Events 4/8-5/14


Helical Path: Experimental Distortions by Evan Wachowski
Opening: Saturday April 22, 5-9pm | INVITE
On view: 4/17-4/27

Senior graphic design show for Evan Wachowski BFA at Buffalo State. This show will feature a collection of prints and video installations revolving around the mainpulation and destruction of media to create entirely new compositions. Video installations will use hardware to create authentic VHS video distortions

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Mind the Gap: NFTA Metro Redesign & Transit Art
Reception May 5, 2017, 6-9PM | INVITE
On view April 30 – May 5
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Mind the Gap is a senior graphic design show featuring metro themed design and artwork. It’s a re-imagination of what Buffalo’s metro system could be. It expands and rebrands the NFTA Metro, creating something colorful and vibrant to reflect Buffalo’s many neighborhoods. It is thoughtful design that keeps the future in mind, creating a cohesive branding system not necessarily for the transit system we have, but the one we hope to develop. It explores the balance between function and visual identity, creating a train system that can be embraced by locals and visitors alike, and putting Buffalo on the map as a rising city with a bright future.

Mind the Gap speaks to the potential that Buffalo’s metro system holds, if we just take a step in the right direction.

Holly Norris is a Communication Design major at Buffalo State who utilizes a wide variety of mediums in both design and illustration to create work that is a subtle mix of handmade and digitally produced.
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Tues 4/25 7-9PM | FREE | Reading Group | INVITE Socializing with Socialists

Fri 4/28 5:30-7:30PM | Gallery Hours

Fri 4/28 8-9:30PM | MULTI-MEDIA | INVITE Seeking Presence: The Department of Media Study, SUNY at Buffalo and University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning MFA Students Amirreza Azadeh, Galia Binder, Rachel Doktor, Matt Phan, Sara Stabley, and John Wightman.

Mon 5/1 6-10PM | MUSIC | $TBA | INVITE Boy Harsher (dark electronic duo Northampton, MA) STCLVR (minimal noisey industrial/sludgey electronics WNY), Autumn Echo (performance poetry, Jamestown), Empathic Window (experimental Buffalo)

Tues 5/2 7-10PM | MUSIC | $TBA | INVITE Banny Grove (LA Glam Pop), Mitch The Champ (Bloomington,IN, Lo-Fi Pop, PLAN-IT-X), Welks Mice (Buffalo NY, DIY Pop), Little Cake (Buffalo NY, Chamber Pop)

Wed 5/3 7:30-8:30PM MEETING | INVITE Monthly Open Meeting: Are you interested in getting involved with programming at Sugar City? Would you just like to volunteer? Or maybe you are just curious about how we manage this an endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? WELL come out to our open monthly meeting! | We need YOU to come get involved!

Fri 5/5 6-9PM FREE | ART | INVITE Closing Reception: Mind the Gap: NFTA Metro Redesign & Transit Art by Holly Norris

Sat 5/6 12-5PM | FREE | INVITE Pop-Up Craft Fair: Join us for an afternoon of shopping featuring many local, small and start-up businesses in a unique pop up shopping event! Vendors: Bambish Crafts, Noelle LaMonica, Jill Sarah Photography, Katelyn Thomas, Thistle Silver Designs, Speak Easy Works, Love by Bean, J Savage Goods, Nickel City Sawdust, Shauna Louise Design, Paige Olson, Quilts by Liz, Taylor Connelly, Overwinter Coffee

Sat 5/13 6:30-11PM | MUSIC | The Ebola Virus (Buffalo NY, ziploc-fresh anarchist Rap/Hip-hop), Reformer (Rochester NY, breakdown hardcore), Amish Noise (Buffalo NY, musk punk – not your mother’s punk band), Inhalants (St Catharines ON, slow-then-fast Canadacore)

Sun 5/14 7-10PM | MUSIC | $8 | INVITE The Orange Friction (Buffalo, NY, Alternative/Blues Rock), Primal Static (Austin, TX, Rock/Electronic/Blues), The Good Neighbors (Buffalo, NY, Alternative rock/indie pop), Johnny and The Man Kids (Buffalo, NY, Alternative Rock)