You've heard of "First Fridays," the growing gallery walk that packs art spaces in and around Allentown for one night each month. Now familiarize yourself with "Fourth Fridays," a monthly answer to the Allentown event held in the sprawling Trimain Center, which features open studios and exhibitons across several spaces in the building.
Today's event (the second in the series), will begin in Suite 543 at 5 p.m. with an exhibition of 6-inch by 6-inch artworks from a range of local artists to support Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo. Nearby, in Suite 509, local collage artist Joyce Hill will give a preview of her work that will be on view during the upcoming Echo Art Fair on July 9 in Buffalo's Central Terminal.
In Impact Artists' Gallery, the painter and retired educator Ellen Garvey Canfield (left) will host a closing reception for her show, "A Canvas Journey," for which you can read her statement here. Here's an excerpt:
"I thank God everyday, for the path I chose has been full of excitement and opportunities. I taught visual arts, worked with student teachers, prepared five live television shows for the education channel, channel 17 back in the 1960’s, served as President of the New York State Art Teachers Association in 1976 and stepped out of the box to help and support other organizations. I later worked with KittyTurgeon, a Roycroft Historian, painting porcelain for the Roycroft. At present, I look forward to “Wednesday Afternoon With The Artists Group” at the East Aurora Senior Center, where I have been teaching art for the past 10 years."
Buffalo Arts Studio, also on the Trimain's fifth floor, will host a series of open studios, along with its concurrent exhibitions of work by Lin Price and Robert Booth.
And finally, painter, muralist and novelist William Y. Cooper will host a book signing for his latest book, "77 Jackson Street, Rear," a coming-of-age adventure tale set during the 1955 Montgomery, Ala. bus boycott.
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