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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, January 31: Nancy Spector

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Tuesday, January 31: Nancy SpectorTuesday, January 31: Nancy Spector
Why Do the Arts Matter?

Nancy Spector, Associate Curator of Education for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, talks about looking at great art from the point of view of color selection and leads an interactive exercise on understanding some of the Albright-Knox’s paintings.
    
Recorded on: January 31, 2012
Playing time: 38:22

Tuesday, January 24: Robert Shibley

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Tuesday, January 24: Robert ShibleyTuesday, January 24: Robert Shibley
Imagine Buffalo as a Bi-National Cultural Center – Why Does History Matter?

Shibley, dean of University at Buffalo School of Architecture & Planning,  discussed the definition of an International Peace Park and why the larger Buffalo-Niagara-southern Ontario region perfectly fits the definition: a place where natural and cultural resources, collaboration, protection, and cooperation are actively highlighted, understood and shared.
    
Recorded on: January 24, 2012
Playing time: 54:49

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, Kimberley A. Minkel

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Tuesday, January 10, 201, Kimberley A. Minkel Tuesday, January 10, 2012, Kimberley A. Minkel
Theme: Why Does History Matter?

Kimberley Minkel, Executive Director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, presented the local history of mass transit and the NFTA as context for anticipated future plans for the transit system and current issues such as expanding the Light Rail, proposed fare increases and replacing aging infrastructure and equipment. Gladys Gifford, President of Citizens for Regional Transit, presented on community needs and opportunities for strengthening the use of mass transit locally.

Recorded on: January 10, 2012
Playing time: 57:25

Tuesday, January 3 and January 17, 2012: Chuck LaChiusa

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Tuesday, January 3 and Tuesday, January 17, 2012: Chuck LaChiusa - Parts 1 and 2Tuesday, January 3 and Tuesday, January 17, 2012: Chuck LaChiusa - Parts 1 and 2
Why Do Arts Matter?

Chuck LaChiusa, architectural tour leader and webmaster for C-SAAHN and www.buffaloah.com, spoke on January 17 on commonly-used building materials in Buffalo structures with visual examples.

Recorded on: January 3 , 2012
Playing time: 45:45

Recorded on: January 17 , 2012
Playing time: 38:58

Thursday, December 27, 2011: Dennis Galucki

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Thursday, December 27, 2011: Dennis GaluckiThursday, December 27, 2011: Dennis Galucki
Theme: Why Do Arts Matter?

The introduction was made by Anne Conable of the Library. Beginning in 2012, C-SAAHN announced that the IMAGINE Lecture Series will have two themes - "IMAGINE Buffalo Niagara as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?" on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday and "IMAGINE The Arts as a 2nd Language: Why Do the Arts Matter?" on the odd Tuesdays.

C-SAAHN (http://www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html) was established in 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" This recording is part of the C-SAAHN "IMAGINE" AUDIO Series.
--- By Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator, C-SAAHN

Recorded on: December 27, 2011
Playing time: 53:25

Tuesday, December 20, 2011: Carl Paladino, CEO, Ellicott Development

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011: Carl Paladino, CEO, Ellicott Development Tuesday, December 20, 2011: Carl Paladino, CEO, Ellicott Development
Theme: Why Does Preservation Matter?

Carl Paladino has invested into the downtown community for several decades. He talks about his interest in preserving this region. Since 2009, The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN) has sponsored Tuesday Noon-Hour Lecture/Discussions at the Buffalo & Erie County Downtown Central Public Library. This is the 50th and final Lecture/Discussion in the C-SAAHN "IMAGINE Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century" Series. The 2011 Fall Series asks the question, "Why Does Preservation Matter?" to compliment the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Buffalo, NY, October 19-22, 2011.

Recorded on: December 20, 2011
Playing time: 58:54

Tuesday, November 29: Rita Argen Auerbach

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Tuesday, November 29: Rita Argen AuerbachTuesday, November 29: Rita Argen Auerbach
Theme: Why Does Preservation Matter?

Artist Rita Argen Auerbach reflects on her inspiration, technique, and subjects while conducting a tour of her watercolor exhibit, An Homage to Buffalo's Architectural Treasures. A short video includes some of the paintings on display at the M&T One Fountain Plaza Gallery. 

Recorded on: November 29, 2011
Playing time: 14:59 Pre-tour talk

Playing time: 55:04 Exhibit tour

Tuesday, November 15: Monica Pellegrino Faix

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Tuesday, November 15: Monica Pellegrino FaixTuesday, November 15: Monica Pellegrino Faix
Theme: Why Does Preservation Matter?

Monica Pellegrino Faix is Project Coordinator of the Richardson Olmsted Complex, site of the former Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, now a National Historic Landmark. Her presentation addressed the history of the Complex, its architecture and landscape, as well as ongoing stabilization and rehabilitation efforts. The program concluded with an overview video produced for the 2012 National Preservation Conference. 

Recorded on: November 15, 2011
Playing time: 47:04

Tuesday, November 1: David Swarts

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Tuesday, November 1: David SwartsTuesday, November 1: David Swarts
Theme: Why Does Preservation Matter?

David Swarts, President and CEO of Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, used a slideshow format to illustrate the history, architecture, and collections of this living museum in its Frederick Law Olmsted-designed South Park setting. He addressed the Garden's Master Plan and ongoing efforts to attract members and visitors.

Recorded on: November 1, 2011
Playing time: 1:03:50

Tuesday, October 25: Rocco Termini

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Tuesday, October 25: Rocco TerminiTuesday, October 25: Rocco Termini
Theme: Why Does Preservation Matter?

Rocco Termini, President of Signature Development, is the developer behind the transformation of the Hotel Lafayette. He conducted a talk and tour of the building while it remains a project in progress. Preceding the tour, Ed Healy of Visit Buffalo Niagara was presented a C-SAAHN Recognition Award. (Note: Audio includes construction sounds.)

Recorded on: October 25, 2011
Playing time: 16:23 (Introductory remarks)

Playing time: 4:25 (Start of tour)

Playing time: 34:54 (Talk and tour)

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