Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Of the Earth: An Environmental Sculpture Exhibition

“Of the Earth features sculptural pieces inspired by nature, ecology and the environmental consequences of human development. As a dialogue between human civilization and the environment, Of the Earth offers solutions, shares fears and critiques our response to climate concerns.

In this first-of-it’s-kind, 48 hour, pop up exhibition, sculptural pieces will be showcased in the Gallery at River Arts. The exhibition will be accompanied by a community potluck as the exhibition’s opening. All are invited to bring their favorite dish and share food from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday.”

Curated by Lisa Wolfgang

My piece “Backbone Spell” will be included in the exhibition

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Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Remains: Opening Reception

“Remains” is a body of work about decay and what can grow out of it – what altered remnants are left behind as beings fade from the world, and what echoes we carry within us. These artworks are quiet personal ventures into how to grow more at ease with the transformations we all must go through, and how to honor the life and death we coexist with and depend on.

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Aug
29
to Sep 2

New Moon Mycology Summit

  • 280 Valley Road Warrensburg, NY, 12885 United States (map)
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The New Moon Mycology Summit is an annual convergence of people from a variety of disciplines to learn from one another and share their skills in the realms of mycology, botany, herbalism, eco-art, environmental activism, social justice, permaculture, and beyond. It is a celebration of the earth and the mycelia that connect all living things. I will be teaching a workshop on making paper from fungi and plant fibers, as well as attending the rest of the summit and enjoying a weekend in the beautiful southern Adirondacks.

The cost of the event is sliding scale, $100-450, and you are welcome to come for as many days as you like. Meals + camping included in event registration, and the event is mostly outdoors.

Find more information and register here.

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Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Opening Reception

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” is an exhibition of work created between pairings of current Allegany county residents and artists practicing in the Alfred/Allegany County region. Each work is born out of purposeful relationship building - time spent sharing stories, learning about each others lives, and ultimately coming to regard each other as friends and neighbors. My piece is made in collaboration with Nadine Hoover and Fenna Mandolang.

The first phase of the “Letters to Alfred” project will also be on view at this opening reception!

Co-curated by Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr., Cassandra Bull, and Caitlin Brown, director of the Cohen Gallery.

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Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

2019 WNY Herbal Conference

“Save the Date! Gather with us on September 7th 2019 for the 2nd Western New York Herbal Conference in Appleton Ny. Come together for a full day of Herbal Education, Hands-On Workshops, Guided Plant Walks and Amazing Vendors!

Just like last year, ticket prices are $65. Your contribution is what makes this conference happen! If you purchase your ticket and are not able to make it, please find someone to take your place or consider it a donation to the Western New York Herbal Conference. Without your support, we wouldn't be able to make it happen! So here's a giant THANK YOU in advance!

The paypal.me/reciprocalroots link is up and active, so if you want to get a jumpstart and reserve your attendance, you can enter the $65.00 amount when prompted. Please add your name to the "note" section!

Additional donations are also accepted with gratitude and can be submitted via the paypal link as well. If you wish to donate to the event, please add a note letting us know! More details coming soon! “

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

WNY Fiber Arts Festival

The Western New York Fiber Arts Festival is a not-for-profit event organized to promote and preserve fiber arts education here in Western New York. Its focus is on heritage crafts and their close relationship with fiber producers who raise sheep, llama, alpaca and rabbits. The festival will offer events and opportunities for the entire family and promises to engage fiber enthusiasts of all ages and expertise.

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Oct
18
to Nov 16

Printmaking as Resistance: Exhibition + Zine Library

My zines “All Together” and “Brave New Worlds” will be included in the zine library at this exhibition. The opening reception is October 18th from 6-9 p.m., and the main exhibition will feature prints by Julia Arredondo, April Bleakney, Liz Born, Amirah Cunningham, Angela Davis Fegan, Eric J. Garcia, Terence Hammonds, Hoofprint Editions, Todd Irwin, Nicole Marroquin, Meshwork Press, Pat Perry, Kasey Ramirez, Aaron Regal, Corinne Teed, Breanne Trammell, Tara ZanzigJulia Arredondo, April Bleakney, Liz Born, Amirah Cunningham, Angela Davis Fegan, Eric J. Garcia, Terence Hammonds, Hoofprint Editions, Todd Irwin, Nicole Marroquin, Meshwork Press, Pat Perry, Kasey Ramirez, Aaron Regal, Corinne Teed, Breanne Trammell, and Tara Zanzig.

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Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Ancient Witness

“Ancient Witness” will be an informal gathering to pay homage to the oldest tree in Buffalo. After briefly speaking about the tree’s history and its importance in our community, we will spend some time in quiet meditation with the tree, then converse about our reflections and what the tree means to us. Trees are some of our oldest non-human neighbors, experiencing time on a longer, slower scale than we do, and communicating in ways we are just beginning to understand. The great sycamore on Franklin Street is close to 310 years old and has witnessed the radical transformation of this landscape from forests and fields tended by the Seneca into the mostly deforested industrial city it is today. Let us gather to bear witness to its presence and transformation, however briefly, in return.

