Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fun + Creativity = “Artrageous!”

By Suzanne Kashuba

It’s Artrageous! ARTrageous_logo

As an avid amateur photographer, I joined with 10 of my colleagues at WNED (including our CEO, Don Boswell) to show off a few original works of art in our own Horizons Gallery space.

Don_BoswellThe gallery — which lines the first floor of WNED’s downtown Buffalo headquarters—hosts exhibitions by local artists and student groups. As I’ve meandered down to the cafeteria for lunch or into the Big Studio for a meeting, I’ve often paused to enjoy the art on display. It’s been quite eclectic – everything from Autistic Services’ “Arts Work” to abstract paintings and urban photography.

Hosting an in-house exhibit seemed a natural fit for the people who work here. Working for television and radio stations might seem exciting, but it takes a lot of mundane tasks behind the scenes, like logging programs and editing program listings and cataloging media. The show gave us a chance to get out of the routine and just have fun with creative expression.

The result is “Artrageous,” the inaugural WNED Staff Art Show. It includes paintings, a line drawing, a Raku pot, a glass mosaic vase, and photographs from Western New York, Florida, the Midwest, New Mexico, Hawaii and Europe. Many pieces reflect the artist’s personality or passions—like Brian Knoll’s mosaic print of his baby’s first year or Carol Hammer’s oil painting of Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung,” created “circa 1970.”


The show is open to the public through Nov. 30, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

So go see “Artrageous.” You may even be inspired to create some personal art of your own—just for fun.

Check out the website or go see the exhibit. Then vote for your favorite work here.

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