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ART | Allie Hartley "Nocturnal Devotions"


Talented Rochester-based artist Allie Hartley returns to the Record Archive (33 1/3 Rockwood St.) this week, presenting a body of new drawings under the title "Nocturnal Devotions." Hartley has also recently shown her work at hell-themed hipster haven Lux Lounge on South Avenue. Her stark, graphic works are darkly romantic and reminiscent of old Hollywood mysteries and horrors. Hartley's wee works in black and white at times boast stained-glass-esque bursts of color, and feature vamps and sisters weird who dally with demons, and skeletal sirens swooning while contemplating the eternal mysteries swirling around them. Each panel resembles a film still starring bedroom-eyed, glamorous film stars, felines, serpents, and angels, if they belonged to Aleister Crowley's cult.

A reception for "Nocturnal Devotions" will be held on Friday, April 12, 6-9 p.m., and the show will remain on view through the month of April. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 244-1210, or visit