Live Your Art (At Home): Week of Aug. 9

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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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Major support is provided by M&T Bank.
Additional support is provided by Savarino Companies.

Monday, Aug. 10: How Now Show, Season 2, Episode 2
This week's episode features an interview with Melissa Meola Shanahan of Torn Space Theater, where we discuss the theater’s newest site-specific performance Silence, running on weekends through August 16th. Tickets are available here. Torn Space has created a fascinating mythology in their site-specific works at Silo City. Kevin will also chat with Travis Vasquez (aka Truey V) about the nature of creativity and radical empathy. Be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, Aug. 11: Fall Preview
The UB Arts Collaboratory will celebrate its first anniversary of programming this fall. In the past year, we have collaborated with UB art departments, initiatives, faculty and students—as well as major Buffalo cultural institutions, galleries, alternative venues, non-profits, activist organizations, and community-based artists. This spring, when our programming was unexpectedly interrupted by the COVID crisis, we quickly changed course and launched Live Your Art (At Home). Now, as fall approaches, the Arts Collaboratory is pivoting once more. We will use our resources, digital platforms and physical spaces to broadcast and amplify the most powerful messages. Our popular Instagram account, our redesigned website and our new experimental space at McDermott Lofts, alongside UB Center for the Arts, will all be put to service promoting artists and their missions. This fall, we’re out to change the world for the better. Let’s Make Art.

Wednesday, Aug. 12: Artist Spotlight: Megan Kyle
Megan Kyle is an Oboist performing as a soloist, improviser, chamber musician, and orchestral musician throughout the Western New York region. She teaches at Houghton College, SUNY Geneseo, and the University at Buffalo, and performs in a variety of chamber groups and projects. She is a member of the composer/performer ensemble Wooden Cities: the subject of the upcoming Buffalo Documentary Project film WORK–which dives into the process of making their most recent album and will be presented by UB Arts Collaboratory as part of its fall season. Be sure to subscribe through the Buffalo Documentary Project’s Instagram page to follow along with weekly videos they'll be posting, and for free access to the premiere on Labor Day, September 7. 

Friday, Aug. 14: Outside Influence, Episode 5
Outside Influence is a show about hip-hop artists, hosted by ToneyBoi, one of Buffalo’s most well-known hip-hoppers. This marks the final episode of Season 1, with Toney interviewing PGM (Program), one of Buffalo’s most authentic hip-hop producers and emcees. Toney unpacks how PGM starts, which records to pick for, and washing your hands. Tune in this week to learn what PGM gets into outside of the studio.