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A Catholic nun and an expert in Mayan spirituality will hang their artwork side by side in a new exhibition in Casa de Arte (141 Elmwood Ave.) designed to explore the common threads between artistic and spiritual pursuits. Sister Mary Ann Therese Kelly, an accomplished stained glass artist whose work is in private homes and houses of worship throughout Western New York, wi…

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City of Night, the manic and many-splendored arts festival that seemed to spring up from nowhere last September to become one of the most buzzed-about cultural events of 2012, returns to the Silo City complex of grain elevators and industrial buildings on Saturday night.The improved and more polished event organized by Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo will feature a ve…

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Some of the most important works at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, from Jackson Pollock’s riotous “Convergence” to major works by Picasso, Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh, are about to see the country.For the first time in decades, the Buffalo treasures will be part of a national touring show, visiting Denver, San Diego, Milwaukee and Bentonville, Ark., the home of …

New murals now decorate the Buffalo urbanscape, one on Grant Street and two others on opposite sides of a parking garage at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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Anyone familiar with Brendan Bannon’s photojournalism from Africa knows the Buffalo native has been slowly capturing the continent’s complexity, often via pictures published in major newspapers. Those expecting more of Bannon’s dramatic subjects – including pirates and refugees – will be surprised to find subtler fare in “Nairobi: New Works,” on display at El…

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Recently, in the process of painting his abstract pieces, Mark Palmer noticed something strange: The structure of a human face would sometimes emerge, as if on its own, from his otherwise freehand paint strokes. Rather than trying to repress the unexpected appearance of a figure in his abstract work, Palmer went with it.The result is a body of work on view in Studio Hart (…

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One of the largest and oldest art festivals in the region kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, when more than 175 artists will set up shop on the quainter-than-quaint streets of Lewiston for the village’s 47th annual art festival. The event features four blocks chock full of work by painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic artists and purveyors of jewelry and craft items.Th…

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The Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.) will throw open its doors to the public for free Friday night as part of its monthly Second Fridays event, which features two new exhibitions and the premiere of a film score by Kevin Cain.The art exhibitions are “Shiver,” an installation combining art, science and technology by Colleen Ludwig, and “Craft in Black …

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Anyone familiar with Brendan Bannon’s photojournalism from Africa knows the Buffalo native has been slowly capturing the continent’s complexity, often via pictures published in major newspapers. Those expecting more of Bannon’s dramatic subjects – including pirates and refugees – will be surprised to find subtler fare in “Nairobi: New Works,” on display at El…

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On Buffalo’s hyperactive art scene, a new art or performance space seems to open its doors every month.We hardly have time to lament the closing of alternative venues like the Vault Arthouse, Sugar City or Sp@ce 224 before some group of creative citizens bubbles up from the underground and establishes some new digs to showcase their wares. Some of these venues may not be…

A row of hollowed-out televisions, rescued from curbs and garbage heaps around Western New York, lines one wall of the University at Buffalo Art Gallery in Amherst.The insides of the TVs have been stripped and replaced with pieces of painted cardboard or construction paper scrawled with ink, unidentifiable bits of detritus, abstract drawings and, in one instance, a flashin…

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NORTH TONAWANDA – Three Western New York cousins went down different paths in their careers, but in their retirement years they have joined together with an interest in art. Their work will be on view in a show titled “Three Cousins” at the Partners in Art Gallery, 74 Webster St.The show, which features the work of cousins Angelo F. LaDuca, Thomas Insana and Marilyn …

Omnipresent photographer and street artist Max Collins, whose work has been all but unavoidable on Buffalo’s streetscape these past few years, has trained his lens on an unlikely place: The Buffalo News.His new show, sponsored by The News’ commercial printing division, TBN Direct, features portraits of many employees from editors and writers to pressmen and drivers. Th…

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Last summer, a group of amateur and professional chalk artists descended on the 500 block of Main Street to participate in the first-ever Buffalo Chalk Fest. It was a convivial affair, with artists young and old creating everything from simple hopscotch squares to three-dimensional tributes to Buffalo sports teams.The festival will have its second go this weekend, from noo…

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Throughout the summer, artists from two agencies that use the arts to help the developmentally disabled – Depew’s Southeast Works and Buffalo’s Aspire – have been working together on an ambitious collaboration. And tonight, the fruits of that collaboration will go on view in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the university’s Amhe…