Poetry Reading and Art Recption in McGrath Library

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 4:00 to approximately 4:30 PM in the lower level of McGrath Library, Professor Herb Kauderer will be reading from his new poetry chapbook The Book of Answers. Kauderer is the author of eight chapbooks of poetry, most recently The Book of Answers, and has written almost 800 published poems. He holds an MFA in creative writing and he is an associate professor of English at Hilbert College. He has also written screenplays, including the local indie film Beyond the Mainstream (2013).

Immediately following the poetry reading, the library will be hosting an art reception from approximately 4:30-7:00 PM, showcasing works from five artists associated with 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts. 1045 is a multimedia arts, events, and performance space housed in a beautiful house of worship on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, NY.

The artists include:

Erma Kratzke specializes in painting. “I use my imagination to travel an unchartered course, exploring and searching for a new idea. I create with shape, form and color, combining them until the work has balance and rhythm.”

Bill Wilson is a Niagara Falls native. His prize winning works have made their way into collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. After establishing himself as a painter, he then started sculpting. Sculpture soon became his forte. He served for eighteen years as President of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Art Society. He has been included in the “Who’s Who in America” for his sculptures. Wilson has been commissioned to create sculptures for the Snapple Tea Company in New York, NY, WNED, TV Channel 17 in Buffalo, NY and Sisters of Mercy in Buffalo, NY. Bill is an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists.

Susie Kelly Flatau is an abstract painter born in Oklahoma and based in Orchard Park, NY. She works in acrylic and mixed media. “My life is my art. My work as an artist and a writer and a gatherer is all about the ripples and circles of life. It is all about those everyday snapshots that speak to the spirit, to the ‘aha’ moments, which for me, manifest through story, painting, photography, nature and gatherings.”

Susan Miller is a Buffalo, NY-born and –based artist who attended Buffalo State College doe design. Her parents moved to the area from Pennsylvania in 1940. Miller primarily paints abstract landscapes. Her method allows her to choose the format and size, yet allows the piece to decide whether warm or cool colors should dominate.

Karen Foegen is primarily an oil painter, although she also enjoys some watercolor and pastel work. She is currently a Designer, with a BS in Art Education from Buffalo State College and also teaches drawing at Partners in Art.

There will be wine, beer, soda, coffee and water as well as appetizers available throughout both the Poetry Reading and Art Reception.

For more information please contact Krisi Kopp at kkopp@hilbert.edu