The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host a series of lecture demonstrations with traditional artists during December. Vernell Addison will open the series with a program on African-American quilting, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The series will continue with Chuck Cordone and Vic Petronella, Sicilian musical traditions, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Ramon Estrada will present a program on Puerto Rican Santos, carved saint statues, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 15, and Judy Krauza will discuss and demonstrate Polish Christmas ornaments, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16.
"Directions in Collection: Sculpture" will be on display Saturday through Feb. 3 in the Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo State College. The exhibition will feature works of Jane Armstrong, Bill Stewart, Layman Jones, Brigid Kennedy, Roberto Pacheco, Kenneth Patrick Payne, Christy Rupp, John Clemens Schwartz, Cecelia Evans Taylor and others.
Works on Paper will be displayed Saturday through Jan. 4 in the Clary-Miner Gallery, 698 Main St. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The Daemen College Annual Art Faculty Exhibition opened Thursday in the college's Fanette Goldman and Carolyn Greenfield Art Gallery, 4380 Main St., Snyder. The show features works of James Allen, Dennis Barraclough, Donald Bied, John Davis, Robert Evans and James Kuo and remains in place through Jan. 18.
Robbie Evans will present selected works from his collection of prints produced in collaboration with internationally known artists, today through Dec. 31 in the second-floor conference room of Empire State College, 564 Franklin St. An opening reception will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m.
Christmas shows will be held in the Mobius Gallery, 224 Lexington Ave., through Jan. 2 and in the G & R Gallery of Wildlife Art, 2895 Seneca St., through Dec. 31.
"Images of Niagara," an exhibit of works by Thomas Paul Asklar, will open with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Progressive Arts, 1517 Main St., Niagara Falls, and continue in place through Jan. 15.