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2018-01-24 / Editorials

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ART GALLERY OPENING — Canvas Salon and Art Gallery, located at 9520 Main St., Clarence, will present The Artwork of Roberto Lepre from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.

Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Lepre began his artistic journey in a Florence Art School. After moving to Buffalo, he returned to painting after many years. He primarily works with acrylic on canvas and focuses on contemporary expressions of urban scenery. Constantly searching for different subject matter, he looks to express on canvas the beauty and emotions of everyday life.

The gallery opening will feature complimentary appetizers, wine and beer served by The Hollow Bistro and Brew. Lepre’s work will be on exhibit and available for purchase at Canvas Salon & Gallery through the end of March.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION — Ruth Moore, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility at 2699 Wehrle Drive, recently turned 103.

She was born on Jan. 15, 1915, in Buffalo to Violet (nee Bowers) and Emil Beutler. Moore’s mother passed away when her daughter was 5 years old.

Moore met her husband, the late Charles Moore, at the Edward J. Meyer Hospital where she worked in the dietary department. He was a deputy sheriff in Buffalo. The couple lived in Clarence, and Moore worked as a candy maker at Fowler’s Chocolates.

She has four children, Kathy, Karen, Robert and the late Richard. She was a parishioner at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ and enjoyed spending time at her summer home on Chautauqua Lake. She became a resident of Harris Hill Nursing Facility in July. Moore is known for her sense of humor and enjoys watching old movies, reading the newspaper and spending time with family.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY — The Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehab Center is looking for volunteers, and the center encourages residents to join its team of therapy transport volunteers. This volunteer assignment requires pushing wheelchairs to and from in-house rehabilitation clinics.

The center also has volunteer openings in the gift shop. Brothers of Mercy is flexible with days and hours. For more information, call Valerie Sonnenfeld at 759-7617.

FREE PERFORMANCE— The Wooster Group, a company of theater and media artists, will present four free performances of the critically acclaimed “The B-Side: Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons” as part of its upcoming residency in the University at Buffalo’s Creative Arts Initiative.

“The B-Side” is based on performer Eric Berryman’s interest in the album “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” recorded in 1964 by CAI co-director Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the James Agee Professor of American Culture at UB.

The album features work songs, blues and spirituals performed by a group of inmates in Texas’ racially segregated prison farms.

The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, and Friday, Feb. 9, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 11. All four shows will be in the Black Box Theater in UB’s Center for the Arts.

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