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Art exhibits open at the NACC


Wed, May 17th 2023 11:30 am

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is debuting its newest showcase, “COHORT: An Alberto Rey Alumni Exhibition.”

A press release stated, “ ‘COHORT’ considers the artistic practices of more than 30 invited alumni from Alberto Rey’s career as an educator at the State University of New York at Fredonia from 1989-2022. This exhibition is also supplemented by artwork by Rey spanning the same time period.”

“COHORT: An Alberto Rey Alumni Exhibition” will be shown in the Townsend Gallery on the first floor of the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. This exhibition is guest curated by Buffalo-based artist and educator Tricia Butski.

The NACC also announced “IN THE BURROW: by Morgan Arnett” is opening in the Kudela Gallery: “This is a solo presentation of new work by the artist, whose practice is inspired by relationships in nature, offering a meditation on home, displacement, ecosystems and decay.” 

An opening reception for these exhibits is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 21.

Participating artists include: Audrey Bialke, Ray Bonilla, Nick Borelli, John Colin Caisley, Ken Clause, Rory Coyne, Rachel D’ Alfonso, Allyson Demski, Chris Dorner, Dylan England, Kaitlin Frisicaro, Justine Gabreski, Daniel Galas, Veronica Gray, Carter Hopkins, Anthony Leone, Tom Makovitch, Keri Manne, Stephanie McDonnell, Hanna Neumann, Sarah Peck, Kayla Prigg, Lizzie Reid, Erin Ruffino, Jennifer Ryan, Jimmy Scamacca, Madison Spear, Caitlin Sweet, Dana Murray Tyrrell and Jess Whittam.

Concurrently on view is the Castellani Art Museum’s exhibit of new artwork by artist-educator Rey. The Niagara University site is presenting “Alberto Rey: Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Canada / USA.”

Rey is part of the Living Legacy Project at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Click here to listen to his artist interview. His artwork can be found in the collections of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum and the Museum of Latin American Art, among others.

Butski is an artist and educator living and working in Buffalo. Trained in drawing and painting, she holds a BFA from SUNY Fredonia and an MFA from the University at Buffalo’s department of art. Butski is currently a resident artist at Buffalo Arts Studio and fine art teacher at Buffalo Seminary High School.

Gallery hours for the Townsend Gallery, Kudela Garden Gallery, and permanent exhibits within the NACC are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, excluding holidays. Additional information for galleries, exhibitions, and opportunities can be found at www.thenacc.org.

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