And now for some homemade Buffalo art. This weekend marks the opening of the Locust Street Neighborhood Art’s 49th annual art show! Come down to 138 Locust Street from 2-5 PM this Sunday, June 28th to see some great art and mingle over refreshments.
Drawing students from various Buffalo schools, including such institutions as Futures Academy and the Martin Luther King School, Locust Street Art is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a highly diverse student body. And talk about an activity for all ages – this past year, Locust Street boasts having students ranging from age 3 to their mid-70’s!
Since its establishment in 1959, Locust Street Art remains the only institution in the Buffalo area that offers such instruction in the visual arts for no cost at all, allowing students to engage in painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.
Promised to be a uniquely diverse display filling all three floors of the Locust Street building, the upcoming art show will display student work from this past year, including the above piece by Teddy Hines, age 7. A photo exhibition from the Still Film Photographers of Greater Buffalo, who work primarily with traditional film, will be on display as well. Also, this weekend’s exhibit will showcase pieces by Lenore Bethel-Cooper, who unfortunately passed away recently. As both a photography and painting teacher and assistant director of the organization, Lenore dedicated her time and shared her passion for art at Locust Street.
Maintaining this passion for teaching art, Locust Street Art organizers have been working hard to put together the upcoming show and encourage all those interested in art to join them. Director Molly Bethel reminds us that the show, just like the art classes, are open to anyone and everyone interested.
Join us this Sunday for art and refreshments at 138 Locust Street from 2-5 PM. The exhibition can also be viewed on Tuesday, June 30 from 12-6 PM.