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Sep
22
Fri
Free Book Arts Classes at Locust Street Art @ Locust Street Art
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
Free Book Arts Classes at Locust Street Art @ Locust Street Art | Buffalo | NY | United States

Join us for FREE neighborhood Book Arts Classes at Locust Street Art taught by WNYBAC!

• Origami & Hand-Stitched Bookmaking • Printmaking & more! •

Classes are drop-in and recommended for ages 5+, adults welcome to attend, too. Attend one or all, no pre-registration required. All are welcome.

Questions: info@wnybookarts.org or call 348-1430
MORE INFO: http://wnybookarts.org/printing-partners/

*Please note the classes will be held at 138 Locust Street, located in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt community.

Sep
27
Wed
Letterpress Basics Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Letterpress Basics Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

Wednesdays, September 27 & October 4 • 6-9pm

This workshop covers the fundamentals of letterpress printing. It focuses on hand setting type, the basics of laying out a forme, and the operation of platen and bed presses. Students can expect to spend time learning the vocabulary of printing and the layout of the printshop, as well as produce a one-color greeting card, business card or poster. It is helpful to bring along a short quote or idea of something you’d like to create! For all artistic levels, Ages 16+ Instructor: Caitlin Caldwell

Cost: $100/$80 Members & Students

OR Purchase the Basics & Advanced Letterpress BUNDLE now & save!
Basics Workshop 9/27 & 10/4 + Advanced Workshop 10/11&18: $190/$150 Members & Students

REGISTER ONLINE: http://wnybookarts.org/register/?action=evregister&event_id=147

Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC.
Payment options: You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email info@wnybookarts.org to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430. All workshops will take place at the WNY Book Arts Center and have no prerequisite knowledge required unless otherwise noted. A cancellation fee of $25 will be assessed if cancelled less than 1 week ahead of the workshop. Cancellations with less than 48 hours will not receive a refund. Sold out classes will accept a waiting list. By registering you agree to receive notifications from the WNY Book Arts Center.

Super Quick! Presentations from UB Grads @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Super Quick! Presentations from UB Grads @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

7pm
Free and open to the public

Squeaky Wheel is excited to welcome back the very popular “pecha-kucha”-style event Super Quick! organized by University at Buffalo graduate and PhD students from Media Study, Studio Art, Visual Studies, and more. Each presenter will make 5-7 minute presentations on a range of topics and their current research. Join us for a stimulating evening of talks, images, demonstrations, and Q&A with local art scholars. The lineup of speakers include:
John-Patrick Ayson
Andrew Barron
Annie Bielski
Rachel Doktor
Eric Barry Drasin
Yvette Granata
Gabriella Heard
Andie Jairam
Kyla Kegler
Natalie Kennedy
Kate McNeil
Azalia P. Muchransyah (Melody)
Alyssa Schwendener
Annette Daniels Taylor
Tony Yanick

Sep
28
Thu
Screen Print Basics Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Screen Print Basics Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

Thursdays, September 28 & October 5 • 6-9pm

In this workshop students will learn about the basics of screen printing to create a one color print of their own design. We will learn how to create suitable designs, prepare screens, and set up print jobs (materials, ink, etc). Final printed pieces range from posters, cards and other paper goods to hand-printed t-shirts, tote bags and tea towels.

Instructor: Nathan Deganis Librera

Cost: $100/$80 Members & Students
OR Purchase the Basics & Advanced Screen Print BUNDLE now & save! Basics Workshop 9/28 & 10/5 + Advanced Workshop 10/12&19: $190/$150 Members & Students

REGISTER: http://wnybookarts.org/register/?action=evregister&event_id=204

Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC.
Payment options: You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email info@wnybookarts.org to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430.

All workshops will take place at the WNY Book Arts Center and have no prerequisite knowledge required unless otherwise noted. A cancellation fee of $25 will be assessed if cancelled less than 1 week ahead of the workshop. Cancellations with less than 48 hours will not receive a refund. Sold out classes will accept a waiting list. By registering you agree to receive notifications from the WNY Book Arts Center.

Sep
30
Sat
Paper Making With Plants Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Paper Making With Plants Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

Learn all the basics of paper making to create hand-pulled sheets! We’ll create the paper with various plant pulps, and each participant will take home multiple sheets.

Feel free to bring your inclusions for the paper including pressed flowers, though materials will be provided. This workshop is for people of all skill-levels-beginners especially!

Instructor: Danielle Myers of Petrichorpaper
Cost: $70, $60 Members & Students

REGISTER: http://wnybookarts.org/register/?action=evregister&event_id=143

Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC.
Payment options: You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email info@wnybookarts.org to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430.

All workshops will take place at the WNY Book Arts Center and have no prerequisite knowledge required unless otherwise noted. A cancellation fee of $25 will be assessed if cancelled less than 1 week ahead of the workshop. Cancellations with less than 48 hours will not receive a refund. Sold out classes will accept a waiting list. By registering you agree to receive notifications from the WNY Book Arts Center.

