April 10, 2013 11:11 AM
By Melissa Kate, Development Assistant and Teaching Artist for Young Audiences WNY:
If you have ever gone to an art auction, then you know the thrill of bidding, the excitement of competing for a highly desired lot - and the joy of bringing your winning bid home with you.
On April 20th, Young Audiences of Western New York (YA-WNY) is bringing together the crème de la crème of artworks for their Collector's Choice - Art Auction. These works of art are selected by some of Western New York's finest art collectors. Gerald Mead, notable
April 9, 2013 2:00 PM
UPDATE: Due to nasty weather conditions this coming weekend, The Peddler will be postponed one week.
It's that time of year again! The Peddler, the city's only weekly outdoor vintage and retro market, is back and ready to kick off the 2013 season, this Saturday, April 13th (the following Saturday).
The Peddler will once again be located in front of Parish Commons (a sponsor), at the corner of Elmwood and West Ferry (656 Elmwood Avenue). "The
April 9, 2013 12:55 PM
After a recent YouTube search on "tiny home" building methodologies, I came across a terrific site cataloging the 11-step design and construction of a 24' diameter geodesic greenhouse.
The story was enthralling for so many reasons: the affordability, relatively short build cycle, the plethora of knowledge capital available and then, best of all, it led me to learn of the godfather of geodesic design, R Buckminster Fuller.
Bucky, as he was called, was a dear friend and colleague of retired UB Professor of Architecture, Harold
April 9, 2013 8:20 AM
The loss of some of our regions great architecture is certainly fresh on our minds. Whether you are on the north, south, east or westsides of our community, demolition of our history has been in full swing.
In light of these, gloomy events, we should take a second to think about what can be done to prevent future architectural tragedies from happening.
While calls for action are strongest when a chain link fence and bulldozer arrive on site, often the more important moments in the longevity of a building's life are the small
April 8, 2013 5:24 PM
It was only a matter of time before the folks at Buffalo For Real would take us through a couple of Buffalo's Frank Lloyd Wright houses. The latest installment in Visit Buffalo Niagara's (VBN) series showcases the Darwin Martin House and Graycliff. What's especially nice is to listen to the out-of-towners who have come to Buffalo expressly to see the architectural masterpieces in person. Living here in Buffalo, sometimes we take for granted many of the architectural treasures that we have on our doorstep. It's cool to think that people travel so far to come witness these buildings
April 8, 2013 8:35 AM
It's a celebration of cycles. The seasonal and two-wheel variety, as well as the cycle of time. From Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14, 2013, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center will be paying homage to the idea of "cycles", by showcasing Charles E. Burchfield's artwork, which undoubtedly played upon the cycles of the season captured in his brush strokes. The cycles of the past, present and future will be a focal issue, as they relate to a variety of Burchfield-Penney artists... and finally, Elmwood Avenue's new bike lanes will come into play in the form of a day-long celebration marking
April 8, 2013 8:05 AM
There's one specific event coming up on Friday, April 12 that promises to be a real eye-opener for those who are interested in a variety of progressive Buffalo architectural and design initiatives. It's a chance to learn about happenings at Silo City, ArtFarms, along with all sorts of architectural and design directions that are being taken by a variety of local and national players in the field. The presenters are coming together as part of PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 13 - a presentation that is based on showing 20 slides, with 20 seconds to explain each slide. This format keeps the
April 7, 2013 6:48 PM
Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) has included in its latest eNews blast that there is money available to camouflage butt ugly outdoor gas meters. At one point there was an initiative that saw the removal of many of these misplaced eyesores, though there are still plenty of meters that detract from otherwise beautiful historic properties. At this time, there is up to $500 that can be secured to hide the meters. The money can be used to plant in front of the meters, or even to conceal with artistic enhancements. Both residential and commercial properties can take advantage of the opportunity.
April 7, 2013 6:22 PM
If you're an artist, and you're also a cycling advocate, then consider entering a work of "bike art" into the upcoming People Powered Movement at Main (St)udios. GObike Buffalo is looking for artists to take part in a gallery showing that is designed to promote bikes culture through art.
The goal of the show is to promote bike advocacy in Buffalo by raising awareness and money through the sale of bike inspired works of 2-D and 3-D art. GObike Buffalo is looking to celebrate bicycling and promote the added benefits that the recreational sport
April 7, 2013 10:58 AM
Students in the Undergraduate Academies at the University at Buffalo are working towards identifying solutions to the problems that have plagued The Heights neighborhoods for years, thanks to a grassroots effort that has been orchestrated by members of surrounding community. The students are looking at ways to achieve economic stabilization through neighborhood revitalization, which will ultimately help to create healthier and more prosperous business districts.
The initiative that is now underway is called "PULL", which is a multiyear Pop-Up Living Laboratories
April 6, 2013 2:00 PM
On April 26th & 27th, the Artists in Buffalo and Burchfield Penney Art Center (BPAC) will be showcasing a series of local artists in an event that is being called "A Spring Show Event". BPAC has invited 30 local artists and artisans to participate in the event, with proceeds benefitting both the artists and the venue. Available for purchase will be original artwork, textiles, pottery, jewelry, handmade journals, wreaths, glassware, purses, art prints, bath & body products, photography, and note cards.
The collaborative artist event is