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Starlight Spotlight – Give the Gift that Says, “Snow is Overrated”

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By Jennifer Ryan, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

It’s that time of the year again; a time for family and friends, for cheerful tunes on the radio, a time for trudging through that Buffalo weather and finding that perfect gift for someone you care about. This year, on Friday, December 5th from 6-9pm, finding that gift just got a little easier. Read moreRead more

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Nov
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Starlight Spotlight – Co-Artifact Hits Tonight

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By Judy Clonan-Smith, Art Studio Case Coordinator, The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY & Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

Over the past couple weeks, Starlight Studio & Art Gallery staff and artists have dropped what we’ve been working on to see the 17 community artists and their completed artworks. When Nancy Parisi brought in hers, she had a chance to talk with her Co-Artifact partner artist, Ricky Hogan, and see how he had finished the work she started. Read moreRead more

Good Neighbors Support The Good Hood

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Starlight Spotlight – Co-Artifact Comes Together

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By Judy Clonan-Smith, Art Studio Case Coordinator, The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY & Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

34 artists involved in the Co-Artifact Project have been very busy. A few weeks ago, 17 Starlight Studio & Art Gallery artists and 17 community artists each created an artwork, which were exchanged at a Switch Party held at Starlight.  Read moreRead more

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Oct
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Starlight Spotlight – “Co-Artifact,” a Profound Pairing of Visual Artists

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By Judy Clonan-Smith, Art Studio Case Coordinator, The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY & Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, a division of LDA of WNY, has begun a new project with local community artists called Co-Artifact. The Buffalo community, especially the community of area artists, has always been very supportive of what we do at Starlight. With this in mind, I happened across an online story of a graphic illustrator, her very young daughter and their collaborations. The wheels started turning.  Read moreRead more

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Aug
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Brazen-Faced Varlets to Host Bar Party Benefit at Gypsy Parlor

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By Kerry Alsheimer

The Brazen-Faced Varlets: Buffalo’s Progressive Feminist Theater Company. What does that even mean? The Varlets came together back in 2006, as the brainchild of Lara Haberberger, Heather Fansgrud and Kelly Beuth with some pretty big goals in mind. The trio wanted to see more complex roles in theater for women, to produce work that focused on political issues affecting women, and to raise awareness and funds for charities and organizations that provide needed services for women.  Read moreRead more

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Aug
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PUSHin’ the Envelope – See Buffalo Caribana in the Flesh This Weekend

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By Lonnie Barlow, Organizer, PUSH Buffalo

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“I estimate that there were at least 4,000 people inside this particular intersection, with thousands more behind them, and even many more thousands coming further behind them. I’ve never seen so much joy, happiness, and downright partying of this many people in an urban festival. The energy, the excitement, the music, the floats, the colors, the people, and the dancing, oh the dancing.” Read moreRead more

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Aug
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Battle @ Buffalo Under the Lights Turns 4 – Artists, Vendors, Families Welcome

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Words by Stacy VanBlarcom/Photos by Joed Viera

Internationally and locally renowned dancers in head-to-head competition. Artist exhibitions in the four elements of Hip Hop, B-boying, MCing, DJing and Graffiti. Buffalo residents of all backgrounds coming together to celebrate B-boying and Hip Hop culture, or discover it for the first time.

This is a short list of all you’ll get to experience at the fourth annual Battle @ Buffalo Under the Lights festival, hosted by Verve Dance Studio on Saturday, August 23rd, at the New Era Cap headquarters. Read moreRead more

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Jul
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Slyboots Music & Art Summer Camp to Return to Griffis Sculpture Park

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By Griffin Brady

Summer has arrived.  Time to soak up some sun, reunite with old friends, meet new people and enjoy the many blessings the season has to offer.  Just a short drive from the City of Good Neighbors you will find one of my all-time favorite summer spots – the Griffis Sculpture Park.  From my first visit to the 200+ acre park, I simply fell in love.  Laden with brilliant sculptures of all shapes and sizes, the stunning landscape of hills and ponds comes alive with thousands of visitors each year to come and explore, hike, picnic and become inspired. Read moreRead more

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