Supporting and Promoting Inclusion in the Arts Since 2005

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery

A selection of art chosen by Kyle Butler. Kyle is an artist from Michigan currently living in Buffalo, NY.  In addition to his own work, he has organized exhibitions for Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, and various artist-organized exhibitions.  Butler is an Assistant Professor at Villa Maria College and also a Teaching Artist at Starlight.
"In terms of themes, imagery, and handling of materials, my selections are all over the place.  Rather than being very narrow about the sort of visual average of the work, I instead welcomed the disparity and focused more on sequencing the work in a logical (albeit, intuitive) way.  Initially the pieces are sparse, tied together by thin, flat colors and a lack of contour line (Janet Harrison, Andrew Calderone, Michelle Miller).  From here they head into denser territory, adding texture and variation (Mathew Sharp, Dana Graap, John Price).  It then refocuses and distills with light renderings with only a few elements (Larell Potter, Ebony Valentine, Chase Lobley, Shamika Long) and ends again at maximalism (Jocelyn Triggle, Mathew Sharp, Shamika Long), closing out the sequence with Mathew Sharp’s time-space distorting West Wind and Shamika Long’s gilded Air Jordan’s."

Friday, February 7, 2020: 6-9pm

Rachel D'Alfonso, Andy Krzystek,
& Josh Wagner

Side-By-Each Exhibition curated by
Kyle Butler featuring the artwork of Rachel D'Alfonso, Andy Krzystek,
& Josh Wagner.

On-view through March 27, 2020


Thursday, June 11, 2020 5-8pm

CO-ARTIFACT Fundraiser & Art Auction
At Northland Workforce Training Center

Co-Artifact brings 15 artists from the community and 15 Starlight artists together to create collaborative artworks that are then auctioned off at a one night only event. 

Friday, April, 2020 6-9pm

Los Artistas Del Barrio

Community Exhibition featuring artworks from the artist collective,
Los Artistas Del Barrio

On-view through May 1, 2020


Friday, July 10, 2020 6-9pm

Starlight Summer Open House

Artwork by all of the Starlight artists
on-view in the Main Gallery, Hallway, Studio, and Blue Sink exhibit space. Enjoy live poetry readings and light refreshments!

On-view through August 24, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020 6-9pm

Meg McCuen & Kimber Rodgers

Side-By-Each Exhibition Curated by
Kyle Butler  featuring the artwork of
Meg McCuen & Kimber Rodgers

On-view through June 26, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020 6-9pm

Dorothy Fitzgerald & Mathew Sharp

Side-By-Each Exhibition Curated by
Kyle Butler  featuring the artwork of
Dorothy Fitzgerald & Mathew Sharp

On-view through November 16, 2020

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Starlight Studio & Art Gallery

340 Delaware Ave
Buffalo NY 14202


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Starlight Studio is a program of the
Learning Disabilities Association of WNY

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Starlight Studio & Art Gallery Since 2005