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For Alberto Rey, a Cuban-born artist and professor at SUNY Fredonia, painting is a way to reveal aspects of the natural world that are hidden in plain sight.His latest paintings, the product of three years of research and work in the studio, go on view in the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Friday as part of its monthly Second Fridays event.The exhibition features five new…

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For a new exhibition opening Feb. 27 in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, artist Janelle Iglesias will construct an immersive bird’s nest in the venue’s two-story Lightwell Gallery that mimics the habitat of a peculiar Indonesian bird species.During a trip to Indonesia’s Arfak mountains, the New York City-based Iglesias came across the Vogelkop bowerbird, an avian spe…

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For a new exhibition opening Feb. 27 in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, artist Janelle Iglesias will construct an immersive bird’s nest in the venue’s two-story Lightwell Gallery that mimics the habitat of a peculiar Indonesian bird species.During a trip to Indonesia’s Arfak mountains, the New York City-based Iglesias came across the Vogelkop bowerbird, an avian spe…

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For many years, the students of Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes (138 Locust St.) have drawn inspiration from guided excursions into the surrounding city. Through organized field trips, painting and photography students at the community institution have created a de facto chronicle of Buffalo’s gradually shifting streetscape.In “Visual Notes: Process and Perspective,…

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The Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery, which recently announced plans to open on the 1200 block of Niagara Street in June, will launch its first exhibition at 6 tonight in a temporary space at 428 Rhode Island St.Titled “BLOW” and marketed as a celebration of the dead of winter, the show will provide a sampling of works from the gallery’s inaugural stable of Buffalo-based…

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For many years, the students of Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes (138 Locust St.) have drawn inspiration from guided excursions into the surrounding city. Through organized field trips, painting and photography students at the community institution have created a de facto chronicle of Buffalo’s gradually shifting streetscape.In “Visual Notes: Process and Perspective,…

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The Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery, which recently announced plans to open on the 1200 block of Niagara Street in June, will launch its first exhibition at 6 tonight in a temporary space at 428 Rhode Island St.Titled “BLOW” and marketed as a celebration of the dead of winter, the show will provide a sampling of works from the gallery’s inaugural stable of Buffalo-based…

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In the Hollywood version of “The Monuments Men,” Matt Damon, George Clooney and John Goodman portray art professionals-turned-soldiers who searched for and recovered treasures that the Nazis looted in Europe during World War II.If filmmakers were searching for additional men who performed that role, they could have looked to three soldiers from Buffalo. Andrew C. Ritchie, …

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In the Hollywood version of “The Monuments Men,” Matt Damon, George Clooney and John Goodman portray art professionals-turned-soldiers who searched for and recovered treasures that the Nazis looted in Europe during World War II.If filmmakers were searching for additional men who performed that role, they could have looked to three soldiers from Buffalo. Andrew C. Ritchie, …

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For Buffalo painter Jacqueline Welch, dogs are saintly creatures deserving saintly reverence. Her long-running series of devotional oil paintings depicting canines in holy poses, sporting halos and infinitely wise expressions, has been exhibited in several local galleries. Some of the latest paintings in the series will go on view in “Dog Devotionals,” opening at 5 p.m. to…

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Many of us think of galleries or museums as places where art is merely hung: a white wall, an empty space waiting to be filled. But for Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, as for a growing number of larger institutions involving themselves earlier and earlier in the art-making process, they also are places where art is born.A case in point is Squeaky Wheel’s long-running resi…

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For Buffalo painter Jacqueline Welch, dogs are saintly creatures deserving saintly reverence. Her long-running series of devotional oil paintings depicting canines in holy poses, sporting halos and infinitely wise expressions, has been exhibited in several local galleries. Some of the latest paintings in the series will go on view in “Dog Devotionals,” opening at 5 p.m. to…

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Many of us think of galleries or museums as places where art is merely hung: a white wall, an empty space waiting to be filled. But for Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, as for a growing number of larger institutions involving themselves earlier and earlier in the art-making process, they also are places where art is born.A case in point is Squeaky Wheel’s long-running resi…

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SAN FRANCISCO — Bitstrips may seem like a sudden sensation now that the app maker’s comic vignettes are all over Facebook and other social networks. But the Toronto startup’s success was a drawn-out process.The concept for a mobile application that lets people turn their lives into comic strips took shape as a high school diversion more than 20 years…

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Early last week, Mike Brown received two important pieces of mail at his recording studio on the outskirts of Geneseo: a shutoff notice from the local gas company and an invitation to Sunday's 56th Annual Grammy Awards.That unexpected double-dose of good and bad news seemed to suit Brown, a proudly noncommercial musician who has spent most of his young career working happi…