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Spring Into Art 2024

April 30, 2024 | 5-7 p.m. | CFA Atrium | FREE and open to the public

Celebrate Spring at the UB Center for the Arts! Spring into Art brings together and showcases the diverse talents of the artists and creators across the arts at UB. The UBCFA comes alive with performances, installations, interactive activities, and more! Guests are invited to see, celebrate, and experience the artistry that happens right here on campus. 

Presented by the Center for the Arts in collaboration with the departments of ArtArts ManagementUB Art GalleriesMedia StudyMusic, and Theatre and Dance.

This event is FREE and open to University at Buffalo students, faculty, staff and the public.

Enjoy FREE Refreshments as you mingle with fellow art enthusiasts, creators, and performers (while supplies last).

For more information, please contact the Center for the Arts at ubcfa@buffalo.edu.

Evening Highlights

  • Dance, music and musical theatre performances
  • Printmaking
  • Films, digital projects and installations 
  • Art exhibitions
  • Student art sale
  • Enjoy FREE spring time refreshments!

Spring Into Art 2024 Program

Explore Spring into Art in the Center for the Arts Atrium, Screening Room, UB Art Galleries, Project Space, Lower Art Gallery, Atrium Bridge and Media Study 2nd floor studios 

Atrium Activities

Drop-In T-Shirt Printmaking

Department of Art’s Jeff Sherven (Print Media Technician) presents this unique artmaking experience.

Spring ’24 Student Art Sale

Stop by and check out original, handmade, and one-of-a kind pieces and prints created and produced by students across UB enrolled in art courses. This coincides with the Pop-Up Shop series organized by ART422: Entrepreneurship for Creators, taught by Art Faculty Kelly Myers-Chunco.

Futura 2000: Breaking Out, Subway Wall

In dialogue with UB Art Galleries exhibition Futura 2000: Breaking Out, this mural installation is a place for visitors to tag themselves and be a part of a collaborative environment

Blake Barit, Atrium Bridge, Department of Media Study

            Lucier’s Wire (2024)

Atrium Performances

5 p.m. 
9 to 5 The Musical, Department of Theatre and Dance

Songs: Get Out and Stay Out (Judy); Let Love Grow (Joe and Violet); Heart to Hart (Roz); Backwoods Barbie (Doralee); Shine Like the Sun (Doralee, Judy, Violet)

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Artists: Audree Woods – Doralee; Allinee NeGron – Judy; Katie Lloyd – Violet; Jack Catena – Joe; Katie Timmons – Roz; Matt Marco - Piano

5:20 p.m.   
, Choreolab, Department of Theatre and Dance

Choreography: Anne Burnidge (faculty) with dancers
Music: Icefloe and Possible by Zoe Keating
Dancers: Shannon Brien, Vic Bruce, Tari Civerolo, Kenny Harrison, Mackenzie Leone, Selena Pereyra, Grace Rezin

5:30 p.m.   
Matthew Nastro, Solo Guitar, Department of Music

Suite Del Recuerdo, José Luis Merlin (b.1952)
IV. Carnavalito
V. Evocacion
VI. Joropo

The Merry-Go-Round of Life, Joe Hisaishi (b.1950) arr. Sky Guitar

5:45 p.m.
Virus E, Zodiaque Dance Company, Department of Theatre & Dance

Choreography Evan Matthew Stewart (alum)
Music: “Synthetic Love” Sarah Jaffe; “MONITOR –Extended" Zebra Katz and S Ruston
Dancers: Sophia Fino, Jenna Hartke, Amanda Healey, Mario Liguori, Olivia Lopez, Delia Mandik, Alexa Nanfro, Ariana Parsons, Mya Tran, Nina Tucker, Jasmine White, Grace Wythe

A Pulsação, Zodiaque Dance Company, Department of Theatre and Dance

Choreography by Amy VanKirk (alum)
Music byFernando Barba, Carlinhos Brown
Dancers: Lily Colligan, Lauren Guarna, Abby Hankinson, Jenna Hartke, Olivia Lopez, Gabi Marshall, Delia Mandik, Ariana Parsons, Nina Tucker

6:10 p.m.
Singer-songwriter and guitar, Ana-Maria Paul, Department of Psychology

Performing Dreams by Fleetwood Mac and an original song, Picasso and Dora Maar.

