The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
— Paul Tillich
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
— H. L. Mencken
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
— Groucho Marx
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
— Sigmund Freud
They're Baaaack...Kitchen Distribution resurrects Itself tomorrow night with a benefit event for Steve Kurtz
Robert Dick/Ursel Schlicht Duo @ HW
TOMORROW Sat Oct 27 • 8pm
Robert Dick (flutes) • Ursel Schlicht (piano)
Ursel Schlict Website
would like to introduce artists to MARK on Monday October 29th at 7pm at Hallwalls
What is MARK? MARK is the New York Foundation for the Arts’ new six month professional growth program for 80-100 visual artists throughout NY State. The MARK program focuses on providing artists the opportunity to expand their visibility through learning and then applying concrete professional practice skills. Through MARK, artists can expect the opportunity to strengthen their skills in presenting and packaging their art as well as create concrete goals and a personalized plan of action.
• MARK is a program for visual artists who want a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the business side of their practice.
• MARK runs from January to June 2008.
• Four monthly seminars at partnering regional arts organizations across NY State. • MARK culminates in a weekend retreat for all artists in New York City.
• Curriculum emphasizes goal setting and includes portfolio presentation, grant and project applications and public speaking.
• Individual feedback given to all participants. Applications to the program are due at 5pm December 1st. Regional seminar dates currently available on the NYFA mark website. Cost to participate in the program is $150 which covers all seminars and as well as housing for the weekend in New York City. Join us for a MARK info session at Hallwalls, MARK’s Buffalo area partner. The MARK info session will outline the program, go over the application and provide additional information about the NYFA’s other programs for artists.
Vermont based filmmaker Ted Lyman visits Hallwalls with a retrospective screening. Lyman, who has been engaged with experimental film making since the early seventies, creates films inspired by the American avant-garde—poetic works that explore the natural environment and our sense of place. Curated and organized by Caroline Koebel and Carolyn Tennant and co-sponsored by the UB Department of Media Study and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Hallwalls Media Program
• Adele Cohen at Buffalo Big Print opening Fri Oct 26 6-9pm (thru Nov 26)
• Altars Day of the Dead at El Museo opening Sat Oct 27 8pm (thru Nov 10)
• Hell's Commissary at Cosmopolitan Gallery opening Sat Oct 27 8pm (thru Nov 10)
• Jackie Felix at CG Jung Center (408 Franklin) opening Fri Jan 18/09, 7-9 pm
Images of Horror at Hardware
Images of Horror and Imagination by Don Keller
@ Allen Street Hardware
Opening reception: Sat, Oct 27,
exhibition continuing through Thanksgiving
Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography
Artist’s Talk and Private Reception
featuring David Plowden
Sat, Oct 27 • 5 - 7 pm
El Día del Muerto
Beyond/In Western New York 2007 •
See Em Now Before they're Gone Forever
Eric Jackson-Forsberg wraps up the Artvoice coverage by considering the works on view at the Castellani.
Buffalo artist and arts writer Mark Lavatelli takes a look at the downtown B/I venues in the Buffalo News.
Part Three of the Moda/Jackson-Forsberg Beyond/In coverage.
Jax Deluca gets interviewed by Colin Dabkowski in the's Buffalo News. Colin also covers the northern-most venues and takes a closer look at the work of Paul Walde.
Into the Biennial Part Two of Eric Jackson-Forsberg and Becky Moda checking out all the B/I exhibitions.
