It is, as usual, an extraordinarily busy weekend for art in Buffalo. Here are a three events/exhibitions I didn't have a chance to fit into Gusto this week:
"Chroma," opening at 6 p.m. today at 464 Gallery on Amherst Street, is timed to coincide with Buffalo's annual Pride celebration and features work by several Western New York artists who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer. The show includes pieces by Brian Dickenson, Mickey Harmon, Tommy Nguyensmith, Alexandra Spaulding, CJ Szatkowski, Adam Weekley, 464 owner Marcus L. Wise and others. It runs through June 5.
"Righting on Copper," an exhibition featuring work by the prolific and protean Buffalo painter Sarah Myers, will officially open a new art space on Grant Street. The exhibition space was established by the ambitious community activist group PUSH Buffalo in its headquarters (known simply as "The Center") at 271 Grant St.
Addison Richmond and Katie Sheffield re-create Claude Monet’s "Le bassin aux nymphéas, harmonie verte (The Water Lily Pond, Green Harmony)," an 1899 painting from the collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris during Art Alive 2012. Photograph by Tom Loonan.
Art Alive, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's annual competition featuring teams of students and adults re-creating famous works of art from the gallery's collection and elsewhere, takes place on Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. on the gallery grounds.