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Eye openings: New exhibits opening in CEPA Gallery

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A photograph by Aaron Ingrao is part of the CEPA Gallery exhibition "Milton Rogovin at 100."

Two new exhibitions are slated to open in CEPA Gallery (617 Main St.) today (March 31), including a collection of photographs featuring the late photographer Milton Rogovin and a preview of the gallery’s popular biennial fundraising auction.

"Milton Rogovin at 100," a series of photographs by Aaron Ingrao curated by Gerald Mead, is described as "a unique and reverential portrait study" of Rogovin, who died in 2011 at the age of 101. Ingrao, a commercial photographer and Buffalo State College graduate, shot the photos in 2009 in Rogovin’s North Buffalo home and darkroom as well as at a birthday celebration in the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the weekly peace protest Rogovin attended at Elmwood and Bidwell avenues.

CEPA’s annual auction, scheduled for April 21 in the Market Arcade Building, will feature work by local and national artists, including Rogovin, John Baldessari, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Ken Heyman, Charles Clough, Julian Montague, John Pfahl, Ellen Carey and Alice O’Malley.

The opening reception, free and open to the public, runs from 7 to 10 p.m. today. For more information on the exhibitions, visit www.cepagallery.org or call 856-2717.

-- Colin Dabkowski

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