“Alternating Currents” is on view in the Townsend Gallery at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center

April 3 – May 21, 2022 

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 3, 2022, 2-4pm 

This exhibition features artwork from artists with biographic and/or thematic ties to the Greater Niagara Region, featuring

Tricia Butski, Robin Crawford, Nate Ely, Zahra Lahrache, Robert Harris, and Bill Wilson.   

Alternating Currents draws its title from the last Beyond/In biennial (2010), organized by the Albright-Knox, as well as the form of electricity pioneered by Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla, who in the mid 1890’s developed alternating current (AC) which enabled power from Niagara Falls to be transmitted great distances. The system was put into use on November 15,1896 when electric power was transmitted from Niagara Falls to Buffalo. Energetic exchange and illumination have been the conceptual guideposts of this exhibition and each is exemplified in the work of these visual artists. Moreover, while the artists and artwork within Alternating Currents do not speak directly to the mechanics of electricity, they offer moments of transcendent illumination, and alternating currents of theme, discipline, thought, and focus, building into an electric ecosystem. 

Taking place in the Townsend Gallery on the NACC’s First Floor, the exhibition will also feature free admission to the ”Freedom Crossing” Underground Railroad exhibit in the Heritage Gallery, sponsored by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. 

The Townsend and Kudela Galleries at the NACC are free and open to the public

Monday-Sunday from 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Guided Tours are available by calling 716-282-7530 and must be booked no less than two weeks in advance.