IN THE GALLERY:
Parting Glances, Artwork by: Nick Butler, Paris Henderson, Dana McKnight, Ryan Pchy, and Ashley Powell | Curated by Seth Girod and Dana Tyrrell
On View: June 7-June 28, 2019 in honor of Pride Month
Opening Reception: Friday June 7th 6-9pm | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.
“Parting Glances” brings together LGBTQ+ artists and artists of color who have added to the cultural fabric of Buffalo through their respective art practices. By no means a comprehensive survey, this exhibition instead is a snapshot of artists both currently enmeshed within Buffalo’s cultural milieu, and those who are extrinsically linked to it, as distant relations who have once called the place home. The Dreamy Exhibition Series is a series of nomadic exhibitions curated by Dreamland in an effort to reconstitute the organization’s visual arts branch. This comes in the wake of Dreamland being forced to leave its first home at 387 Franklin Street in the heart of Buffalo. Dreamland’s long-term goal is to raise enough money to purchase a property within the city of Buffalo and renew our commitment to Buffalo as a coalition of artists, activists, curators, and volunteers dedicated to Dreamland’s mission of providing a cultural alternative for artists and patrons of the arts in the Greater Buffalo area.
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Fri 6/14 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | Stop by to see our current exhibition Parting Glances Artwork by: Nick Butler, Paris Henderson, Dana McKnight, Ryan Pchy, and Ashley Powell
Fri 6/14 7-10PM | MUSIC | $15 | INVITE Chokehold (Canada hardcore), For The Love Of (New Jersey hardcore), Juggernaut (Buffalo hardcore), Rain of Salvation (Long Island hardcore), War By Other Means (Buffalo hardcore)
Weds 6/19 -9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE Meeting to talk about art you are making orart you’d love to critique!
Thurs 6/20 7-9PM | MEETING | INVITE Buffalo DSA June Chapter Development Meeting: EcoSocialism 101 The crisis we face exceeds ecological breakdown. Deepening inequality, suppressed democracy, precarious jobs, racial and gendered violence, border hostility, and endless wars make up the terrain on which climate destabilization will be unleashed. The most vulnerable members of society will be hit hardest, first, and suffer most. We must solve the climate crisis and the inequality crisis together. Join us for EcoSocialism 101 to learn about the movement, and how to get involved with the work that we’re doing. For more information about the work being doing at the nation level inter-regionally.
Fri 6/21 6-11PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Dishonored (Buffalo hardcore/beatdown powerviolence), Snake Charmer (Philadelphia Metalcore/Beatdown), Murderous Intent (Allentown, Pa deathcore), Cycle of Abuse (Philadelphia, slamming beatdown), Catharsis Theory (Pottstown, PA Metalcore)
Weds 6/26 7:30-7-9PM | 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.
Fri 6/28 and Sat 6/29 6-11 PM | PERFORMANCE| $10 for both days | Underground Empire: Part III Krump Dance Battle: Come see the battles between out of state dancers vs Buffalo dancers
Tues 7/2 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE 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.
Weds 7/3 5:30-10PM | MUSIC | $12 | Pure Energy: Looney Acres (Amherst, NY, hiphop), Spacebound (Cheektowaga, NY, hiphop), Kane Wave (Buffalo, NY, hip hop), Jiggy Jay (Amherst, NY hiphop), Quisi LaFlare (Niagara Falls NY, Hiphop), Sammy Gambino (Amherst, NY HIphop), Shortcake (Amherst, NY), way2wavybaby (Amherst, NY)