Beyond/In Western New York Homepage
Toronto Star arts writer Peter Goddard "Buffalo Art Stampede"
Buff News Blog
Bruce Adams B/I Preview
Buffalo News writer Colin Dabkowski begins his review process of B/I with Going Regional, Part One of Eric Jackson-Forsberg and Becky Moda surveying the biennial goods.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery (thru Oct 28) TWO MORE DAYS
LOIS ANDISON • JEREMY BAILEY • CHRIS BARR • AMANDA BESL • LYN CARTER • SHAYNE DARK • ARTEMIS HERBER • ANI HOOVER • KRISTAN HORTON • SIMONE MANTELLASI • NATHAN NAETZKER • KATHRYN RUPERT-DAZAI • MICHAEL SNOW • ALFONSO VOLO
Big Orbit Gallery (thru Nov. 3) ONE MORE WEEK
SYLVIE BELANGER • DEIRDRE LOGUE
Buffalo Arts Studio (thru Nov 3) ONE MORE WEEK
SHAYNE DARK • KARA DAVING • LAURA GAROFALO & OMAR KAHN • BRYAN HOPKINS • OSVALDO RAMIREZ CASTILLO
Burchfield-Penney Art Center (thru Dec 2)
CHRIS BARR • JAX DELUCA • JOHN DRUMMER • CARIANNE HENDRICKSON • PAUL NICHOLSON
Carnegie Art Center (thru Oct 27) ONE MORE DAY
KATIE SEHR • JACQUELINE WELCH
Castellani Art Museum (thru Feb 24)
JAY CARRIER • AJ FRIES • KURT VON VOETSCH
CEPA Gallery (thru Dec 21)
TAMMY RENEE BRACKETT • HANS GINDLESBERGER • WILKA ROIG
Squeaky Wheel (thru Nov. 3) ONE MORE WEEK
YVONNE BUCHANAN • JILL jOHNSTON-PRICE • DEIRDRE LOGUE • JULIE PERINI • RM VAUGHN
UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, North Campus (thru Nov 10) TWO MORE WEEKS
DOROTHEA BRAEMER • ALLYSON MITCHELL • SARAH PAUL • RICHARD PRICE • DIANE SCHAEFER • KATE WILSON
UB Anderson Gallery (thru Nov 11) TWO MORE WEEKS
BRENDAN FERNANDES • JASON LEE • PAUL WALDE
(winding down/see em now)
• Buffalo Society of Artists 111th Annual Juried Exhibition at Premier Annex Gallery (Clarence) thru Nov 3
• Abigappleprevieworksbypeterfowler at Kepa3 thru Oct 28
• Rob Lynch at Wellsville Creative Arts Center thru Oct 28
• Amanda Wojick at Nina Freudenheim thru Nov 28
• Val Dunne at Betty's thru Jan 6
• Leah Rico at NCCC thru Nov 21
• Bodgan J. Fundalinski at Artsphere thru Nov 17
• 3rd Annual National Small Works Exhibition at Art Dialogue thru Nov 16
• Joan Linder: The Pink at Mixed Greens (NY) thru Nov 10
• Gilda Oliver and Bob Ratterman at Olean Public Library thru Nov 3
• second annual One Piece Wonder show at Cosmopolitan Gallery thru Oct 13
• Bob Schulman at Globe Market, Chateau Buffalo, Brodo Buffalo Rising
• Peter Stephens at Nina Freudenheim thru Nov 2
• Craig La Rotonda and Kim Maria at Nichols School thru Nov 1
• Diane Baker at The Mansion on Delaware (indefinitely)
"Though Warhol rarely appears on camera, the films feel profoundly autobiographical; they’re individualistic records of the world in which he played, made art and helped construct his own slippery, elusive identity. They are part ethnography, part memento mori and wholly personal."
"Art, in his view...is so important to human life that it shouldn’t be boiled down simply to the shifting tastes of one man; it should exist in an almost Platonic state, helping people to understand their relationship to the objects in their world."
Language As Sculpture
artnet Charlie Finch
"But, young artists, don’t despair. I’ve created a handy program for attaining Art Stardom—no student loans, art bins or social skills needed! Just read on and follow the steps closely."
Diary of An Art Star
Garbage Picking a Lost Masterpiece
"In "Devil’s Pie," Ofili is asking us to understand that an artist’s work is not only about a slice but about the whole pie—about a long journey and the big picture. He wants you to see the arc of a career, the experimental parts, not just chart-toppers."
artnet Jerry Saltz
Melts in Your Jesus, Not in Your Hands
NY Daily News
Cosimo Cavallaro Homepage
There ain't no moonlight after midnight / I see you silly people out looking for delight / Well I'm so happy I'm feeling so fine / I'm watching all the rubbish, you're wasting my time...