Oct
4
Wed
Cameraperson by Kirsten Johnson (Cinema Eye Honors Award winner) @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cameraperson by Kirsten Johnson (Cinema Eye Honors Award winner) @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

Please join us for a special screening of Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson [2016] at Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

Ticket Information: Free and Open to the Public

Thank you to our sponsors: Hydraulic Hearth, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, POV & BreadHive Bakery & Cafe

For complete screening details:

CamerapersonOctober 4th, 2017

Synopsis courtesy of Janus Films:
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

Oct
7
Sat
Non-Toxic Intaglio Printmaking Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Non-Toxic Intaglio Printmaking Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

This demonstration primarily shows a non-toxic intaglio technique. By employing acrylic plates (or “plexiglass”) as a matrix, participants will utilize a material that is not only easily accessible but also inexpensive.

To establish an image on the acrylic plate, a drypoint technique will be used. Acrylic plates can be scratched with just about any tool, including professional engraving tools to achieve fine detail. In terms of easy usability and simplicity, a hand-held rotary tool (such as a “Dremel”) or the small electric drills designed for nail art are recommended. The tools can be used to engrave not only delicate lines, but also rough textures in the image.

Through these techniques, printmakers will be able to avoid commonly used toxic materials while simultaneously making use of cheaper and more easily accessible alternatives. Participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience are invited to join this workshop.

Cost: $100 (+ $2.50 Service Fee)/ $90 Members & Students (+ $2.50 Service Fee)
REGISTER: http://wnybookarts.org/register/?action=evregister&event_id=249

Instructor: Mizin Shin

Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC.
Payment options: You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email info@wnybookarts.org to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430.
All workshops will take place at the WNY Book Arts Center and have no prerequisite knowledge required unless otherwise noted. A cancellation fee of $25 will be assessed if cancelled less than 1 week ahead of the workshop. Cancellations with less than 48 hours will not receive a refund. Sold out classes will accept a waiting list. By registering you agree to receive notifications from the WNY Book Arts Center.

BIFF Shorts: Youth Program @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
BIFF Shorts: Youth Program @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

Join us for a screening local youth showcase freaturing films created by students of Squeaky Wheel’s youth education programs. The works will be a selection of exceptional short experimental works and documentary based projects done by Buffalo Youth.

This event is free and open to the public.

Event Image, still from “Bob Likes” by Soundilou Cisscko

BIFF Shorts: Experimental @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
BIFF Shorts: Experimental @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

A cinematic platform for abstract expressions, poetic essays, and unique perspectives. 53 minutes.

End of Time Milcho Manchevski (dir) 5 mins

Time has stopped and the universe has contrasted into the size of a grain of rice in Micho Manchevski’s visual essay on culture and temporality.

Sigit Phil Hastings (dir) 4 minutes

Signal Intelligence – the act of collecting/intercepting information takes an interstellar journey through the microscopic image in Phil Hastings Sigint.

Portrait of Snow Roy Zheng (dir) 10 minutes

An encounter with a younger artist allows legendary visual artist and experimental film pioneer Michael Snow the opportunity to reflect on his career.

Niofar Hugo Lemant (dir) 7 minutes

Tracing the steps of a French girl in rural Senegal, Hugo Lemant’s explores the ties that bind in a haunting abstract essay on humanity and cultural exchange.

The Fourth Kingdom Adan Aliaga (dir) 14 minutes

A poetic exploration of a New York City redemption center for plastics where immigrants and underdogs come together to chase the illusive American Dream.

Manufactured Obsolescence Elijah Pike (dir) 5 minutes

A critique of materialism, technology, and commodities designed for obsolescence.

Corp Pablo Polledri (dir) 9 minutes

Ambition, exploitation of labour, environmental pollution, human degradation..all in a day’s work in Pablo Polledri’s playfully horrific animated essay.

Angry Black B*tch April Kelly (dir) 14 minutes

A glimpse into different interpretations of anger within black women combining spoken word, hypnotic performances and cinematography.

Oct
10
Tue
Vintage Fabric Journal Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vintage Fabric Journal Workshop @ Western New York Book Arts Center | Buffalo | NY | United States

Do you have scraps of vintage fabric and lace, maybe some sentimental pieces of fabric from a baby’s dress or your father’s old shirt?

In this workshop, we will take all those vintage scraps and
repurpose them into a beautiful keepsake journal, perfect for photos, family stories, or maybe as a journal for yourself as you create new memories.

This workshop will give you a chance to remember and share as we slowly stitch away. **No vintage fabrics? Never fear!** The instructor is a great hoarder of fabric and lace and will provide some for you. No book binding skills needed, but experience with hand sewing will be useful.

This class is great for all skill levels.
Instructor: Debra Eck
Cost: $50/$45 Members & Students

Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC.
Payment options: You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email info@wnybookarts.org to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430.

All workshops will take place at the WNY Book Arts Center and have no prerequisite knowledge required unless otherwise noted. A cancellation fee of $25 will be assessed if cancelled less than 1 week ahead of the workshop. Cancellations with less than 48 hours will not receive a refund. Sold out classes will accept a waiting list. By registering you agree to receive notifications from the WNY Book Arts Center.