Incubator Luncheon Series Continues Thursday

FREDONIA — The Fredonia Technology Incubator Arts and Business Luncheon Series continues with Alberto Rey, Fredonia professor and artist, on Thursday from noon-1 p.m.

“We are excited to continue to offer this series that provides insights on the business side of the arts,” said Chuck Cornell, incubator director. “Having an accomplished, well-known, artist and entrepreneur like Alberto Rey on site to share experiences is a tremendous opportunity.”

Rey is a distinguished professor at the State University at Fredonia as well as an artist and Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide. Throughout his career Rey has received honors from the university including the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities, the Kasling Lecturer Award, and the William T. and Charlotte N. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award. He has also served as a panelist for the New York State Council for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

His artwork is featured in permanent collections at numerous galleries including the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx and the Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Rey will discuss the evolution of his environmental art and the business of creating his most recent work in Nepal. He will also examine his current investigative project on extinct birds. Alberto said he is “looking forward to discussing my work with members of our community and update them on upcoming projects.”

The incubator is located at 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. For more information, call 680-6009 or email incubator@fredonia.edu. The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit ftiartsluncheonalbertorey.eventbrite.com.

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