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Lewitzky’s Whimsy and Wonder @ Betty’s

Not only is Betty’s Restaurant one of the most tried and true dining establishments in Buffalo, the owners also support the local art scene.

On Monday, September 24, a reception will be held between 6pm and 8pm for artist Julie Lewitzky, whose whimsical creations draw the eye into a vast world of social-issue driven visuals that are both captivating and cautionary. Take, for example, the societal ill that is depicted in the lead image – gun violence. While the painted drawing might appear to be benign, it is not. Rather it is an eye opener into a world that most of us take for granted. We have become desensitized to gun violence, which runs rampant across the country.

Adding to the whimsical nature of her work, Lewitzky uses animals (mostly dogs), and even small children, to make the creations even more impactful. Sadly, the fact is that even children are caught up in gun violence these days. Instead of shying away from the issue, Lewitzky embraces it, in order to challenge the viewer to come to grips and face reality.

Painted drawings: Lewitzky’s Whimsy and Wonder @ Betty’s

Opening Reception – Monday, September 24, 2018

6 – 8 pm

9/24/18 – 11/18/18

Betty’s Restaurant is located at 370 Virginia Street, Buffalo 14201

Lead image: Too Many Guns – Water color ink on paper – 2015

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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