On The Rise: Band Promotional Designs by John DeJac IV
Opening: December 08 6:00-9:00 pm | INVITE
On View December 04 – 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.


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.


Sat 12/2 4-10PM | COMMUNITY | INVITE FUN’d Raising Event for The Teal Project. Performances by:
Sarah Joslin (Poetry/EmCee)
Sage Enderton (Acoustic Indie Buffalo)
Welks Mice (Vibraphone and Vocal Songwriter Duo Buffalo)
Ben Alessi (Acoustic NYC/Buffalo)
Zuut Bellydancers
Green Gymnast CeCe (Comedy, Interactive Dance to 90’s Grunge Buffalo)
Astrabula (Indie/Emo Acoustic Buffalo)
Winkski (Indie/Emo Buffalo)
Sofa Kingz (Slop Rock/Fun Punk Buffalo)

The mission of The Teal Project is to strengthen education and prevention efforts to combat sexual violence and bring awareness to this public health epidemic by providing age appropriate educational and empowerment programs to students in intermediate, middle, and high schools throughout our region. It is the goal of The Teal Project to effect change and inspire students to seek relationships that foster healthy conversation and mutual respect, while providing tools to recognize unhealthy behaviors in relationships and empower students to avoid or leave such relationships or seek help.


Sat 12/2 | 10AM-12PM | COMMUNITY | FREE but Registration required | INVITE

Get Handy! A Free DIY Homeownership Workshop: If you’re looking to cut down on contractor bills and make some of those round-the-house repairs yourself, this workshop is for you. Featuring a wide range of post-purchase topics, you’ll gain the know-how and confidence to keep your house a happy and healthy home. Join this workshop with presentations by:

Push Buffalo

Grassroots Gardens: Growing Micro-Greens at Home (plus free samples)

Your Fix-It Neighbor LLC: Toilet repair / replacement + special Q&A segment

University Heights Tool Library: How to use a wet tile saw

West Side & Black Rock-Riverside NHS: Post-Purchase financial fitness to keep you on track

THERE WILL BE FREE GIVEAWAYS! Space is limited, please use the eventbrite link to RSVP
If you have any other questions please contact Micah 877-3910 / mwinship@wsnhs.org
This event is graciously sponsored by Citizens Bank.


Hops and Tops T-Shirt Design & Branding by Matthew Walsh
Opening: November 27, 7:00-9:00PM | INVITE
On View November 27- December 1
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

This exhibition consists of recent works by Matthew Walsh, a Buffalo State College student currently completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design. The T-Shirt design and accompanying promotional material that Walsh has created for this exhibition represents his take on this potent tradition of youth inspired clothing. They are all Buffalo themed, and inspired by the history of the city’s breweries during prohibition. His overall concept for the brand is to tap into that rich history and combine it with modern day branding techniques. The resulting designs are edgy, new, and draw inspiration from its vintage roots. Finally, his goal is not just to sell a product, but communicate an experience.

Matthew Walsh is a New York City born Graphic Designer living in Buffalo, NY. He currently is completing his BFA in Communication Design at Buffalo State College and has interned at The University of Buffalo working with the football department on graphics.