Exhibitions & Events
Conceptualism: Heaven and Earth Exhibition
New Works by Salvatore Santospirito
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 6-8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 23, 1- 2:30PM
Statement from the Artist:
“‘Conceptualism: a theory that universal or concepts exist in the mind as predicates, which may be affirmed of reality and correspond to what God had in mind before Creation.’*
This has been a 25 year journey to introduce “Repurposed Artwork” in my little world. Although I’ve had classic training in drawing and painting, I was not excited about my work. In 1996, I joined a small community theater as a scenic artist. During this time period, I started creating time-period props out of found objects. In 2003, I started creating my version of Repurposed Artwork. After the death of a friend, I made a dedication art piece from his chair. From that time on, I found my medium of choice to communicate value out of unwanted objects. I transform the objects into unique creations by restoring the dignity of its original purpose.
I hope this show stirs up your triune being (Spirit, Soul and Body) with encouragement, inspiration and healing.”
Salvatore “Sam” Santospirito
“Speak Up, Speak Out” is a collaborative, movement-based film that focuses on bringing the issue of domestic violence out of the shadows while encouraging healing conversations through the transformative power of dance, music, and storytelling.
This event will include a 20-minute film depicting the issues of domestic violence through dance and movement, followed by panel discussion featuring those who were involved with creating the film.
Date: Sun. April 24
Address: Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
2-2:30 – Mixing and Mingling
2:30-3:30 – “Speak Up, Speak Out” film screening, including panel discussion
Finger foods and beverages will be served
A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit UPward Design for Life, a nonprofit dedicated to creating and furnishing homes for domestic violence survivors, and others, transitioning into their own homes.
If you’re unable to join us at the event, please consider donating here: https://account.venmo.com/u/gaitrie-subryan
More info the event: http://devibollywooddance.com/speakupspeakout/
More info about UPward Design for Life: https://www.upwarddesignforlife.org/
More info about Carnegie Art Center: https://carnegieartcenter.org/
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc. And by the funds from Made in Buffalo administered by Arts Services Inc.
Fine Arts League of Buffalo
Thursday, May 5, 6-8PM
Saturday, May 14, 1-2:30PM (5-6 Artists from the Fine Arts League TBD)
The Fine Arts League of Buﬀalo, Inc. was ﬁrst organized in 1953 and is solely dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of realistic art. This Intergenerational & Regional Art Society has stood the test of time for 67 years. ‘Realism’ is as deﬁned from our ‘Judges Criteria’. This is used when judging our Fine Arts League Shows.
‘Realism (real life) is the precise, detailed and accurate representation in art of the visual appearance of scenes and objects. Realism art can be both broad brush strokes or photorealistic ﬁne brush strokes of application of media; as long as the subject work remains an accurate ‘recognizable’ representation of the visual appearance. Lines can be fully comprehensive, or, representational and ﬁgurative. Realism can be of any subject matter and form, e.g., oil painting, water color, drawing, chalk, sculpture, etc.’
Over the years many of our Artists went on to become nationally and internationally reknown. The Fine Arts League of Buﬀalo presents its’ shows on a semi-annual basis in Spring and Fall at various galleries/museums in Western New York. The Fine Arts League of Buﬀalo boasts some of the most fabulous Artists in the WNY Region.
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