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Last updated January 10, 2003


January 30, 2003 to March 24, 2003

Museum of European Art


10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 1 - 4 pm (Free admission)



40 works by SALVADOR DALI - lithographs, sculptures and art objects. Also shown will be new sculptures and paintings and lithographs added to our collection in 2002.

Opening reception on Thursday January 30, 2003 from 5 - 8 pm. Unveiling of a new sculpture by Kurt Arentz (German) at 6:30 pm.

Exhibition continues to March 24, 2003.


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Salvador Dali



75 Masterpieces from the Hermitage

October 12, 2002 to January 5, 2003


Toronto, Canada



Monday,Tuesday,Thursday & Friday 11 am to 6 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 8:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Admission: Adults $ 16, senior & students $ 13.




This exhibition, drawn from one of the largest and finest collections of Modern French art in the world, unites 75 of the most celebrated masterpieces by artists such as Cezanne, Gaugin, Matisse and Picasso. Most of the works in the exhibition were purchased by Russian merchant Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov, who began acquiring Post-Impressionistic paintings around 1904. Their paintings and sculptures form the cornerstone of the State Hermitage Museum's celebrated Modern collection.

MODIGLIANI and the artists of Montparnasse

October 22, 2002 to January 12, 2003


Albright-Knox Art Gallery


1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm, Sunday Noon - 5 (Admission $ 4)



The Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be one of only three museums nationwide to feature an outstanding exhibition of work by Amadeo Modigliani. Best known for his soulful portraits and exquisite female nudes, Modigliani was a leading figure of the Parisian avant-garde. In addition to painting, sculptures and works on paper by Modigliani, the exhibition features works by his contemporaries such as Matisse, Picasso and Soutine--all of whom settled in Montparnasse, Paris.


December 19, 2002 to February 24, 2003

Museum of European Art


10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 1 - 4 pm (Free admission)




Madonna with Child



The Holy Trinity



Jesus Christ


The Bulgarian painter Violeta Trajanova will show 30 of her icons on wood, inspired by original icons found in the churches in Bulgaria. Recurring themes and Madonna with Child, the Holy Trinity, Mary, Jesus, and representations of various saints of the Church. A rare opportunity to see the artist's first exhibition in America. Opening reception on Thursday December 19, 2002 from 5 - 8 pm.

EDGAR DEGAS: Figures in Motion

October 13, 2002 to January 5, 2003

Memorial Art Gallery




French impressionist Edgar Degas will be the focus of a world-class exhibition at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. 'Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion' showcases one of only four complete sets of the artist's bronzes in existence. The 73 sculptures, which include the beloved 'Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen', are complemented by paintings, pastels, prints and photos.


November 16, 2002 to December 28, 2002

Buffalo Arts Studio


2495 Main Street, Suite 500, Buffalo, New York 14214

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm (Free admission)


Join the Buffalo Arts Studio artists for a sneak preview of works created just in time for the holiday season. Opening reception on Saturday November 16, 2002 from 6 - 9 pm.


December 4, 2002 to January 29, 2003

Buffalo Arts Council


700 Main Street, Buffalo, New York

Hours: Moday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm (Free admission)


This is the first solo exhibition of Dorothy Collins. The show is composed of 10 - 12 large scale oil on canvas paintings. Her works explores the complexities of human interactions and how most interaction is not just what it appears to be on the surface, but contains many layers of emotions and history. Some of her works express this concept seriously, and other pieces view it as a comedy. Opening reception on Friday December 6, 2002 from 5 - 7 pm.

JENN FUENTES: Paintings on Wood

November 16, 2002 to December 28, 2002

Buffalo Arts Studio


2495 Main Street, Suite 500, Buffalo, New York 14214

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm (Free admission)



Opening reception on Saturday November 16, 2002 from 6 - 9 pm.


Mary McAndrew meets painter Michael John Angel from Florence

 By Consul B. John Zavrel



Mary McAndrew, director of the US Museum of European Art (Clarence, New York) has met the prominent Canadian painter Michael John Angel in Toronto. A native of England, the master painter now shares his time between his studios in Florence, Italy and Toronto.