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: An Unreasonable Woman

This is the fifth and final installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas by Diane Wilson. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: Angle of Repose

This is the fourth installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Menstrala: Atlas Obscura Opening Event

Tickets: $25

“Get an exclusive first look at the artworks in Menstrala, Philadelphia's first menstrual art show, which will bring together almost 50 female and non-binary artists covering a range of art forms and media to explore themes of celebration, connection, and synchronicity with nature, wisdom, fertility, sisterhood, and cycles of creation and destruction.

During the event, featured artists will speak on Menstrala's curatorial themes as well as their personal inspiration and artistic process. The Philly Women*s Slavic Ensemble will perform for 30 minutes and provide a short tutorial on the traditional women's technique of chest singing, a a style of singing that stems from Slavic folk tradition and produces deep, bold, resonant tones. Tarot reader extraordinaire Alex Kurowski will provide open tarot readings; professional charter of the cosmos Amber Reeves shares insights on current astrological transits and map participant's moon charts.

Light refreshments will be served.

Menstrala was conceived, orchestrated, and co-curated by Philadelphia-based artists Rachael Amber and Sadie Francis, along with The Common Room owner Chelsey Eiel.  The Common Room  provides inclusive and accessible space for womxn-identified and nonbinary folks to be seen, heard, and valued, through intentional exhibits, workshops, and events.”

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May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Menstrala: First Friday Preview Party

“Menstrala will be Philadelphia’s first menstrual art focused show! We invite all to attend this collective show focused on womxn, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming folks who are sharing how they identify with the way their body experiences cycles.

Free entry / art & installation gallery, tarot & astrology readings and drinks available.”

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: Red-Tails in Love

  • Marjorie Dieter Mastin Historical Society (map)
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This is the third installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: The Ninemile Wolves

This is the second installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book The Ninemile Wolves by Rick Bass. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: Grizzly Years

This is the first installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness by Doug Peacock. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Drop-In Papermaking Workshop

Join us at this drop-in workshop to learn the process of making paper by hand. We will use recycled scrap paper and a variety of plant fibers to make the pulp, including cattails, cotton, and milkweed. If you have any flowers, leaves, or small paper items that you would like to embed in your sheets, please feel free to bring them with you! All other materials will be provided. Each participant will be able to pick up their paper the next day (or at their earliest convenience) once they are dry. This is the first workshop at the Red Hook Community Center’s Makerspace!

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Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Rochester Small Press Book Fair

"The Rochester Small Press Book Fair (formerly The Pub Fair) brings together book artists, photographers, independent publishers, authors, and DIYers to exhibit their work in a unique market showcasing the gamut of what publishing can be. Artist’s books, photobookworks, magazines, zines, chapbooks, and digital publishing will be available to peruse and purchase. Poetry readings, coffee, and le Petite Poutine throughout the day."

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Drop-In Eco-Printing Workshop

  • Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve (map)
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This drop-in workshop will explore a variety of simple techniques for making prints and drawings with plants. Using inks and the pigments within the plants themselves, each visitor can create a unique piece of artwork to take home with them.

Part of Erie County Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Preserve - free admission!

Presented with support of The Cass Project @ 500 Seneca

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Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Exploring & Mapping Urban Ecology - Days Park

This workshop is a participatory endeavor to get to know the fragmented green space in our city. Using direct observation, drawing, writing, discussion, and the collective knowledge of the group, we explore the hidden wonders of urban ecology and  build on our own understandings of how the non-human environment survives and adapts in a landscape dominated by humans.

Meet at the end of the park near the corner of Allen & Wadsworth streets.

Weather permitting!

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Papermaking with Knotweed - Part 2

Learn how to turn an invasive species into beautiful paper! In this workshop we will use prepared knotweed pulp to make sheets of paper by hand. This is a wet process, so be aware of that!

You do not need to have attended the first workshop to participate in this one.

Free event during Michigan-Riley Farm's Saturday morning farmstand. Presented in partnership with Grassroots Gardens WNY.

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Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

Exploring & Mapping Urban Ecology - La Salle Park

This workshop is a participatory endeavor to get to know the fragmented green space in our city. Using direct observation, drawing, writing, discussion, and the collective knowledge of the group, we explore the hidden wonders of urban ecology and  build on our own understandings of how the non-human environment survives and adapts in a landscape dominated by humans.

Meet by the green directory sign across in the middle of the park, across from the Barkyard dog park.

Weather permitting

Presented as part of the 2018 Buffalo Infringement Festival.

 

 

 

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Papermaking with Knotweed - Part 1

Learn how to turn an invasive species into beautiful paper! In this workshop we will go through part one of the papermaking process - harvesting the plants and stripping the fiber from inside. We will also identify other plants around the farm whose fibers can be used to make paper and string.

Free event during Michigan-Riley Farm's Saturday morning farmstand. Presented in partnership with Grassroots Gardens WNY.

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