March News and Events
Untitled by Viktoria M. Ciostek on view in Bridging the Great Divide



M&T Second Friday
Friday, March 14 from 5:30 pm

March M&T Second Friday includes happy hour with music by Shubbaluliuma (5:30-7:30pm), a drop-in art making workshop (5:30-7:30pm), an artist tour of Biological Regionalism with Alberto Rey (6 pm) followed by a book signing with the artist (7 pm), and a performance by A Musical Feast (8 pm). For more information, visit The galleries are open until 8 pm.

A Musical Feast features the Buffalo debut of pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky. Novgorodsky will offer a rare, local performance of one of Bach’s solo partitas for keyboard, the Partita No.5 in G Major, BWV829 from the composer’s Opus No. 1. He will join Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra associate principal cellist Feng Hew and her husband, BPO violinist Sheh-Jian Tsai, in a performance of one of the most melodious gems of the piano trio repertoire, Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49. Daniel Bassin, music director of the University at Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, will lay down his baton and take up his trumpet for a performance of Morton Feldman’s A Very Short Trumpet Piece. Rounding out the eclectic program, UB percussionist Tom Kolor will be joined by Fredonia State percussionist John Bacon in a performance of minimalist icon composer Steve Reich’s 1972 work, Clapping Music for Two Performers. Tickets: $20 general/$10 students/Burchfield Penney members online or by calling 716-878-6011 during gallery hours.


International Center for Watercolor

Classes, workshops and discussions that are part of the International Center for Watercolor continue in March with artists Michael Killelea (March 2), Karen Lee Lewis (March 7), Kateri Ewing (March 9), Caitlin Cass (March 14), More information at


Crisis! A Film Series

The Crisis! Film Series continues in March with screenings of Inside Job (March 6), C, Margin Call (March 13) and Client #9 (March 20). Using classic and contemporary films and expert commentators, Crisis! engages the community in a discussion about the global economic crisis. Each screening begins with a panel discussion which includes experts from Buffalo State’s faculty and the community. Audiences can expect a broad spectrum of views, lively discussion and debate. All screenings are free and open to the public. More information at


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Featured Upcoming Events

Screening  |  Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 1:30–4 pm

This fascinating design documentary captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010).


Lecture / Discussion  |  Book Club: Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3–4:30 pm

The Burchfield Penney Book Club meets on the first Sunday of the month. 


Lecture / Discussion  |  Technology in Art with Colleen Ludwig and Timothy Noble

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2–4 pm

Artists and curators discuss the impact of technology to art.

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