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"Images of Bethlehem Steel," photographs by Patricia Layman-Bazelon, will be presented at College Street Gallery, 244 Allen St., Thursdays to Saturdays from 2 to 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. Twenty-five images - some of which were previously exhibited at a show in the CEPA Gallery - will be on display. There will be an opening reception on Nov. 3 from 8 to 10 p.m. For more info, call 882-9727.

Commemorating the U.N.

Neil Tetkowski and the Common Ground World Project celebrate the cooperation of United Nations members in a timely exhibition that opens Saturday in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College. At a performance in United Nations headquarters last year, Tetkowski led participants in creating the Common Ground World Mandala Monument. Tiles of fired clay from each country were put into a soft clay disk, with handprints of the oldest and youngest participants placed in the center. The mandala maquette, with a display of the 188 clay samples and preliminary drawings are included in the Burchfield-Penney exhibition, as are earlier mandala-shaped works by Tetkowski from the museum's collection. Tetkowski is a former teacher at Buffalo State College, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Penney celebration

In another Burchfield-Penney show also opening Saturday, "Tenth Anniversary Selections from the Charles Rand Penney Collection of Western New York Art" will feature paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures donated by Charles Rand Penney. The exhibition includes Liz Tower's abstracted still-life painting "Red Ladder" (1968), the oil painting "For Joseph," "A Garden" (1955) by Seymour Drumlevitch, and an enamel on metal sculpture by Duayne Hatchett titled "Study for Larger Work in White" (1975). There are 162 works in all, by 11 artists. There will be a members preview reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today of the Penney collection and Tetkowski shows, with brief remarks by both Penney and Tetkowski beginning at 6:15 p.m. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Burchfield-Penney Art Center is located on the third Floor of Rockwell Hall in Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. For more info, call 878-6011.

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