Upcoming Events

 

IN THE GALLERY


Homegrown
Reception: Saturday September 23, 7:30-10PM | INVITE
On View: September 17-September 23
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

Homegrown is a collaborative multimedia show featuring three friends that have aimed to create unique works of art using fruit as the cohesive theme. Holly Norris is a Buffalo-based graphic designer 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. With a bold, graphic look, she enjoys the differing quality of screen print posters and the bright colors that can be achieved by hand printing her work. Artist website: hmnorris.com Hannah Wiech is a visual artist whose focus is mainly oil paintings of portraiture, animal portraiture and the concept of manipulated realism. Her techniques include layering and glazing oil paints to capture texture and precise color detail in her subjects. She also dabbles in mediums such as watercolor, embroidery, and wood burning. She does commissioned oil paintings upon request. Artist email: hwiech.art@gmail.com Erika Benham is a multimedia artist who focuses mostly on illustration and acrylic painting. She commissions custom shoes, paintings, and other types of work upon request. Artist email: ebenham.art@gmail.com

Up Next In The Gallery


Folks I Know: co-curatored by Kevin Thurston and Ben Siegel
Opening Reception Friday October 6, 6-9PM | INVITE
On view: October 6- October 22nd
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

Folks I Know is a collection of portraits as seen through the eyes of seven active Instagrammers in Buffalo, N.Y., and includes works by co-curators Kevin Thurston and Ben Siegel, as well as Harper S.E. Bishop, Mickey Harmon, Paris Henderson, Greg Marinaccio and Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauerand.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Fri 9/22 5:30-7:30PM | ART | Gallery Hours: stop by to see our current show “Homegrown”

Sat 9/23 3-7PM | DANCE | $5 person/$10 family | INVITE Resistance Dance Party: with DJs Jen & Bill Page will be DJing an all ages, family friendly dance party with all proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood Central and Western New York. A great way for families to resist together!

Sat 9/23 7:30-10PM | ART | INVITE Closing Reception: Homegrown is collaborative multimedia show featuring three friends (Holly Norris, Hannah Wiech, Erika Benham) that have aimed to create unique works of art using fruit as the cohesive theme.

Sun 9/24 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $10 presale / $12 day-of-show | INVITEMallory Run (Edinboro, PA Post-Hardcore/Rock), Of Night & Light (Buffalo, NY Post-Hardcore/Rock), Lost Connections (Buffalo, NY Alternative Rock), Johnny & the Man Kids (Buffalo, NY Garage Rock)

Mon 9/25 7-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Del Paxton, Peaer, Sinai Vessel (solo), Patchwork

Fri 9/29 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Sad White Suburban Males (Buffalo, punk/alternative, releasing a record that night), Ghostpool (Buffalo, indie-emo), Milo Duhn (Buffalo, acoustic emo), Darth Nater (Buffalo, indie-rock)

Sun 10/1 2-5PM | Zine Making Workshop | INVITE Zine making workshops at Sugar City are chill times for zine artists to network, drink some tea and work on whatever you feel inspired to work on. Feel free to come and go as you please, bring work that you’d like other people to review, bring unfinished pieces to work on, whatever you’d like to do! We will provide some arts supplies but also feel free to bring your own for yourself or to share if you have the means

Mon 10/2 7-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | Peter Kirsch’s Nickelodeon of the Id (Buffalo, NY, Psyche Pop), Welks Mice (Buffalo, NY, Minimalist Pop), Climax Landers (Brooklyn, NY, Anarcho Soft Rock). Anti-Matter (Buffalo, NY, Alternative Rock Whistling)

Tues 10/3 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. 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.

Thurs 10/5 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Mason Jar (Buffalo Pop Punk), Post Prom (Buffalo Pop Punk), My Heart My Anchor (Maryland, Acoustic Emo), Ponder (Tennessee Acoustic Pop Punk/Emo)

Fri 10/6 6-9 | Art Opening | INVITE Folks I Know: a collection of portraits as seen through the eyes of seven active Instagrammers in Buffalo, N.Y., and includes works by co-curators Kevin Thurston and Ben Siegel, as well as Harper S.E. Bishop, Mickey Harmon, Paris Henderson, Greg Marinaccio and Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauerand.

Sun 10/8 Midnight | DEADLINE | INVITE Sugar City will be holding another Zine Fair on Saturday November 4th 11am-5pm. The submission form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/buffalozinefairfall2017 Submissions are due by October 8th and everyone will be notified about participating by Oct 10th. The form will have all the details about deadlines and cost. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail sugarcityzineteam~at~gmail.com

Fri 10/13 6-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Su (performs hip hop from buffalo ny ) Jay exodus (hip hop from buffalo ny ) Pkae (hip hop from buffalo ny ) Ovanight. (A rap group members are jay exodus pkae and dtm) Dtm (hip hop from buffalo ny)

Sat 10/14 8-10PM | COMEDY | $7 pre-sale/$10 at the door | INVITE Approaching Happiness with Krish Mohan (D.C.) Feat. local suppoert from Senaca Stone, Jamie Bono & Cody Colin Chase. Comedian Krish Mohan explores the idea of Happiness and perceptions of mental illness in today’s society. He removing the stigmas associated with immigration, drugs, gun control, racism and being accountable for the problems we’ve created, all revolving around the subject of mental health. Will he find out how we can all approach happiness?

