By Kevin Heffernan
Photos Courtesy WNYBAC, Julio Enrique Flores
25 Years of Creative Leadership and Education and Flores’ Art Flies Even Higher
Tonight, 5-9P, is the opening reception for POSSESSION at the Western New York Book Arts Center (Washington and Mohawk). Amidst the electricity of downtown on a Friday night is WNYBAC’s ideal location and space for an opening, where they rearrange the entire facility to create a new gallery for their featured exhibitions, and the perfect vibe for a party that’s free and open to the public. Let’s grab a drink and stand in the middle of the room and stare at art and talk about art and leave TV’s and reality behind.
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WNY artist Julio Enrique Flores is on view March 8 – April 13, 2019. A visual artist, art educator, and communications professional, Flores has, for the past twenty-five years, played a creative leadership role at corporate, cultural, and educational institutions utilizing marketing communications, art education programming administration, and classroom instruction experience to maintain and grow diverse constituencies.
Flores’ art practice includes kite and mask-making in the Puerto Rican tradition, as well as painting, drawing and other creative work. As an art educator, he has led hands-on workshops for thousands of students, and has exhibited artwork throughout the Midwest. POSSESSION will feature silk-screened prints and sculptures about possessions, possessing, and being possessed.
See you tonight!
Julio Enrique Flores will also host an artist talk and family collage workshop at WNYBAC on Saturday, April 6th.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit wnybookarts.org/exhibitions and the official Facebook Event Page
The Western New York Book Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. WNYBAC is located at 468 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. For more info visit www.wnybookarts.org/exhibitions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 716-348-1430.