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