James Pappas: OUTER SPACE CONTINUUM, Edition 2 Opening Reception

James Pappas: OUTER SPACE CONTINUUM, Edition 2 Opening Reception

James Pappas: OUTER SPACE CONTINUUM, Edition 2 Opening Reception

James Pappas: OUTER SPACE CONTINUUM, Edition 2 Opening Reception

When:
November 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225
USA
James Pappas: OUTER SPACE CONTINUUM, Edition 2 Opening Reception @ Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery | Buffalo | New York | United States

Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of James Pappas’ new exhibit “Outer space continuum, edition 2,” in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery, at Villa Maria College. The show, which opens on Monday, November 10, will have a reception with refreshments and music on Friday, November 14 from 6 p.m. to 8p.m.

About the artist:

James G. Pappas is a Western New York artist. His use of different media and form allows him to “explore these observances to form a visual opinion of shapes and images which are redefined by human and natural reordering.”

Pappas first studied art at Madison High School in Rochester, New York. He won scholarships to the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery and Rochester Institute of Technology for development classes in 1955-56. After graduation from Madison High School, he went to St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, NC in 1959 where he studied under visiting Professor Emeritus and nationally known artist / author James Herring, from Howard University. Pappas continued his undergraduate and graduate work at the State University of New York at Buffalo Albright Art School where he earned his MFA in painting in 1974.

“After graduation Pappas took a position as a parole worker for the state of New York. He then went on to teach at the University of Buffalo in the departments of Art and Black Studies.” Between 1977 and 1990, Pappas chaired the Black Studies department (later known as the department of African-American Studies and now known as the Department of Transnational Studies). “He also became Head Master of Black Mountain College II, a collegiate unit offering visual and performing Arts programs for the general student population at SUNY Buffalo. At the same time he was Co-founder and Director (with his fellow artists Allie Anderson, Clarence Scott and Wilhelmena Godfrey) of the Langston Hughes Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Buffalo’s Inner City.”

When describing his method of art-making, Pappas notes, ” I explore the concept of spatial relationships peculiar to my sense of vision. For me, “making art” is like an adventure in time and space. What I am trying to express may be alien to your eye, but it is the soul that I am trying to reach.”

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