Events 5/7-6/23


Child’s Love by Andie Jairam

Graphic Nature: Comic Art from Western New York
Artist Reception Thursday May 18 6-9PM | INVITE
On view from May 7th until May 30th
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Buffalo has been the home of a number of world-renowned graphic artists, including Spain Rodriguez, Tom Toles, and Steve Fiorilla, who have each left a mark on the city and the art schools that it hosts. This exhibit gathers the work of today’s generation of graphic artists residing in the Buffalo area. It traces how comic art in its various styles can create a sense of narrative through images, can trace the bending of perceived form through caricature, and can promote a revaluation of received notions of what constitutes high and low art. The exhibit features the artwork of Tom Van Deusen, Emily Churco, Kevin Delgado, Bobby Griffiths, Max Weiss, Caitlin Cass, Luckyanson Prak, Autumn McGee, Andie Jairam, and Salvatore Sciandra. Whether in exploring the mythology of super heroes or in celebrating the everyday in autobiographical comics, the artists included in this exhibit stimulate the creative dynamism that inhabits the medium of comic art. This exhibit also coincides with the Nickel City Comic Convention on May 19-21.

Tom Van Deusen and other artists will be selling comics and original art at the reception on May 18.

Tom Van Deusen is a cartoonist from Seattle, Washington. He is the writer of numerous comic books, including Scorched Earth, Eat, Eat, Eat and Now: That’s What I Call Comix v.1. His comics have appeared in The Seattle Weekly and online with Study Group Comics, Boing Boing and Vice.

Emily Churco is an illustrator, photographer, stuff-maker based in Buffalo, NY.
Kevin Delgado is an illustrator based in Buffalo, NY.
Bobby Griffiths is an illustrator and musician based in Buffalo, NY.
Max Weiss is an illustrator and musician based in Buffalo, NY.
Caitlin Cass makes comics, drawings and counterfeit historical exhibits inspired by failure throughout history. Her comics have also appeared in The Public and The Chicago Reader.
Luckyanson Prak is a digital illustrator and animator in the Buffalo area.
Autumn McGee is an illustrator and fine artist based out of Buffalo, New York.
Andie Jaram is a printmaker, illustrator and an MFA student at SUNY Buffalo.
Salvatore Sciandra is a comics writer & artist based in Buffalo, NY.


Cristiano Pereira, “Selfie Steam 1”, 2014, digital print.

Contemporary Queer: Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection
Opening Reception Friday June 2 6-9PM | INVITE
On view June 2 – July 1, 2017
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Sugar City is pleased to announce “Contemporary Queer: Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection”, curated by Dana Tyrrell. The exhibit will feature work by contemporary LGBTQIA-identifying artists from Gerald Mead’s collection to highlight the cultural contributions of the gay community of Buffalo, New York. This exhibit features work by Steve Ardo, Eric Bellman, Lawrence Brose, Nick Butler, Craig Centrie, Jack Edson, Florian Ayala Fauna, Keith Gemerek, Jim Goodrich, Anthony Peter Gorny, Amy Greenan, Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, Andrew Hershey, Justin Higner, Scott McCarney, Dana McKnight, Tommy Nguyen, Alice O’Malley, Christiano Pereira, Paul Rybarczyk, Tara Sasiadek, Donald Situa, Peter Stephens, C.J. Szatkowski, Adam Weekley and Joe Ziolkowski.

This exhibit was made possible through the generous support of the Pride Center of Western New York and Gerald Mead.


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Fri 5/19 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | Stop by to see our current show Graphic Nature: Comic Art from Western New York | INVITE

Fri 5/26 GALLERY HOURS | Stop by to see our current show Graphic Nature: Comic Art from Western New York | INVITE

Sat 5/27 7-11PM | MUSIC | $TBD | INVITE Darling Harbor (Buffalo, NY Indie/Alternative), Before the Streetlights (Lexington, KY Pop/Rock), Avidd the Band (Buffalo, NY Pop/Rock)

Mon 5/29 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $8 | INVITE The nightmare police (LI pop punk), Dudes (Buffalo DUDES), Circular Logic (Buffalo sonic youth vibes), Voice of Dissent (Buffalo punx), Major Arcana (Buffalo emo/indie)

Tues 5/30 8-10PM | MUSIC | $6 | INVITE AD.UL.T (Boston, MA Loud weird rocky), Ish Kabibble (Buffalo, NY Mathy prog), Bold Folly (Buffalo, NY Strange garage rock), Muff (Buffalo, Ny Booty Swag Noise)

Weds 5/31 7-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Anti-Matter (Buffalo NY), Wendy Eisenberg (BOSTON, MASS), Olivia WB (WORCESTER MASS), Lalalangue (BUFFALO NY)

Thurs 6/1 6-10PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Pharmakon (experimental music NYC), Sunken Creek (tape loops Ithaca), Plague Mother, Flesh Trade (harsh noise Buffalo), Sparklebomb (bedroom electronics Buffalo)

Fri 6/2 6-9PM | ART OPENING | FREE INVITE  Stop by meet the curator and see our current show Contemporary Queer: Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection

Fri 6/2 10pm-4am | DANCE | SOUL NIGHT 18+ @ Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave | $5 or free if you wear a helmet | INVITE Sets by: DJs Handsome Dan, Reazon, Haüsfly, & Alexander L. All proceeds to benefit Sugar City

Sat 6/3 11AM-5PM | BUFFALO ZINE FAIR | FREE | INVITE Sugar City & Gutter Pop Comics are proud to present BUFFALO ZINE FAIR. This event celebrates self-publishing and hand-made D.I.Y culture. PRINTED MEDIA IS NOT DEAD. Let us rebel against library closings, newspaper downsizings, and e-readers by celebrating good old-fashioned physical handmade print media! Over 20 vendors wooweee!

Sat 6/3 6:30-11PM | MUSIC | $10 presale, $15 @ door (includes CD) INVITE The Stolen (Old Bridge, NJ Pop Rock), The Orange Friction (Buffalo, NY Alternative Rock), Echota (Buffalo, NY Alternative Rock), Danielle & Joe (Buffalo, NY Acoustic Duo), Michelle Lange (Buffalo, NY Acoustic)

Tues 6/6 7:30-8:30PM | Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! | INVITE 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!

Fri 6/9 5:30-7:30 | GALLERY HOURS | Stop by and see our current show Contemporary Queer: Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection | INVITE

Sat 6/10 7-11pm | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Advent Horizon (Salt Lake City Prog/Art Rock), Roswell (Buffalo Prog/Art Rock), DredNeks (Buffalo Prog/Art Rock)

Mon 6/12 6-10PM | MUSIC | $8 Presale, $12 Door Price | INVITE Live Alive: Incite A Riot II: Born A New (NJ Hardcore), Habits (Buffalo hardcore), Restless Nights (Buffalo metalcore), Livid Life (Erie PA hardcore)

Wed 6/21 7:30-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Height Keech (Baltimore Rap), Jack Toft (Buffalo Rap), UVB-76 (Buffalo electronic)

Fri 6/23 7-11PM | MUSIC | $7 | The Sans (Buffalo, alternative/experimental/blues rock), Johnny & the Mankids (Buffalo, alternative/punk rock), Scathed (Buffalo, punk/hard rock), Lost Connections (Buffalo, ska/alternative/pop rock), Urban Reverie (Buffalo, psychedelic rock)