The best revenge is massive success.
— Frank Sinatra
It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
— Alan Alda
The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily. No great work has ever been based on hatred and contempt. On the contrary, there is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it.
— Albert Camus
Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
OPENING TOMORROW 8PM
ALFONSO VOLO: Thrifting For Beauty
op @ Hallwalls Sat. May 2, 8—11pm
artist's reading/performance @ 8pm, music by Todd Whitman
Buffalo News Dabkowski
• Richard Kersting, Fran Noonan @ Meiborn (E. Aurora) op Fri, May 1, 6-9pm (thru May 30)
• Fables and Truths @ Starlight Studio op Fri, May 8, 6-9pm (thru June 26)
• Craig Smith @ Bob Schultz,, Tim Raymond, Joe Moran, Bob Schulman, Francisco Amaya, Candace Keegan, Neil Mahar, Joe Kerwin, Amands Giczkowski, Nick DeMarchi, John Farallo, Ginny Stewart, Chris McGee, Val Dunne, Eileen Graetz, Adam Kessler, Dario Mohr @ College Street Gallery op Fri, May 1, 8-10pm (thru May 31)
Nancy Belfer @ Indigo
op Fri, May 1, 6-9pm (thru June 7)
@ Artspace May 1
Gary Nickard's Moment of Uncertainty
op @ CEPA Sat, May 2, 7-10pm (thru June 14)
ALSO, SAME NIGHT @ CEPA: 2nd Annual Writing With Light Exhibition AND The Still Photographers of Buffalo present Buffalo at Night
A Soldier's Tale
• Amy Greenan @ the Castellani thru May 17 and Kara Walker thru May 31 and Jed Jackson thru Sept 20
• David Andree @ Burchfield Nature & Art Center thru June 13
• NCCC Student Honors Exhibition thru May 12
• Nathan Naetzker @ Studio Hart thru May 2
• Michael Beitz, Letha Wilson @ Buffalo Arts Studio thru May 22
• Jackie Felix, Cathy Pardike, Coni Minneci @ the Carnegie thru May 2
• Kara Daving @ EcoCenter San Francisco thru June 20
• Betty's 4th Annual Staff Exhibition thru May 10
• Bruce Jackson at the Albright Knox thru May 10
• Saya Woolfalk, Ani Hoover @ UB Art Gallery thru June 20
• Visions of Greater Buffalo @ CEPA Sat, Apr 25, 7-9:30
• Stephen Antonakos, Warren Isensee, Gary Lang, Melissa Meyers, Katherine Sehr @ Nina Freudenheim thru June 12
• Matthew Palmo @ redFISH (E. Aurora)thru May 8
• Some Assembly Required UB Student Thesis Exhibition @ Tri-Main thru May 10
• Rita Argen Auerbach at The Mansion on Delaware (until daylight savings time ends)
• Diane Baker at The Mansion on Delaware (indefinitely)
"After a decades-long period of steady decline, the art gallery scene in Allentown is inching its way back..."
Buffalo New Dabkowski
Bea Arthur 1922—2009
NY Times obit
Something I listened to this week...
I don't really listen to Feist. I am Feist-neutral. This is her piano player. Much better. Beautiful album. Recommended.