|This Week at the Burchfield Penney|
ART MOVES ME
2019 Summer Session: Wednesdays June 26, July 3, 10, 24, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019
10:00-10:30: Arrival and sign-in
11:10-11:30: Class-specific tour of gallery with museum curator
The Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State is excited to host the third season of our innovative partnership with the Parkinson's Foundation WNY to present Art Moves Me, a gallery-based dance program designed for people living with brain and movement disorder disease.
Art Moves Me is a site-specific program designed expressly for The Center by Cynthia Pegado. This initiative distinguishes Buffalo as one of only five cities in the world to offer Parkinson’s-specific programming in an art museum setting. Developed to stimulate physical, cognitive and imaginative forces within each person, this community class draws upon therapeutic fundamentals of Dance for PD® by Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, NY, while creating a unique experience inspired directly by the artworks on exhibit.
This free program is open to the public. Care-partners and community friends, adults and accompanied children ages 8 and up are welcome to participate. Please pre-register, as space is limited.
More information at www.BurchfieldPenney.org,
TRAVELING AND LIVING DAY TO DAY WITH A SKETCHBOOK
Artist/Instructor: Carol Siracuse
Carol’s journals are her way of documenting her life, especially her travels, page by page.
Level for participating: All are welcome.
THE POWER WITHIN: CELEBRATE WORKS IN CHARLES CARY RUMSEY: IN MOTION
Instructor/Artist: Jennifer Koury
Capture with a sketch the energy of motion inspired by Charles Cary Rumsey's exhibition of horses with riders. Participants will paint their interpretation of motion from their plein air drawings created on location in the gallery.
BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS POETRY COMPETITION
Poetry written and performed by young people from around the region will fill the theater at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on June 29, as a months-long competition to inspire students of all ages concludes.
The event is presented by the Burchfield Penney and spoken word artist Solomon Dixon, whose firm LeadLine LLC has been conducting poetry workshops throughout area schools this year.
During the workshops at each school, competitions were held to select the approximately 10 student poets from across the region. They have been invited to perform their works at the Burchfield Penney, where a panel of judges will name the top artist.
Solomon Dixon (Leadline LLC) is leading a series of poetry workshops with Buffalo Public Schools. This event is the final culmination of the students’ poetry and will be an opportunity for the best poets in the program to compete. More info at www.BurchfieldPenney.org. This is a free event.
WOMEN'S WORK BY CAITLIN CASS: NEW WORK SHARED TODAY!
Thanks to the support of NYSCA, the Burchfield Penney commissioned artist Caitlin Cass to explore the issues of voting rights as the US marks 100 years since the passing of the 19th Amendment.
The resulting series "Women's Work: SUFFRAGE MOVEMENTS 1848-1965” will appear bi-monthly for the next year on the Burchfield Penney’s website at www.BurchfieldPenney.org/womens-work.
“Through the interwoven stories of women from three time periods, Women’s Work: Suffrage Movements 1848-1965 will recount the history of the movements that led to the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which helped secure voting rights for minorities,” wrote Cass.
Caitlin Cass makes comics, drawings and counterfeit historical exhibits. She publishes a bi-monthly comic periodical under the moniker The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent. Her comics have also appeared in The New Yorker and The Public. She was awarded a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA fellowship in fiction. Caitlin lives and works in Buffalo and teaches art at Buffalo Seminary.
Image from the installation of WORKING ON THE SEAM: MONICA ANGLE
The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from Erie County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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