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Nina Leo: 'Small Mechanisms for Drowning'

Nina Leo:  'Small Mechanisms for Drowning'

Please join us Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. for a reception to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of new works by Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist Nina Leo.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Urban Architecture

Part One of a terrific five-part series called "Adventures in Buffaloland" that was produced a few years back by local director John Piaget and featuing local preservationist Tim Tielman. Really spells out the difference good urban planning and architecture can make in the health of a city. You can see the rest of the series at the True Blue Buffalo website.

Director: John Paget

Host: Tim Tielman, Campaign for Greater Buffalo 

 

Art ... What Does It Mean?

Art ... What Does It Mean?

New public art installation at Canalside. Wax poetic in the comments section below.

Tour The Incredible Holly Steam Engines at the Col. Ward This Sunday

Tour The Incredible Holly Steam Engines at the Col. Ward This Sunday
  • Buffalo's Hidden treasure are the Holly Steam Pumps at the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station on Porter Ave. Built by the Holly Manufacturing Co., Buffalo N.Y. in 1914. They still exist today in their original configuration complete and intact. The five engines each stand 60 ft. tall and weigh in at 1,100 tons apiece and are capable of pumping up to 30,000,000 million gallons per day each. They were the largest engines ever built by the Holly Company. They operated, pumping Buffalo's water till about 1980.  The building itself is magnificent with its large arched windows, tile walls, iron railings and street lights lining the balcony.

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

It’s a night you won’t want to miss – jugglers, fire dancers, special guests, unique entertainers, fireworks, delicious food and live music – all with a British twist. It’s the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 9th annual “Party for the Parks” event and it’s happening this Friday, September 16th, at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. Themed “A British Invasion,” this year’s “Party for the Parks” promises to be brilliant.

This event serves as Olmsted's key fundraiser for the sutainability and growth of the city's iconic parks.  "Party for the Parks" brings Western New Yorkers together for an exciting and entertaining evening, while raising awareness about the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's mission to enhance, restore, and maintain the Buffalo Olmsted Park System.

Tickets are $25.

Special guests include:

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Evolution | Revolution: Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Evolution | Revolution:  Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce a celebratory group exhibition in commemoration of its twentieth anniversary. A free public opening reception with live music, performance art, and refreshments will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 7-11 p.m.

The exhibition will feature new works by selected artists who have previously exhibited at the gallery or been in residence at Buffalo Arts Studio. An accompanying catalog will be produced, including color photographs, essays, and a timeline documenting past exhibitions, artists in residence, Board of Directors members, education programs, events, community outreach, and notable accomplishments at the center from its conception in 1991 to the present.

Featured artists include:

John Aäsp
Joanna Angie
Jozef Bajus
Michael Beitz
Dennis Bertram
Amanda Besl
Krista Birnbaum
Robert Booth
Marie-Claire Bozant
David Buck
Bob Budin
Kyle Butler

Neighborhood Clean Up Today in the Clinton Bailey Neighborhood

Neighborhood Clean Up Today in the Clinton Bailey Neighborhood

Many groups came out today to show how much they care about the Clinton Bailey Community.

Fillmore District Common Council Member David Franczyk coordinated this clean up and the Matt Urban Center, AmeriCorps, CityCorps, and the Clinton Bailey Association participated. Clinton, Bushnell, Gilbert, Scoville, and Baitz Streets were targeted for mowing of vacant lots, tree trimming, debris removal, and weeding. We also handed out information to residents about available services.  

It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know our neighbors and beautify our neighborhood at the same time. This is part of a continuing program sponsored by Fillmore District Common Council Member David Franczyk and the Fillmore District Impact Team. Please join us for future cleanups at:

  • 8/19 South Division & Smith Street Playground
  • 8/26 Miller Street Garden

For volunteer information, please call: 851-9683