Green Window City: an eco art walk
Friday 4th May, 2018 → Friday 18th May, 2018
A collaborative effort between local artists and business owners to build installations in shop windows with upcycled elements rerouted from the waste stream, creating a pop-up gallery walk atmosphere. Documented from planning to building to debut, this teamwork further supports our community's united effort for conscious, even creative, waste diversion. The project demonstrates reclaimed materials' form and function, while increasing awareness of reuse opportunities, local businesses, and artists. GWC is a synergistic opportunity to rethink waste, from both a personal and entrepreneurial angle. Keep up with the latest Green Window City by using hashtag #rethinkjunk.
This is a free event where you can view art, talk with the artists, and enjoy some light treats and wine! Both artists will have work for sale.
Sneak a peek of their work: http://madelinegerig.com/
Shops - Artists:
★ Acme Cabinet Company - Kayleigh Anne of Nestingdoll Repurposed & Sarah Jane Barry
★ Allen Street Dress Shop - Virginia Melnyk
★ Alley Cat - Melissa Swiatek-Odien of DIY BFLO
★ Caffèology - Bobby Allen
★ Hair by Jose - Bob Melnyk
★ Freshly Dipped Clothing - Suzie Molnar Goad
★ Grindhaus Cafe - Jess Widmer Art
★ High Klass Hair - Ani Hoover
★ Hyatt's All Things Creative - Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles
★ Les Jardins - Leah Bogdan Sagurney
★ Pawprints By Penny & Co. Allentown - Emma Lucille Percy
★ Rick Cycle Shop - Tina Bethge Kaczynski of Tina's Tinys
★ Salon Bandelian - Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School, advised by Caesandra N Seawell
The 2018 Green Window City is a resident-initiated project, funded in part by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Spark grant, the Air & Waste Management Association - Niagara Frontier Section Earth Day grant, and a generous donation from Fat Bob's Smokehouse, administered by Locust Street Art.
Galleries + Programming:
★ Buffalo Melting Point will now be hosting exhibitions along with all of our other venues. Their first event is All at Once: An Art Opening. Lizzie Reid will be showing a new body of works on paper in which abstracted landscapes are delineated by horizon and shifting washes of color. Each piece is a consideration of infinity embodied on the earth and in our minds. Lizzie is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Buffalo. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from SUNY Fredonia and a Post Baccalaureate in Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art.
★ Allen Street Dress Shop will have First Friday at The Dress Shop! They will be featuring the work of artist and miniaturist Maddie Gerig Shelly and illustrator Cara Carson's Art!
★ 125 Art Collective Tattoo Studio / Artwork by Jen Ryan from 6-8pm. Pen and ink drawings will be on display with an Opening Reception Friday, May 4th 2018 and will continue to be on view through the month of May.
★ Elmwood Franklin School will hold a student exhibit of work at GEORGETTE at 69 Elmwood above Acme Cabinet. Art Play Student Art Exhibit will feature collaborative installations, individual student works, and interactive art experiences at GEORGETTE. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
★ Acme Cabinet Company will host Matthew Daggett, a veteran and middle school art teacher with various acrylic paintings.
★ El Museo - Buffalo, NY will host Meg McCuen: Cutaneous; of the skin: Skin; flexible, continuous covering of the body that safeguards our internal organs from the external environment. Skin can communicate things such as our health and emotions. It adapts and changes quite rapidly to keep the world out. Skin is also a huge part of our identities. Our outward appearance is how others recognize us, how we stand apart from others. Meg is a ceramics artist based in Buffalo. She is currently completing a BS in Ceramics at Buffalo State College. www.megmccuenceramics.weebly.com
★ Eleven Twenty Projects will host Biff Henrich / The Structure of Things Part II / Opening at 1120 Main Street near Summer. The Structure of Things Part II showcases a series of photographic prints that push the envelope of our traditional understanding of the medium. Key to the realization of these works is Henrich’s masterful "in-camera" process—all images are created in the moment of capture and do not rely upon post-capture editing effects.http://eleventwentyprojects.com/
★ Pine Apple Company will host Nicole Cooke's When There Is No Wind, Row: A Print Series by Nicole Cooke. Focusing on popular adages, Nicole’s series features two-color handset type printed over photos that were captured on black and white film and reproduced on paper suitable for the press.
★ GCR audio will continue its exhibition from April: Paintings, etc. – Rob Price at GCR Audio. They will have extended hours from 5-9pm on May 4th.
GWC opens on First Friday May in Allentown this year!
See where it's showing: bit.ly/GWC_map