The University at Buffalo’s Creative Arts Initiative (CAI) is excited to announce the outstanding slate of artists who will be undertaking residencies at UB in 2017-18.

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Architecture is Art!  Fredrick Law Olmsted described Buffalo as “the best planned city in America”. Buffalo is a showcase for generations of the world’s best architects:

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Buffalo has long inspired great artists like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain, both of whom called Buffalo home. Our literary legacy continues to thrive, through one of the nation’s top literary presenters, the Just Buffalo Literary Center:

The University at Buffalo has a tradition of nurturing pioneering spirits such as:

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Arts One is a unique course offering UB students the chance to experience the wide range of art available in Buffalo by attending something new each week:

Buffalo’s arts community has deep roots, wide impact, and a unique regional sense of identity. The Creative Arts Initiative shares leadership and encourages partnership and collaboration with Buffalo’s leading artistic and cultural institutions.

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CAI is very pleased to have received many excellent proposals for artist residencies for the next academic year. We received proposals from artists from a wide variety of disciplines, from across the country and around the world. These proposals are currently under review. We will be annoucing our Artists-in-Residence for next year in early 2018.

Upcoming Events

4/3/18
Bracha Ettinger, painter, philosopher, psychoanalyst and writer, is a prominent figure among both the French painters' and the Israeli art's scenes. In addition to holding the first museum exhibition of her work in the United States, Ettinger will engage with groups of students from across the University at Buffalo throughout her residency. She will interact with graduate students in the Department of Art in two ways:
4/3/18
Bracha Ettinger, painter, philosopher, psychoanalyst and writer, is a prominent figure among both the French painters' and the Israeli art's scenes. In addition to holding the first museum exhibition in the United States, Ettinger will engage with groups of students from across the University at Buffalo throughout her residency.
4/3/18
The May 5th Opening Reception marks the beginning of the exhibition BRACHA: Pieta⎯Eurydice⎯Medusa.
4/3/18
This exhibition at the UB Anderson Gallery is the first museum exhibition of Ettinger’s work in the United States. It will be accompanied by the creation of an associated catalogue featuring photographic reproductions of Ettinger’s work and essays by prominent scholars in psychoanalysis and art history. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 5, at 6:00 pm. 
4/3/18
Israeli-born painter, philosopher, psychoanalyst and writer Bracha Ettinger is a prominent figure among both the French painters' and the Israeli art's scenes. The exhibition “BRACHA: Pietà—Eurydice—Medusa at UB Anderson Gallery is the first museum exhibition of her work in the United States. Ettinger will offer two gallery talks, in which she walks with visitors through the exhibition and discusses her own works.
4/3/18
In advance of the opening of the exhibition, “BRACHA: Pietà—Eurydice—Medusa at UB Anderson Gallery—the first museum exhibition of her work in the United States—Ettinger will give a public lecture entitled, “Memory’s Wound: On Art and Ethics”, in order to educate a broad audience about her work and its relationship to urgent contemporary social and political developments. This lecture will be FREE and is open to the public.
12/16/17
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. Jaakko Kuusisto’s CAI residency will culminate with the performance of his brand-new trumpet concerto, by BPO Principal Trumpet Alex Jokipii. JoAnn Falletta leads this unforgettable musical experience.

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

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

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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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Buffalo, NY  14260-7015

Phone: (716) 645-6073
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