Live Your Art (At Home): Week of July 19

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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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Monday, July 20: Millie Chen, a forest
Millie Chen on her video, a forest, “Living in a forest in the Niagara Peninsula, I’m humbled by the realization that this land doesn’t belong to us, and that human is a tiny fraction of what resides here. This video emerges from a photographic work I recently created for the Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris. For that first iteration, I documented three vertical landscapes centered on oak trees on this patch of land we call home. Each vertical landscape is grounded by a different pair of footwear (Haudenosaunee moccasins; leather boots that could have been worn by Harriet Tubman; my rubber boots) symbolizing women who have passed through this region. A glimpse of the fleeting human history that permeates this geography alters our reading of the landscape.”

Weds., July 22: Artist Spotlight: Robert Harris
Robert Harris shares some thoughts with us in the heart of downtown Buffalo. When we asked where he finds inspiration in the city he said, “I guess the little things. Going to the corner store to get whatever. Getting coffee at your favorite cafe. Bumping into people you like. I run into a lot of people.” Robert is originally from Niagara Falls, but has lived in Buffalo since 2007 and been painting—compulsively as he puts it—for the past ten years.

Friday, July 24: Buffalo Style
Fashion is always a performed expression—wearing a statement more than a garment. It’s one of the only art forms that you can bring with you. This week the Arts Collaboratory is kicking off a new photo series that captures Buffalo’s unique sense of fashion. We’ll be hitting the streets highlighting some of this city’s everyday characters, and seeing what they–along with their outfits–have to say.