Weekly Feature



2018-02-21 / Entertainment

Art

fri. 23

We-Us-Squared (WS2) — As part of M&T Bank Fourth Fridays at Tri-Main Center, exhibiting artist George Hughes will be onsite from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, and the event will include exhibition tours, artist talk at 6 p.m., and screening of the video, “Project 1,” This performance video by We-Us-Squared explores otherworldly phenomena where cyborgs operate under mutations, form-shifting and translocation, at Buffalo Arts Studio, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

sat. 24

The Lady of the House - New Works in Oil by Cassandra Boyd — Roycroft Campus artist-in-residence Cassandra Boyd’s new works in oil, her seductive portraits, dreamscapes and still-lifes transport the viewer into the realms of curious drawing rooms and charmed places. With an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, and continues through Friday, April 20, in the Chur Family Gallery, at the Power House of the Roycroft Campus Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-0261, roycroftcampuscorporation.com

sun. 25

Artist Talk: Lawrence Brose, Linda Gale Gellman, Gerald Mead and John Opera — A special event featuring a conversation with four artists who will be featured in CEPA Gallery’s 14th Biennial Art Auction, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the second floor lounge at Hotel Henry (444 Forest Ave.), enter at the corner of Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle, Buffalo; Free, no reservations required.

wed. 28

A Mid-Winter's Draw — Thirty-six artists will be drawing live in two 45-minute sessions, and attendees will have a chance to watch, bid (opening bids at $39) and buy the drawings, along with a cash bar and DJ, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. 852-3835, www.babevillebuffalo.com

thurs. 1

West Seneca Art Society Live Demonstration — The West Seneca Art Society will present “Demo by Mari, Abstract, Contemporary and Modern Artist,” 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at West Seneca Senior High School, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca; Free. Facebook: West Seneca Art Society.

Paula Sciuk Solo Art Exhibit — Part of Pausa’s fifth anniversary celebration, and honoring and remembering the late Priscilla Bowen, PAUSA’s first visual artist, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 1, and continues through Saturday, April 28, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; Free. 697-9075, www.pausaarthouse.com

Announcements

CEPA Gallery Seeks Participants for Photography Competition and Exhibition — CEPA Gallery is hosting a competition seeking photographers to artistically capture images of Buffalo’s Skyway. An anonymous donor has offered to fund this project, underwriting the exhibition and offering prize money. Prize categories: “Best of Show,” $500; “Best Black & White,” $250; “Best Color,” $250; “Best Drone Photo,” $250; and “Best Student Photo,” $250 (middle to high school). Fifty photographs will be chosen for the exhibition. CEPA will print and mount the exhibit and host a public opening reception in the fall of 2018 (date to be determined). The contest and exhibition are free of charge. The competition has started and will continue through the summer of 2018, allowing photos of each season. Guidelines for submission: One image per photographer; file must be approximately 9 x 13 at 240 DPI or larger; label the image with last name and year (for example: lastname2017.jpg); include your name, mailing address, telephone number and title of your photo with your e-mail submission; submit to submissions@cepagallery.org with “Skyway” in subject heading.

BNAC Sponsors Environment Poster Contest — The Burchfield Nature and Art Center is sponsoring a poster contest for school students to encourage saving pollinators — bees and butterflies. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade who like to use their artistic abilities, will have an opportunity to exhibit their work, compete for an award, and provide a service to the community. The posters, “Save the Pollinators — Bees and Butterflies” will encourage actions to help save the diminishing population of these much-needed insects. Entry forms and contest rules are available at burchfieldnac.org. For more information, call 677-4843.

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