UPCOMING & ON VIEW
6th Annual Oliver Street Art Festival
Saturday, August 17, 12-5PM
Oliver Street between Schenck & Robinson Streets.
Join us for the 6th Annual Oliver Street Art Festival that will feature over 50 artist vendors, live music, food trucks, activities for kids and more!
Family friendly & free to attend!
Reflections- A Solo Retrospective
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 4, 6-9PM
On view until October 10
Gallery hours TBA
Lucy Maliszewski is a professional painter working in an abstract expressionist style using bio-morphic forms inspired by the Abstract Creative Movement started by Jean Arp in the 1970's. She primarily works in oil paint because of the fluidity and expressiveness inherent in the medium. REFLECTIONS- A SOLO RETROSPECTIVE showcases works from her career as an artist dating back to the 1970’s.
In this show her works depict raw energy and her reflections on her obsession with reflections of light, color,the ocean and other moving forms reminiscent of the abstract expressionist movement. With raw emotions she exposes herself, looking back on major life events including her kidney transplant, the births of her children and grandchildren,and deaths of friends and family .Her works are strong and dynamic, using unusual color combinations and organic forms found in nature to depict anguish and contentment. Her work protests climate change and terrorism, celebrates love and family, and shows her incredible instinct for survival as an artist and a woman.
Lucy was born in Detroit, Michigan and lived in Dearborn and Rochester Hills until 1994.Then moved to Cape Cod where she found inspiration in the beauty of the ocean and lighthouses. Looking forward to her walks with her golden retrievers Prince and Bailey. She continued to live there and the south shore of Massachusetts until 2017, when she relocated to Buffalo, NY where she currently resides.
Lucy is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit with a BFA in painting (formerly the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts).
Public Art Initiative on Oliver Street
On view on Oliver Street now until December 2019.
Lumber City Development Corporation presents "Art on Oliver", a public art initiative to beautify the Oliver Street neighborhood.
Attendees are invited to walk down Oliver Street to view an array of art hanging in the storefront windows of businesses.
Attendees will also see a mural by Chuck Tingley at the DHU Strand Theatre on the corner of Oliver Strett & First Ave.
Over 50 artists responded to a public call for art for this project. The art that will be installed in the windows were selected by a panel of community members and professionals from our local arts community.
All artists who submitted artwork to the project are invited to participate in the exhibition at Project 308 Gallery.
Art on Oliver is a collaborative effort between Lumber City Development, Donna Stratton Braun, Natalie Brown, Joan Horn from Partners In Art Complex, Lisa Langer from River Art Gallery & Gifts, Amy Sileo from Sherwood Florist.
This project is funded by a Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County.