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J. Tim Raymond sketches 'Shining City.'

In Buffalo's large and diverse art and theater scenes, there's not as much crossover as you might expect. For many reasons -- not the least of which is that most visual artists, curators, actors and directors lead busy lives and hold down multiple jobs that scarcely leave enough time to follow their own artistic pursuits -- folks on the theater scene aren't always up to speed on what's happening on the visual arts scene, and vice versa.

So it's always a treat when you see someone traversing that theater-art barrier. Someone like J. Tim Raymond, the local painter and writer, who has produced a series of sketches based on Vincent O'Neill and Chris Kelly's performances in the Irish Classical Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's play "Shining City." Here's one of Raymond's pieces, an ink and wash painting that gives a sense of the play's foreboding, urgent sensibility:

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--Colin Dabkowski

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