Mon 11/19 6:30-9:30 | CRAFT | FREE | INVITE
Q&T Craft-luck: All members of the LGBTQ+ community are invited to join our second Queer and Trans Craft-luck! The Craft-luck, a combination of a crafting event and a potluck, is an event that began as a way for members of our community to get together outside of the bar scene. The event focuses on crafts, snacks, and community.
Fri 11/16 8-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE
A celebration of relationship evaluation with powerful vocalists, musicians and lyrics. Opening and closing with dance party vibes!
A. Dreamer Solutions (Buffalo, Musical Performance Art)
Anti-Matter (Buffalo, Avant-garde)
Lala Strega(Buffalo, experimental folk
Erica the Ice Dragon (Buffalo, Keyboard songwriter)
Transit of Venus (Buffalo, Metal Ethos)
Sun 10/14 7-9PM | ART | INVITE Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | Dreamland’s Figure Drawing Returns 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.
Dylan England: Lawn Order | Curated by: Dana Tyrell
Opening Reception: Friday November 9th 6-9PM | INVITE
On view: November 8th-November 30th
Sugar City is pleased to announce our forthcoming exhibition “Dylan England: Lawn Order”. This exhibition is the first comprehensive solo exhibit of Buffalo artist Dylan England; England has had smaller solo exhibits at Dreamland Art Gallery (2016) and the now-defunct 464 Gallery (2014).
England has been referred to “the region’s most gifted artist working in collage…” and his work “…potent and endlessly fertile..”. His new body of work builds upon an established aesthetic of graffiti-esque-scrawling overlaying found images. Lawn Order digs into the tangled mythos of suburban utopia, and seeks to forge a space where identity can flourish amid manicured lawns, bucolic landscapes, and the claustrophobic nostalgia of history.
“Lawn Order” is an embrace of suburban rituals and habits. It is the paranoia birthed from the banality of the mundane. It is finding comfort in routines. The images of schools, sports fields, houses, lawns, and wildflowers allow for the extrapolation of personal narratives concerning youth and memory.
Dylan England is a mixed media artist living in Buffalo, New York. Dylan graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2010 with a degree in Visual Arts and New Media. Much of his work consists of collage, photography, drawing and the relationship between music and the visual medium. He plays guitar and yells a lot in the band Del Paxton.
Tues 11/6 7:30-8:30PM Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate!
INVITE 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 in the second half of year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!!
Curiosities: Artwork of Hannah Wiech and Erika Benham
Reception: November 3, 6-9PM | INVITE
On View: October 27th- November 3rd
Curiosities is a collaborative art exhibit created by Hannah Wiech and Erika Benham that includes a collection of paintings, sculpture, taxidermy, and other unique oddities.
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, wood burning, and restoring antique sculpture with modern accents. She does commissioned oil paintings upon request.
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.