Saturday, February 7, 2009
MINDWEB.us And 464 - A Meeting Of The Minds
Their mission at MINDWEB.us is to offer exposure to emerging artists, whether they work with visual media, music or the written word. They aim to serve as an online gallery; a place for Buffalo's art-minded individuals, sites and organizations to come together as one united arts community.
MINDWEB.us was created in May of 2007 by Marcus L. Wise as an online gallery for a small community of artists who shared the common aim of exposing their work. In 2008, the site continues to add musicians, artists and photographers and has since begun a partnership with the Author’s Guild of WNY.
With the desire to build a community of emerging local artists, in February, 2009, MINDWEB.us owner photographer Marcus L. Wise, partnered with artist Jill Hart to open the gallery and retail space, which acts as a physical counterpart to the website. MINDWEB.us is a division of Marcus L. Wise Photography.
The mission at 464 is to provide a unique space for local and emerging artists, musicians and authors to show and sell their work, host events and provide and receive arts-based education. 464 is a multipurpose space where artists can come to share their work, shape and sharpen their artistic skills.
464 is a gallery for local artists to show and sell their work: paintings, photography, 3-d work, video, installations and multimedia. They will feature rotating shows on a regular basis, with dedicated gallery and retail space for members of MINDWEB.us.
464 is also a retail space open to the public, selling cd’s from local bands, books from local authors as well as original work and prints from local artists. Gifts range in price from $5 to $500.
Workshops include classes on self-publishing, building a professional portfolio, ceramics and many more in the making.
Events cover art openings, holiday sales, happy hour events, live acoustic performances by local bands, book signings, cd press parties and many other inspired events.
Current members include Artists & Creators:
Marcus L. Wise
Authors Guild Of WNY
You may recognize some of these artists from the Artists in Buffalo Inc. Holiday Open Studio and Gallery event held November and December of 2008. If you missed that event you will have the opportunity to meet some of these fresh and talented artists and view their work at the 464 Gallery Grand Opening on Friday February 13, 2009 from 7-11pm.
This intimate gallery space will host their grand opening while showcasing the artwork of 464 artist members with the installation of the Bad Love exhibit.
For information on membership, partnership and sponsorship contact MINDWEB.us.
Gallery Grand Opening
Friday February 13, 2009 7-11pm
464 Gallery. Retail. Resource Center
464 Amherst Street between Elmwood Avenue and Grant Street
Buffalo, New York 14207