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The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint

Tuesday, Feb. 20th - Sunday, Feb. 25th
Free; M-F: 12-5 PM, Sat & Sun: 2-5 PM

The Kenan Center kicks off the 2018 gallery schedule with a solo exhibit of work by East Aurora artist, muralist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin. The collection represents works from three continents and nine countries from over ten years, capturing the people, culture, architecture, and land through the lens of an artist.

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Picturing Niagara

Tuesday, Feb. 20th - Sunday, Mar. 25th
$15; Tues-Sun: 10-5PM, Fri: 10-10PM


The beauty and power of Niagara Falls has come to symbolize the country’s distinct natural heritage. Many artists made pilgrimages to the site in an attempt to capture its awe-inspiring majesty.  In this exhibition, artist Stephen Hannock’s recent gift to the Albright-Knox, The Great Falls at Dawn for Xu Bing, will be joined by additional historical and contemporary interpretations of the natural wonder drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.

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Joe Diebold

Tuesday, Feb. 20th - Sunday, Feb. 25th
$6 - $11; From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Arcangel Gallery Exhibit:  Joe is a local photographer who specializes primarily in Wedding, Family and Nature photography.  Joe and his wife started visiting the Botanical Gardens as a way to escape the cold winter weather, and fell in love with its beauty.  Joe has been photographing different exhibits for the past few years and his photography was featured in Under the Dome, the Botanical Gardens newsletter.

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Light, Line, Color and Space

Wednesday, Feb. 21st - Sunday, Apr. 15th
Free Admission; Wed-Sat: 11AM-5PM, Sun: 1-5PM

This exhibition celebrates the past five years of new acquisitions from among hundreds of recently acquired gifts to the permanent collection. “This compelling exhibition is an exciting look inward into the permanent collection of the UB Art Galleries. Many of these works are on view for the first time and we hope the UB community as well as Buffalo area residents will enjoy the plethora of artwork that makes up Light, Line, Color, and Space.”

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A Woman’s Work

Thursday, Feb. 22nd
From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Buffalo Chamber Players presents the music of women composers who fought against the societal restrictions limiting their music from the public sphere. This program highlights works from the Baroque to today, including compositions by Barbara Strozzi, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Florence Price.

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Far Away

Thursday, Feb. 22nd - Sunday, Mar. 11th
$25; Starting: 07:30 PM

Autocracy, War, and High Fashion: Torn Space Theater Presents Caryl Churchill’s Dystopian World in ‘Far Away’

Torn Space Theater returns to the great dramatic canon with a new interpretation of ‘Far Away’ by renowned British playwright, Caryl Churchill. In the play a young girl witnesses a disturbing act, grows up to become a hatmaker, and marries a soldier- but nothing is quite what it seems in Far Away. Caryl Churchill brings her minimalist sensibility to a future world where all people, animals, and natural elements have taken sides in a perpetual war. While the loyalties are fragile, the constants in this dark existence are fear, innocence, and the consistent work of the milliner.

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First Fridays at the Gallery

Friday, Mar. 2nd - Friday, Dec. 7th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

On the first Friday of every month, the public is invited to visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with interactive events and activities suitable for all ages, most of which is free (special exhibitions may require a fee). 


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Art of Jazz: Billy Childs Quartet

Sunday, Mar. 18th
$29; 3:00 PM

Four-time Grammy Award–winning pianist Billy Childs has established himself as perhaps the most distinctly American composer since Aaron Copeland. His recent release Rebirth (Mack Avenue) marks his long-anticipated return to scintillating hard-bop: “ultra-sophisticated, gracefully crafted jazz, but full of dynamism” (The Guardian).

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Babel: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Friday, Mar. 23rd
$35; 8:00 PM

The acclaimed BABELseries brings the world’s most important authors to Buffalo each year, engaging audiences, and creating a global literary conversation.  Born in Viet Nam, Nguyen came to the US as a refugee at age four. The feeling of being an outsider or “other” defines his writing. Last year, his novel The Sympathizer topped more than 30 book-of-the-year lists.  His latest book, The Refugees, is a beautiful collection of short stories exploring universal and urgent themes of love and family, the histories we hold within us and the people “we can’t afford to forget.”

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Houston Ballet II

Friday, Apr. 6th
$34; Starting: 8:00 PM

Houston Ballet II is the second company of Houston Ballet, America’s fifth largest ballet company. Comprised of a stellar array of ballet students from around the world, Houston Ballet II members perform a diverse range of dance works such as excerpts from the great classics including The Sleeping Beauty,Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker.

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