News & Press

Please join us Friday, August 4th, 2023 from 5-8 PM at CEPA Gallery for the closing of Resilience: A Buffalo Story by Mustafa Hussain. As Buffalo continues to rebuild and grow after the events of the past three years, artist Mustafa Hussain explores the effects of these events on our community in his thought-provoking exhibition, which also includes the work of photographers, Joshua Thermidor, Malik Rainey, Brandon Watson, and Jalen Wright. 

Please join us and noted Buffalo art collector Dr. Gerald Mead, on Saturday, April 1st, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for a second tour of the exhibition "Cindy Sherman Retrospective: Works from the Gerald Mead Collection" to discuss the unique significance of many of the works and his 28-year experience of collecting them.

The Board of Directors of The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts is pleased to announce that Claire Leggett has been appointed Executive Director. Says Luke Cusack, President of CEPA’s Board of Directors, “Claire took over management of the organization and led us through an unplanned transition with poise and professionalism.  Her demonstrable administrative strengths are a great fit for us as we plan for a second 50 years of CEPA successes.”

CEPA is excited to announce the opening of three exhibitions on December 9: Places I’ve Been with Bob by Stephen Gabris, Boro Land by Adam Cooley, and the 2022 Members Show; where all current CEPA members were invited to submit one artwork for the exhibition. There will be an opening reception on December 9, 2022, from 5-8 pm. The shows are taking place in the historic Market Arcade Building located at 617 Main St in Buffalo and will run until January 25, 2022.

Join CEPA Gallery at Mirabo Press on December 1st, 2022, for a fundraiser supporting Photography and the Holocaust, Then and Now, a major exhibition and community outreach project under development. Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now will investigate tribalism–the inability of many to accept those who are different from themselves–its links to antisemitism and other forms of racism, and how that mindset results in the oppression and violence we consistently witness.