The owners and anchor organizations contributing to the rebirth of the Richmond Ferry Church are getting together to host an initial foray into the worlds of visual art and dance. In order to do that, they have connected with a temporary venue, which they found in the Hi-Temp Fabrication Warehouse in the Cobblestone District.
One of the longstanding cultural institutions that will be playing a role in the formation of the Richmond Ferry Church (RFC) cultural space is Benjaman Gallery, which will utilize the new location as a place to feature “contemporary artwork created by artists living locally and beyond.” Work on the church is already underway to create an expansive venue for performance and flex space for visual and performing arts. Aside from the gallery space, RFC will also welcome the dance community in order to strengthen the growing dance scene in Buffalo.
In the meantime, the Hi-Temp pop-up event will give guests the chance to view the plans and programming for the RFC art and performance space (see background), and allow visitors to pose questions to owners (467 Richmond Ave LLC and the Rosanna Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts) and community partners. On that night, performances will include dance curated by local choreographer April Biggs of Biggs and Co,. as well as an exhibition of artwork curated by Emily Tucker of Benjaman Gallery. The correlation between the acts will be the beauty and finesse of the female form.
“CURVATURE” – April 4th and 5th, the doors to the event will open at 7 pm, with the dance performance beginning at 8 pm. Refreshments from Nickel City Cheese and fine wines from different vendors within the city will be served.