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Oct
21
Sun
“Figures of Speech” Art Exhibit @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Figures of Speech” Art Exhibit @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts | Saint Bonaventure | New York | United States

“Figures of Speech,” a new exhibition at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, came together somewhat by accident.

“It all started with people saying, ‘Gee, it’s too bad you don’t have this out anymore,’ or ‘Whatever happened to that piece?’” said Evelyn Penman, assistant director of the Quick Center.

In order to satisfy this craving of patrons, Penman went to the museum’s vault to retrieve pieces from the University Art Collection that had not been publicly displayed for some time. As this collection of seemingly unconnected items came together, Penman discovered a common thread running through them.

That connection is evident as you walk into the Quick Center’s second-floor Paul E. Beltz Gallery, which houses the exhibition, said Penman. One wall of the gallery is essentially a large collage composed of many individual pieces from the University Art Collection, from ancient Mayan ceramics to 20th century sculptures, photos and icons.

“They come from different times and cultures, yet they are similar in their symbolism,” said Penman. “In a sense, they speak a common language — the representation of complex concepts, actions and ideas, such as love, resurrection, or hope for eternal life.”

The exhibition includes artifacts representing many cultures and religions, said Penman, and the visitor is encouraged to look for recognizable symbols among them, such as the circle, the universal symbol of completeness and eternity.

The opposite wall in the gallery carries the exhibition’s idea of symbols and icons as shortcuts to complex notions to a younger audience, children in grades K-12. It traces the use of symbols and pictures to represent ideas from a time predating the development of alphabetic writing systems right up to the present day.

“It demonstrates that symbols were and continue to be important tools in communicating ideas, whether they’re drawings on a cave wall, immediately identifiable logos used in modern advertising, or emojis and emoticons sent with a text message,” said Penman. “Our symbols are, quite literally, figures of speech.”

The exhibition is ongoing, with no closing date determined at this time.

The Quick Center’s galleries are open to the public year round at no charge. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.

Rio Mira Ensemble @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
Rio Mira Ensemble @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts | Saint Bonaventure | New York | United States

Ecuador’s Rio Mira Ensemble will perform at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The program, titled “Marimba del Pacifico,” is the second concert in the 2018-2019 Friends of Good Music performance season.

The marimba music of South Pacific Colombia and Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, traces back to communities formed by escaped enslaved Africans, or maroons, and indigenous peoples of the region. In 2015, marimba music was recognized as an “intangible cultural heritage of humanity” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

“In many ways, marimba music is the lifeblood of communities along the Colombian and Ecuadorian Pacific coast,” said Cristina Díaz-Carrera, curator of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, following Rio Mira’s recent performance there. “Even in the face of adversity, the music is a way for communities to come together and express their fears and hopes.”

In 2014, musicians Larri Preciado and Esteban Copete joined singer Karla Kanora to form the musical collaboration Rio Mira. The group, which takes its name from a river that runs from Ecuador into Colombia, is guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba, a Chonta palm xylophone.

“There are new generations and new projects in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, making their music, reinterpreting it and taking this traditional music to make it more up to date,” said Ivis Flies, a producer who has worked with the group. “Of these projects, what stands out is Rio Mira.”

Said lead singer Kanora, “This is a good time for our culture to emerge and for that to happen through the music.”

This concert is part of the ensemble’s first tour in the U.S., which includes performances at the World Music Festival Chicago, Cedar Theatre in Minnesota, St. Mary’s University in Texas and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., among many others. While in Olean, the group will also perform for students from local school districts.

This visit is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Subscription tickets for the remainder of the Friends of Good Music season are still available. A basic subscription, which includes one ticket to each of six concerts, is $102 at full price and $84 for senior citizens and St. Bonaventure employees. An extended subscription, one ticket to seven concerts, is $112 at regular price, $92 for senior citizens and St. Bonaventure employees.

Single tickets are $20 at full price, $16 for senior citizens and St. Bonaventure employees, and $5 for students.

For subscriptions, single tickets and information, call The Quick Center at (716) 375-2494.

For each Friends of Good Music performance, The Quick Center will open its galleries one hour before the performance and keep them open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

Museum admission is free and open to the public year round. For more information, visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.

Fall Musical: “Help Is On the Way” by Cliff Duren @ First Wesleyan Church
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm
Fall Musical: "Help Is On the Way" by Cliff Duren @ First Wesleyan Church | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States
Featuring All4ONE (22-voice ecumenical choir / representing 15 local churches)
Free-Will Offering to benefit The Gratitude House (a newly opened sober-living home for ladies, in Bradford)  Everyone Is Invited / Light Reception to Follow Performance

 

Oct
22
Mon
Mirrored: Artists’ Self Portraits @ KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Mirrored: Artists’ Self Portraits @ KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Selected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, a noted Buffalo collector and educator, this exhibition consists of artworks in various media and stylistic approaches. Since the works either depict or refer to the artist who created them, they can broadly
be described as “self-portraits.” The diversity of the decades-spanning works in the exhibition underscores the rich tradition of self-portraiture in the history of art and the continuation of artists’ exploration of this genre in contemporary practice. The artists
included in the exhibition are Laylah Ali, Harvey Breverman, Ellen Carey, Hollis Frampton, Les Krims, Chunwoo Nam, James Pappas, Walter Prochownik, Jason Seeley and Cindy Sherman, among others.

Exhibit your own portrait!

Faculty and staff, students and community members are invited to submit a self-portrait no larger than 11×14 for an exhibition to run in tandem with this exhibition. All artwork is due September 21, and work must be framed and ready to hang. Drop-off work to Courtney Mealy in Room 155 Blaisdell Hall.

