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INAUGURAL EXHIBITION:

MARK + OLIVE FREELAND / 100% CONFECTIONATE

Opening Reception: Friday, 29 June 2018, 6-9pm

On view: Thursday, 21 June - Thursday, 26 July 2018

Link to HI-FI Mark Freeland Screening

 
 

Inaugural exhibition:

Mark + Olive Freeland / 100% Confectionate

Opening of Pastry by Camille’s Maison Le Caer

1416 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, New York

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 8am-7pm

Inaugural Exhibition: Mark + Olive Freeland / 100% Confectionate

Opening Reception: Friday, 29 June 2018, 6-9pm

On view: Thursday, 21 June - Thursday, 26 July 2018

 

Maison Le Caer, the brick and mortar location for Pastry by Camille, is a new boulangerie-pâtisserie and art space on Hertel Avenue, Buffalo that specializes in French cuisine and the display of local and international art. North Buffalo has beengrowing in the past decade and we’re happy to be part of the vitalization and bring to you the first French bakery and pastry shop in the area. The menu will feature itemssuch as fresh baguettes, Joy of Life croissants, crêpes and galettes, lemon meringuepies, seasonal tartes, chef’s favorite, a Saint Honoré, and of course, macarons. The heart of the neighborhood will be felt through collaboration with community organizations, fun events for both adults and families, and a play area for children. Students can enjoy a 15% discount every Thursday. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 8am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday, 8am-3pm.

Chef Camille Le Caër hails from Brittany, France. His passion, love, and faith in foodstarted at 13 years old when his Grandmothers began to teach him how to cook andpushed him to attend Lyceé Hôtelier of Dinard. After years in the Paris and New York City pastry worlds, including work at Hôtel Ritz Palace, Café Pouchkine, Pâtisserie Stohrer, Bagatelle, and Figues and Olives, he moved to Buffalo with his wife Alexandria, curator of Maison Le Caer, to raise a family. Their new mission, to spread joy in the Nickel City through art and pastries. Alexandria has a Master’s in Art History from Brooklyn College, and experience as a manager and curator of galleries in the Lower East Side, New York. The walls of Maison Le Caer will feature art in all media from local and international artists and organizations and will host one group exhibition each year for emerging artists. Please send submissions to art@pastrybycamille.com.

100% Confectionate, our inaugural exhibition of works by Mark + Olive Freeland, will be on view Thursday, 21 June - Thursday, 26 July 2018. The Opening Reception will take place on 29 June 2018 from 6-9pm, with drink and pastry specials all evening.

Mark Freeland is a legendary artist and musician in Buffalo. His whimsical characters and texts express real-life circumstances and attitudes making fun those things we find mundane and anthropomorphizing our alter egos. His quick quips for life brighten your day along with his vibrant, colorful paintings, sculptures, collages, and lyrics which reveal his passion for pop culture, graffiti art, Native American themes, and Buffalo. Freeland’s spirit can be strongly felt through the many friends and fans who live on with his memories. If we adopt a little of his attitude the world will always be a bit more joyful. His memory also lives on through his longtime companion, Olive. Love never dies. She continues to share with us his art, music, and stories. An artist in her own right, her works often illuminate their forever connection. Let us all live on in his spirit and with his message: Everyone is good at something, so be your best.

Mark Freeland was born in Kenmore, New York in 1957 and passed away on June 14, 2007. He attended Empire State College where he studied music and majored in clarinet. Freeland has had one-man exhibitions at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, who alsoacquired 60 of his pieces, 464 Gallery, Redroom, and Gallery 141B in Buffalo, Austin Contemporary, the Swinghouse in Los Angeles, Apocalypse Gallery and Dorian Grey Gallery in New York City. Olive, Buffalo-born, is a graduate of Buffalo State College and was inspired by Les Krims. Her work has been exhibited at 464 Gallery, Wine on Third, and for Buffalo Infringement Festival at B-West, Filigrees, and Cafe Aroma.