The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint
Venue: Kenan Center House Gallery
Address: 433 Locust St.
City: Lockport, NY 14094 USA
Brief-description: Works by East Aurora artist Alixandra Martin.
Event url: kenancenter.org.
Price text: Free.
About: Solo exhibit of work by East Aurora artist, muralist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin. The collection represents works from three continents and nine countries from over ten years, capturing the people, culture, architecture, and land through the lens of an artist. Included are illustrations that celebrate the history of the Kenan Center in a specially commissioned children’s book entitled, "The Place," written by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Martin. Gallery hours are M-F, noon-5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Closed January 15, 29 and February 19. Alixandra Martin has completed murals in Sao Paolo, Toronto, the Florida Keys, San Francisco, and Southwest France. Mural and fine art clients include private residential work, and public and commercial ventures, including Fisher-Price, medical centers, restaurants, libraries and schools. She has shown around the world in solo and group shows; exhibitions include galleries in Toronto, Key West, Tribeca, and Southampton, NY and locally, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Albright-Knox Collectors Gallery, Canisius College, and redFISH Art Studios and Gallery in East Aurora, the gallery and studios she founded in 2002. A recent commission at the Hauptmann Woodward Institute finds Martin meeting with scientists and painting art based on the shape and structure of cells and proteins related to cancer and diabetes research.