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CEPA and Journey's End present photographs by members of the city's growing refugee population

Most native Buffalonians see the Queen City through rust-tinted lenses. Whether it’s hackneyed pictures of grain elevators or the eerie Richardson towers, the camera doesn’t go far beyond our fading history. How often do we see the quotidian yet lively ethnic markets on the West Side? Or look at the most captured wonders of Western New York with a fresh eye?

Over-the-hill artists at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

The current Hallwalls exhibit is called Hopelessly Middle Aged. In resigned acknowledgement by the artists in the exhibit that they have recently crossed the threshold of that ominous segment of life’s journey. The ineluctable next steps being old age and demise. So lots of consideration about, not so much old age, but cutting right to the chase, demise, death. Sounds grim. But not so grim, really. Even some good news about death.

Paintings by Michael Killelea the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center

When downtown, take what free time you may find to make your way to the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center in the Market Arcade building. After getting your parking pass and placing it on the dashboard of your vehicle, proceed to the gallery. There you will find of pleasantly well-modulated watercolor vignettes of Buffalo and outlying environs, especially Elma, a still nearly rural community just this side of East Aurora.

Autism Services, Inc. holds its 10th anniversary auction at Babeville

The connection between art and Autism Services, Inc may not be widely known, but on Friday, October 5, the organization will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its highly successful Arts Work Program with its largest ever—more than 150 artworks—annual art auction at Asbury Hall at Babeville.

Spain Rodriguez's comic book art at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Two major threats to the national welfare were identified and suppressed by elected officials at the highest levels when Spain Rodriguez was growing up in Buffalo in the early 1950s: Communism and comic books.



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