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A Major Exhibit of the Late Andrew Topolski's Work at the Buchfield Penney

Multifarious Buffalo-born and -bred artist Andrew Topolski, who died a few years ago at the young age of 56, had a love-hate relationship with his native region. The love part is evidenced in his choice of subject matter for his musical composition entitled Navigator NFR (for Niagara Frontier Region). Worksheets on the opus are on display as part of a major exhibit of Topolski’s work in many categories currently at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Homeless Portraits Go Homeless

I recently drove up to Niagara Falls with painter Gary L. Wolfe to take a tour of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, in a re-purposed high school building commanding a view of the approach to Pine Avenue and Portage Road, the gateway to the Falls and the Great Lakes Seaway Trail. Five generations graduated from the former Niagara Falls High School, built back when kings and queens came to visit the Power City. Now, at 180,000 gross square feet, the National Registry of Historic Places landmark building is the largest arts center in New York State, providing affordable space to more than 70 artists, a ballet school, two theaters, and recording studios.

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