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Imaginary artist duo to speak at incubator Arts and Business Luncheon Series
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Imaginary artist duo to speak at incubator Arts and Business Luncheon Series

Artists Richard Selesnick (left) and Nicholas Kahn.

Internationally renowned artists Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick will share their experience as artists as it relates to the business world at the Arts and Business Luncheon Series to be hosted by the Fredonia Technology Incubator on Friday, Sept. 16, at noon.

“Having an accomplished artist and entrepreneur on site to share experiences furthers our mission of instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in the community and inspiring business startups that will create jobs in our area,” said Monica Kemp, incubator program manager.

In their presentation ̶   the fifth installment in the incubator’s Arts and Business Luncheon Series ̶  the speakers are expected to draw upon their commercial work in music videos, fashion shoots and published books.

Reservations for the program, which is free and open to the public, can be placed at, which can be found on the FTI home page, or by calling (716) 680-6009. Lunch will be provided for all registered guests. The incubator is located at 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.

The Arts and Business Luncheon series is possible through the support of Barbara Räcker, director of the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia, as an extension of the Visiting Artist Program, and Ralph Blasting, dean of Fredonia’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Its mission is to facilitate discussions of the business of being an artist, highlighting the creative economy of art, and entrepreneurship.

“Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival at the End of the World,” the artists’ latest exhibition, is on display through Nov. 18 at the Marion Art Gallery in the campus’ Rockefeller Arts Center. It presents a visual narrative about a troupe of actors roaming the countryside warning animals of environmental devastation. Mr. Kahn and Mr. Selesnick mix characters, time periods and genres in their parables and parodies to create ambiguity and allow for the suspension of disbelief.

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