The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is pleased to announce its schedule for fall 2011:
•Oct. 2-Jan. 15, 2012: TopSpin Series, "Matthew Duquette: Vessels"
Opening reception Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2 until 4 p.m.
•Sept. 18-April 29, 2012: "Aperture: Photography from the Permanent Collection"
•Oct. 30-May 13, 2012: "Albert Bierstadt to John Henry Twachtman: The American Landscape"
•"Four Decades of Abstraction"; ongoing
•Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara"; ongoing
•Through Oct. 2: "Betty Gold: Edge, Color, Movement"
•Through Nov. 27: "Through Polish-American Eyes: The Art of Alice Wadowski Bak"
•Through Dec. 18: "ΕΙΚΩΝ /ICON: Religious Images from the Castellani Permanent Collection"
•Through Jan. 15, 2012: "Portraits: Real and Imagined"
Castellani Art Museum 9th Annual Gala: "Face to Face" on Saturday, Oct. 1
A special evening is in store for you at the Castellani Art Museum's annual fundraiser. Cocktails, exciting silent and live auctions and an elegant dinner are included in the $135 ticket price. Proceeds will benefit education and exhibition-related programs at the museum. Call 716-286-8201 for reservations.
Museum Mixer on Friday, Dec. 16
CAM's 5th annual "Holiday Bash!" Celebrate the holidays at the Castellani Art Museum with live music by Penelope, dancing, refreshments, a cash bar, basket raffle and door prize. Admission is free to museum members, and $10 to others.
Folk Arts Workshops
•Sunday, Nov. 13: Christmas Wycinanki (traditional Polish paper-cuts)
Artist Barbara Frackiewicz, recipient of the Am-Pol Eagle Polish Heritage Award in 2009, will demonstrate how to make beautiful Christmas decorations from 2 until 4 p.m. Free for museum members, and $5 for others. Call 286-8290 to register.
•Sunday, Nov. 20: Traditional Christmas ornaments
Frackiewicz will demonstrate how to make paper and straw chains, porcupine stars, and other traditional Polish ornaments from 2 until 4 p.m. Free museum members; $5 for others. Call 286-8290 to register.
Art Express Family Workshops
Hop aboard the Art Express. This theme-based journey begins with a tour of artworks in the in the gallery and a story, and concludes with hands-on art activities in the classroom. All workshops begin at 2 p.m. The cost is $2 per person for museum members and $3 for non-members. To register, call 716-286-8367.
Save the dates for the following Saturdays:
•Oct. 8, 22 and 29
For more information on the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, call 716-286-8200 or visit www.castellaniartmuseum.org.