CEPA Gallery is pleased to partner with the Burchfield Penney Art Center and M&T Bank to present Ken Heyman: Being Human. While Ken Heyman’s name may not be instantly familiar to most, his photographic work has permeated printed media and popular culture for the past 50 years. He shot more that 150 photojournalist assignments for Life magazine, worked extensively with anthropologist Margaret Mead, collaborated on the first book about Pop artists including Andy Warhol, and developed the “Hip Shot”—photos shot at hip level—which gave Heyman’s viewers a new way of looking at the world around them. Ken Heyman has photographed the unknown, the famous, and the infamous in over 60 counties. He encourages us to identify with people we seemingly have nothing in common with and to recognize that no matter what our differences, we share many similarities too. Together these photographs explore what being old, being happy, being alone, being mysterious—what being human—truly means. Ken Heyman: Being Human was first presented in 2007 as a 50-year retrospective at CEPA Gallery and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and included over 150 photographs. The exhibition went on to receive an American Masterpieces Visual Arts Touring Grant from the National Endowment for

CEPA’s Mapping Community program was created to expose young people to Buffalo’s rich history and culture. Working with students from ages 12-16, Mapping Community encourages in-depth exploration and photographic interpretation through research, site visits and creative writing. Students from Valley Community Association (founded in 1968 to serve South Buffalo’s historic Valley Neighborhood) worked with CEPA teaching artists, Nikki Gorman and Karen Lewis, photographing sites located in the Old First Ward including Mutual Riverfront Park, Buffalo Riverfest Park, Republic Street train tracks, Valley Nature Park and Habitat Trail, Red Jacket River Front Park, Mazurek's Bakery and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Students created postcards, writing to friends, family or sometimes to fictional characters, relaying their experience of places they photographed. A celebration was held at Valley Community Association where families and friends were invited and students were able to exhibit their work, read their poems and talk about their experience with the Mapping Community Program. To enroll your student in Mapping Community, or to bring any of our after school programs to your community, contact CEPA’s Education Director Lauren Tent: By e-mail at By phone at (716) 856-2717 Together, we can put together a customized after school program that suits the

CEPA Gallery is proud to announce the purchase of fourteen student artworks by the Art Committee of the Roswell Park Cancer Center Alliance. The students—six 4th graders from CEPA’s after-school and in-school arts education programs at Highgate Heights Elementary in Buffalo and eight 7th graders from CEPA’s Abstract Photography class at Queen of Heaven School in West Seneca—will each receive awards of $75.00 from Roswell, in addition to the honor of being selected by the Art Committee for inclusion in the permanent art collection of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Roswell’s long-standing program of acquiring and exhibiting fine art demonstrates a commitment to enhance quality of life for patients and families visiting the Institute. The fourteen photographs are vibrant 16 by 20-inch color digital prints, selected from hundreds of images created during CEPA Gallery’s award-winning arts education programs from 2014-2015. The students will be honored in award ceremonies with CEPA Gallery Education Director, Lauren Tent at Highgate Heights Elementary on May 20th and at Queen of Heaven School on May 21st. Anthony Billoni of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute said, “We are pleased that our Art Committee is able to showcase the work of WNY’s youngest art makers. Thanks

Join the Steel Plant Museum on Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 to 5:00 for its Inaugural STEELFEST. View photos by Patricia Layman Bazelon (some never printed or viewed before), watch the Steel Plant Museum logo unveiling, visit with local vendors and enjoy Lloyd's Taco Truck. This is a free event and open to the public. Perhaps best known for her photographs of Buffalo’s abandoned industrial architecture, Patricia Layman Bazelon was born and educated in England in 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1961. She worked in Manhattan as a film and television producer for advertising firms until 1979, when she moved to Buffalo and began working as a freelance photographer, taking advantage of everything that Buffalo had to offer the field of architectural photography. British architectural historian Reyner Banham commissioned her to photograph Buffalo’s abandoned grain elevators and industrial buildings for his book, A Concrete Atlantis. She fell in love with the Queen City’s industrial landscape, and was given permission to photograph the Bethlehem Steel Plant during its reclamation in 1987. She became the chief photographer for the Brooklyn Museum in 1988, and continued to frequently visit and photograph Buffalo until her untimely death in the summer of 1995. Patricia Layman

This summer artist, curator, and writer Vanessa Albury will be joining us as CEPA's visiting artist in residence. In addition to working on one of her recent projects, she'll be spending time engaging with the local arts community, which will include a special set of workshops centered on artist development, as well as an all girl teen summer camp focusing on being a woman in the arts. Vanessa Albury is a Brooklyn-based artist and Nashville, TN native who received her MFA in Studio Art from New York University’s Steinhardt School. She uses analog materials to discuss ephemerality and invites spontaneous occurrences in everyday moments as a means to access the sublime. Her works have been included in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including two solo shows in 2012 A Stilled Cascade of Image at Window Box Gallery (Oslo, Norway) curated by Thale Fastvold and In Waves at Monty ABN (Antwerp, Belgium) curated by Jan Van Woensel. Her most recent group shows include Multiple/ Addition curated by Kathleen Forde at P339 (NYC); Melancholy Lover of a Vanished Space at Silverlens Gallery (Singapore); Subtext Project’s Wish You Were Here at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (TX); Crystal Pantomime curated

