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
April 5, 2013 3:39 PM
Starting on Wednesday April 10, there will be a free live jazz music series kicking off at the Pan American Grill and Brewery inside The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Each Wednesday, for the foreseeable future, the establishment will dedicate its Wednesday post work happy hour (from 6-9pm) to some of the best live jazz performance from the region and beyond. The Pan Am has a built-in stage area, and with the help of sound and lighting guru, Elias Benavides, the venue will once again come to life with the sounds of sweet jazz.
This Wednesday the Pan Am will feature the
April 5, 2013 9:45 AM
By Suzanne Jaszcz: A new trend is emerging for film makers as more and more of them look for new ways to raise money for their productions. What is being called Crowdfunding is gaining popularity with both large and small films alike. Whereas in the past a filmmaker would reach out to one or two investors with deep pockets, now they are reaching out to the masses that can help to collectively fund a project.
Filmmakers large and small are able to leverage
April 5, 2013 12:00 AM
[ Here's a rarity. It's one from the archives that I wrote way back in 1997. There are a lot of anachronisms in it, but it is still very relevant. Also, this should not be considered overly specific to Indianapolis, because the thinking is pervasive, though thankfully improving in a lot of places - Aaron. ]
It is almost considered a truism in Indianapolis that one of the biggest obstacles to getting people to come downtown to shop, see the sights, etc. is a lack of free, convenient parking. People driving in from the suburbs are forced to either park on the
April 4, 2013 11:39 AM
As spring continues to unfold all around us, our social calendars of lively outdoor events serve to welcome and celebrate our vernal rebirth. But really, what better way to say goodbye to the winter season, and usher in the resulting warmth and sunshine, than with a party in the beautiful Olmsted Park System, surrounded by all of the lush infilling flora?
The historic Marcy Casino, along with The Good Neighborhood, will host the inaugural Springfest celebration, Cinco de Marcy, which is sure to be the Cinco