Finding Space For Art

January 6, 2014 Updated Jan 6, 2014 at 7:34 AM EDT

By WKBW News

January 6, 2014 Updated Jan 6, 2014 at 7:34 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) – Tara Sasiadek is a local artist. Not only does she paint but her talent goes even further.

“What I do is make painting and drawings but I also make world where you can walk around inside of,” Sasiadek said.
One of those “worlds" as Tara calls it, mimics the feeling you get when you are in the woods.
“Being away from civilization, I-Phone, the news and everything that craves attention. Our paintings represent what the woods mean to us also what with the feeling of solitude. My installation will make people feel when they walk in the gallery the way you feel when you walk into the woods with the forest branches around you,” Sasiadek said.
Sasiadek's and artist John Furman’s work is being displayed at Glow Gallery on Allen Street in Buffalo. Their show opened Friday and runs through mid January. She said showcasing her work is not her only goal. Sasiadek works with a group that wants to pass their love for art on to others.
"We founded Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo so we've been really active in bringing art spaces in Buffalo. Basically, we are opening spaces for artist like me who are not nationally know but live and show their work here," Sasiadek said.
Tara said Buffalos is not only full of talented people but also artist willing to help.
“I grew up here and moved to Washington DC and tried to make a living as an artist there. When i moved back I was happy and surprised at how welcoming the Buffalo arts community is. It was easy to find places to show and people in galleries who I thought would think they were above me were perfectly willing to answer questions, help me to open doors," Sasiadek said.
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