Buffalo Arts Studio is proud to partner with M&T Bank to open the gallery and gift shop on the fourth Friday of the month from January to October for extended hours (11:00 am to 8:00 pm).
M&T Fourth Fridays @ Tri-Main Center are free and open to the public.
Friday, August 24, 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm
Beyond Language Panel Discussion
August Fourth Friday at Buffalo Arts Studio will feature a panel discussion titled Beyond Language; the panel discussion will begin promptly at 5:30pm and is expected to run until 6:30pm, with networking and one-on-one conversations to follow. The conversation will be moderated by Buffalo Arts Studio Curator, Shirley Verrico and Open Buffalo Acting Director, Max Anderson.
Individuals from across the diverse cultural community of Western New Work will speak about the ways in which they use the arts to bridge cultural differences and work across the inherent difficulties of language.
Panelists will include :
Buffalo Arts Studio Resident Artist Muhammad Z Zaman
Buffalo Arts Studio Artist-In-Residence Zsófi Barabás
Director of the BuBu Artist Resident Exchange Program, Katalin Mechtler
Educational Coordinator, Buffalo State Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education, Win Min Thant
Amor and Heritage Dance Founder and Executive Director, MarCe Zerrate-Sandel
Mackenzie Hafner, Community Outreach Specialist, Journey’s End
Zsófi Barabás: “American Diary”
Zso?fi Barabás is the inaugural Artist-In-Residence with Buffalo Arts Studio through the BuBu Artist Resident Exchange Program between Buffalo, New York and Budapset, Hungary. The program is the result of local arts patron Katalin Mechtler’s tireless efforts to bridge the cultures of Budapest and Buffalo; both places she is proud to call home.
Barabás’ colorful, amorphous paintings and stark, black and white works on paper reflect her extensive travels, and draw inspiration from distinct architectural elements throughout the world. Prior to her residency in Buffalo, her artwork has been featured widely in exhibitions across Europe, as well as Russia and Japan.
Speaking about her work Barabás said, “The title of my last solo show in Budapest was Moments of being. I make a small drawing almost every day. These drawings are my visual diary, kind of a print of my travels and thoughts. The organic forms in them are very much inspired by histological illustrations, microscopic slides, bird’s eye view of aerial photos and intimacy of the human beings.”
From these daily studies and her visual diary keeping, Barabás extrapolates onto large canvases which often dwarf the viewer, and command attention through their dramatic compositions.
Refreshments will include donation based wine and beer as well as delicious offerings provided by the Lunch Box and Ashker’s. This event is free and open to the public.