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Imagining Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century

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Imagining Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century

A lecture/discussion series held every Tuesday in the Central Library
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature (C-SAAHN) in conjunction with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

The Winter 2012 lecture series takes place live at the downtown Central Library beginning at Noon.  All events are free and open to the public.

1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays - "IMAGINE The Arts as a 2nd Language: WHY DO THE ARTS MATTER?"

2nd & 4th Tuesdays - "IMAGINE Buffalo Niagara as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?"

Est. 2009 as a unique digital enterprise and network designed to help link volunteers and lifelong learning communities as part of the
"Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy"

Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator


Tuesday, April 10: Sally Cunningham

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Tuesday, April 10: Sally CunninghamTuesday, April 10: Sally Cunningham
Theme: Why Does Nature Matter?

Sally Cunningham, gardening maven and coordinator of the National Buffalo Garden Festival, presents an overview of the Garden Festival (5 weeks, late June through July) that is gaining WNY significant media attention. Inspired by the very popular Buffalo Garden Walk (late July), the Garden Festival highlights and packages together all the area’s Garden Walks and garden sites.

Recorded on: April 10, 2012
Running time: 51:30

 

Tuesday, April 3 – Gene Chasin

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Tuesday, April 3 – Gene ChasinTuesday, April 3 – Gene Chasin
Theme: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Gene Chasin, Chief Operating Officer of the Say Yes to Education Foundation, NYC, describes the Foundation’s goals of supporting urban youth through educational, mentor, health, and family support in high school, and scholarships to college, ultimately leading to economic development, rising property values and community empowerment. Successful models in Syracuse, Cambridge and Hartford are beginning to be applied in Buffalo, where a coalition of schools, colleges, foundations, and the business community are working together to research, raise funds and raise awareness of the significant opportunity.

Recorded on: April 3, 2012
Running time: 37:38

Tuesday, March 27, 2012: Joan Bukowski

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012: Joan Bukowski
Why Does History Matter?

Joan Bukowski, President of the Board of Managers of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, discusses artworks and artifacts within their historical context and shared plans for the History Museum as it celebrates its 150th anniversary throughout 2012.

Recorded on: March 27, 2012
Playing time: 53:11

Tuesday, March 20 – Paul McDonnell

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Tuesday, March 20 – Paul McDonnellTuesday, March 20 – Paul McDonnell
Theme: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Senior Architect for the Buffalo Public Schools Paul McDonnell updates on “the largest historic preservation project in Buffalo’s history,” the rebuilding of Buffalo’s Public Schools. He details significant upgrades to several buildings, most of them more than 80 years old, and the blend of old and new with a determination to restore original features as much as possible while improving energy efficiency and functional learning environments.

Recorded on: March 20, 2012
Running time: 42:53

Tuesday, March 13: Mark Goldman

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Tuesday, March 13: Mark Goldman
Theme: Why Does History Matter?

Buffalo historian, entrepreneur and author Mark Goldman discusses why knowledge of local history is so important in understanding one’s community, what locally inspires him and great places, such as the Library, to learn more about our history. 

Recorded on: March 13, 2012
Playing time: 51:39

Tuesday, March 6: Andrea Mancuso

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Tuesday, March 6: Andrea Mancuso
Theme: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Nichols School Art faculty member and photographer Andrea Mancuso discusses the importance of exposing students to art as a form of self-expression and a way of looking at the world; her own work also was shown that illustrates uses of photography to explore new visual forms and movement.

Recorded on: March 6, 2012
Playing time: 39:03

Tuesday, February 28, 2012: Thomas Yots

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012: Thomas Yots
Theme: Why Does History Matter?

Thomas Yots, recently appointed Executive Director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, discusses the significance and importance of the National Registry of Historic Places in preservation in both Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY.

Recorded on: February 28, 2012
Playing Time: 57:11

Tuesday, February 21, 2012: Ginny O’Brien Lohr

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012: Ginny O’Brien Lohr
Theme: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Ginny O’Brien Lohr, Artist and Curator of Education for the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, discusses her artistic process and her philosophy of helping students understand art and creativity.

Recorded on: February 21, 2012
Playing Time: 34:17

Tuesday, February 14, 2012: Thomas Herrera-Mishler

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012: Thomas Herrera-Mishler
Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, President & Chief Operating Officer of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, provides a concise history of Frederick Law Olmsted’s work and extensive legacy in Buffalo, along with the Conservancy’s ongoing efforts to maintain Buffalo’s parks and parkways system.

Recorded on: February 14, 2012
Playing time: 54:37

Tuesday, February 7, 2012: John F. Siskar

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012: John F. SiskarTuesday, February 7, 2012: John F. Siskar
Why Do the Arts Matter?

John F. Siskar, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Buffalo State College’s Educational Pipeline Initiatives, speaks on new ways of looking at sculpture and art based on historical perspectives and styles.

Recorded on: February 7, 2012
Playing time: 33:55

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