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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Stories by Colin Dabkowski

By Colin Dabkowski » 9:00 AM

The hulking Richmond Ferry Church, which has sat empty for years as developers and arts entrepreneurs have tried and failed to repurpose it, isn't quite ready for its closeup. But it will be within a year, according to its owner and developer Rachel Heckl. The process to refurbish the church's campus into a visual... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, June 27, 2016

Dana Ingebretson is a relative newcomer to Buffalo. She views the city with the clear eyes of an outsider, free from the emotional and psychological baggage that is part and parcel of growing up in Western New York. So it stands to reason that her spoken-word poem "BUFFALO," released earlier this month in a film... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, June 27, 2016

At first, they look like distant nebulae captured by the Hubble Space Telescope or shots of deep-sea creatures swirling in the dark. But peer closer into the illuminated photographs that line the 8th floor of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, and you can see minute cell... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, June 23, 2016

On June 22, Shohei Shigematsu of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture spoke to a crowd of assembled artists, journalists and officials in Quebec City about his firm's design for the National Fine Arts Museum of Quebec. Many of his comments about the building, which like the Albright-Knox Art Gallery sits on a... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This morning, Quebec City's National Museum of Fine Arts' newly completed Pierre Lassonde Pavilion welcomed one of its first groups of visitors in advance of its official public opening on June 24. The building was designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture's Shohei Shigematsu and his New York-based team of... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The past haunts every aspect of life in Quebec City. You can trace it from the ghostly footprints of historic stone foundations in the tourist-swarmed Place Royale to the motto inscribed on every Quebec license plate: "Je me souviens." "I remember." Few North American citizens hold a more keen and constant... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The revered Japanese artist Eikoh Hosoe, whose photographs serve as records of Japan’s flourishing avant-garde culture and meditations on the human soul, is the focus of an exhibition opening at 7 p.m. June 24 in CEPA Gallery (617 Main St.). “Eikoh Hosoe: Revisitations to a Vacuum’s Nest” features images from... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, June 21, 2016

For the past several weeks, Buffalonians have been working with New York City-based artist Amanda Browder to sew together what will become one of the more eye-popping public art projects in recent memory. Browder's project, "Spectral Locus," will cover in multi-colored fabric large sections of the former Richmond... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, June 20, 2016

For the past few weeks, the west lawn of the Burchfield Penney Art Center has been a mess of dirt and caution tape as crews worked to refresh the museum's landscaping. The project, which will include benches to encourage passers-by to pause and take in the center's multimedia outdoor art installation "The Front Yard,"... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chronic latecomers to Shakespeare in Delaware Park who have had to settle for a patch of grass with an obstructed view have no further reason to worry. Thanks to a $1.2 million refurbishment project, a much wider swath of the picturesque hill where the company performs will be available to theatergoers this season,... Read More

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