CEPA @ CAMP CENTERLAND! CEPA is thrilled to be doing a Nature Photography Class at Camp Centerland in Getzville. Students will be introduced to the art of photography and the elements of art while exploring nature and science on 19 acres of land. Please note that Camp Centerland has ALL DAY camps from 9:30 to 4:00 and transportation from the Buffalo Jewish Community Center Holland Family Building is included. CEPA’s photography class is for 3 hours and the rest of the day students will be doing other activities including swimming, basketball, soccer, archery, ceramics, dance & drama, science, climbing wall, zip line and more! Registration fees also include daily lunch, afternoon snack, and a free Camp t-shirt. Extended care hours are also available for working families. For more information and to register and pay, visit Camp Centerland or call 688-4033. Nature and Photography for grades 5-6: August 17-21 Nature and Photography for grades 7-9: August 24-28 Each day students will explore different elements and principles of art found in nature. Light being the essential component, students will find line, pattern, balance, contrast, rhythm, texture and more with digital cameras. They will learn how to see in a new way and take photos that are

Tapestry High School and CEPA Gallery have a long history of collaboration and we were thrilled that eight talented students completed a three-day intensive learning here at CEPA in April 2015. The Tapestry visit was jam-packed with all things photography—pinhole photography, photograms, digital photography, Photoshop, strobe lighting, green screen and more! See some of the amazing work they created below. [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_9082" align="alignnone" width="668"] Students chose a background photo with the idea that they would superimpose a photo of themselves onto the background using Photoshop. They were photographed against a green screen in a pose conducive to the scene they chose.[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_9084" align="alignnone" width="667"] Using digital cameras, students learned the elements of photography and then found and photographed them throughout the building.[/caption] [/one-half] [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_9086" align="alignnone" width="750"] Using digital SLR cameras, students used long time exposures during which they used flashlights, glow sticks or any light source to literally write or draw shapes, creating unique and striking images of moving color and light.[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_9088" align="alignnone" width="467"] Using Photoshop, students created a self-portrait collage, starting with a profile photograph of themselves and filling it with text and images that tell us more about them.[/caption] [/one-half] CEPA Gallery is a recipient of the National

Summer Camps are here! We have some new things happening this summer including a nature and photography class at Camp Centerland. [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_7193" align="alignnone" width="750"]Animation Camp[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_7193" align="alignnone" width="750"] Darkroom Camp[/caption] [/one-half] Animation Camp is a little different this year as students will be using toys, legos, and clay to create their video. The darkroom camp will have some fun alternative processes, including cyanotypes! [divider] [one-half] [caption id="attachment_7194" align="alignnone" width="750"]> Photoshop Camp[/caption] [/one-half] [one-half last] [caption id="attachment_7193" align="alignnone" width="750"] Nature and Photography at Camp Centerland[/caption] [/one-half] Students in the Photoshop Camp will be experts by the end of the week, creating a portfolio of photos and collages. Students in the Nature and Photography class at Camp Centerland will explore the elements of art and nature on 19 acres of beautiful land in Getzville.

CEPA GALLERY PRESENTS RARE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT BY PIONEER FILMMAKER HOLLIS FRAMPTON. First comprehensive gallery exhibition and sale of artist’s work since 1984. CEPA Gallery, in partnership with Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary, is honored to announce an exhibition and sale of photographic artwork by artist Hollis Frampton. The event takes place June 20-September 5, 2015 at CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, New York. The exhibition and sale is the first comprehensive survey of the late artist’s print work in over 30 years. Many pieces in the exhibit have never been presented in a gallery setting. Hollis Frampton (1936-1984) is an avant-garde icon—a pioneering filmmaker, art theorist, and photographer. He was on the SUNY Buffalo Department of Media Study faculty from 1973-1984. His photographs are held in many important collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Walker Art Center, Anthology Film Archives, and Harvard University, among others. The MoMA is the repository of his motion picture archive. In recent years, Frampton has received renewed notice. A 2012 two-disc DVD set of his films—released by the prestigious Criterion Collection—has furthered this resurgence on an international level. CEPA director Sean Donaher said, “CEPA is privileged to present this event. Frampton’s influence on the art world continues to grow.

Like one of those long forgotten masterpieces discovered in the attic of an old home, exhibitions of this magnitude are rare in Buffalo. CEPA is incredibly pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit such an extraordinary group of works by an equally extraordinary group of artists. Robert Hirsch's dogged, almost obsessive approach to curatorial practice has resulted in the construction of an artistic lineage whose inherent photographic practices are in no way bound by the frame of a viewfinder, the edge of a negative, or the imagined borders of a sheet of emulsified paper. Hirsch's proposed lineage finds Robert Heinecken, currently the focus of major retrospectives at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and whose groundbreaking worked served to reimagine the landscape of the photographic arts, as the driving force behind reshaping perceptions about photography as a viable art form; something that the medium struggles with even to this day due to its pervasiveness and accessibility in the digital age. The arc follows Heinecken's and Darryl Curran's early experiments on the West Coast to the East Coast where Nathan Lyons' and Peter Bunnell's bold curatorial efforts in Rochester fashioned new movements, broke down