Toronto-New York (mea) The American painter Mary McAndrew, taking part in an advanced painting program at the Angel Studios in Toronto under the guidance of Fernando Freitas, has invited the 'maestro' Michael John Angel to visit the Museum of European Art in Clarence, New York before returning to Florence. An exhibition of the works of some of the students attending the Angel Studios in Toronto and Florence is planned in the future.

Mary McAndrew recalls her first encounter with this unique art studio in Toronto: "It is through my work at the Museum of European Art that I came to know about the Michael John Angel Academy. I went to visit it with John Zavrel, the founder of our Museum, and were impressed with the level of talent from the beginner to advanced student. The head instructor, Fernando Freitas, took a lot of time to explain the program and look at my portfolio.

I was surprised in meeting the other students, that they were all different ages--from college student to senior citizens. We all had one important thing in common: we had gone as far as we could as artists, studying at various institutions or on our own, but we knew that we were still missing what we needed."

The painter Mary McAndrew felt that she had reached a 'wall' that she could not get over without the proper help. Finding the proper help was a problem for her, until she visited the Michael John Angel Academy. Then she knew that this was where she had to be. She says, "you feel an assurance that you will learn Classical Realism from master instructors at this school. They bend over backwards continually to help students from out of town. They will do everything to help a student to fit into his or her schedule."

Mary drives two hours from Buffalo to Toronto every two weeks and stay for two days. This is a tremendous commitment for her, as she has two young boys and a very busy husband at home! And there are some students at the studio, who come all the way from Montreal and Michigan regularly, because it means that much to them.

The school sets up firm parameters for students to become successful artists with real careers, but they do not force their style on you. The students will all take away the classical training they need for a solid backbone, and use it with their own style.

All students, regardless of their previous level, start at the beginning. They are required to do drawings from pictures of casts, then charcoal drawings from real casts. After many of these, they paint the cast from life, with a limited palette of oil paint. The last level is the still life. From the very beginning though, all students do figure drawing from life, learning how to do gestural constructs to lay in the proper proportions.

"I have been painting on my own for many years, and now feel that I have the help I need to get over that 'wall' I've come to", says Mary McAndrew. She highly recommends artists from the Toronto area to visit the school and see in person what they have to offer. They will not be dispappointed!



Michael John Angel Studios, 2738 Dundas Street West, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6P IY3. Telephone 416-766-1280, ask for Colleen Johnston, Director and Chief of Operations. E mail: info@AngelArtAcademy.com




An evening of Music and Dance

A program of piano waltzes performed by


and Bharata Natyam, Indian Classical Dance performed by



Friday, October 18, 2002, 7:30 p.m.


Performing Arts Center, Rockwell Hall

Sate University of New York, Buffalo State

Admittance Free


Spanish painter Montserrat Barenys: Summer in Catalonia



John Zavrel, director of the Museum of European Art in Clarence, interviewed Prof. Montserrat Barenys from Barcelona, Spain. The 72-year old artist was returning to her native Catalonia after spending several months working in the United States.


An exhibition of her new paintings is planned at the Museum in the fall of 2003. In addition to her paintings, her sculptures recalling the fight against General Franco's fascism in 1930's will be shown. 'Among the fighters for democracy were volunteers from England, Canada and United States, including Orson Wells and Ernst Hemingway', remembered the Catalonian artist, whose father was among them. 'Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" made a great impression on me in the old days, and we all admired him.'


Consular College of Western New York



Honorary Consuls in Western New York at an event at the Museum of European Art honoring the American inventor Dr. Wilson Greatbatch (with bow tie). From left, Jean Kubler (Switzerland), Roger Marsham (Canada), William James (France), Fred Friedman (Austria), John Zavrel (Czech Republic), Dr.Wilson Greatbatch, Lucia Cullens (Italy), Joseph Koessler (Japan) and Michael Barrell (Germany).


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PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin for Art, Politics and Science.

Nr. 85, Winter 2002