CEPA Gallery’s Big Orbit Project Space is pleased to present The Long Afternoon, a survey of paintings by 2016 Big Orbit Members’ Exhibition winner Eric Evinczik. An opening reception with the artist took place on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 7p-10pm at Big Orbit Project Space. Evinczik’s narrative paintings — influenced by the Hudson River School, Surrealism, and other prominent art historical movements — playfully combine prehistoric landscapes with western mythologies in a fashion that draws upon the long tradition of American folk art. These reimaginings, all of which take place in prehistoric times, reshape the epoch as one of mystery, magic, and mysticism. Read more about Eric's work here. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

CEPA Gallery is pleased to present, How Things Are Made by printmaker and multi-disciplinary artist Mizin Shin. Created as a site-specific immersive print installation, featuring an interactive audio interface, Shin has wrapped the third floor passageway in a custom hand-printed wallpaper. An opening reception with the artist took place on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 7-10pm. For How Things Are Made, viewers enter a sound-filled corridor wallpapered in hand-printed woodcuts that depict a range of manufacturing and production processes. The prints cover every surface from the ceiling to the floor and the walls between. The viewer is challenged to find an origin or conclusion to the complex system within the surrounding prints. Interconnections are formed from every direction as the various patterns blend into each other. Though each element of the system may at first seem to exist in isolation, further investigation into the relationships of these intricate networks begin to more clearly reveal patterns of consequence in these webs of interconnectivity. Visit Mizin's website. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

CEPA Gallery is pleased to present, (However) the Owner of the Living (Death) May Pierce (an Abscess) and Spread Ruin, Babalú-Ayé and Other Works by Brookyln-based artist Karsten Krejcarek. For his first large-scale survey exhibition, Krejcarek has created a new video installation, exhibited alongside numerous photographic works and videos from the last eight years. This new project is a two-channel, experimental narrative revolving around the folklore of the Afro-Cuban syncretic religion, Santería. The video follows the fictional character, Mitch Dávidell — a traveling oracle who becomes ill after being impaled in the chest with an infected hypodermic needle. Seeking the power of the orisha, Babalú-Ayé, a cast of curious characters, including the syncretized Saint Lazarus, roam through a story of harrowing malady, attempted spiritual healing, allegoric discovery and incorporeal transformation. The year-in the-making project was filmed in Buffalo, Denmark, Cuba and Bolivia. An opening reception with the artist took place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 7-10pm. Visit Karsten’s website. [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

[divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_10989" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2016 Exhibition Award winner Linxiang WuFlux Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10988" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2016 Exhibition Award winner David Jaan2nd floor Passageway Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_11012" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2017 Exhibition Award Winner Orin LangelleUnderground Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10990" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2017 Exhibition Award winner Natalie DiIennoUnderground Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_10994" align="alignnone" width="500"] CEPA teaching artist Michelle NeumannFocus Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10993" align="alignnone" width="500"] CEPA teaching artist Christian CoronadoFocus Gallery[/caption] [/one-half] [caption id="attachment_10992" align="alignnone" width="500"] Exterior Views: The Richardson Olmsted Complex, 2nd place winner Karen Streech3rd floor Passageway Gallery[/caption]

CEPA and the Valley Community Association collaborated on a program working with ten lovely young girls to identify positive role models in their lives. After choosing a role model they photographed them as well as wrote essays as to why they chose that person. The next part of the program focused on the girls themselves. They were asked to take self-portraits (as opposed to selfies), portraying what they find most beautiful about themselves, whether inside or out. The program culminated in a reading and exhibit at Valley and here at CEPA and a beautiful panel that includes the photo of the role model along with the self-portrait and essay. Keeli Shannon and Karen Lewis team-taught this 8-week program. This is the third time through with the Role Model Project, all of which have been funded by the WNY Women’s Foundation. Comments from girls about Role Model Project I think coming here has made me open my voice and be myself. This project helped me become more confident about my own thoughts and ideas. It taught me that I want to follow in my Mom’s footsteps because she is the manager of the IT department. -Haley This project helped me learn more about

TEEN PHOTO CLUB With CHRISTIAN CORONADO Date: December 3rd Time: 12:00p to 3:00p Teen Photo Club is an opportunity for young photographers to come together to share their passion for photography. Students will receive technical advice, constructive feedback on their photos, and they will get an opportunity to spend some time with other teens that share the same interest. These unique club sessions will take place on the first Saturday of every month. Fee: $10 (includes pizza!) Space is limited. Please RSVP to or 856-2717 ext. 22. Payments can be made day of. Facilitated by CEPA Gallery teaching artist, Christian Coronado and CEPA Gallery Education Director, Lauren Tent.

