The University Heights Arts Association (UHAA) has been teaming up artists with a few unlikely exhibit spots in order to enhance artist endeavors in the city.
The initiative is called the Art Crawl Partnering Program (ACPP). The way it works is that UHAA tags the artwork with QR Codes and then disseminates the pieces in popular destinations throughout the neighborhood. To date, the program has enlisted twenty locations to accommodate the artists. Many of the impromptu “galleries” have found ACPP so empowering that they have enlisted as permanent placement partners with the program. The success thus far means that additional artists will find more homes for their works. This symbiotic relationship is a win-win for the community.
One of the lead Art Crawl Partners in the program is Amy’s Place Restaurant. The business will be offering up its walls every month in 2015 for new exhibits. On March 1st, Amy’s Place will be designated as a host for a show titled “Insight”, featuring the works of photographer Laura Wright (specializes in garden-related photos).
In following months, additional shows at Amy’s feature:
“Nigerian Children and other Selections,” paintings by Shirley Lombardo (April 1-31); “Good Luck, Good Fortune,” drawings by Amanda Hart (May 1-31); “Selected Works,” paintings by George Grace (June 1-30); “Capen Garden Poster Art Competition,” photographs and paintings by competitors of the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Poster Art Competition (July 1-31); “The Beauty In Our Backyard,” a group gardening photography exhibition (August 1-31); “Paper Cuts,” a two person exhibition featuring the cut paper art of Dorothy Ouimette and Katy Ketter-Franklin (September 1-30); “More Journey of Joy,” paintings by Judy Bechten Pufpaff (October 1-31); “Here and There,” paintings by Mary Connally (November 1-30); and “UHAA for the Holidays,” holiday-themed fine art by members of the University Heights Arts Association (December 1-31).
Receptions for the Amy’s Place Art series will be held for each exhibition.
Mini-Exhibitions (4-8 works) will be offered through partners at Queen City Imaging; The Steer Buffalo; and Buffalo Roots, Hydroponics and Organics beginning next week. Exhibitions are open to any artist, although Amy’s Place Art 2015 has been filled through March of 2016. To download the prospectus for “Amy’s Place Art 2016”, visit: http://www.uhartsgroup.com/AmysPlaceExhibitions.pdf.
“Blossom”: Photograph by Laura Wright
“Tag Sample”:coded QR art tag