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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, September 14: Bridget Quinn-Carey

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Tuesday, September 14: Bridget Quinn-CareyTuesday, September 14: Bridget Quinn-Carey
Theme: Imagine Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century

Bridget Quinn-Carey, Director of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, used this forum to present the annual "State of the Library" address. Technology changes have forced libraries, locally and nationwide, to rethink their basic missions and to provide services that will ensure their vibrancy in the communities they serve.

Recorded on: September 14, 2010
Playing time: 50:41

Tuesday, June 22: Margaret M. Sullivan

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Tuesday, June 22: Margaret M. SullivanTuesday, June 22: Margaret M. Sullivan

Margaret M. Sullivan, Editor and Vice President of The Buffalo News, noted the challenges that face the newspaper industry in general, and The News in particular. She sees them running parallel to the changes affecting the industrial Great Lakes cities and region, especially Buffalo Niagara, yet offers reasons for optimism. The lecture was preceded by a presentation recognizing Stanford Lipsey, Publisher of The Buffalo News since 1983, for his efforts in fostering cultural heritage in the Buffalo Niagara region. (Note: Due to technical difficulties, only the beginning of the presentation was recorded.)

Recorded on: June 22, 2010
Playing time: 13:03 (shortened due to technical issues)

June 8, 2010: Dennis J. Galucki

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June 8, 2010: Dennis J. GaluckiJune 8, 2010: Dennis J. Galucki

Dennis J. Galucki, Founder and Coordinator of the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN), presented the Center's vision called "Imagine Buffalo Niagara 2010-2020." The Center was described as "a digital enterprise designed to help link volunteers and lifelong learning communities to imagine our future by appreciating the important role of art, architecture, history and nature in our lives and region today." As a "top 10" region for art, architecture, history, and nature today, Buffalo Niagara should prepare to become a "top 10" global destination tomorrow.

Recorded on: June 8, 2010
Playing time: 56:06

Tuesday, May 29 – Paul Hogan

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Tuesday, May 29 – Paul HoganTuesday, May 29 – Paul Hogan
Theme: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Paul Hogan, Vice President at the John R. Oishei Foundation, disputes the assertion that the arts are “the second language” but rather that they are the first, part of every child’s early learning and every civilization. He discusses “being creative” as well as “being artistic” and how the local philanthropic community works to support the arts.

Recorded on: May 29, 2012
Running time: 42:53

May 25, 2010: Kerry Mitchell

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May 25, 2010: Kerry MitchellMay 25, 2010: Kerry Mitchell

Kerry Mitchell has served as Manager of the Political/Economic Relations and Public Affairs Program at the Consulate General of Canada in Buffalo since 1989. The presentation outlined several unique cooperative initiatives that have taken place in the Niagara Region between the USA and Canada, both before and since 9/11. An example would be the 1909 -2009 Boundary Waters Treaty. Mitchell, speaking for herself, promoted the idea of seeing a portion of our region as "The Niagara International Peace Park," and perhaps receive UNESCO recognition.

Recorded on: May 25, 2010
Playing time: 45:16

Tuesday, May 11: Louis Grachos

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Tuesday, May 11: Louis GrachosTuesday, May 11: Louis Grachos

Louis Grachos, Director, Albright-Knox Gallery, gives background information to explain the nearly 150 year history of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Gallery is building a strong education capacity for students and schools. It is also exploring greater working collaborations with other art organizations to build on the huge success of "Gusto at the Gallery" - a free happening and series of events every Friday evening. The possibilities of the emerging Museum District bode well for the community and region.

Recorded on: May 11, 2010
Playing time: 45:45

Tuesday, April 27: Donald K. Boswell

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Tuesday, April 27: Donald K. BoswellTuesday, April 27: Donald K. Boswell

Donald Boswell, President & CEO, WNED, cleverly imagined ten ways the Buffalo Niagara region could make significant positive change. These include various groups agreeing on specific community goals, real collaboration, building from our natural resource, embracing our neighbors in Canada, imaginatively remaking our cities one block at a time, rallying around UB2020, and other ideas most worthy of listening to.

Recorded on: April 27, 2010
Playing time: 48:35

Tuesday, April 13: Mary Roberts

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Tuesday, April 13: Mary RobertsTuesday, April 13: Mary Roberts

Mary Roberts is the Executive Director of the Martin House Restoration Corp. MHRC is responsible for restoring the Darwin Martin House and Complex in Buffalo which has been called the largest restoration of a Frank Lloyd Wright building ever undertaken. The interior and last phase is scheduled for completion in October, 2011 when the National Trust for Historic Preservation is planning its national conference in Buffalo, NY.

Recorded on: April 13, 2010
Playing time: 43:15

Tuesday, March 23: John B. Simpson

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Tuesday, March 23: John B. SimpsonTuesday, March 23: John B. Simpson

John B. Simpson, President, University at Buffalo addressed the theme,"Imagining Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century." The university vision called "UB 2020" was discussed in relation to imagining the future of the Buffalo Niagara region. The region's success will reflect UB 2020's success.

Recorded on: March 23, 2010
Playing time: 47:03

Tuesday, March 9: Ted Pietrzak

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Tuesday, March 9: Ted Pietrzak Tuesday, March 9: Ted Pietrzak

Ted Pietrzak, Director, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, outlined the successful process that resulted in completing a new Burchfield-Penney Art Center.

Recorded on: March 9, 2010
Playing time: 48:26

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