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RendezBlue: Source

Thursday, November 11, 7 pm–Friday, November 12, 2010 11 pm

RendezBlue is an ongoing series of mini art festivals centered around common themes that appeal to the varied and diverse interests of Western New Yorkers. After two years in our new building, we look excitedly toward the future and are committed to our investment in the next generation. RendezBlue Source was specifically designed for audiences who are new to the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Buffalo State College. During this sixth installment, the building will be pulsing with beats, bass lines, and baritones, and heated by discussion topics as diverse as video digitization, contemporary Native American initiatives, and Charles Burchfield’s non-Western influences during college.

The theme Source originates from our museum’s mission to maintain a growing, locally-focused collection, and provide our visitors with a deep perspective of our works through the use of source material. While museums constantly work with Source, the visual, literary, and musical realms are equally invested in preserving and drawing on an original point of inspiration. Source is also relevant to the region’s concurrent biennial.

The museum would like to thank all of the musicians, poets, writers, artists, speakers, and performers for their participation. We especially thank BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York whose generosity makes this series possible. We are also grateful for support from Buffalo State College’s Auxiliary Services Grant Allocation Committee, Student Life, and WBNY–91.3 FM. In addition, we thank White Bicycle for their continued creativity and collaboration. This festival could not have been realized without the dedication of the Burchfield Penney staff, board of trustees, volunteers, and the new BPAC Street Team. It was an honor to work on this festival and bring people together to celebrate the Western New York community.