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Three exhibits open doors into the contemporary Asian art world

Given that politico-economic world leadership seems to also translate into leadership in the arts, Melissa Chiu, director of the Asia Society museum in New York, did not hesitate to announce in a recent talk at UB the emergence at present of the Asian Century in art.

Buffalo Arts Studio bids farewell to Joanna Angie with a 20th anniversary exhibition

I had been meaning to talk with Joanna Angie, founder and director of Buffalo Arts Studio, since last spring for Tri-Mania when I volunteered to run the tricycle races and had so much fun that I am volunteering for the 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition on October 1.

UB art faculty show at Anderson Gallery

Ever worry about the apparent imbalance of global trade? How we as a nation seem to import so much more than we export? One art project in the Visual Epistemologies exhibit of works by UB art faculty members at the Anderson Gallery is doing its part to redress the imbalance. Or alternatively, demonstrate that it’s not a problem. That it actually is a balance. That we are exporting as much as we import. We import a lot of junk goods, but we export an equal measure of Western ideology. Of dog-eat-dog material values. Capitalism over all.

Black and White at Nina Freudenheim Gallery

Writer Truman Capote’s signature event, the Black and White Ball, held in the Plaza Hotel in New York City on November 28, 1966, was both a flagrantly elegant and an awkwardly polarizing affair, with no middle range of tempering gray in a checkerboard of high-haired, high-contrast livery coupled with mandatory masked faces obviating the 540 identities on the high-wattage guest list.

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