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At least two local art spaces are celebrating the Day of the Dead this week with exhibitions and events that explore different facets of the annual Mexican tradition.Casa de Arte (141 Elmwood Ave.) will host an opening reception for its Day of the Dead show at 5 p.m. Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to bring offerings to lay upon altars in remembrance of lost loved ones a…

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Buffalo’s always-bustling visual arts scene is getting a whole lot of love lately from local documentarians, and some of that affection will go on display at 6 p.m. Friday in the Allendale Theatre (203 Allen St.) in a screening of three promotional films about the community.Two of those films are by John Paget, who has collaborated with the region’s tourist agency, Visit B…

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The Jewish Community Center’s 47th annual Book and Arts Fair kicks off Sunday and runs for more than a month, largely in the Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (2640 North Forest Road, Getzville).This year’s fair features 15 events and readings, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday with a presentation from archivist Chana Revell Kotzin of the Jewish B…

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At least two local art spaces are celebrating the Day of the Dead this week with exhibitions and events that explore different facets of the annual Mexican tradition.Casa de Arte (141 Elmwood Ave.) will host an opening reception for its Day of the Dead show at 5 p.m. Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to bring offerings to lay upon altars in remembrance of lost loved ones a…

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Buffalo’s always-bustling visual arts scene is getting a whole lot of love lately from local documentarians, and some of that affection will go on display at 6 p.m. Friday in the Allendale Theatre (203 Allen St.) in a screening of three promotional films about the community.Two of those films are by John Paget, who has collaborated with the region’s tourist agency, Visit B…

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Two years ago, artist Gary Wolfe set out to capture some of the hidden facets of life on the streets in a series of stark paintings of homeless men and women on gritty tar paper.The result of his ambitious project, which aims to bring Western New Yorkers face to face with the region’s pervasive homelessness problem and rearrange the way they perceive the issue, will go on …

When a long-haired astrophysicist stepped to the microphone and cued up an expletive-riddled music video by the Insane Clown Posse on Wednesday night in the Ninth Ward at Babeville, a dimly lit basement bar on Delaware Avenue, it was clear that this was not going be your typical science lecture.A diverse crowd of artists, academics and curious citizens had gathered to watc…

When a long-haired astrophysicist stepped to the microphone and cued up an expletive-riddled music video by the Insane Clown Posse on Wednesday night in the Ninth Ward at Babeville, a dimly lit basement bar on Delaware Avenue, it was clear that this was not going be your typical science lecture.A diverse crowd of artists, academics and curious citizens had gathered to watc…

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In the early 1880s, when Buffalo’s transformation into a powerhouse of commerce and industry was well under way, some residents shared a burgeoning fear that an important resource was disappearing.They worried that the natural beauty of the mighty Niagara River from Buffalo to Lake Ontario, already clogged in spots with shipping traffic that clouded the air with smog, woul…

Amherst

Rich Tomasello, a local artist and high school art teacher whose solo exhibition “Innocence Lost” opens Tuesday in Daemen College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (4380 Main St., Amherst), inserts dark ideas into familiar packages.Take, for instance, his series of action figures in custom-designed blister packs which critique the violent undercurrents in products marke…

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On Saturday, Nina Freudenheim Gallery (140 North St.) will open the first local solo show for the University at Buffalo-educated artist Jill Weber, whose abstract paintings are shot through with architectural elements.Weber graduated from UB with a master’s degree in architecture in 1980 and worked briefly as an architecture critic for The Buffalo News. She later moved to …

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In the early 1880s, when Buffalo’s transformation into a powerhouse of commerce and industry was well under way, some residents shared a burgeoning fear that an important resource was disappearing.They worried that the natural beauty of the mighty Niagara River from Buffalo to Lake Ontario, already clogged in spots with shipping traffic that clouded the air with smog, woul…

Amherst

At the end of September in 1992, the performance artist Karen Finley arrived in Buffalo in a state of grief and anger.It was a decade into the HIV/AIDS crisis, which had claimed nearly 200,000 American lives including many of Finley’s friends, and two years after her involvement in a painful national controversy over government censorship.For an installation in Hallwalls, …

Amherst

At the end of September in 1992, the performance artist Karen Finley arrived in Buffalo in a state of grief and anger.It was a decade into the HIV/AIDS crisis, which had claimed nearly 200,000 American lives including many of Finley’s friends, and two years after her involvement in a painful national controversy over government censorship.For an installation in Hallwalls, …

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What does the sunset sound like? What does the wind look like? A crowd of about a thousand made their way along a traffic-free and food truck-lined Elmwood Avenue on Friday afternoon to find out the answers to these and other imponderable questions as the Burchfield Penney Art Center prepared to unveil its permanent outdoor installation known as “The Front Yard.”At about 6…