Buffalo artist Philip Burke’s excellent “The Likeness of Being,” a retrospective of celebrity portraits at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center at Buff State, ends this Sunday, September 13th, making this Friday’s Second Friday at BPAC your last chance to see it for free before it closes. Featuring works seen in national publications like Rolling Stone (when it was cool), Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, the exhibition spans Burke’s 30+ year career and vividly runs the gamut, from political satire to pop culture iconography to warm and fuzzy rock star hagiography.

This Friday’s Second Friday at Burchfield Penney will also feature a book signing by Philip Burke himself as well as a performance by Buffalo double bassist Juini Booth (Chuck Mangione, McCoy Tyner) from 5:30pm – 7:30pm and a lighting ceremony and audio installation outside in the Front Yard at 8pm.