Gary Nickard of the Vores (who moonlights as an art professor) forwarded this story about the impending Sex Pistols reunion tour and I'm glad he did. Though the Pistols did a summer reunion tour and live album in 1996 (Filthy Lucre), why shouldn't they do it again a decade later? If they did it once a decade til they all passed away, they would manage to make as much of a farce of aging rock stars as they once did of bloated rock stars, all the while earning plnety of that dirty, dirty money the poor bastards never made when they were in their brief, halcyon prime. Though it's unlikely anything will ever match the final Pistols concert January 14, 1978 at Winterland in San Francisco. Fed up with each other, disgusted with Malcolm McClaren and the media, sick of America, and having had enough of gob and every sort of debris hurled at them non-stop on stage, the music whimpers to an end that is sucked dry of all enthusiasm and filled instead with self-loathing as in the concert's final, final moment, John Lydon mutters into the microphone, "A-ha-ha, ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" He was talking about himself.
RB Kitaj 1933—2007
Ileana Sonnabend 1915—2007
Carnegie Art Center Members' Exhibition
Drop-off dates this week!
Bruce Adams • Picture of Man and Woman with Painting - Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico, 2003, 30" x 24"
Featuring art works by members of Carnegie Art Center
On View: November 10—December 8, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 7 - 9 pm
Juried by Joanna Angie, Executive Director, Buffalo Arts Studio
All members in good standing may exhibit one art work.
For more information about memberships please visit our website.
• Awards for best works
• All members in good standing may submit one piece to be exhibited
• Work must have been completed in the last three years - 2005 or later
• Video and digital work submissions are encouraged
• Student members must be at least 18 years to enter
• Existing members may renew at time of art work drop off
• CAC reserves the right to exclude works with problematic content and to return works not properly prepared for presentation
DROP OFF DATES: Sat, Oct 27, noon—4pm • Tues, Oct 30, 10am—4pm • Wed, Oct 31, 10am—4pm
SIZE LIMITATIONS: 2D works: 3' x 4' overall maximum (with wire, ready to hang) • 3D work: 6'h x 3'w x 3'd
BPAC Outdoor Art Competition • Deadline Nov 2/07
Outdoor Art Competition
BPAC First Ever Members Exhibition
The Artists Among Us: The Burchfield-Penney's Members Exhibition
December 14, 2007 - March 2, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, December 14 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m
In celebration and thanks to the artists of Western New York for their support of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center and for their contribution to our community, the museum is very pleased that the final exhibition in its Rockwell Hall location will be a Members Exhibition. All artists who are members of the Burchfield-Penney are encouraged to submit work for this very special event. To request an application form, email Scott Propeack at email@example.com or call 878-6011.
art & intuition & ron ehmke...you hit the trifecta!
"This workshop combines theory (discussion + readings) and hands-on experiments (in class and at home) to explore the creative process in new ways. Intended for practitioners of all kinds and backgrounds (writers, media & visual artists, designers, performers, activists, organizers, psychologists and social workers, teachers, spiritualists, etc.) who are eager to discover new ways of engaging the mind, body, and spirit, and willing to share their own favorite techniques with others. Hint: if you have a gut feeling that you should take this class, then you’re halfway there!"
Instructor: Ron Ehmke
(WNY-based writer/performer/mediamaker/teacher; see everythingron for details)
4 Wednesdays, November 7 – December 5, 2007 from 7-10 pm (no workshop on Nov. 21)
at Squeaky Wheel / Buffalo Media Resources, 712 Main Street / Buffalo, NY
$70 Squeaky Wheel members/$80 non-members + reader (approx $10)
Big Name Artists, Free Lectures
UB Visual Studies Speakers Series
Something I listened to this week...
Country stylings, sweet voices, and twins. It's all good.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
— Marcus Aurelius Antoninus