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Spring 2017 Arts One class with Director Saul Elkin following the opening performance of After the Revolution by Amy Herzog. 

Explore Buffalo's Arts Community

Buffalo has a legacy of leadership in the arts. Here are a few of the outstanding local opportunities to experience art in Buffalo. Consult their websites for details.

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Check out all the great things Arts One is doing this semester:

2017-18 Artists-in-Residence

9/20/17
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.
6/1/17
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
9/20/17
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."
6/1/17
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.
6/20/17
It's 1901. Lynch mobs swarm the South; Emma Goldman’s anarchist movement hits the streets; and WEB DuBois’ NAACP is on the horizon. All set the stage for the spectacular Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. "At Buffalo" is a new musical in development that will take you on a haunting and evocative musical journey through the turbulent discoveries and performances of race in post-Civil War America. 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 the Buffalo Museum of Science, and Torn Space Theatre.  
6/1/17
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.
6/1/17
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.
6/1/17
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.   
 
5/12/17
New York based artists Laura Kaminsky (composer) and Rebecca Allan (visual artist) were in residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center for a multi-media residency entitled, The Inspiration Between Music and Art, April 27- 29, 2017. 

Upcoming CAI Events

Shantell Martin, Photograph by Connie Tsang

 

10/16/17
The Creative Arts Initiative will host a screening of footage from Rima Yamazaki's current work-in-progress, a film about Buffalo architecture, on Friday Oct. 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, 617 Main St., Buffalo, NY. The screening to be followed by a Q&A with Yamazaki. This event is FREE and open to the public.