do just that when its multi-sensory exhibition "Out of Sight! Art of the Senses," opens on Nov. 4. No, patrons will not be permitted to lick the Cylfford Stills and Giacommetis. Rather, they'll be able to participate in an array of sensory art …

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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, James…

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 "make it …

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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 s…

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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 Oishei…

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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 the …

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 human …

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 Cit…

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…