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Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

The Buffalo State College Foundation has been generously awarded a $388,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to benefit the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program to support a three-year pilot program aimed at enhancing the college’s current offering in the important specialties of conservation required by libraries and archives.  

The expanded curriculum, which begins September 2011, fills a void in the conservation programs.  In response, the Mellon Foundation is funding the pilot program here, and at two other institutions respected for their art conservation programs, the University of Delaware and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Mark Twain in Buffalo

Mark Twain in Buffalo

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum - Porter Hall

December 29, 2010 – April 27, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). The Prince and the Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library is commemorating the centennial of his death in 1910 starting in 2010 and continuing into 2011 and 2012.

Highlighting the exhibit will be his manuscript of the dramatic version of Tom Sawyer. Equally important will be a letter in which Twain compares the characters of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. This letter has been described as "one of the best statements about the character of Huck Finn".

Richardson Olmsted Complex GEIS and GPP Public Hearing, January 6, 2011

Richardson Olmsted Complex GEIS and GPP Public Hearing, January 6, 2011

The Richardson Olmsted Complex Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) and General Project Plan (GPP) are complete, and were accepted as such by the lead agency, Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) on December 16, 2010. 

The DGEIS and GPP describe the project, assess the potential for significant environmental impacts, identify potential mitigation measures, and identify the sources and uses of state funds.  At a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 6:00 pm at Burchfield Penney Art Center you will have the opportunity to comment on these activities. 

Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Beautifully Decorated and Historic Eldon House

Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Beautifully Decorated and Historic Eldon House

The Buffalo area is truly blessed to have such a large number of architecturally significant buildings. The same can be said for nearby London, Ontario, where buildings such as the historic Eldon House have become major tourism attractions.

Holiday Event to Benefit AIDS Community Services

Ebenezer: Do You Believe A Man Can Change?, a unique one-man show by Lee John to benefit AIDS Community Services, will be held at 7:30 p.m. December 15 and 16 at the Evergreen Conference Center/BUA, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 499-1755.

Lee John explores Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a unique, fun and intensely emotional way. It is a “behind the scenes” look at Ebenezer’s fateful night. In Lee’s version, Jacob Marley is not repentant, yet has one word that can save us all. The three ghosts are “off-duty union workers” that spout wisecracks and wisdom to the audience.  They discuss silk sheets, TJ Maxx, movies, obesity, husky jeans, union rules and yes, Ebenezer. 

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Benefiting Compass House, 12/9-29!

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Benefiting Compass House, 12/9-29!


WHO: A herd of Buffalo musicians – ex-pats, re-pats, and immigrants, along with upstart Buffalo-based company You and Who
WHAT: Home for the Holidays concert series benefiting Compass House
WHEN: December 9th-29th – seven events in all
WHERE: Five different Buffalo music venues
WHY: To celebrate the many meanings of “home”

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Celebrates Buffalo and Supports Compass House

Series celebrates Buffalo with a wide range of artists who call the city home in some way

               There are many interpretations to the word “home.” For most people born and bred in Buffalo, this city will always be home no matter where they lay their head, and many musicians have sought other scenes to real

Maxine Hong Kingston Comes to Just Buffalo BABEL Series

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s 2010-2011 BABEL series continues with a talk by internationally-acclaimed Chinese-American author Maxine Hong Kingston on Wednesday, December 1, at 8:00 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.