Arts beat: Innovative art, Mark Twain and a Musical Feast

Arts beat: Innovative art, Mark Twain and a Musical Feast

The artist spoke with people associated in different ways with the Medical Campus and its neighborhood to present “a visual conversation” about how groups can work together to combat problems such as homelessness, poverty, stigma and poor access to health care that can lead to sickness and chronic ailments.

Melinda Miller
Publication Year: 2019

Read the full article from the Buffalo News, here.

The Great Moments histories are the creation of Buffalo-based artist Caitlin Cass, whose work also has appeared in The New Yorker, The Lily and The Nib. For this exhibition, Cass has added original art and, with handwritten sidebars, says, “I will analyze my own canon in all of its messy, brazen eagerness.”

In a press release, Cass explains that she created the Great Moments comics in an effort “to make a history that prioritized failure instead of victory … the anticlimactic fizzling out instead of the path to progress.”

In describing the images, Henry Louis Taylor Jr. of UB’s Center for Urban Studies said, “These portrait are about hope; they show a dreamscape of social change. They are about the possibility of building a future city where well-being and wholeness reign.”