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Marion Faller's Halloween witches, David George’s display, Woodcrest Drive, West Seneca, NY [detail] (1988)

M&T Second Friday is Friday, October 10

On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney. Gallery admission is free all day (10 am-8 pm) with special events and programs beginning at 5:30 pm. More information at www.BurchfieldPenney.org.

5:30-7:30 pm Experimental Poet Peter Ramos with Musicians Dave Wasik and Joe Rosler
5:30-7:30 pm Opening Celebration: Marion Faller: Inquisitive Lens
5:30-7:30 pm Closing Celebration: Displacement: Barge Prototype
5:30-7:30 pm Hands On Art Making Workshop: Fall Botanicals
8:00 pm The Liaisons Project: Re-Imagining Sondheim with Anthony De Mare

Gallery hours are until 8 pm. RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!


TONIGHT: Graycliff Lecture Series Presents Gardens of the 20th Century
Wednesday, October 8 at 7 pm 

The Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. presents three of the foremost experts on garden and landscape design of the early 20th century in a roundtable at the Burchfield Penney. The discussion will be wide-ranging, and cover both the “big-picture” such as trends during the early part of the century, to more specific topics such as developments in design/layout and the historic plant materials used to create certain effects—many of which are still in vogue today. Appearing that evening will be: Patricia O’Donnell, Pradnya Martz and Laura Burchfield.  They will be introduced by moderator Terrence Robinson. 

Tickets: $5 Burchfield Penney/Graycliff members / $10 general public

More information at www.BurchfieldPenney.org


The Liaisons Project: Re-Imagining Sondheim with Anthony De Mare
Friday and Saturday, October 10 & 11 at 8 pm

The Burchfield Penney presents The Liaisons Project, a landmark commissioning and concert project, conceived by concert pianist Anthony de Mare, which has invited 36 of the world's foremost contemporary composers to "re-imagine" a song by legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim. The Center will host two performances Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 at 8 PM.

The result is a brand new world-class piano repertory (Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano) that reveals Sondheim’s influence across multiple genres and generations. Composers hail from seven countries, range in age from 32 to 76, and span the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, opera, musical theater and film. Tickets and information at www.BurchfieldPenney.org or call 716-878-6011 during gallery hours. RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

**Mention this e-newsletter and get two tickets for the price of one, by phone only.**

The International Center for Watercolor Continues this Fall

The classes and workshops that are part of the International Center for Watercolor continue into October with painting in the galleries, talks, classes and special events. The complete schedule is atwww.BurchfieldPenney.org/watercolor.


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The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the American Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council for the Arts and Erie County. Additional support is provided by SUNY Buffalo State, the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Mary A.H. Rumsey Foundation, the James Carey Evans Endowment and Burchfield Penney members and friends.

Featured Upcoming Events

Special Event  |  Museums by Moonight

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30–9:30 pm

One ticket gets you inside the Darwin Martin House, Buffalo Museum of Science, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Richardson-Olmsted Complex, Buffalo History Museum and Forest Avenue Resource Center. 


Lecture / Discussion  |  The New American Economy, Part II: Will Capital Rule?

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7–9 pm

Kent Klitgaard, a leading environmental economist, co-author of Energy and The Wealth of Nations: Understanding the Biophysical Economy and professor of economics at Wells College, is guest speaker.


Class / Workshop  |  Creative Play Group

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:30–11:15 am

Children and their caregivers will explore materials together in a developmentally appropriate and supportive environment. 


Hosted Event  |  Emile Desmedt, Internationally Recognized Artist from Tournai, Wallonia, Belgium: "An International Artist's Perspective"

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8–10 pm

The Buffalo-Lille Association, Inc. and the Dr. Margaret E. Bacon Visiting Artists Fund present Emile Desmedt, internationally recognized artist from Tournai, Wallonia, Belgium, at Buffalo State.


Screening  |  Witch's Night Out

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7–9 pm

Witch's Night Out is a Canadian animated television Halloween special that premiered on NBC October 27, 1978. 


Screening  |  Nosferatu: Performed by David “Waz” Wasik and Joe Rozler

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7–9 pm

Murnau's landmark vampire film Nosferatu isn't merely a variation on Bram Stoker's Dracula: it's a direct steal, so much so that Stoker's widow went to court, demanding in vain that the Murnau film be suppressed and destroyed. 

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