THE RICHARDSON CENTER CORPORATION AND CEPA GALLERY ANNOUNCE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNERS & EXHIBITION The Richardson Center Corporation and CEPA Gallery are delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Richardson Olmsted Complex Photography Contest. The images will be presented in the CEPA Gallery exhibition, Exterior Views: The Richardson Olmsted Complex, on view from Friday, January 27th through March 4, 2017 at CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street in the historic Market Arcade Building. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, January 27 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Over 50 photographs have been selected for display at CEPA Gallery in the exhibition Exterior Views: The Richardson Olmsted Complex. Three winning photographs were chosen: Towers (First Place, by Thomas Lavin of Orinda, CA), Curved Connection (Second Place, by Karen Streech of Buffalo, NY), and Snowy ROC (Third Place, by Dmitry Gudkov of Buffalo, NY). In addition to the gallery exhibition, all of the photos submitted will be shown on the web sites of both organizations, and in a video display at CEPA on opening night. [caption id="attachment_10897" align="alignnone" width="625"] 1st place, Towers, by Thomas Lavin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10900" align="alignnone" width="500"] 2nd place, Curved

CEPA is proud to present work by our students in the 2016 Summer Camps. Animation, Darkroom and Digital Photo were offered for ages 8 to 17. In the Darkroom Camp, students used black and white film and learned to make traditional darkroom prints. In addition they used pinhole cameras and experimented with double exposures (putting two negatives together), solarization (a process where a partially developed print is exposed to light) and cyanotypes, a process that produces beautiful blue prints on watercolor paper. In the Digital Photography Camp they took field trips to City Hall, Canal Side and the Outer Harbor, developing their own creative photographic style while photographing our city’s architecture and waterfront views. In the Animation Camp, students created storyboards, and using paper cutouts, photographed their stories, adding music and titles in iMovie. You can see an exhibit of their work on view in CEPA’s Underground Gallery from September 16 to December 17, 2016. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 16 from 7:00 to 10:00. [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_10832" align="alignnone" width="750"] Photo by Dan[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10834" align="alignnone" width="750"] Photo by Tara[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_10836" align="alignnone" width="750"] Photo by Meena[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10838" align="alignnone" width="750"] Photo by Teagan[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_10839" align="alignnone" width="750"] Photo by Niya[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_10840" align="alignnone"

CEPA was so happy to be invited by Camp Centerland to do a specialty camp again this year. The weather was incredible, and the students were thrilled to wander the many acres of trails and creeks in Getzville. They got so many amazing photos! They also did cyanotypes and wrote about their photographs in journals.

YOU ARE INVITED TO ENTER A PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST! Exterior Views: The Richardson Olmsted Complex Presented by CEPA Gallery and the Richardson Center Corporation Who May Enter: Contest participation is open to all who have taken photographs of the exterior of the Richardson Olmsted Complex -- either on an official photography tour of the Richardson Olmsted Complex, or at any other time. Volunteer Richardson Center Corporation docents who were not part of the planning of this contest are eligible to enter. How it Works: There are four categories for contest photographs, and any photograph of the buildings or grounds may be labeled as entries in a single category: Categories are: * Details and Abstractions * Juxtapositions * Patterns and Textures * Light and Dark • Photographers may submit up to four digital photographs taken outside the Richardson Olmsted Complex. There can be four in a single category, or spread across categories. • Approximately fifty photographs will be selected for exhibition in Exterior Views: The Richardson Olmsted Complex. • CEPA Gallery will print and mount selected photographs on foam core. • Three awards will be given for the show overall: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, as well as honorable mentions. • CEPA Gallery will host a public opening reception for the exhibition in January, 2017 at CEPA Gallery, 617 Main