BUFFALO, N.Y. –WNED’s Horizons Gallery will host “The Creative Process,” 20 paintings and drawings by Buffalo artist Charles D. Walter Dec. 2-30. The exhibition is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gallery is located in the WNED studios at 140 Lower Terrace, across from the Adam’s Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo. Free parking is available.
An opening reception, also open to the public, will take place Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The pieces on display, created throughout three decades, represent the artist’s diverse subject matter, influences and styles. They include Native American-, Oriental-, tropical rainforest and European-inspired works, as well as figurative drawings. Walter’s creative process is brought to life through mixed media, watercolor, acrylic and pencil and ink.
Examples include “Evening in China” (watercolor, 1988); “Two Penguins Courting” (pen and ink, 1985); “The Buddha and the Geisha” (pen and ink, 1990); “Mixed Vegetables/Taco Delight” (watercolor, 1994); “The Curse of Jackson Pollock” (watercolor, 2005) and “Rainforest Creatures Crawl” (watercolor, 2009).
Walter has been showing his work for 23 years. He first exhibited at the Essex Street Pub in 1988. Since then, his art has been on view at the original Hallwalls; Big Orbit Gallery; Allentown Art Festival; Welland (Canada) School of Ideas (2003-4); Buffalo City Hall group show; Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts; and the Burchfield Penney Art Center (at Buffalo State College). Although he was unable to participate, he was invited to be part of the Albright Knox Art Gallery’s members show in 2009.
“Fortunately, certain people took an interest in my work in Boston, Mass., South Carolina, Toronto and Hamilton, Canada and Portugal. However, I realized the arts come from within our spirits, believing the journey of creative works we engage in does not end until we depart the planet,” he said. “I’m truly grateful for the gifts of creative passion and the interesting, artistic people I’ve met on this journey … past and present!”
***Art exhibition images available upon request
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