Upcoming Events

IN THE GALLERY


Storytime: Illustrations by Emma Roberts
Closing Reception: Saturday November 23rd 5:30-7:30
On View: November 17th-23rd
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

I, like most children, had a vivid imagination growing up. I was constantly drawing and creating worlds, characters, and playing make believe. I remember hearing Harold and the Purple Crayon, Where the Wild Things Are, and Dr. Seuss read to me as a child and being engrossed by the worlds the authors created.

As I became older, I read more and more, but also found myself paying attention to the visuals. I was drawn towards the graphic novels and following a vast array of illustrators online.

My main inspiration are illustrators Andy Ristaino and Lois Hannah, who have created beautiful, extensive worlds and characters. Their work showed me how illustration can make the reader feel a part of a character’s life and what it’s like to share a world with them.

To this day, whenever I read a book or view an illustrator’s work, I am fascinated by what their minds can bring to the pages. Every person has unique characters, settings, and plots to bring to life. Now, with the opportunity to display my work, I invite you to come share in mine.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Mon 11/18 6-8PM | MEETING | FREE | INVITE Comic Book Club! Hosted by Robbi Chillberg I’m starting this club so that folks with common interests can discuss and nerd out over the comic arts. Bring a comic/manga that you’ve been really excited about and would like to share 🙂 There will be a free library for folks to borrow from and trades are encouraged. There’s gonna be snacks! Book and cash donations are encouraged to help grow the free library!!

Weds 11/20 7-9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE Meeting to talk about art you are making or art you’d love to critque!

Sat 11/23 5:30-7:30PM | Closing Reception | INVITE Storytime: Illustrations by Emma Roberts

Weds 11/27 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing Multiple models will sit for 5-20 minute poses. Bring your own supplies (and we’ll have some available as well). Safer Space rules will be in full effect! Be respectful 🙂 Donations accepted at the door.

11.18.19


Mon 11/18 6-8PM | MEETING | FREE | INVITE Comic Book Club! Hosted by Robbi Chillberg I’m starting this club so that folks with common interests can discuss and nerd out over the comic arts. Bring a comic/manga that you’ve been really excited about and would like to share 🙂 There will be a free library for folks to borrow from and trades are encouraged. There’s gonna be snacks! Book and cash donations are encouraged to help grow the free library!!

9.15.19


Sun 9/15 7:30-10PM | POETRY | Free | INVITE
RUIN: P-Queue 16 Release Party: Readings by poets: Dana Venerable, Robin Jordan, Zack Brown, Nina Vega-Westhoff and musical performance by Senso di Voce P-QUEUE is an annual journal of poetry and poetics published out of the University at Buffalo Poetics Program. P-QUEUE was founded in 2003 by Sarah Campbell with the special intent to investigate the overlaps and departures between the prose line and that of verse. Handed down to two subsequent generations of editors, P-QUEUE continues to privilege work that investigates the overlaps and gaps between a disparate range of aesthetic and critical practices.

8.6.19


Tues 8/6 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Open Meeting: Program, Volunteer & Collaborate! Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! Would you just like to volunteer? Or maybe you are just curious about how we manage this endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! Sugar City is about half way through year 5 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. What does the future have in store? Its up to you to find out! Since Sugar City is all volunteer run we are always in need of help for events and are open to the community’s input for our programming.