Fall arts in Buffalo include photography, architecture and poetry

There’s always something interesting going on here if you know where to look (and depending on what you find interesting).

Maybe it’s a thought-provoking photography exhibit or a tour of a local architectural site filled with live piano music. If you want to see something new this fall, add some of the following art events to your calendar.

Visual art

Allentown Gallery of Contemporary Art Competitive projects a recent exhibit, “Clifford Prince King and Ryan Patrick Kruger: Save a Place for Me,” is a mix of collage and photography depicting queer experiences of coming of age, adolescence and identity, according to the gallery. The exhibit opens Nov. 3 at Rivalry (106 College St.) and runs through Dec. 20. An opening reception featuring the two artists will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on November 3 (First Friday), and the artists will return the following day to discuss their work during a conversation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. .on November 4th.

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Soak up the last bits of “ghost season” before other holidays take over by visiting the pop-surreal Revolution Gallery (1419 Hertel Ave.) for “Something wicked.” The exhibition features disturbing yet beautiful works in various media by 12 artists from around the world. It can be seen until November 18.

The Burchfield Penney Center for the Arts (1300 Elmwood Ave.) recently opened a new exhibit, “John Wood: The System Lives”, a collection of works by the late artist and professor John Wood. Wood used many types of artistic forms throughout his career and the exhibition includes more than 25 forms and variations, including his drawings on paper, stone and sand, as well as lithographs, screen printing and photography. The exhibit runs through April 28 at Burchfield Penney.

Architecture and music

look Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House in a new light during the Twilight Meditation Tour with guided meditation and live piano music filling the house. Pianist Christopher Sierchula will join Parkside Yoga owner Megan Callahan and Martin House docent Cynthia Silverstein on a relaxing meditation tour through two levels of the iconic Wright-designed house (125 Jewett Parkway). The event, which runs from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on November 27, concludes with tea and refreshments. Tickets are limited (event limited to 16 people) and cost $45. Don’t worry – you don’t need to have any previous meditation experience to participate.

Poetry and film

The works of one of the world’s most famous poets, Walt Whitman, will be revisited, rethought and answered during the “Whitman on the Walls!”, free and public event from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on November 16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.). Each of seven short films by the international theater company Compagnia de’ Colombari will be followed by an original performance by a local poet (Buffalo poet laureate Gillian Hanesworth is among the cast) in conversation with Whitman’s work. Local musician and artist Curtis Lovell will also perform two songs based on Whitman’s poetry, accompanied by Luis Montijo.

Practical art

Join the fun by creating your own art during a Needlework class at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (1285 Elmwood Ave.). Participants make a craft to take home while enjoying a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage from the museum’s restaurant, Cornelia. Classes are held monthly. Tickets are $55 (AKG members save 15%) and are known to sell out, but there are still spaces available for the patchwork class on December 8th. All art supplies are provided. Workshops are for those 21 and older and take place in Studio A in the Knox Building.

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