Author: queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival. Coming soon... 'fig' Fashion Show. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

Now we all know that the Albright-Knox is an incredibly cool gallery in Buffalo, right? Well, they just stepped it up another notch. Ok, let me explain. Did anyone catch Karim Rashid, the artist/designer, strolling down Elmwood Avenue this past summer with his sister, Soraya? We can thank The Knox for that one. And now they have done it again… big time! They landed the band Wilco for their upcoming (June 29th) Rockin’ at the Knox event. If you are not familiar with the band (please tell me that you are), do yourself a favor. Head on over to New…

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When: The second Wednesday of every month @ 8pm! What: Squeaky Wheel’s long-running free open screening is one of their most popular programs. Who: Filmmakers, video/sound/digital artists, community documentarians, and students of all ages are welcome to bring short works for insightful critique. The open screening is perfect for newly created works or works in progress. Bring works less than 15 minutes. Call ahead to screen a longer work. Squeeky Wheel has created some new mini-themes (you don’t have to make work on the theme, but if it inspires you, go ahead) to get more people in the door! Formats…

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depARTure Student Art Show – May 7 & 8, Noon-5pm – The Williamsville Art Teachers of the SCVA (Student Celebration of the Visual Arts) and the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) will be displaying student submissions of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media with themes of their choice, or themes depicting the Buffalo Central Terminal, trains and railroads, or the City of Buffalo. The winning entries will be on display at the terminal until August 27th. Food and beverages will be for sale. A side note from Mike Miller: All are welcome to attend the grand unveiling of the original…

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Get ready to welcome a very exciting new business to Elmwood Avenue. Delish!, the brainchild of Deborah Clark, will be part pastry shop, part cooking school, and part wholesale bakery. And just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, Deborah will offer some pretty unique cooking classes. For example, Singles Night Cooking Series, Entertaining with Pride, and New Bride Cooking 101. One thing is for sure, cooking school will never be the same again.

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The Active-Stimulation Feedback Platform is about networks and flows, consent and resistance, desire and aversion. It is a global simulation, extruded from the computer onto a physical interactive platform, a circle 16 feet in diameter, densely covered with arcade-style push buttons. Viewer / participants will interact with the simulation by walking, crawling and rolling across these buttons. Their movement’s trigger and bias playback of audio samples (“yes” or “no”) recorded from 2000 people worldwide.

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Why not celebrate with them? If you’ve never been to this quaint theatre located @ D’Youville College, it really is quite a gem. What’s showing? The Nerd by Larry Shue. What’s it all about? The same comic team that set houses roaring with The Foreigner brings you another comedy by Larry Shue, who winds the momentum of his mechanism until the merriment is almost past endurance. April 28 – May 29

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Opening reception is Friday May 13th from 6-9 at College St. Gallery on Allen. Graphic artist, Brian Nesline, was inspired to create a bridge between artists, non-artists, and art itself. In imagining a solution to his quest, he used the Creative Problem Solving model (CPS) from his creative studies coursework at Buffalo State College, where he majored in graphic design. The end result was “Faces of Buffalo”, the first ever community-wide participatory art event of its kind in that all members of the community are welcome to participate annually by creating their self portraits to be united in a specifically…

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And yes, you can sail on it. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a veteran landlubber, we at Buffalo Rising think that everyone should try their hand at sailing at least once. If you are up for the challenge, then we give to you… Seven Seas Sailing School. Oh, if you intend to remain a landlubber, then I highly suggest that you visit www.landlubber.com where people and water don’t mix… and never will!

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What more could one ask for? Ten years and running strong, this is a great downtown event that showcases sample foods from a variety of our finest local restaurants. Who wouldn’t want to sip some complimentary samples of fine wine while meandering around three floors of the glorious Shea’s Performing Art’s Center? Food, Wine, and the City takes place May 19th from 5:30 to 8:30.

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If you have not had a meal at Ming Cafe, a relatively new restaurant in the University District, then you are really missing the best Chinese food in Buffalo. You can either check out our Holiday/Winter issue of Buffalo Rising, or just go on ahead. Prepared from scratch. You will not believe how good the crispy beef with ginger garlic sauce is! And please, eat with chopsticks. Ming Cafe 833-6988.

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