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Since arriving in the US in 1980 from his native country Brazil, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. During his Spring-Summer 2017  Residency, Baptista is working with Buffalo sculptor Shasti O’Leary Soudant and UB students on the creation of a unique sculpture/percussion instrument to be installed in the Percussion Garden at Artpark.

Rima Yamazaki is an independent documentary filmmaker who specializes in contemporary art and architecture. Yamazaki will use her Fall 2017 CAI residency to create a documentary film about architecture in Buffalo, NY, in partnership with Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Joshua G. Stein is the founder of Radical Craft and the co-director of the Data Clay Network, a forum for the exploration of digital techniques applied to ceramic materials. Stein will use his Fall 2017 CAI residency working with a number of different UB units and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on a project entitled "Delta Mountains."

Deadria Harrington is a New York City based creative producer, artist and member of the Producing Artistic Leadership Team of The Movement Theatre Company [TMTC] and a member of the creative team developing "At Buffalo," a new musical theater performance based on the 1901 World Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. During their Fall 2017 CAI residency, the Creative Team of "At Buffalo" will conduct site-specific rehearsals and concert readings of At Buffalo and work with Buffalo Museum of Science, Torn Space Theatre.    

Williams is a writer, director, translator, and a member of the creative team developing "At Buffalo," a new musical theater performance based on the 1901 World Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.During their Fall 2017 CAI residency,the Creative Team of "At Buffalo" will conduct site-specific rehearsals and concert readings of At Buffalo and work with Buffalo Museum of Science, Torn Space Theatre.

Khalil Sullivan is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, playwright, educator, and a member of the creative team developing "At Buffalo," a new musical theater performance based on the 1901 World Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.During their Fall 2017 CAI residency,the Creative Team of "At Buffalo" will conduct site-specific rehearsals and concert readings of At Buffalo and work with Buffalo Museum of Science, Torn Space Theatre.  

Olivier Pasquet is a composer, music producer and visual artist. His work is based on the writing of audio visual compositions and synesthesia. His generative pieces, both minimalistic and maximalistic, are contextualized within a rationalist theory-fiction universe. His compositions are sound-based, visual, and material. Pasquet will use his Fall-Spring CAI residency to create an interactive sound and light sculpture for the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex.

The Wooster Group is a company of artists who make work for theater, dance, and media. The Wooster Group's CAI residency will include four performances of THE B-SIDE: “Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons” A Record Album Interpretation, workshops with UB students, and public discussions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the African American Cultural Center.

Israeli-born painter, philosopher, psychoanalyst and writer Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger is considered to be a prominent figure among both the French painters' and the Israeli art's scenes. Etthinger's CAI residency will include an exhibition of her work at the UB Anderson Gallery along with the creation of an associated catalogue featuring photographic reproductions of Ettinger’s work and essays by prominent scholars in psychoanalysis and art history. Ettinger will also work with UB visual arts students, and offer a 3-week graduate-level seminar, gallery talks for UB students and the public, and a public lecture. Her residency is being held in partnership with the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture.

Conductor, composer and violinist Jaakko Kuusisto enjoys an extensive career that was launched by a series of successes in international violin competitions in the 1990s. Kuusisto's CAI residency will coincide with the New York debut of his Trumpet Concerto by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His residency will include open rehearsals, public lectures and appearances, and working with UB music students.   
 

Rebecca Allan is a visual artist, writer and former Western New York resident known for abstract paintings inspired by landscape ecology, botany and geology. Her work explores watershed environments of the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, New Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Lebanon, France, and Norway. 

Laura Kaminsky is a composer of opera, orchestra and chamber works, and vocal and choral music performed in the U.S. and abroad.    

6/8/17
To celebrate of the opening of her exhibition Shantell Martin: Someday We Can, Martin held a live drawing demonstration in the Albright-Knox’s Sculpture Court.
6/8/17
The culmination of Shantell Martin's residency will be the creation of a permanent public mural in the East Side neighborhood  in connection with the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative’s Mural Program.
5/11/17
Since arriving in the US in 1980 from his native country Brazil, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. During hisResidency, Baptista is working with Buffalo sculptor Shasti O’Leary Soudant and UB students on the creation of a unique sculpture/percussion instrument to be installed in the Percussion Garden at Artpark.
6/1/17
Imagine a performance that would involve professional musicians, children, teenagers, senior citizens, adults with developmental disabilities, and physically challenged individuals performing choreography in their wheelchairs.
6/8/17
Since arriving in the US in 1980 from his native country Brazil, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. During his Spring-Summer 2017  Residency, Baptista is working with Buffalo sculptor Shasti O’Leary Soudant and UB students on the creation of a unique sculpture/percussion instrument to be installed in the Percussion Garden at Artpark. His residency will culminate a performance marking the opening of the new permanent installation on July 30, 2017. This performance will include Baptista, Billy Martin, Tom Kolor, UB music students, participants in the Sound of the Community workshop, and others.

The Creative Arts Initiative is dedicated to the creation and production of new work of the highest artistic standards of excellence while fostering creative investigation and engagement among students, faculty, visiting artists, and the community.

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

The CAI accepts proposals for residencies for sessions from as short as a few days up to four months. All fields of creative art are eligible to participate. Both emerging artists and established artists are invited to participate. Companies and collaborating artists may apply.

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Arts One

Arts One is a unique academic experience, designed to introduce students to a wide range of artistic performance and creative activity and to connect them to the artistic resources in the Buffalo community. Over the course of a semester, students will attend a variety of artistic exhibitions and performances both on campus in in Buffalo.

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