Sunday, May 24, 2009

464 Gallery Celebrates Pride with “Color”

Recent nominee for best new art space in Artvoice’s Best of Buffalo poll, 464 Gallery is gearing up for the opening of “Color: a Celebration of Local LGBT Art.” As an official part of the 2009 Pride Buffalo festivities, 464 would like to present a show that celebrates the vibrant color of Buffalo’s LGBT arts community.

In addition to showing the artwork of a half dozen local LGBT artists, 464 will be collaborating with AIDS Community Services to offer a rare chance to view quilt panels from the ACS Mending of the Hearts Memorial Project.

This opening will feature vibrant works created by members of the local LGBT community including new photography from gallery owner, Marcus L. Wise, works by painters Paul Rybarcyzk, Scott Klaurens and Michael Klemm, work from multimedia artists Daniel Rodgers and H. Duane Mallaber, work from emerging photographer Joelle LoDestro and many talented artistes. Also showing the work of members of website

Painting "Payton at the Red Table" by Paul Rybarczyk

As owner Marcus L. Wise stated in our conversation: “I have been an out and proud member of Buffalo’s gay community for more than a decade and wanted to give something back to the community. It is my hope that I will be able to provide some new opportunities for local gay artists as well as give them an opportunity to showcase their work in an environment that celebrates our diversity. At 464, we take pride in providing a space that welcomes all kinds of art and artists, based on nothing other than talent. At 464, our mission 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”.

The opening for “Color” is Friday, June 5, 2009 from 6-10pm. Live music performed by acoustic singer/songwriter, Buffalo native, Roni Pillischer. Powerful socio-political sculptural pieces by artist H. Duane Mallaber. Complimentary wine, beer and finger food are provided. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from June 2-14, 2009.

464 Art Gallery, Retail Space & Resource Center
464 Amherst Street, Buffalo 14207
Business hours: Tues-Fri: 12-6pm, Sat: 11-6, Sun: 11-5 by appointment or special event.
To contact Marcus L. Wise:


John Ettorre said...

Some nice art here. Thanks for sharing it.

LIVE TO EAT said...


What a thrill it is for me to have you stop by and leave a comment. After all, I'm quite a fan! Thanks, John.