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Beyond/In Western New York 2005 Events and Programs at the Burchfield-Penney

Posted: March 15, 2005
To follow is a listing of the events and programs which are being held at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in conjunction with the exhibition Beyond/In Western New York 2005
Thursday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: William Y. Cooper and Joseph Miller
The artists will discuss their work.
Thursday April 28, 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 29, 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
Performance: Everything by Ron Ehmke
($5 for non-members; free for Burchfield-Penney members)
Ron Ehmke does everything: spoken-word performances, large-scale ensemble events, autobiographical storytelling, political satire, improvisational cabaret, cable access television, arts programming, DJ-ing, you name it. He has been creating live art throughout the U.S. for the last 25 years, both alone and frequently in collaboration with actors, visual and media artists, dancers, and others. EVERYTHING is his first new evening-long solo project since 1998. The show is structured like a touring rock concert, from a merchandise table in the lobby to a set list which changes from venue to venue and night to night. (The only thing missing is the music—and if you’ve ever heard him sing, you know that's a blessing.) The content will be drawn from every phase of Ehmke’s career, including monologues, stories, rants, videotapes, character sketches, audio pieces, and brand-new material. Each evening’s event will include one or more hand-picked guest artists and spur-of-the-moment surprises.
Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Alfonso Volo and Jackie Felix
The artists will discuss their work.
Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Screening by Meg Knowles and Jody LaFond)
New works by Knowles and LaFond will be presented in their first public screening.
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Performance by Aaron Miller
($5 for non-members; free for Burchfield-Penney members)
A collaborative performance by Aaron Miller, Buffalo multimedia artist; Monica Duncan, Atlanta College of art Visiting Artist and Video Department faculty member; Neil Fried, ACA Video Department faculty member; and Aimee Rydarowski, ACA Digital Video Graduate. Using the programs Max/MSP/Jitter, the performers will create feedback systems to explore the mechanisms that map the creation and evolution of memory over time. The piece will combine projected image, sound, music, text, gesture and voice.
Friday, June 17, 2005, 8:00 p.m.
Parallel History I by Tony Conrad
($5 for non-members; free for Burchfield-Penney members)
A chamber work for eight amplified strings, Parallel History I is a bricolage of skewed appropriations from Western musical monuments, somewhat in the tradition of Anton Webern’s "arrangement" of a Bach fugue. In Parallel History I the common practice harmony of the West has been "translated" into an alien scale using tones that were eclipsed by our standardized music notation. Parallel History I was written for Beyond/In Western New York, and this performance is a world premiere.
About the Burchfield-Penney Art Center
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo Niagara and Western New York State. Through its affiliation with Buffalo State College, the museum encourages learning and celebrates our richly creative and diverse community. For more information, call (716) 878-6011 or visit

The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students and $3 for children and is free for students, faculty and staff of Buffalo State College and members of the Burchfield-Penney.

The Burchfield-Penney Art Center thanks Lumsden and McCormick LLP, The Premier Group and an anonymous donor for their generous support of Beyond/In Western New York 2005 at the Burchfield-Penney. In addition, we thank Judge and Mrs. John T. Elfvin, Northtown Automotive Group, The Baird Foundation, Consulate General of Canada, Buffalo / Consulat g?n?ral du Canada, Buffalo, Hadley Exhibits Inc.and M&T Bank for supporting all 13 participating venues in presenting this exhibition.

The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional operating support is provided by the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the James Carey Evans Endowment, the Mary A. H. Rumsey Foundation and charitable contributions by museum members and visitors.
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