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Calloused (2012 Future Curators Exhibition)

Thursday, May 3–Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lisa Kowalewski (Akron High School). Transparent. Photograph, 11 x 14 3/4 inches (27.9 x 37.5 cm).

On View in the Clifton Hall Link Galleries

We are all born with a thin skin—one of innocence. Through time and experience, a layer of armor forms to protect us. This armor grows as we experience internal and external conflicts, which result from the differences between who we are inside and how we portray ourselves in order to satisfy society’s expectations.

This exhibition is composed of pieces that show both vulnerability and the internal strength we acquire through time, revealing what’s beneath our shells and paralleling our maturation with our original innocence. 

This exhibition is organized by the 2012 Future Curators.

Future Curators is funded, in part, through a generous grant from The Marks Family Foundation.

Admission to this exhibition is free on M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY.

About the 2012 Future Curators

The 2012 Future Curators team consists of thirteen high school students in grades 11 and 12 with passions for a variety of art forms, including literature, drawing, and music. The team members are Bella Buscarino (Buffalo Seminary), Christina Chilberg (Lewiston-Porter High School), Andrew Fretz (Williamsville North High School), Evan Hayes (St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute), Courtney Lowinger (Kenmore East High School), Maria Melchiorre (Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart), Dora Ranilovic (Nichols School), Mary Rindfuss (Hamburg High School), Mitchell Riter (Nichols School), Allison Schmitz (Kenmore East High School), Cassondra Stolzenburg (Lockport High School), Amanda Tobin (Immaculata Academy), and Calder Wright (Amherst Central High School). Learn More about the Future Curators Program


2012 Future Curators Exhibition Opening
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 5–9 pm 

Tour of 2012 Future Curators Exhibition
Friday, May 4, 2012, 6 pm 

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Captured: Future Curators Exhibition Opening on May 3