REAL LIFE HEROS

Check out the flyer above for what should be one of the dopest exhibits to hit Buffalo in years. The good people at Hero, located on 93 Allen St. in Buffalo are preparing to host a show unlike any other in the art community. Buffalo has been recognized Nationally for years as a “hotspot” for arts and culture, and this year Hero will take it to the next level by hosting the first Custom Vinyl Toys exhibition called “This B.U.D.’s for you!”

Roughly 30 artists or more, some reaching as far away as the UK (Doktor A: his piece shown in the picture above) were provided with a blank white toy called a BUD, about 9 inches tall, for which the artists were to express their artistic fantasies upon, creating rare, one-of-a-kind pieces or art. No rules applied, outside of doing what you do best as an artist. I had a sneak peek at some of the submissions, and just from the brief glance at only maybe a half-dozen BUDS, I can tell you that this show is not to be missed.

Speaking of sneak-peeks, below is a shot of the BUD i created. “Untitled”

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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