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"The Puerto Rican Year: Celebration and Community Identity" opens with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University. As part of the event, traditional foods will be served along with music by Pedro Nunez y Su Conjunto Tipico and El Grupo Cultural.

Focusing on traditional holidays and festivals that are uniquely Puerto Rican and their annual observance in Western New York, the show will feature photographs, carnival masks, procession banners, traditional instruments, altars and Santos carvings. The works will remain on view through Jan. 10.

A one-man show featuring the works of Joseph Paul Bergel, a Toronto artist, will continue through Oct. 17 in Big Orbit Gallery, 30-D Essex St.

"FIVE," an exhibition of regional artists Todd Chalk, Pat Fortunato, Anita Easter, Mary Rizzo and Susan Webb Tregay, will open with a reception from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. The show will continue through Oct. 31.

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society's Bi-Annual National Exhibition, featuring 78 paintings selected from 315 entries, will open Sunday and continue through Nov. 15 in Kenan Center Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. An awards reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 18.

"Media 10," an invitational show of area artists, will open with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Partners in Art, 83 Webster St., North Tonawanda. The works will hang through Oct. 23.

"Two Cultures," a show of paintings by Laurie Twist Binder and Robert Alan Stack, will open Sunday and continue through Oct. 30 in the main lobby of One Marine Midland Center. A reception for the artists will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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