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Art Date Night: March First Friday Gallery Openings (3/4/16)

We are blessed here in Buffalo with a plethora of artists and creative beings, so every month the public has a choice of art galleries to visit with new work on view. If you like art and there is a venue on this list that you haven’t visited, I recommend checking it out, or if you have never been to one of these places I challenge you to try something new, and if you are already an art lover than be sure these places are on your list. There is always something out there for everyone. Make Friday March 4 your Art Date Night.

12787598_10154017318123453_71822080_oPam Glick @ BT&C Gallery

Depending on where you are beginning your evening, I would either start or end your night here. (If you want to just see the art go early, but if you want to engage with an intellectual crowd and be surrounded by beautiful art, go later.) Conveniently located next to Resurgence Brewing Company, BT&C Gallery (1250 Niagara) will be hosting a solo exhibit of new drawings and paintings by Artist Pam Glick, from 6-9pm.

Thank You For Having Me, is a collection of abstracted, colorful gestural work that includes text inspired by an array of cultural references taken from film, music, memoirs, poetry and the everyday. If you can’t make this opening, mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 12 @ 6:30pm for an artist talk.

Image: Pam Glick

12787263_10154017318138453_46138688_oAmy Greenan & Patrick Robideau @ Indigo Art

Indigo Art is a gem of a space, located at 47 Allen, Gallery Owner Elizabeth Samuels, never ceases to disappoint. Every month her thematically curated shows highlight some of the most talented emerging and mid-career artists of the area.

This month Threshold, a two-person exhibit with paintings by Amy Greenan, and sculptures by Patrick Robideau explore the sense of familiarity and absence of architecture forms through memory and a historical lens. Threshold will be on view through April 9, with the opening reception this Friday from 6-9pm.

Image: Amy Greenan

12787630_10154017318133453_424244086_oCassandra Ott @ Pausa Art House

Ok, I’ve mentioned Pausa Art House before in one of my articles, as a place to check out if you haven’t and this Friday is a perfect night to do just that. As a recent transplant from Chicago, Cassandra Ott will be exhibiting in Buffalo for the first time with her brightly designed abstract collages that reflect on the methodical decisions that we face in our lives.

With a background in art and photography, Cassandra is a designer by day as she is currently the Creative Director for Riverside Design Group, a contemporary dinnerware design company. The receptions at Pausa are fantastic with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with a great selection of wine, liquor and local beer. Pop on by this reception anytime Friday night-it goes late. 6-11pm.

Image: Cassandra Ott

12821955_10154017318113453_160739712_nEmma Repp & John Montedoro @ Starlight Studio

Starlight Studio is an amazing asset to the Buffalo community. This organization hires professional local artists to teach art classes to individuals with special development needs, and assists them in developing vocational and transferable skills that prepare them for the outside world. Recently, artist & curator Kyle Butler has been organizing their gallery shows, and pairs up one teaching artist with a student in a two person show based on similar aesthetics and content. Kyle has a great curatorial eye, so the shows have been nothing less than exquisite.

All work is set at an affordable price, and a portion of the art sales go towards funding the non-profit space. This is your chance to purchase a new piece for your home or office, so come on out and support your local community. Startlight is located at 340 Delaware, and the opening reception is 6-9pm.

Image: Emma Repp

12822073_10154017318118453_849735824_nGroup Show @ Studio Hart – Curated by Bruce Adams

When you’re in Allen Town on Friday night, don’t forget to stop by this place (65 Allen). Bruce Adams, an artist, educator and writer, is guest curating the space with works by his former students from Tonawanda City High.

This multifaceted group show includes works by: Kristin Brandt, Keith Harrington, Christina Laing, Todd Lesmeister, Matthew Myers and Nicole Wurstner.

As Bruce states: “Whether I had any lasting influence on any of these artists is unclear; they have all pursued their own paths…Each became their own artist. All are committed to their work and make outstanding art.”

So, don’t just take my word for it, stop on by for the opening reception between 6-9pm.

Image: Nicole Wurstner

Written by Tina Dillman

Tina Dillman

Growing up in Central, New York was a lot like living in a closet, but with a great view. At 18, she went off to college to find herself and to see what the world had in store for her. She has lived in various parts of the country, California being her favorite, and has traveled outside the US borders. She hopes to live her last years in Mexico, along the Pacific coast, in a pueblo hut that has a thatched roof that sits right on the beach, so she can always hear the sound of the ocean, and feel the sand beneath her feet. Here, she would continue with her childhood fascination of collecting seashells and read as many books as her eyes would permit.

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