Thurs 10/26 6-9PM | ART | FREE | INVITE Opening Reception: 2017 Artist Lottery! On the evening of August 31st 24 local creators came to Sugar City and were randomly put into pairs. These 12 pairs were given six weeks to create a collaborative visual art piece. Like the pairing night the final pieces will be a complete mystery. Though unlike pairing night the finished projects will not be random, but made with purpose between these forged pairings.

Sat 11/4 11AM-5PM | ZINE FAIR | FREE | INVITE Sugar City & Gutter Pop Comics are proud to present another 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! Vendors TBA

8.24.17


From Your Collection
Opening Thursday August 24th, 6-9PM | INVITE
On view until Sunday September 17th.
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

Sugar City is proud to present the third round of our collaborative group exhibition featuring works from your collection. We believe that everyone owns a piece of creative work that has value. We like to give a platform to share these items with a broad audience. Let us do away with the mystery of where art comes from and what authority assigns value and celebrate the art that we each have.

Over the last two years we have shown close to 75 pieces! People were gracious enough to loan us a variety of work as the theme pretty open to interpretation: items range from paintings, videos, prints, to tchotchkes you hold dear. The only rule is that the piece cannot be something the owner didn’t create. This exhibition follows the Sugar City do-it-together ethos and seeks to further empower everyone’s creative endeavors.

8.3.17

Thurs 8/3 6-10PM | MUSIC | PWYC | INVITE

As part of Buffalo's Infringement Festival WBNY Invades Sugar City:

Always Cool Society (poetic lyricist hip hop) A poetic lyricist with the ability to lead and inspire her generation, dev11n is a breath of fresh air in Hip Hop. Her jazz influenced style, coupled with her thought provoking lyrics, create a sound reminiscent of the 90’s with an all new feel. After the release of her debut EP #The11thHour, she launched a docu-series “I Am: dev11n” to document her journey as an up and coming artist.

Spliff (hip hop artist/vocalist )

Chronic Collective (emcees) Alibi and Illusive. Earth dwelling meanderthals/space travel experimentalists. One time got high score on Gallaga in another dimension in a dive bar.

Tilapia (3 piece funk jam band) three piece funky jam band that believes in two chains not three.

Diverze (vocals)

Dark Matter Trio (new music) Kevin Urso on fender rhodes/bass keys, Ryan Campbell on drums, and Nick Randall on guitar this group creates a sound bigger than the word 'trio' suggests. This energetic yet soulful merge to stand on the shoulders of great improvisors like Medeski Martin & Wood; John Scofield; Soulive; Joshua Redman; and Brad Mehldau, and adds an edge reminiscent of 90's grunge. You may recognize some of the melodies despite them being distorted through a kaleidoscope of captivating rhythms and jazz harmony. Their own fabrications come and go as only a temporal art like music can allow, yet they are truly

Deadwolf (psych rock) 5-piece Psychedelic Pop/Rock band that started off in the fall of 2015 with the objective of crafting larger-than-life songs that have a timeless atmosphere. Having recorded in their own studio, Afterglow Studios, they created the 65-minute long, 14 track album titled, Heavy Heart. Deadwolf has been hailed as, “Psychedelic Rock gods” and “The Harmony Kings.” In a Recent review by Buffablog, they said, “Half A Man, the latest single from Buffalo psych rockers, blew my mind straight up. If you haven’t already gotten this towering, epic jam into your ears, you really need to do so immediately.

7.27.17


Ghosts In the Sunlight: Photographs by Nick Torsell
Opening: July 27, 6:00-9:00 PM | INVITE
On view: July 28 – August 12
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
Ghosts In The Sunlight are photos that were made from a car looking for a patch of dirt on the side of the road to park on. I pick up my camera wrapped in an old t-shirt and look for the thing I thought I saw in the car. Usually it’s an emptiness, a potential for something new or imagined to happen in that space.

I majored in literature at University at Buffalo. So I wasn’t an art major in college, and I haven’t always looked at things in pictures, but once I started to I realized I was looking for them all along, in old movies, in television, on the side of the highway looking up at the power lines. Photography gave me a way to compose the world into something more manageable.

About Nick Torsell: Nick Torsell was born in 1989 and started taking photos a few years ago. Though Nick has exhibited previously, this will be his first solo gallery show in Buffalo, NY. His sense of reality was deeply shaken by the 2016 Cubs winning the World Series for the first time since 1908. Wait ’til he gets his money right. Instagram: nftorsell