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Galleries in Buffalo‘s Allentown art district host a multitude of openings on the first Friday of each month. The May first Friday event showcased 3 separate gallery shows from Villa Maria College students and faculty.

Fashion professor Rich Christian‘s solo show Betrayal at the C.G.Jung Center until 30th June, features mixed media paintings and drawings centred in myth, metaphor and lived experience in a deliberate narrative. The title of the show references psychologist James Hillman‘s essay of the same name.

Graduating students John Dunkleman BFA Fine Art & Laura Herby BFA Photography held a joint show at Main(ST)udios GalleryColorblind Perception references Ishihara tests in portraits seen differently by colourblind & non-colourblind viewers. Superficial Steel takes images of Buffalo’s industrial forms- including the grain silos so admired by Le Corbusier– & prints these photographically on canvas hand-sensitized with silver gelatin emulsion.

Art professor Adam Weekley‘s Youthful Indiscretions Paper at Studio Hart features cropped images in a charming illustrative style.