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The walls of Vern Stein Art and Frame in Williamsville pop with vibrant artwork that transcends any one style, period or artist. To the casual observer, merely walking in the front door could prove intimidating. Where do I begin? What kind of art do I want? Will that look good in my living room? Can I even afford any of this? These are just a few of the questions nov…

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What happens when gold leaf flakes from a medieval manuscript, a Picasso has been found languishing in an attic, or a modern pop culture treasure needs a little TLC? An art conservationist is called, and there’s a good chance that person learned what to do in Buffalo as a graduate of the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State Co…

Niagara County

The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will offer art workshops for kids, taught by award-winning illustrator Carlos Torres. A comic book art workshop will teach kids the basics for creating their own comic book pages, from character development to page layout, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 7.  It is open to children ages 8 and up. A kids' watercolor workshop wit…

Gusto

I've lived here my entire life, but had never been to Griffis Sculpture Park. It seemed like it was too far away, or too much walking for my kids, or maybe just not family friendly. Boy was I wrong. One day, my girls and I decided to take the drive. It was about 45-minutes from our East Aurora home. The Park is in Cattaraugus County between Ashford Hollow and East Ot…

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At first, they look like distant nebulae captured by the Hubble Space Telescope or shots of deep-sea creatures swirling in the dark. But peer closer into the illuminated photographs that line the 8th floor of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, and you can see minute cell structures glowing neon blue, yellow and red. The …

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Get a kid in the right mindset, hand her a conte crayon or charcoal pencil, and watch a universe unfold.That is the simple – not to say simplistic – idea behind an art exhibition opening in the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology on Jan. 8.The show, called “Creating the Year,” features the work of BCAT students and Ecuadorian artist and recent Buffalo transplant…

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A deep sense of serenity and timelessness pervades Julian Montague’s latest body of work, a series of some 20 paintings depicting geological phenomena that go on view Dec. 3 in the Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery on up-and-coming Niagara Street. The series, called “Features,” isolates elements of the landscape – from apparent banalities such as shorelines and s…

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In 1999, Buffalo fell hard for Claude Monet. How could we resist? With his unabashedly romantic outlook, his sensuous brush strokes and shimmering scenes of light and landscape, the Frenchman charmed and disarmed us. When 22 of his late-career paintings went on view in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery stop of the touring exhibition “Monet at Giverny: Masterpiece from the …

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Every year around this time, 464 Gallery gets spooky. Its fifth annual "Monster" exhibition, which focuses on art that could in some way be described as eerie, creepy or disconcerting, is set to open Oct. 30 in the gallery at 464 Amherst St. It gets started at 6 p.m. and features live music, food and drinks and a costume contest. A look at some of the work that will be…

Amherst

To create his rectangular paintings of luminous color, the Los Angeles-based artist John Knuth collects hundreds of thousands of house flies, feeds them pigmented sugar and confines them to a space barely larger than the canvas.In that sliver of space, the flies swarm and land, every so often regurgitating a bit of pigment onto the surface of the painting. The result is a …

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As a young painter living in Lockport in the 1960s, Joseph Whalen was a fixture at Gould’s, a small bar on Union Street populated at most hours by a certain strain of sad sacks, weary workers and card-playing pensioners.In the resigned poses and wrinkled foreheads of the bar’s largely male customers, Whalen saw a thousand possible stories. So he stood and he drank and …

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Crumbling brick streets, a park along train tracks, a parade of stylish people. In New York City, they all converge in one place now: the new Whitney Museum of American Art. Opened in May and designed by famed architect Renzo Piano, the $422 million museum makes the fashionable meatpacking district more worth a visit than ever. The art, for starters, is striking. The ol…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

From street art in Elmwood Village to murals on Buffalo’s West Side, our region is happily part of a trend to make art part of everyday life. And if the recently launched local Public Art Initiative is any indication, Buffalo’s top players — including art leaders, politicians, and developers — have a renewed commitment to bringing art to where people live, play and…

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For the accomplished Western New York artist Thomas Kegler, every brush stroke is a memory made manifest, every oil painting a thank-you note to nature and to God.Kegler’s landscapes of natural wonders and majestic sunsets, many recent examples of which are on view in Meibohm Fine Arts’ “Interludes of Light” through Oct. 17, are internationally regarded for their a…

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For many artists in all media, color is one of many crucial ingredients. But for some, color is the medium itself. Work by 10 such artists will go on view in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery on UB’s North Campus in Amherst on Thursday in “Splitting Light,” a show designed to highlight artists whose work “explores the effect color has on both mood and space” …