This Week at the Burchfield Penney

 

MEXICAN CINEMA AND CULTURE: BENDING BORDERS
October 10-12, 2018
Free admission made possible this year by riverrun Complete schedule of films speakers and events at https://globalfilmseries.wordpress.com/2018-films/

 

OCTOBER M&T SECOND FRIDAY
Friday, October 12, 2018, 10 am–8 pm

Join us for October M&T Second Friday!

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. 

The galleries are open from 10am-8pm and free all day! Visit www.BurchfieldPenney.org for the full schedule of activites and RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

The riverrun Film Festival: Mexican Cinema and Culture: Bending Borders contines on M&T Second Friday, starting at 2pm.

5:30-7:30 pm

Opening Celebration: DISPLAY: THE SCULPTURE OF ANNE CURRIER and CHARLES CARY RUMSEY: IN MOTION.

Live Music by La Marimba

Drop in Art Making Workshop & Book Reading 

 

RHAPSODY BY BOBBY PREVITE
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8 pm

Tickets: $15 Members $30 Not Yet Members

$30 tickets available online or by phone.

Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

Members must call the Burchfield Penney to purchase tickets at the member price.

Call 716-878-6011 for tickets or visit the Burchfield Penney.

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Commissioned by the 2015 Greenfield Prize in Music, RHAPSODY is an acoustic, evening-length song cycle on the subject of travel and migration. This star-studded band features John Medeski on piano, Nels Cline on acoustic guitars, Zeena Parkins on harp, Jen Shyu on vocals and erhu, Fabian Rucker -on saxophone, and Bobby Previte on trap drums, autoharp, and harmonica.

In 2015, Previte received the Greenfield Prize in music at the Hermitage Artist Retreat to create a new work. Terminals Part II: In Transit (or RHAPSODY) is the result. RHAPSODY is the second in a three-part series exploring the experience of travel. Terminals Part I: DEPARTURES, is a set of five concertos written for the visionary percussion group SO Percussion and five improvisers. This piece premiered at Merkin Hall in New York City in 2011 and the recording was released on Cantaloupe Music in 2014. In RHAPSODY, the improvisers from DEPARTURES, each of whom had been selected based on their ability to separately carry fifteen-minute concertos, were thrown together into one ensemble.

Beginning from the point of view of a passenger sitting comfortably in an airplane, RHAPSODY twists and turns, until the traveler finally arrives on an unfamiliar shore.What is the experience of being in transit? Separated from your home but not yet at your destination, you are neither here nor there, confined with strangers in an intimate environment for a predetermined amount of time. Uncomfortable, yet somehow free. To travel is to be bound with these strangers by faith—faith in the vessel which carries you, faith in the people who operate it, and ultimately, faith in the strangers waiting at your destination.

 

CELEBRATING TREES: SPEND THE AFTERNOON AT THE BURCHFIELD PENNEY
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11 am–3:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of trees!

Drop into the Studio Classroom for a fall-themed art making project!

Stay for a  tour of Burchfield's Arboretum: A Celebration of Trees with exhibition curator Tullis Johnson. 

Come celebrate fall with us by creating a work of art using beautifully preserved leaves! Using Burchfield’s Constant Leaf, 1960 as inspiration, design an oak leaf assemblage with autumn colors and embellishments to take home and enjoy!

Balsam Fir tree saplings generously donated by the Saratoga Tree Nursery will be given away to the first one hundred guests participating in these programs. 

 
All free with gallery admission! RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends! 

 

 

 
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.
 

 

This work by Anne Currier is on view in  DISPLAY: THE SCULPTURE OF ANNE CURRIER , opening Friday as part of M&T Second Friday.

 

Featured Upcoming Events
Oct
10

Class / Workshop  |  Art Moves Me: A Therapeutic Dance Program

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10–11:30 am

Art Moves Me is a site-specific program developed especially for The Center by Cynthia Pegado, based on the fundamentals of Dance for PD® by Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, NY. The class is open to the public, and welcomes anyone with a curiosity to explore new ways of experiencing visual …

Oct
13

Class / Workshop  |  Many Faces of Burchfield's Solitude

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12–3:30 pm

Explore the fascinating imagery trapped in Charles Burchfield's painting, Solitude. Participants will select rock formations combined with trees and /or undergrowth to hide shapes or subtle imagery.

Oct
18

Tour  |  Call for Works Tour for Stay Gold 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6–7:30 pm

If you are intersted in applying for Stay Gold 2018, please join us at the Burchfield for a guided tour to identify potential spaces for your work. Submissions due Nov. 4!

Oct
18

Tour  |  10 YEARS IN ARTIST'S TOUR

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7 pm

Join Rose Popper, Fontini Galanes, Bob Budin, John Opera, Kyle Butler and Janelle Lynch for a tour of 10 Years In.

Oct
20

Lecture / Discussion  |  Screening & Conversation: Witch's Night Out followed by a conversation with Gary Wolfe & Jonathan Rogers

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2 pm

This afternoon begins with a screening of Rogers's classic Witch's Night Out followed by a conversation with artists Johnathan Rogers and Gary Wolfe.

Oct
24

Special Event  |  An Evening for Educators

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 4–7:30 pm

Teachers and administrators of every discipline are invited to join us at The Center for an evening of art making, conversation and discovery.

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