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craig_larotonda_baghdad_diaryJoin the Fine Arts Department for an opening reception in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library on Friday, February 3, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for the Small Works Exhibit.

The paintings, prints, photographs, drawings and constructions in this exhibition, drawn from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, well-known collector in Buffalo, are each smaller than seven inches. Due to their size, they become more intimate works of art that encourage inspection of their complexity and detail.

Gerald Mead is an award-winning artist, educator, writer and leading authority on Western New York art. He is currently an independent curator and serves on the boards of several arts organizations in Buffalo.

Mead also lent works from his collection to major exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, UB Art Galleries, Buffalo Arts Studio, the CEPA Contemporary Photography and Visual Arts Center, and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.
Artwork: “Baghdad Diary” by Craig LaRotonda (mixed media)

To read more on Mead, click here.

The artists included in the exhibition are Steve Ardo, Olga Bajusova, Michael Basinski, Michael Beitz, Nancy Belfer, Amanda Besl, Charles Clough, Max Collins, William Cooper, Jason D’Aquino, Mark DiVincenzo, Augustina Droze, Hillary Fayle, Jackie Felix, Hollis Frampton, Fotini Galanes, Bobby Griffiths, Richard Gubernick, Joyce Hill, Ani Hoover, Tom Hughes, Cletus Johnson, Kevin Kline, Felice Koenig, Craig LaRotonda, Joan Linder, Nathan Lyons, Dana McKnight, Amanda Means, Ruby Merritt, Coni Minneci, Esther Neisen, Ginny O’Brien, Joe Piccillo, Alberto Rey, Shirley Rosenthal, Tara Sasiadek, Al Volo, Joe Whalen, and Joe Ziolkowski.

Submitted by: Maria Pabico, studio art galleries and college art collection director, Fine Arts