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On The Rise: Band Promotional Designs by John DeJac IV
Reception: December 08 6:00-9:00 pm | INVITE
On View December 4- December 10
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

This exhibition consists of recent works by John DeJac IV, a Buffalo born Graphic Designer currently completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design at Buffalo State College.

Drawing from nearly 10 years experience of playing in different bands, this exhibition gave John an opportunity to merge his design abilities with his passion for music. The exhibition consists of branding, album artwork, merchandise designs, social media graphics, website designs, music videos and other promotional material for two music projects he is currently part of – Deep Valleys and Pursue//Prosper. Deep Valleys is an alternative rock band and his design work for them was created to brand and promote the release of the band’s debut album. Pursue//Prosper is a side project he created to write and produce his own instrumental rock songs. These designs were created to brand and give that project an online presence.

The overarching goal of this exhibition is to give both bands the ability to rise up in the local and national music scenes, and to attract a following in the highly competitive music business. To achieve this, John took inspiration from other famous bands and combined that with his own design research and aesthetic. The result is a creative and credible brand presence that compliments and expands upon the music – effectively communicating its story to the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Tues 12/5 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 an endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! In January Sugar City is about to enter year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!! 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 12/6 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $10 presale $12 day of | INVITE McCafferty (Cleveland, OH, Pop Punk/Indie/Emo), Heart Attack Man (Cleveland, OH, Pop Punk/Emo), Super American (poolhouse rock, Buffalo, NY), Fernway (Indie rock Jacksonville) https://soundcloud.com/fernwayband

Fri 12/8 6-9PM | ART RECEPTION | FREE | INVITE On The Rise: Band Promotional Designs by John DeJac IV. The overarching goal of this exhibition is to give both bands the ability to rise up in the local and national music scenes, and to attract a following in the highly competitive music business. To achieve this, John took inspiration from other famous bands and combined that with his own design research and aesthetic. The result is a creative and credible brand presence that compliments and expands upon the music – effectively communicating its story to the world.

Sat 12/9 | 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE God of Gaps (Buffalo harsh noise), STCLVR (Jamestown NY harsh industrial), G.C. Slagle (Jamestown NY dark ambient), Sparklebomb (Buffalo funeral beats), Muff (Buffalo noise world champion), We’rewolves (Buffalo spooky beats), Steel Winds (Buffalo noise)

Fri 12/15 6-11PM | $7 Presale / $10 at Door | INVITE Rise, My King (Prog Metal Nazareth, PA), From The Branches Of Tide (Post-Hardcore/Metalcore from Buffalo, NY), The Impurity (Metal/Rock from Buffalo, NY), A Stranger To Remorse (Heavy Groove Metal from Buffalo, NY), Astrabula (Solo Acoustic from Buffalo, NY)

Sun 12/17 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $7 | INVITE Fordham Road (Boston, MA, Progressive Rock), Raibred (Binghamton, NY, Prog/Psychedelic), Tortoise Forest (Buffalo, NY, Prog/Electro Jam), Ramshki Alley (Syracuse, NY Rock)

Thurs 12/21 6:30-11PM | MUSIC | $8 | INVITE Ryan Luce (Brooklyn/Buffalo, NY- Country), Jess Chizuk (Buffalo, NY- Country), SaRachel (Country/Folk-Nashville, TN)

Sat 12/23 7-11PM | MUSIC | $7 | INVITE Non-Denominational XMas Eve-Eve Show featuring: Matthew Danger Lippman (NYC, slacker glam soul), Little Cake (Buffalo, anything-pop), Hussalonia (Buffalo, experimental pop), Hah. (NYC, psych folk)