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LOCKPORT - Local and regional photographers will be featured in an upcoming exhibit of black and white photography at ART247, the former Market Street Art Studio. Photographers are invited to submit black and white photography for display. Entries are due by Friday, Jan. 13 for consideration to be included in the show. Information on submitting an entry is available at …

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If you're feeling overwhelmed by the vim and vitriol of election season, there's no cure quite like a politically themed dance-off. That and many other vaguely election-related art installations, performances and activities will be on display at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Curtiss Malting Agway Building (1100 Niagara St.), where Squeaky Wheel is hosting an all-night art fund…

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On June 22, Shohei Shigematsu of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture spoke to a crowd of assembled artists, journalists and officials in Quebec City about his firm's design for the National Fine Arts Museum of Quebec. Many of his comments about the building, which like the Albright-Knox Art Gallery sits on a historic campus in a major park, are relevant to his firm'…

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This morning, Quebec City's National Museum of Fine Arts' newly completed Pierre Lassonde Pavilion welcomed one of its first groups of visitors in advance of its official public opening on June 24. The building was designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture's Shohei Shigematsu and his New York-based team of architects, who will begin work on the Albright-Knox…

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The past haunts every aspect of life in Quebec City. You can trace it from the ghostly footprints of historic stone foundations in the tourist-swarmed Place Royale to the motto inscribed on every Quebec license plate: "Je me souviens." "I remember." Few North American citizens hold a more keen and constant awareness of their history than the residents of Quebec. W…

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The owners of a concrete business headquartered in a Larkinville warehouse are getting into the art business. Concrete Innovations CFO Charles Griffasi is currently seeking proposals for shows in a space he's dubbed "The Gallery at CI," in the company's showroom at 567 Exchange St. "We've got a great location here in Larkinville and I've got all this wall space, whe…

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Despite the weekend's unseasonably cold weather, the latest iteration of the Echo Art Fair drew healthy crowds to the former American Axle plant on the East Side, now owned by OSC Manufacturing and Equipment Services. "Honestly, it surpassed anyone's expectations," said fair founder and lead organizer E. Frits Abell. "The crowds surpassed anything we've had before. The …

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Artistic genius, as we've learned from obituary after celebrity obituary in recent months, often comes prepackaged with a deep concern for posterity. That's why David Bowie gave us "Blackstar," his posthumously released masterpiece meditation on death, solitude and the great beyond. It may have something to do with why Prince left behind a immense trove of music, by …

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For children and adults with autism, art can be a crucial means of self-expression. Where words fail, art often has a better chance of succeeding. That's why Autism Services, the multidisciplinary agency that serves the needs of many Western New York children and adults with the disorder, has invested so much time and effort into helping their clients learn to draw and …

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In an effort to generate buzz for the Echo Art Fair planned for May 13-15 at OSC Manufacturing & Equipment Services, fair organizers will mount a pop-up exhibition on March 24-26 at the Manhattan event space Highline Loft. The show, organized by Echo in collaboration with Buffalo-based outfits Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery, Indigo Art and Benjaman Gallery Gro…

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The late Buffalo artist Jeanette Blair, whose landscapes and abstractions seemed to vibrate with the thrum of nature, will be remembered in a memorial service planned for 2 p.m. March 13 in the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Across a prolific career that extended from the 1940s to into the 1990s and beyond, Blair's paintings have been featured in exhibitions in the Albr…

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The Main Street Art Gallery, a new art and performance space featuring eclectic programming and headquartered in the former home of Main Street Studios, will open to the public at 5 p.m. Jan. 22. According to curator Cole Pawlowski, the inaugural exhibition, "Resurgence: Growth of a City and a People," will feature painting, photography and a range of other media by a…

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On Nov. 10, 1959, when the famously reclusive artist Clyfford Still made a rare appearance in the Albright Art Gallery for a now-legendary exhibition of his paintings, Jean Reeves was there to cover it. “His show got the kind of praise from the guests that would have made him shudder, and the kind for which most artists would give their painting arms,” she wrote. “He…

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In 2001, photographer Joel Sternfeld released his book "Walking the High Line," a collection of moody photographs of a rusty, elevated railway that runs for 1.5 miles along the western edge of Manhattan. The book, New York Times Art Critic Roberta Smith wrote, captured the High Line's "stark formal power" and the "Surrealist frisson between wildness of its plant l…

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The art world woke up to some grim news today: Ellsworth Kelly, the great American abstract painter, had died at 92 after a long and successful career that made an impression on the international art world as bright and bold as his most famous canvases. Several of Kelly's works reside in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which exhibited 14 of his geometr…