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A year ago, Licata became the fourth member of a group of garden bloggers with an attitude. Garden Rant one of my favorites: A blend of gossip, news, crusade and, yes, raw rant, it blows the cobwebs out of gardening's mustier corners.

–Adrian Higgins,
Washington Post

... co-curators Elizabeth Licata and Amy Cappellazzo have magnificently transcended the limitations of what is, at bottom, a show of books. ...Preciousness—the bane of such exhibitions—is nowhere in evidence.

–Richard Huntington,
Buffalo News

"Garden Walk Buffalo: A Celebration of Urban Gardens," is a tour guide into dozens of gardens during the annual event held the last full weekend in July. It's knowingly written by Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata, and packed with gorgeous photographs...

–Mark Sommer,
Buffalo News

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John Knecht: Animating Destiny

This retrospective of video artist John Knecht's recent work included both animated videos (viewed in a specially created viewing room within the museum) and works on paper depicting many of the surreal situations referred to in Knecht's video work. The catalog featured an essay by media artist and theorist Keith Sanborn.

Knecht's videos are dreamlike narratives illustrating philosophical journeys taken by invented characters. The artist's transformation of metaphysics is humorous, poetic, complex, and sociopolitically charged. This exhibition allowed a different audience to see the work of an artist who had previously been featured mainly at media centers. It also brought video into the museum--not in the form of a grandiose installation, but as a secluded and meditative space where audiences could sit in comfort to view the short works. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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