12.15.18


#felt (#enclosure) // #personalspace #disclosure
On view: December 9-22
Artist Reception and Performances Saturday December 15th 3-10PM | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
A group show featuring the works of: Curvel Baptiste, Obsidian Bellis, Emily Churco, Derick Evans, Becca Gay, Desiree Kee, Katie Pfohl, Laura Prohn, A. Dreamer Solutions, Imani Williamson & kids inc. Adalou, Ava, Forest, Fox, Ingrid, Miriam, Nephele, and you!

Sat 12/15 3-10PM | ART & PERFORMANCE | FREE | INVITE #felt (#enclosure) // #personalspace #disclosure: Art, Music, Poetry & More Reception in two parts: ‪3-6pm // Crafts: Paint/Clay to take home or display, Resourceful Artistry Workshop with Obsidian Bellis geared for low income, womxn, non binary people and kids, and LOCAL MADE GOODS Music by: Adalou, Fox E. Bear, Unicorn Band, Vibemusik Mit Andre // A break will occur 6ish-7 Then pick back up 7-10PM // A prayer by Claire Gay, Poet, Misty Khan-Becerra Music by: Vibemusik mit Andre, Anti-Matter, Desiree Kee, Ghaf

12.9.18


Sun 12/9 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies)| INVITE
This season’s figure drawing installments are now twice a month, on second Sundays and fourth Wednesdays of each month!

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.
$5 or pay what you can!
We know the struggle’s real

Have questions are are in modeling? Then email dreamlandarts.buffalo@gmail.com

12.8.18


Sat 12/8 10AM-6PM | FREE ADMISSION | INVITE
Sugar City Flea Market Holiday Edition: Lot’s of interesting and diverse vendors! Great chance to pick up some unique holiday gifts! Vendor List:
Dave G-Records (various vintage items), Peterwalkee Records/Matto (Tons of CD’s, DVD’s, records, musical gear, miscellaneous toys books, art, housewares), Kid Sister Vintage (Lisa Brown Vintage Housewares & Wearable items), Andy Czuba (Records, VHS, clothing, music/audio equipment, pop culture items), Megan Carroll (DIY SUPPLIES GALORE -yarn, weaving supplies, jewelry making, and more), RECORDS, Books), Timeless Babez (Vinyl Record handbags and jewelry, vintage accessories), TransLight Mutations (wire wrap jewelry, posters, body sprays& oils, faerie offerings), Zaz’s Oddities (Art, Medicinal Tinctures made from mushrooms, Oyster mushrooms), Nick/Katherine (Records, odds and ends), Second Gear Thrift and Vintage (clothing, accessories, housewares, knick knacks, odds n ends), Robert Walters (Records, toys), Pat/Nicole (Records, handmade jewelry, housewares, VHS, oddities), DCog (Vintage Items, photo prints), Kelly Rae (Handmade custom hemp jewelry, art)

12.6.18


Anomaly by: Joshua Klinger
On view: December 2-9
Reception: Thursday December 6, 6-9 PM | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Anomaly is a collection of vintage photographs which have been digitally repaired and then altered through 3D compositing. Through this combination, each image in the collection gains a connection to the others creating an unspoken narrative. Joshua Klinger is a multi-talented graphic designer with experience in photo manipulation, 3D rendering, and motion graphics. He mostly focuses on digital works, but also dabbles in crowquill illustration. Inspired by the abnormal, he takes influence from unlikely ideas and improbable concepts, bringing them to a cohesive and believable state.

12.4.18


Tues 12/4 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 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 to start 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:


Charlie Best: Something From the Basement
Opening Reception Friday February 8 6-9pm | INVITE
On view February 8 – March 2

Sugar City is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition Charlie Best: Something From the Basement. This exhibition is the first comprehensive solo exhibit of Western New York artist Charlie Best, and is the first exhibition from Dreamland’s Dreamy Exhibition Series.

Something From the Basement will track Best’s artistic practice of reclaiming and recycling everyday and quotidian objects into sublime sculpture, wearable pieces of art, and immersive installation art. Something From the Basement will feature artwork both new and revitalized for the artist’s first comprehensive solo exhibition, and will include artwork that will seek to both catalyze viewership into action, and place viewers within the bespoke world of Best’s imagination.
Charlie Best is an artist and cake decorator living and working in Hodinöhsö:ni’ territory/ “WNY”. They hold a BFA from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, where they learned to make paper, edit video, honor cardboard, and conjure illusions of gender.

Their work takes cultural scraps from capitalist white cis-hetero-patriarchy and mishmashes them into a fantasy that we can use to divine lessons and joy amidst anxiety and fear. The work maintains a floating, amorphous dialogue with family history, childhood, being trans, as well as gender and sexuality.

The Dreamy Exhibition Series is a series of nomadic exhibitions curated by Dreamland in an effort to reconstitute the organization’s visual arts branch. This comes in the wake of Dreamland being forced to leave its first home at 387 Franklin Street in the heart of Buffalo. Dreamland’s long-term goal is to raise enough money to purchase a property within the city of Buffalo and renew our commitment to Buffalo as a coalition of artists, activists, curators, and volunteers dedicated to Dreamland’s mission of providing a cultural alternative for artists and patrons of the arts in the Greater Buffalo area.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Fri 2/15 5:30-7:30 PM | Gallery Hours | Stop by to see our current exhibition Charlie Best: Something From the Basement

Fri 2/22 5:30-7:30 PM | Gallery Hours | Stop by to see our current exhibition Charlie Best: Something From the Basement

Sat 2/23 7-11PM | CLOWN PARTY | $7 w/ clown attire & makeup $10 w/o | INVITE Presented by Shadows Haunter House: Clown themed games, art and music by Harley Locking (noise), more TBA

Weds 2/27 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies)| INVITE 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.

Fri 3/1 5:30-7:30 PM | Gallery Hours | Stop by to see our current exhibition Charlie Best: Something From the Basement

Tues 3/5 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate!

Sun 3/10 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies)| INVITE 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.

Sat 4/27 11AM-5PM | Sugar City Record Fair | Free Admission | INVITE After a long break the Sugar City Record Fair! Come peruse records for sale from over 20 vendors. This event does not charge a fee to enter so stop in and look around. Sugar City’s record fair differs from others as we encourage local collectors and vinyl enthusiasts who are looking to thin the herd.

11.28.18


Weds 11/28 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies)| INVITE 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.