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Buffalo Leaves & Lit: Artist Talk & LRW

Rosalyn Drexler (American, born 1926). The Defenders, 1963. Acrylic and paper collage on canvas, 40 x 50 inches (101.6 x 127 cm). Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. © 2016 Rosalyn Drexler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Rosalyn Drexler (American, born 1926). The Defenders, 1963. Acrylic and paper collage on canvas, 40 x 50 inches (101.6 x 127 cm). Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. © 2016 Rosalyn Drexler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Buffalo has a strong literary undercurrent. Just as important contemporary literary figures live and work among us layfolk today (check that noun usage off on my writing bucket list), our city has a wonderful history of welcoming authors, poets, filmmakers, and artists.

This fall, Step Out will help you keep your scholarly interests alive with the “Buffalo’s Leaves and Lit”weekly guide. We’ll alert you to the high-minded going-ons around Buffalo – dinner and drink recommendations included (you know us).

 

Scholarly Event: Artist Talk with Rosalyn Drexler

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Auditorium

Friday, Oct. 21

7:15 p.m. / Free

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The talk is held during the free public opening (7-9 p.m.) of the exhibit Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

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Scholarly Eats: Local Restaurant Week!

All around the city

Runs from Oct 17 – Oct 23

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In 1961 an artist was juxtaposing pop culture iconography with vivid, bold colors. This artist was interested in representations of masculinity, violence, and intimacy.

The Albright Knox has put together a retrospective survey of this Pop artist’s work – but don’t expect any Campbell’s soup cans or colorful Marilyn Monroe’s.

Rosalyn Drexler, a major contributor to the Pop art movement of the 60’s, was largely overshadowed by the work of men working alongside her in the field. To reclaim this artist’s position in Pop art, the AK will be exhibiting Drexler’s breathtaking multidisciplinary oeuvre – sculptures, plays, collages, and novels – and hosting the artist for an open discussion on Friday, Oct. 21.

Members of the AK are welcome to attend a members’ opening of the exhibit (your best 60’s attire is encouraged!) from 5-7 p.m. and the public may attend a free opening from 7-9 p.m. that Friday.

Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is? Will be on display until Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

After a taste of some serious Pop art style, it’s time to explore Buffalo’s booming restaurant culture (too much punny business). Whether you’re a stalker of all things new restaurants, or tend to stick with your tried and true favorites, Local Restaurant Week is an undeniably perfect time to hit the town.

Basically, Restaurant Week is a week where tons (seriously, TONS) of restaurants create special – but limited – menus to showcase their best selves. You can go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks for either $20.16, $30.16, or $40.16. Hopefully you’ll find either your new favorite restaurant or dish to keep going back to year round!

The list of restaurants can seem overwhelmingly large, so check out the two StepOut Buffalo articles above which list both newcomers to Restaurant Week and those tried and true gems that keep coming back year in and year out. The Restaurant Week website is outrageously helpful in sorting through the restaurants as you can filter by neighborhood and menu (i.e. if you want to go for lunch or are strictly vegetarian). But if it all seems too much anyways, look for a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try but never got around to. Or, print out the list, spin around a few times, close your eyes, and stick your finger on the paper. Where it lands is destiny!

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