8.6.19


Tues 8/6 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Open Meeting: Program, Volunteer & Collaborate! 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 endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! Sugar City is about half way through year 5 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. What does the future have in store? Its up to you to find out! 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.

Upcoming Events

IN THE GALLERY:


See You Again Next Week: New Works by Katie Virag
Opening Saturday August 17th 6-9pm | INVITE
On View August 11th-24th

ARTIST STATEMENT: Chairs play a central role in the process of therapy. Often, both therapist and client sit in chairs, face-to-face, week after week throughout the course of the therapeutic process as the client pieces their life together. In this exhibition, the viewer becomes surrounded by repeated imagery of a single armchair, representative of the repetition of this processIn my practice, I create multidisciplinary artworks showing the psychological complexities underlying mental illness and maladaptive coping mechanisms. There is a process of destruction, and reconstruction of personal identity that happens in experiencing a mental illness and the subsequent treatment. This process of breakdown and recovery is a central focus of my work. Experiencing a mental illness or maladaptive state creates both a fragmented reality and a fragmented view of oneself and one’s identity, however, identity struggles are something that most people have at some level during their lifetime even without experiencing an adverse mental health condition. My work pushes people to look at these issues with empathy and opens a dialogue about these topics and eradicate the stigma that still surrounds mental illness.

Katie Virag is a native of Detroit, MI. She received a BFA in Sculpture and a BS in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2013 and did additional studies at SUNY – Buffalo State. She has had several solo exhibitions in the Western New York Area, as well as two-person show in Paonia, CO during a 2015 summer residency at Elsewhere Studios, and has been included in numerous group shows nationwide. She is currently an MFA candidate in Studio Art at Syracuse University and has a studio at Buffalo Arts Studios in Buffalo, NY.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Weds 8/21 7-9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE Meeting to talk about art you are making or art you’d love to critique! Attention artists of all disciplines! Are you fresh out of art school and missing those constant critiques? Did you never make it to art school? Do you make art and feel like you have no one to show it to? Introducing: Sugar City Crit Club! A monthly meeting every third Wednesday 7-9pm where artists of ALL ages and backgrounds can bring their in-progress (or even finished!) works to get feedback on, discuss, and share with other artists in a respectful and pressure-free community. Sugar City Crit Club aims to be an open and kind place where artists can uplift each other and help each other grow by sharing our thoughts, ideas, and artistic knowledge to create a safe place to get a little vulnerable our art. Let’s support and strengthen each other’s work and enjoy some snacks!

Fri 8/23 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE BIG BIG NOISE GIG Night #1: Harsh & Heavy | Machine Moon (Syracuse), Bubba Crumrine (Ithaca), Menophilia, Hoarding, Deceiver, Amish Noise, Creek Dweller, GodMachine

Sat 8/24 7-11PM | MUSIC | $7 adv/$10 dos | Hip Hop Night with Devan Childs, Redeyez, Brand-Nu, Dylan Toole, Apollo Soul & More

Wed 8/28 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing 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.

Tues 9/3 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! 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 endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! Sugar City is almost finished with year 5 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST and its time to decide if we will renew. What does the future have in store? Its up to you to find out! 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 9/7 6:30-11PM | MUSIC | $10adv/$15dos | Regional Rap Mega Showcase feat. Lil Shadow (Lakeview, Rap), James Wynn (Buffalo, Rap), Yung J & Young Kaz (Angola, Rap), TBK  (Angola, Rap), Bez (Lakeview, Rap), Meeqo716 (Angola, Rap), Mayhew & Young KaDiaN (Gowanda, Rap), Munge (Wanakah, Rap), Hefebossup (Buffalo, Rap), Young Herb (Lakeview, Rap)

Sun 9/8 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing 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.

Fri 9/13 6-10PM | MUSIC | $12-$15 | INVITE Guerilla Toss (Avante Funk Jam New York), Empath (Punk Philladelphia), Mallwalkers (Funky Punk Buffalo), CD-ROM (Art Punk Rochester)

Sat 9/14 6-10PM | MUSIC | $7-$10 | INVITE B Boys (Brooklyn punk trio), Inventory (Buffalo punk super group) more TBA

Weds 9/18 7-9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE Meeting to talk about art you are making or art you’d love to critique! Attention artists of all disciplines! Are you fresh out of art school and missing those constant critiques? Did you never make it to art school? Do you make art and feel like you have no one to show it to? Introducing: Sugar City Crit Club! A monthly meeting every third Wednesday 7-9pm where artists of ALL ages and backgrounds can bring their in-progress (or even finished!) works to get feedback on, discuss, and share with other artists in a respectful and pressure-free community. Sugar City Crit Club aims to be an open and kind place where artists can uplift each other and help each other grow by sharing our thoughts, ideas, and artistic knowledge to create a safe place to get a little vulnerable our art. Let’s support and strengthen each other’s work and enjoy some snacks!

Fri 9/20 7:30-11PM | COMEDY | SOLD OUT | INVITE Chris Gethard (Queens, NY, NJ Born actor, comedian, and writer), Carmen Christopher (Brooklyn based, Chicago born actor, writer, comedian) Pat Kewley (Buffalo)

Sat 9/21 9-11:30AM | COMEDY & BREAKFAST | $15.75 | INVITE Chris Gethard (Queens, NY, NJ Born actor, comedian, and writer), Carmen Christopher (Brooklyn based, Chicago born actor, writer, comedian) and pancakes! Yes, you read that right! It’s an early morning show on Saturday September 21st, 2019 Live at Sugar City! In response to the now SOLD OUT September 20th show, we are making Chris get up REALLY EARLY on Saturday morning and do it all over again with lots of panicked (vegan options too)