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New Exhibit Coming to Elmwood

New Exhibit Coming to Elmwood

BUFFALO, NY – Filigrees Gallery and Boutique presents “Queen of Science and the Jack of All Trades” exhibit opening Friday, January 14th from 6-9 pm.

Running through February 20th the exhibit highlights the juxtaposition of two very different minds of Tom Lennox and Molly Burhans.


Tom Lennox is a local handy man; a fix everything kind of guy. He grew up in a family of lumberjacks and has learned every trade from framing houses, to electrical and plumbing. Design has played a big role in many of his jobs. His abstract oil paintings are done on plywood with a grout gesso, using unusual shapes and color combinations.

Molly Burhans is the daughter of 2 mad scientists, and has been studying molecular biology and the effects of aging. Her work is extremely complex with nearly realistic figures, trees, interiors and galaxies, creating a whimsical narrative on the canvas.

Telling Buffalo’s Stories to the World

Telling Buffalo’s Stories to the World

BUFFALO, NY - Beginning January 29th, the Buffalo Niagara Docent Training Alliance hosts its annual docent training program for those interested in sharing Buffalo Niagara’s architecture, environment, culture, and history. 

Weekly Saturday sessions will run from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm for a period of ten weeks and includes training, readings, homework, field trips, and lectures.  On field trips, trainees deepen their understanding of local history and current events and the influence of world famous architects like Wright, Green, Richardson, and Olmsted.

Mid-20th Century Photography Exhibition at Visitor Center Gallery

Mid-20th Century Photography Exhibition at Visitor Center Gallery

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jan. 6, 2011 – From Jan. 14 through Feb. 28, 2011, an exhibit of vintage Buffalo photographs by Jerome Greenberg will be on display in the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center Gallery, located within the Market Arcade Building at 617 Main St. in Buffalo.

Greenberg’s exhibit, titled “Our Buffalo,” features black-and-white images of Buffalo’s neighborhoods and people from the 1940s and 1950s. His nostalgic scenes include movie houses and busy shopping along Main Street; streetcars and classic automobiles; and memorable mid-century logos and signs.

As a young man, Greenberg captured many of his images out the window of the delivery truck he drove for his family’s soft drink company, Oscar’s Beverages. Whenever he stopped at a red light or stop sign in Buffalo and saw something of interest, he would grab his camera and take a picture.

Regular gallery hours are as follows:

Monday through Friday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

The Buffalo State College Foundation has been generously awarded a $388,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to benefit the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program to support a three-year pilot program aimed at enhancing the college’s current offering in the important specialties of conservation required by libraries and archives.  

The expanded curriculum, which begins September 2011, fills a void in the conservation programs.  In response, the Mellon Foundation is funding the pilot program here, and at two other institutions respected for their art conservation programs, the University of Delaware and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Call for Art to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

Call for Art to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

A call for art has been issued by the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project for its second annual PETropolitan Auction of Art.  Taking place on March 31, 2011, the PETropolitan will feature silent and live auctions of art against the backdrop of Asbury Hall.  Proceeds will be used to assist the six partner organizations in their efforts to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats in Erie County.  The Project partners include the SPCA Serving Erie County; the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Black Dog, Second Chance; HEART; Second Chance; and Ten Lives Club.

The PETropolitan is the perfect occasion for local artists to help save the lives of companion animals while showcasing their work to hundreds of guests.  Animal-inspired artwork will be accepted in any medium; the minimum value should exceed $75. 

Themed Tours by Historical Society and Forest Lawn Highlight Red Jacket, Pan-American Exposition

Themed Tours by Historical Society and Forest Lawn Highlight Red Jacket, Pan-American Exposition

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in collaboration with the Forest Lawn Group, is present two themed tours to take place this winter.

Historical Society Presents Artifact-Inspired Crafting Evenings

Historical Society Presents Artifact-Inspired Crafting Evenings

BUFFALO, NY - Tackle a new skill, while having fun and learning about history on Tuesday evenings at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society History Museum beginning January 11, 2011. 

Led by a skilled craftsperson, participants will craft projects based upon the collections being displayed at the Museum while learning more about the history of the artifact.

Workshops begin Tuesday, January 11 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm and end on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

Each crafting session costs $25 ($20 for members of BECHS) and includes the class and materials. Space is limited and pre-registration is required so interested parties are encouraged to come to the museum gift shop or call 873-9644 ext. 301.