Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz at Expo68

Expo68 Art & Design and JazzBuffalo have collaborated to present Spontaneous Combustion: Art Meets Jazz, a new series featuring eleven artists and four jazz performances. The exhibition will have an opening reception on Saturday, October 6 and run through November 1 The gallery, located at located at 4545 Transit in the Eastern Hills Mall , will display artworks produced by 11 prominent, as well as, emerging local artists.

The series will also feature four scheduled jazz performances by some of Buffalo’s best jazz performers. The name of exhibition “Spontaneous Combustion” is inspired by the title of an album released by the late great artist Cannonball Adderley that evokes the spirit of when art meets jazz.

“The best part of an open jazz session is when the energy explodes as each musician is inspired by his fellow musicians.  The exhibition explores art that is inspired by the spirit of jazz.” – Tim Brooks, founder of Expo68 Art & Design

The show will feature artworks by Tim Brooks, John Baker, Tom Coyne, Betty Pitts Foster, Enid Edelman, Cashis Green, CherisseLippss, Robin Mols, Shantelle Patton, William Rios, and Gerald Seals. Varietal artworks, inspired by jazz, will consist of paintings, watercolors, sketches, photography and etc. The artists have displayed their artworks in multiple galleries, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Artist John Baker was one of four artists who created the Albright-Knox Art Gallery sponsored Freedom Wall.  Cashis Green is the founder of the Dopeness Project.  Betty Pitts Foster and Gerald Seals are resident artists at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

The four scheduled jazz performances will take place during the opening reception on Saturday, October 6 and on 3 consecutive Thursdays in October from 7 pm to 9 pm cover is $10 

The jazz artists line up will consist of:

The Lance Tanner Duo on October 6

Greg Millar Quartet on October 11

Tim Clarke Soul-Tet on October 18

The Hot Club of Buffalo on October 25

“The merging of art and jazz brings out the best in Buffalo. Artists from two artistic fields inspiring each other to create fascinating art for the community. They are creating an artistic voice that speaks to community and social issues. Expo68 is a unique art and design gallery and a great harbinger of things to come for the new planned town center.” – Tony Zambito, founder of JazzBuffalo

For further information, visit atexpo68.com or jazzbuffalo.org