Garden Rant
Gardening While Intoxicated
Buffalo Spree


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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Youth Matters

The artists selected for Youth Matters were chosen for their engagement with issues surrounding young people and education. Pat Bacon has made a series of tributes to her high school art classes entitled Students and Desks. Marion Faller systematically photographed the contents of her son's pockets (with his knowledge and consent) over two years time. Tim Rollins and KOS are best known for a series of projects in which Rollins and his student collaborators--young people living in the Bronx--read and dicuss books and then create visual counterparts for the printed words--usually painted, cut, and burned into the actual book pages, mounted on canvas for this purpose. Adrienne Salinger has produced a series of photographs called Teenagers in their Bedrooms.

Tim Rollins and KOS visited the Castellani and did a brief project with students from the Niagara Falls Alternative School. Rollins and KOS also created a painting especially for the exhibition, Red Badge of Courage 1996, which was purchased by the museum along with a series of 10 works on paper, Temptations of St. Antony. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalog, and a series of teacher training workshops, student workshops, and tours. It traveled to the Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College.

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