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Silk Scarf Workshop at Audubon Community Nature Center, Friday, June 2

Silk Scarf Workshop at Audubon Community Nature Center, Friday, June 2

Jamestown, NY – At the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Silk Scarf Workshop, you can learn an easy technique to create a beautiful nature-themed scarf.

On Friday, June 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Elaine Caflisch and Mary Barker will co-teach this hands-on workshop and provide all the materials you need to make a wearable nature-themed art piece.

Not only will you go home with a silk scarf to wear or give as a gift, you will also know how to make your own creations. The technique will be demonstrated on silk scarves, but can be applied to other fabric items as well.

Elaine Caflisch has been painting for 45 years, mostly on porcelain, but also murals, furniture, and other items. Mary Barker is retired from a 33-year career in art and elementary education and most recently has been repurposing old china to make mosaics. Both these “friends in art” are officers in the Chautauqua County Society of Artists.

Explore Buffalo Announces May Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo Announces May Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo’s walking tours are back, including all of your favorites plus new tours to be added this summer. There are 100 tour dates available in May!

Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for tours and speaker series. Walk-ups are welcome! For security reasons, all credit card payments must be made in advance.  Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour. If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email or be prepared to show it on your phone.

KENAN GALLERY TO PRESENT 3 GENERATIONS OF BURCHFIELDS

KENAN GALLERY TO PRESENT 3 GENERATIONS OF BURCHFIELDS

This year not only marks the 50th Anniversary of the Kenan Center in Lockport, but the 51st anniversary of a landmark in the history of the Kenan House Gallery. It was on April 30, 1966, that the fledgling gallery opened with an exhibit of works by American watercolorist, Charles E. Burchfield, from the collection of Charles Rand Penney. It would prove to be one of the last exhibitions Burchfield attended in person prior to his passing in January, 1967.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market adds two dates with the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet

Elmwood Village Farmers Market adds two dates with the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet

Local entertainment — including two special appearances by the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet — will be among the highlights of the 2017 Elmwood Village Farmers Market, which will take place every Saturday from May 13 through Nov. 25 at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village.

The market will feature entertainment from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each week, unless otherwise noted. Following is the 2017 lineup, subject to change and weather conditions.

May 13: No Illusions, Acousticopia

May 20: Tina Marie Williams, David Adamczyk

May 27: Chris Jones, Porcelain Train

June 3: Nickel City String Band, Rockabilly Steve and BR3

Gurney Play Launches Theater Revival in Lockport

Gurney Play Launches Theater Revival in Lockport

The Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater in Lockport is embarking on an eagerly anticipated revival of live theater, starting with the April production of “Love Letters,” by Buffalo playwright A. R. Gurney.  Performance dates are April 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 PM at the Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Tickets are $20 general admission or $15 for Kenan members, and can be purchased online through Ticketleap or at the Kenan Center Business Office. To charge by phone, call 716-433-2617.

Gurney’s “staged reading” is a story of love that lasts a lifetime. It centers around two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Ladd, III, who meet as children. They share a correspondence that begins with a thank you notes and summer camp postcards and evolves into an exchange of letters in which they share the most important milestones of their lives.

Full Summer Season Kickoff Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Full Summer Season Kickoff Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst, is proud to announce a full May calendar celebrating the season opening! 

Free Farmstead Thursdays, made possible through funding by M&T Bank, will begin Thursday, May 4. Admission is free for all to enjoy from 4 to 8 p.m. and offers visitors access to family-friendly educational programming, demonstrations by costumed historic interpreters, guided tours of the historic village and farmstead, and 20,000 square feet of curated exhibit space. Free Farmstead Thursdays run May through August. 

Kenan Center to Present All High Photo Show

Kenan Center to Present All High Photo Show

For the 32nd year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the STORRS ALL HIGH PHOTO SHOW, featuring the work of high school students from 28 schools from across Western New York. This year’s show opens Sunday, April 2, with a free public reception from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street in Lockport. Awards will be presented at 3:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sunday, April 23.

Kenan Center House Gallery exhibitions are generously sponsored by the Grigg Lewis Foundation, M&T Bank, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Award support for this exhibit was provided by The Buffalo News/NeXt, the Buffalo Society of Artists, and individual sponsors.

For more inmformation, go to www.kenancenter.org.