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Art in the Open Program 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 5-7:30 p.m.

Welcome to the  Center for the Arts (UBCFA), where art is made and experienced at the University at Buffalo. Each Fall, we open our doors for guests to explore and see a variety of art in action and on display in the UBCFA, the hub of a bustling arts community where dancers, actors, filmmakers, musicians and artists come to create and perform. The event offers the opportunity for visitors to meet students and faculty to learn about UB’s rich offering of art programs and the creativity its departments bring to the campus and community.

Areas of the UBCFA will be alive where guests will have the opportunity to listen to live music; view films; tour studio and lab spaces; view art gallery exhibitions; see works in progress and drop in theatre and dance rehearsals. The event will conclude with two performances at 7:30 p.m. – “Bridget Moser: When I am Through With You There Won’t be Anything Left” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” . The event offers the opportunity for visitors to meet students and faculty to learn about UB’s rich offering of art programs and the creativity its departments bring to the campus and community.

Art in the Open will include performances and activities curated and produced by UB students, faculty and staff from the departments of ArtArts ManagementUB Art GalleriesMedia StudyMusicTheatre and DanceArts Collaboratory and the Center for the Arts.

Art in the Open is presented by the Center for the Arts and Arts Collaboratory.

Evening Schedule

5 p.m. - Doors and Studios Open 

  • Arts Collaboratory Live Turntable performance by "Dj Optimus Prime"
  • Department of Music live performances
  • Department of Art tours of studios and labs
  • Department of Media Study tours of studios and labs
  • Visit Department of Art Lower Art Gallery Exhibition Là-Bas (Down There)
  • Department of Theatre and Dance Emerging Choreographers Showcase open dance rehearsal
  • Department of Theatre and Dance Design and Technology Collaborators:  Behind the Scenes: “Noises Off”
  • Join MFA Dance students for 30 minutes of dance showing works-in-progress

5:30 p.m. - Screenings Begin

  • Films and Digital Projects by Media Study students

7 p.m. - Studios close and musical performances continue in Atrium

  • Join the artists and guests in the Atrium for refreshments and mingling 

7:30 p.m. - Performances

Refreshments will be served in the atrium

Arts Collaboratory

Live Turntable DJ performance by DJ Optimus Prime, recent collaborator associated with the Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Lab with Grandmaster Flash last Fall. While attending the event, be sure to pick up information and an application for the Spring 2023 Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Lab!

Visit Taylor Rober’s studio in room 216, the University at Buffalo Arts Collaboratory’s 2022/2023 artist-in-residence and UB MFA candidate. The Arts Collaboratory’s artist-in-residence is an annual opportunity for a UB student in the arts to receive a space at 500 Seneca, generously donated by Savarino Companies.

UB Art Galleries

Bridget Moser: When I Am Through With You There Won’t Be Anything Left
UB CFA Gallery, First Floor
7:30 p.m

Join us Bridget Moser’s live performance When I Am Through With You There Won’t Be Anything Left, presented in anticipation of the exhibition I don’t know you like that: The Bodywork of Hospitality, which will open at UB Art Galleries on November 10, 2022.  Borrowing from prop comedy, experimental theater, contemporary dance, and performance art, Moser’s 50-minute performance unfolds as a sequence of brief scenes that shift abruptly and unexpectedly between self-deprecation, humor, and deeper emotions … with a healthy dose of awkward and cringeworthy moments. References and materials from consumer culture, trending online content, popular music, and film play supporting roles in her exploration of isolation as the consequence of linking the body with individuality, the tenuousness of self-identity, and the intensity of being alive.

Department of Music

Atrium Performances

Chamber Music 

Andante et Allegro by Guy-Ropartz
Teressa Izzo, trumpet
Michael Serio, piano

 ___-cide (2018) by Ka Shu "Kenneth" Tam
Teressa Izzo, trumpet
Wren Martinson, clarinet
Elizabeth Hirksekorn, piano

Excerpt from Fantasia in d-minor by W.A. Mozart
Elizabeth Hirksekorn, piano

UB Choir

Claudia Brown, conductor
Michael Serio, piano

'J'entends le Moulin' by Donald Patriquin
'Super Flumina Babylonis' by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
'I thank you God for most this amazing day' by Eric Whitacre
'Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho' arr. Moses Hogan
'And I saw a new heaven' by Edgar Bainton
'Sing a Mighty Song' by Daniel Gawthrop

Chamber Music

Trio Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms
Amanda Newbury, clarinet
Reggie Guo, cello
Aria McKee, piano 