“Adrift,” — Michael Kunzinger Photography Exhibit
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Adrift,” -- Michael Kunzinger Photography Exhibit

In the Quick Center’s new exhibition “Adrift,” Michael Kunzinger presents photographs of water, light and color. The three elements isolate and at the same time come together to present the essence of abstraction.

“I look for images in reflections that occur on the surface of water,” he said. “Although the dreamlike designs are reminiscent of modern abstract paintings, they are entirely real. The effect is achieved by a combination of ripples in the water, the angle of light, water clarity, and other factors. No oils or digital touch-ups are used; the process begins and ends organically with the art created around us by nature.”

The exhibition is open on the Mezzanine Gallery through Nov. 20.

Kunzinger will visit the Quick Center on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to give a

“Figures of Speech” Art Exhibit @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Figures of Speech” Art Exhibit @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts | Saint Bonaventure | New York | United States

“Figures of Speech,” a new exhibition at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, came together somewhat by accident.

“It all started with people saying, ‘Gee, it’s too bad you don’t have this out anymore,’ or ‘Whatever happened to that piece?’” said Evelyn Penman, assistant director of the Quick Center.

In order to satisfy this craving of patrons, Penman went to the museum’s vault to retrieve pieces from the University Art Collection that had not been publicly displayed for some time. As this collection of seemingly unconnected items came together, Penman discovered a common thread running through them.

That connection is evident as you walk into the Quick Center’s second-floor Paul E. Beltz Gallery, which houses the exhibition, said Penman. One wall of the gallery is essentially a large collage composed of many individual pieces from the University Art Collection, from ancient Mayan ceramics to 20th century sculptures, photos and icons.

“They come from different times and cultures, yet they are similar in their symbolism,” said Penman. “In a sense, they speak a common language — the representation of complex concepts, actions and ideas, such as love, resurrection, or hope for eternal life.”

The exhibition includes artifacts representing many cultures and religions, said Penman, and the visitor is encouraged to look for recognizable symbols among them, such as the circle, the universal symbol of completeness and eternity.

The opposite wall in the gallery carries the exhibition’s idea of symbols and icons as shortcuts to complex notions to a younger audience, children in grades K-12. It traces the use of symbols and pictures to represent ideas from a time predating the development of alphabetic writing systems right up to the present day.

“It demonstrates that symbols were and continue to be important tools in communicating ideas, whether they’re drawings on a cave wall, immediately identifiable logos used in modern advertising, or emojis and emoticons sent with a text message,” said Penman. “Our symbols are, quite literally, figures of speech.”

The exhibition is ongoing, with no closing date determined at this time.

The Quick Center’s galleries are open to the public year round at no charge. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit – the Art of Janet McKenzie @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiness and the Feminine Spirit – the Art of Janet McKenzie @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts | Saint Bonaventure | New York | United States

This exhibition brings to the Quick Center a new and diverse view of women and religion. McKenzie explores diversity, children and symbolic imagery in her work. In her paintings, McKenzie pays tribute to women as sacred individuals, leaders for positive change, and mothers.

The exhibition, which opened Aug. 27, is in the Theater Atrium and the Front Gallery of the Quick Center for the Arts. The exhibition will be open through Dec. 2.

On Monday, Oct. 22, McKenzie will visit campus for a gallery talk at 4 p.m., followed by dessert with the artist at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the Quick Center and are free and open to the public.

Reproductions of McKenzie’s art are regularly carried in demonstrations and marches across the United States as visual testaments in support of racial equality and as a voice against prejudice, women’s rights and the LGBTQ community.

McKenzie has received many awards throughout her career and most recently was the subject “The Divine Journey: a Painter’s Mission,” a short documentary about the artist’s work and the creation of a commission for Memorial Church at Harvard University. Originally from New York City, McKenzie now lives and works in northeast Vermont. Learn more about the artist via her website, www.janetmckenzie.com.

Gallery Talk With Janet McKenzie @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
Gallery Talk With Janet McKenzie @ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts | Saint Bonaventure | New York | United States

McKenzie will visit campus for a gallery talk at 4 p.m., followed by dessert with the artist at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the Quick Center and are free and open to the public.

Bradford Area Public Library Annual Report to the Community @ Bradford Area Public Library
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm
Bradford Area Public Library Annual Report to the Community @ Bradford Area Public Library | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

The library staff will be honoring 2017/18 donors and showcasing their programming and outreach services, as well as introducing their new Youth Services Librarian.

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Oct
23
Tue
Mirrored: Artists’ Self Portraits @ KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Mirrored: Artists’ Self Portraits @ KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Selected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, a noted Buffalo collector and educator, this exhibition consists of artworks in various media and stylistic approaches. Since the works either depict or refer to the artist who created them, they can broadly
be described as “self-portraits.” The diversity of the decades-spanning works in the exhibition underscores the rich tradition of self-portraiture in the history of art and the continuation of artists’ exploration of this genre in contemporary practice. The artists
included in the exhibition are Laylah Ali, Harvey Breverman, Ellen Carey, Hollis Frampton, Les Krims, Chunwoo Nam, James Pappas, Walter Prochownik, Jason Seeley and Cindy Sherman, among others.

Exhibit your own portrait!

Faculty and staff, students and community members are invited to submit a self-portrait no larger than 11×14 for an exhibition to run in tandem with this exhibition. All artwork is due September 21, and work must be framed and ready to hang. Drop-off work to Courtney Mealy in Room 155 Blaisdell Hall.