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Buffalo meets Key West in new series of paintings

The choppy waves of Lake Erie meet the warm waters of Gulf of Mexico in a new series of paintings by Joanne Sloane that go on view Thursday in the Jewish Community Center (787 Delaware Ave.) in “Buffalo to Key West: A Love Affair.”

Sloane, whose work hangs in two Key West Galleries, focuses on her “pride of place” in Western New York and the Florida Keys. According to a release from the Jewish Community Center, it shows “Keys conch cottages next to mansard-roofed Buffalo homes, palm trees next to red maples, ocean mangroves side by side with Lake Erie sailboats.”

Sloane typically paints outside – en plein air, as the style is called – focusing on summertime landscapes in Buffalo and wintertime scenes in Key West.

The exhibition, which opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the JCC’s Holland Family Building, contains 20 paintings along with several prints for sale. It remains on view through Aug. 26. Call 688-4033 or visit

– Colin Dabkowski

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