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Award-winning collage artist Gerald Mead will show 25 years’ worth of work in an exhibition opening at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Friday.
The show opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall and will be on view through March 15. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.
Mead, who lives and works in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, is known for creating small two- and three-dimensional collages. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman House/International Museum of Film and Photography, Brooklyn Art Library and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction.
Works by Mead have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and six other nations and are published in five collegiate textbooks.
Mead has long been intrigued by discarded objects and found images, regarding them as potent and poetic cultural artifacts. He has, for years, collected and categorized these materials as resources for his artistic practice.
“The idea of appropriating objects, detritus and illustrative material and giving them new meaning through a process of recombination has historic precedents in the genres of collage and assemblage,” he said. “However, this strategy takes on new relevance in today’s society – a ‘remix’ culture characterized by recycling, sampling, mixing and decontextualizing.”
Mead has lectured at Cambridge University and Chautauqua (N.Y.) Institution, received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts and is an appointed member of the Buffalo Arts Commission.
He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in visual studies from the University at Buffalo and currently teaches at SUNY Buffalo State.
The exhibit is part of Pitt-Bradford’s Spectrum Arts Series. For disability needs related to the show, contact the Office of Disability Resources at 814-362-7609 or email@example.com.
Join us, in our first production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association’s 2018 season! Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. While many interpretations of Pippin have risen since its debut, there is no single correct explanation of the musical’s meaning. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. With a multi-talented cast hailing from communities across the southern tier and northern Pennsylvania, there’s Magic to Do at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater February 16-25!
Tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets will also be available at the door for $15. Show dates and times are as follows:
Fri Feb 16: 7pm
Sat Feb 17: 7pm
Sun Feb 18: 2pm
Fri Feb 23: 7pm
Sat Feb 24: 7pm
Sun Feb 25: 2pm
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It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies “penguin style” down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here’s a schedule of events…
•8:30-12:30 Registration for the slide at Creekside Lodge $1
•9:00-1:00 Registration for the slide at the base of Yodeler $1
•Raffle Tickets on sale all day at Yodeler
•11:30 to 2:00 Silent Auction in the tent at the base of Yodeler
•11:30 to 1:15 Lunch in the Lunch Tent, $5 donation.
•1:30 Penguin Races begin – Helmets Required
◦Adults 21 and over
◦Mixed Doubles (2 person bags)
For more information on this event please visit http://www.holidayvalley.com/
What we eat as well as the methods we choose to cook and harvest our food, affects our individual health and that of our planet. Chef Steve Young will show us how to use every edible piece of our food in order to stretch your food budget and cut down on waste. Farm Manager Mark Printz will lead a discussion on the importance of sustainable farming. Free event, donations are graciously accepted.
Cost – $8
For men age 16 and up
This self-defense seminar will cover some of the basic elements of self-protection to arm you with an array of knowledge to have some primary tools prepared for a possible attack. What will be covered includes: acceptance, environmental awareness, avoidance, the three types of weapons, body positioning, anatomical targets, self-defense vs. assault, controlling the pivot points of the body, and basic strikes, defenses, and restraints.
Michael Miller is an international martial arts instructor and self-defense expert who has been involved with martial arts for over twenty-five years. He holds a 5th degree black belt in American Kenpo, a modern practical self-defense system.