Live Your Art (At Home): Week of May 24

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Join us on Instagram at @artscollaboratory for this week’s lineup of lively IGTV programming spotlighting some of the artists who make Buffalo’s creative scene hum.

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Sunday, May 24: It’s You I Like, Episode 1
Artist Kyla Kegler enlists five creative people living in five different cities around the world to perform themselves to a musical score about love and connection today. The drama unfolds over three episodes in a weekly miniseries loosely structured after the beloved Mr. RogersIt's You I Like appropriates the world of make-believe, confusing the line between reality and fiction with the hope of leaving viewers feeling a little less alone.


Wednesday, May 27: Annie Bielski at NADA Art Fair
The Arts Collaboratory features Annie Bielski’s painting, Who, Me?!, during Week 2 of the online NADA Art FairWho, Me!?  borrows its central sewn spiral shape from the yo-yo quilts of the 1930s, which were created out of scraps of fabric fashioned into small rosettes. Bielski is interested in celebrating the everyday and the domestic through her incorporation of found household fabrics. The boldness of a single small gesture scaled up is reflected in the title, "Who, Me!?" This painting was featured in Bielski’s recent solo exhibition at UB Center for the Arts, presented in partnership with UB Art Galleries.


Wednesday, Thursday, May 28: In the Studio with Liz Markus
Buffalo-born and raised artist Liz Markus paints cool things she is interested in. Her work is informed by her fascination with the differences between the propriety of socialites and the rawness of punk culture. The dinosaur paintings started from her obsession with the ubiquitous T-Rex Halloween costume. Markus is drawn to its proportions, colors, and the different, often crazy, poses it takes. The T-Rex costume is a form that contains cuteness within ferocity. But more than that, it’s a good thing to hang a painting on. Join Liz Markus in her studio in Los Angeles to learn more!

Friday, May 29: Video Compilation from the Creative Research Lab
The Arts Collaboratory features a video compilation of creative work emerging from “The Bunny Bunny Bunch,” the creative, talented and resilient students of the inaugural Creative Research Lab, organized by the Arts Collaboratory. Led by Maria S. Horne, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, together with Visiting Professor in the ArtsAlan Zweibel (BA ’72), the students had been working on a multidisciplinary interpretation and production of Zweibel’s memoir and play, Bunny Bunny, when COVID-19 struck. Pivoting to video, playwriting, animation and Zoom, the Lab compiled a variety show inspired by Zweibel’s multi-faceted career, especially drawing upon his work with Saturday Night Live in the early 1970’s. View the funny, charming and quirky work on Friday!