June 21 – Performances of poetry by regional writers inspired by Gallery works by the Buffalo Society of Artists. Inspired by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performance of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” on Saturday, August 1. Featured will be Michael Basinski, Poet and Director of the UB Poetry Collection on work of Sarah Prochownick and Joan Turrell; poet and author E. R. Baxter on all the pictures at the exhibition including work by Linda Parlato; Bob Borgatti, poet and Slipstream editor on work of Irene Haupt; Bob Giannetti, co–sponsor of the program and owner of Bob’s Olde Books, on work of Helen Rogers Russell and Fran Noonan; Norah Perez, novelist and prose poet, on work of Pat Fortunato and James Sedwick; Dan Sicoli, poet and Slipstream editor on work of Beth Pedersen; Brother Augustine Towey, poet and Niagara University Theatre Director Emeritus on work of Patti Harris. Pianist Claudia Andres will perform piano selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Kathleen McDonnell’s pastel painting, “Peace” was accepted for the Pastel Painters of Maine’s 12th International Juried Exhibition, “Pastels Only” to be held at Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, Maine from June 17 to July 16, 2011. The opening reception is June 17th from 5-7 PM. Kathleen was also selected to exhibit in the “Pastels by Invitation, A Significant Exhibition of Exceptional Artwork . The Exhibition will be held at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA on August 1st to September 2nd. The opening reception is on Saturday, August 6th from 6-8 PM. www.pastelsbyinvitation.com
Rose Popper created a sculpted chicken wire form of the body of Christ for the Lenten project, “Rebuilding the Body of Christ, 2023,” St. Joseph University Parish in Buffalo, NY.
Straw Hat Springville Center for the ArtsApril 18-June 2 Reception: Saturday, May 5th, 5:30-8:30 pm.37 North Buffalo St., Springville716.592.9038http://springvillearts.orgmerlinocreations.biz716.870.5543
Marc Duquette had a drawing chosen as a finalist in the 2016 Art Renewal Center International Salon. This is the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas. There were over 3,000 entries by 1,300+ artists. “I am honored to have my work recognized next to some of the best in the business.” Awards and prizes will be announced in November. For more information on the ARC go to artrenewal.org.