We’d like to introduce our Fall 2020 theme: LET’S MAKE ART. We believe art can be a powerful agent of social change. Which is why, in troubled times, it’s more important than ever to keep creating.
It’s one thing to say we want to change the world for the better. This Fall, we’re taking some big steps toward that goal. The Arts Collaboratory is kicking off the season by gathering the artists of Buffalo under one roof for a living installation that we call SHOW YOUR WORK. We’re turning the atrium of UB Center for the Arts into a portrait gallery of local painters, dancers, musicians and creators—and displaying their work on our walls. These artists, who represent the vast artistic diversity of Buffalo, have kept the cultural heart of our city beating despite the hardships we’ve all faced this year.
We’ll also be introducing powerful new voices to our city’s cultural mix. This fall, the Arts Collaboratory’s Working Artist Lab features musician, singer and dancer, Michael Mwenso. Working with UB’s Music and Theatre and Dance departments, and Buffalo State’s Africana Studies, he’ll explore the ways in which Black artists have always propelled change in this country.
Once we’ve brought great minds together, the Arts Collaboratory will do what we do best—shake things up. We encourage collaboration and experimentation because we believe they’ll produce ideas that move us all forward. This fall we’ll offer new seasons of our wildly successful IGTV arts shows, How Now and Outside Influence, and introduce The Arts Today in Buffalo.
We’re intent on introducing Buffalo’s artists to new audiences. But we also want them to get to know each other. If we’re going to change the world for the better, we’ll need the best ideas, the most powerful voices, and an entire army of creators and artists.
LET’S MAKE ART.
Major support provided by M&T Bank.
Additional support provided by Savarino Companies.