Author: 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. (http://www.tinadillman.com)

El Museo, a non-profit visual arts organization dedicated to showing underserved artists, will be celebrating their 35th year with Buffalo on Saturday, October 29, from 7-10pm, with a costume party, art, food, drink and you! There will be a range of activities and raffle games and there is a $5 suggested door fee, it’s free for members – just remember it’s for a good cause. During the 70’s members of the Buffalo community were sparked and energized by the civil rights movement, and a group of young Latino artists affiliated with the University at Buffalo started a collective that would…

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When is the last time you went to a costume ball? Maybe never? Well, this Saturday, October 22 is your chance to attend the 7th annual Prom of the Dead, brought to you by the one and only Torn Space Theater. If you’re not familiar with this experimental theater than I HIGHLY recommend coming out this weekend to support them, and to have the best night of your life. Each year the event has a different theme to assist you with your outfit choice, and this year the theme is gold, like gilt, like shiny, like glitter. Need help finding…

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Local artist, Ani Hoover has fond memories of spending time with her grandmother crocheting, and learning how to sew with her mother. These nostalgic moments were so embedded into her repertoire that five years ago, she decided to start incorporating into her art practice. She remembers back in art school distinctly not associating these skills with a fine art practice, even though her college offered fiber classes. She studied painting instead and continued with that medium until recently, when her studio practice took a turn. Around 2010, Hoover started using recycled materials that she manipulated into art objects, and now…

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Well it’s been awhile, at least a year, since Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center has entertained us with a crazy art party, and now it’s time, this Saturday, September 24, 8pm-2am, we will have to wait no more. This year they are pulling out all the stops at the Curtiss Malting Agway Building (1100 Niagara Street) with what they are calling a “Giant Electoral Art-Dance-Brew Party.” In light with what is happening in our country with the upcoming election this might be our only option to distract us from the mayhem that will ensue us in the coming…

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Drop whatever it is your doing right now and mark your calendar for this Friday, September 23, from 7pm-12am, you HAVE to stop by Big Orbit Gallery (30 Essex St.) to witness the newest project by Flatsitter, Lily Dale. This virtual reality (VR) experience combines elements of vivid dreaming, spiritualism and the afterlife, and was inspired by the small commune at Lily Dale, which is located about 1 hour south of Buffalo – home to over 60 people all believed to have the ability to communicate with the dead. There will be multiple VR stations set up around the gallery to…

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For those of you that may not be interested in attending this black and white tie affair, but want to get out and enjoy the last days of this joyous weather, before fall time officially hits, there are several art openings happening all within walking distance of each other in downtown. So, when you get off of work at 5pm, follow my map of suggestions for a fun night on the town. First, you can start off with a happy hour beverage and snack at Expo Market, conveniently located in between one of your first art stops. At Expo expect…

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On Friday, September 9, from 6 to 9pm, BT&C Gallery will be hosting Roberley Bell’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, Early One Morning. This grouping of work includes new sculpture and photographic work that creates a dialogue between the natural and man-made worlds, by exploring color, physicality and scale. Her work will not disappoint, as she is very meticulous in her craft and conceptual undertakings. Roberley Bell is a seasoned artist, having traveled much during her lifetime and also exhibiting her artwork worldwide. Recently, she was an artist in residence at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester and at the…

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Truth is, nothing is going away…everything stays, the same or in slightly different form, but it still stays, its around us. – Josef Bajus This Friday September 9, 530-730pm at the Burchfield Penney Art Center as part of the M&T Second Friday programming, Jozef Bajus, a local sculptor and fiber artist, will be exhibiting a body of work titled, Nothing is Going Away. Bajus frequently uses discarded materials or industrial remnants to compose objects that question our environmental responsibility towards the earth and our successors. His eloquent style of forming compositions provides the viewer with intricate relationships of form, color…

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On Friday night, 9/2, from 6-11pm at Pausa Art House (19 Wadsworth Street, around the corner from Allen Street and Days Park), local painter Markenzy Julius Cesar will have new work in Flesh and Water. Cesar has been living in Buffalo since his time as an undergrad at Buffalo State in 93. He was born in Haiti, but has been living in the states since 1987. He is married with two girls. We caught up with Markenzy, to get a glimpse into his inner workings, and the passion that drives him to create: Flesh: There’s nothing more sublime than the…

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Reinhard Reitzenstein has been around a block or two. Born in Germany in 1949, his family 7 years later emigrated to Canada where after high school he attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Since 2000, Reihnard has been the Chair of Sculpture in the Art Department at the University at Buffalo, and since 1993, his artwork has been represented by the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto. This Friday, September 2, 6-9pm, Indigo Gallery will be holding an open reception with refreshments and bites, for Reinhard, who will be exhibiting drawings and paintings that take into question the relationship…

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