January 14, 2016


BUFFALO, NY – ArtsCanisius presents Kensington to Oak, an exhibit featuring the work of photographer Michael Thomas, in the college’s Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 22 from 5 p.m. − 7 p.m. in the library.

There are many interesting vistas of the city of Buffalo from the elevated highways that surround and bisect it. As commuters, we propel ourselves, from home to work, from school to home and back again. We may glimpse at these sights, that continually change with the seasons. The shifting of light and shadows as day turns to night are soon forgotten. Over the past year, Thomas documented one such vista as he entered the city from the Kensington Expressway.

Michael Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in visual and digital art from Medaille College. He has worked full-time as a professional wedding, event and portrait photographer for 13 years. A recently retired Scout Master for Troop 1776, he enjoys sharing his skills and has taught the photography merit badge and lightroom workshops at CEPA. Thomas’ work has been exhibited at El Museo, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo Big Print, CEPA and Artspace Buffalo Gallery.

Kensington to Oak continues through March 4 during regular library hours. For library hours, visit or call (716) 888-2900.

The ArtsCanisius series at Canisius College presents concerts by professional musicians, including members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Canisius faculty, art shows and lectures by professional artists, as well as student recitals. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at (716) 888-2536 or visit

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.