Barcarolle, Op. 42 No. 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Aria McKee, piano

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Mvmts II and III by Ludwig van Beethoven
William Fryburger, piano

UB Guitar Ensembles

Spanish Dance No. 3 by Enrique Granados
Will Brobston and Matthew Nastro with Prof. Sungmin Shin, guitars

Consolação” Afro-Brazilian samba by Baden Powell (arr. Stephen Guerra)
Prof. Stephen Guerra, guitar

Já valeu” Brazilian choro by Stephen Guerra
Profs. Stephen Guerra and Sungmin Shin, guitars

Cissy Strut by The Meters
Eric Aquilina, Matthew Nastro, John Toftegaard, and Jacob Van Middelem, guitars

Department of Media Study

Open Studios

Andras Blazsek – 270

DMS 534 Interactive Media – Single Channel Display of a Realtime Video Camera Feed, processed through MAX/MSP/Jitter – 2nd Floor Bridge

DMS 551: Networked Media – Media Study Hallway

Famous Clark - 242

Hanyu Liao – 258C

Olurotimi Akanbi – 290

Jason Livingston – 258D

Joan Nobile – 258B

Michael Chernoff – 271

Timothy Georger – 271 / 286

Jesse Rodkin – 286

Ruonan Zhang  - 270

Screening Room (Room 112)

Screening Schedule Starting at 5:30 p.m.

Vav Vavrek - Outpost 6, uncanny embrace, Cyborg_lovestory, VIDEO CALIBRATION

Michael Chernoff - Vidiots

Olu Akanbi - "a film"

Jesse Rodkin - Beep Boop Bring Bring Awuga

Joan Nobile - Howling at the Moon: A Follow-up

Blake Barit - Circle, Artifact

Jamie Hager - Continuous Take, Really

Room 235

Screening Schedule

DMS 103: A Night at the Movies

Jenna Kuhlmey
Max Teicher
Cameron Sauer
Caroline O'Grady
Jiayi Ye
Yurui Zeng
Molly Miller
Anthony Butler
Elias Kabalan
Matthew Persampieri

Room 278

Screening Schedule

DMS 518: Innovative Approaches to Film & Video

Department of Art

Open Studios

Alex Cassetti – 212A

Ali Lazik – 214A

Anja Honisett – 207A

Bello Bello – 217

Chloe Koegel – B36

Cristiano Pereira – 215

Dalton Carlson – 212B

Diana Polanco – 214B

Joey Goergen – 219

Jonathan Bolt – 133

Josie Freeman – 211

Lydia Kegler – 219A

Quincey Miracle – B21

Robert George – B35

Salem Browning – 130

Soda – 207B

Taylor Roberts – 216

Tiffany Gaines – 138

Walker Tufts – 209


Department of Art Gallery - Là-Bas (Down There) - A collection of works from current Department of Art Faculty and Staff. Works displayed range through a multitude of diverse practices, art and activism, and emerging fields.

Room 155 - Color and Form Explorations - A selection of samples of undergraduate students’ works representative of the Art Department’s Foundations program from the Spring semester of 2022.

Room 142 – Digital Embroidery with Kelly Myers-Chunco - Stop in to the Department of Art's Graphic Design Lab (142 CFA) where we’ll be running fall-themed patches on the digital embroidery machine. You’ll be able to customize your own patch with a monogram in your choice of colors.

Room B38 – Printmaking - Print Media’s Relief & Letterpress class will be relief printing Masks of the Mind linocut blocks on 3' x 5' panels of muslin.


Department of Theatre and Dance

B88, B91, Drama TheatreNoises Off - The design team for "Noises Off" is comprising entirely of undergraduate students, mentored by faculty.  Student technician work alongside technical staff to realize all the design elements for the production.  This production integrates stage automation.  Set design is by Jonathan Dodds.

Room B84Entropy - A live movement piece telling the story of a woman who must make a choice. This is exploring the potential paths making a choice will take you. "For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon," -Joan D. Vinge.  Choreographed by Sidney.

Rehearsal Workshop (B83) – Works in Progress - From 5-5:30 p.m. - Join us for 30 minutes of dance! MFA Dance students will show works-in-progress.

Black Box Theatre -

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 
7:30 p.m.
Ticketed Performance
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is directed and choreographed by award-winning Guest Artist Terry Berliner. Her work has been seen on-and-off-Broadway, in regional theatres and universities across the country. The cast and designers are students from the Department of Theatre and Dance.