2015 marks the 3o-year anniversary of Squeaky Wheel – an organization that is dedicated to the film and media arts in Buffalo. That means that a wicked celebration is in order. Thankfully, the organizers of the annual event, PEEPSHOW, are gearing up to tackle the larger than life task, by throwing an over-the-top party that will be talked about for years to come.
This year, PEEPSHOW is being held on the penthouse of the 500 Seneca building in the Hydraulic District. The event boasts 30 of this city’s most talented artists, as they come together to create, assemble and produce a number of wondrous installations, performances, and sound/light interventions.
To add to the fun, PEEPSHOW features DJs, food trucks, and unexpected surprises around each and ever corner. For years, this event has managed to keep its avant-garde edge by pushing the artistic envelope.
Participating installation artists include: Steven Ansell, Val Bello, Allie Brady, Laura Curry, Dreamland, Flatsitter, Daniel Geyer, Courtney Grim, Keith Harrington, Holly Johnson, Brian Larson Clark, Liz Lessner, Jeremy Maxwell, Tammy McGovern, Brian Milbrand, David Mitchell, Frank Napolski, Esther Neisen, Tommy Nguyen, Shasti O’Leary Soudant, Anna Scime, Gary Sczerbaniewicz, Carlie Todoro-Rickus, UVB76 and students from Villa Maria College lead by Instructor, Michael Bosworth.
Complete list of performers: 12/8 Path Band, DJ Pu$$y Pop, Ay Fast, Rufus Gibson, Institute of Carnal Knowledge, Logan Locking, Reverend Johnny Drama, and The Strip Teasers. Be prepared to be dazzled and charmed by our hosts for the night, the marvelous Cat Sinclair and Tod Kniazuk of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
Complete List of art auction artists: Pat Bazelon, Michael Bosworth, Joel BredLawrence Brose, Kyle Butler, Scott Bye, Millie Chen, Charles Clough, Max Collins, Tony Conrad, Flatsitter, A.J. Fries, Amy Greenan, Kevin Kline, Barbara Lattanzi, Elizabeth Leader, Evan Meaney, David Mitchell, Julian Montague, David Moog, Paul Morgan, Anne Muntges, Jenna North, Shasti O’Leary-Soudant, Rachel Rampleman, Stacey Robinson, Caesandra Seawell, Virocode and Adam Weekley. The auction will also include works donated by collectors Gerald Meade and Emily Tucker. VIP party guests will have first dibs on purchasing work, with a “Buy It Now” option.
PEEPSHOW | A fundraiser for Squeaky Wheel | Saturday, August 29, 2015
General Admission: 8pm – 1am | $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $15 for students.
VIP Party (includes General Admission): 6-8pm, with hors d’oeuvres provided by Coco Bar & Bistro, dessert by Blue Table Chocolates, an open bar supplied by Flying Bison Brewery and Lockhouse Distillery, plus special performances. VIP tickets are $75 or $50 for Squeaky Wheel Members.