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Oil on canvas painting titled, Bridge by Dennis Bertram.

October 3, 2019

As part of a continuing visiting artist series aiming to bring local and regional artists to Niagara County, Dennis Bertram of the Buffalo Arts Studio will be having a solo show in the Dolce Valvo Art Center within the Learning Commons at SUNY Niagara.  The show titled, Complicated begins on Monday, October 21, with an opening reception on Friday, October 25 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public and provides an opportunity for Niagara County residents and students at SUNY Niagara to see this artwork without having to travel to Buffalo.

Dennis Bertram is a Buffalo-based artist who began to pursue art seriously in the late 1990s and full time after retiring from an academic career at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions. His oil paintings are composed of diverse and imaginative forms that reflect his interest in the concept of complexity. He has published a book about his art, “Complicated: A Plain Talking Artist’s Guide to His Art.”

Dennis’ art training includes studio courses at Buffalo State College and workshops at the Steve Carpenter Art Center in Rochester, NY. He maintains a studio at Buffalo Arts Studio and exhibits with the Buffalo Society of Artists, Buffalo Niagara Art Association, Hallwalls, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Florida.

In New York, Dennis has had solo exhibitions at the Carnegie Art Center, Empire State College, Olean Public Library Gallery, Jamestown’s Prendergast Library, Bausch & Lomb Corporate Headquarters in Rochester, and at the Community School of Music and Arts in Ithaca. He has also had solo exhibitions at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth, Florida, the 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Minnesota Morris, and Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania. His paintings have been exhibited at many galleries across the United States.

To discover more information about this show and other exhibitions at the Dolce Valvo Art Center, visit: http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/dvac/