6.19.19


Weds 6/19 -9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE
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!

Please bring one to two pieces (unless the pieces are very small) to ensure we have time to discuss everyone’s work fairly. Individuals without work to show or those just interested in the critique process or providing constructive, respectful input are also welcome and encouraged to attend!

5.24.19


Installation by Madeleine Bergman
On View May 23th-May 31st
Opening Reception May 24th 6-9 pm | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

This work was originally created as an extension of my physical form. By using my body weight in clay and making something that can overtake and fill up every space it inhabits, it is a metaphor for my relatively small size as a human, but my ability to use my personality to fill the space I’m in.

The use of a vessel as the form for all of these pieces is attributed to women being seen as vessels, containers meant to hold things for others, literally and figuratively. The wide range of images and text on the vessels shows different facets of myself and the complexity of being a woman. Some of the images are representations of people in my life and the way the people you surround yourself with become a part of you.

After this installation is taken down, I plan to separate the pieces, letting some go to friends, people who want to buy them, and placing some in hidden spots in cities I inhabit. My goal with this is to make my art accessible to a larger population of people that might not have frequent experiences with art. Hopefully viewers and those who find the vessels out in the wild develop more of an eye for detail and finding beauty in the world, even in small and unexpected places.

5.23.19


Thurs 5/23 7:30-9PM | MEETING | INVITE Meeting on the Future of Sugar City Last year Sugar City celebrated our 10 year anniversary. This year our lease is up for renewal, and we’re faced with a decision about our future. When the original Sugar Citizens began volunteering their time to organize the space, the consensus was that we would keep doing this for as long as we were able to keep the lights on and the rent paid. Our philosophy was that as long as we make enough money from events to keep the doors open, that is proof of our value to the community, and justification to keep putting our time and effort into keeping Sugar City in operation. As it turns out, this has not really been an issue. Thanks to the wide variety of communities that have found value in Sugar City, and with the help of some grants, we have been able to pay our bills, make improvements to the space (we have an air conditioner now!), and stash some savings in a rainy day fund. So why are we having this meeting? With the realization that Sugar City has clearly become an active hub for all kinds of community and artistic events, comes the realization that our core volunteers can’t keep organizing this space forever. As our Sugar Citizens are starting careers, buying houses, and moving away from Buffalo; it has become clear that we will need new people in the organization if we are to continue serving the community in the future. After all these years, we don’t want to just let this space to fizzle out – especially not when it seems clear that we are still meeting a need within the community. If Sugar City means something to you, we hope you will consider taking this opportunity to find out how you can become more involved!

5.19.19


Sun 5/19 1:30-3PM | MEETING | INVITE Meeting on the Future of Sugar City Last year Sugar City celebrated our 10 year anniversary. This year our lease is up for renewal, and we’re faced with a decision about our future. When the original Sugar Citizens began volunteering their time to organize the space, the consensus was that we would keep doing this for as long as we were able to keep the lights on and the rent paid. Our philosophy was that as long as we make enough money from events to keep the doors open, that is proof of our value to the community, and justification to keep putting our time and effort into keeping Sugar City in operation. As it turns out, this has not really been an issue. Thanks to the wide variety of communities that have found value in Sugar City, and with the help of some grants, we have been able to pay our bills, make improvements to the space (we have an air conditioner now!), and stash some savings in a rainy day fund. So why are we having this meeting? With the realization that Sugar City has clearly become an active hub for all kinds of community and artistic events, comes the realization that our core volunteers can’t keep organizing this space forever. As our Sugar Citizens are starting careers, buying houses, and moving away from Buffalo; it has become clear that we will need new people in the organization if we are to continue serving the community in the future. After all these years, we don’t want to just let this space to fizzle out – especially not when it seems clear that we are still meeting a need within the community. If Sugar City means something to you, we hope you will consider taking this opportunity to find out how you can become more involved!

5.19.19


Sun 5/19 5-8PM | 18 & Under Battle of the Bands: Registration | INVITE Stop by anytime between 5pm – 8pm and sign up to be a part of the competition. It is FREE to enter and all band members must be 18 years of age or younger. You’ll need a band name, a band member’s name and an email address to register. You’ll be provided with an introductory packet and instructions on what to do next. If you have any questions, please emailsteakandcakerecords@gmail.com