6:25 p.m.   
Variations from Sleeping Beauty and Paquita
, Classic Ballet on point, Mackenzie Pautler, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Performing Paquita, composed by Édouard Deldevez and the Bluebird variation from Sleeping Beauty composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

6:40 p.m.  
A Cog in the Wheel,
Choreolab, Department of Theatre and Dance

Choreography: Juliana Hassoun
Dancers: Vic Oshman-Bruce, Sophia Clute, Kendra Jones, Mackenzie Leone, Shannon Brien, Mia Pierce, and Grace Rezin

This piece delves into the complex dynamics of conformity and individuality within society. Drawing inspiration from the metaphor of machinery, the choreography explores the human desire to belong and the pressures to conform to societal norms.

6:50 p.m.  
A Bharatanatyam Spectacle (Indian classical dance),
Niharika Rangegowda  

With 16 years of training in classical dance, Niharika has given more than 300 solo performances and has performed across India at prestigious Festivals and recently has been presenting concerts in the United States. Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance form characterised by intricate footwork, graceful movements, and expressive storytelling where one can experience India’s rich cultural heritage and artistic elegance.

7:00 p.m.  
Moxie, University at Buffalo Students

Band formed through music classes and clubs at UB. Performing indie-alt covers, Cigarette daydreams by Cage the Elephant and Bags by Clairo.

Art Exhibitions

Yoonmi Nam: Among Other Things, UB Art Galleries, First Floor

Wuon-Gean Ho: The Heart’s Sight, UB Art Galleries, Second Floor

Supreme, UB Department of Art BFA Senior Thesis exhibition, Department of Art, Lower Gallery (Room B45)

The exhibition features BFA candidates Abby Short, Tessa Bradley, Marianne Goorbaran, Jessica Baker, Avani Bodden, Xinwen Li, Kylie Naylor, Isabelle Santos, and Yihong Lin. The thesis course and resulting group exhibition has been led by Faculty Ilona Gaynor. 

Moving through Capillarity, UB Department of Art, Project Space (room 155)  

Curated by Coalesce visiting artist Marta de Menezes, and is presented as part of FACTT 2022-2024: TRANS-DISCIPLINARY & TRANS-NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ART & SCIENCE. Featuring work by: André Araúio, Diana Mordido Aires, Sérgio Eliseu, Cosima Herter, Anna Isaak-Ross, Marta de Menezes, Andrea Polli

REJECT BLACK AND WHITE, Zahidul Zahid, UB Department of Art, Project Space Hallway

REJECT BLACK AND WHITE is a collection of 10 unique pieces, by BFA student Zahidul Zahid, that come together to convey the importance of embracing new ideas and not conforming to traditional values. These pieces are a commentary on the world around me from a naive mind.

Gallery Talk with Wuon-Gean Ho, 7 p.m., UB Art Galleries, Second Floor

Join UB Art Galleries for an artist talk with Department of Art Breverman Visiting Artist Wuon-Gean Ho, whose exhibition, The Heart’s Sight, is on view. 

Screening Room Films (Room 112)

Please note that the screening program will run in this order starting at 5 p.m. and again at 6:10 p.m.

Jamie Hager w/ DMS103

Jenson Leonard, w/ students of Basic Digital

Assistant Prof. Laura Kraning w/ students of film production

The Heliotechnics/Heliotechniques Institute for the Study of Solar Practices and DMS 530 Media + Energetics grads, Excerpt of Solar Eclipse Field Documentation

James Pardue, Gale Warning


Room 278: Video installation + VR, student work: Basic Video + Intermediate Production

Room 286: Amatryx Gaming Lab / devs night; Nicolee Jimenez, “Cat Calling” (VR)

Room 235: Activist Media student work

Room 290 Sound lab: DIY Video Installation student work

Room 242 Extensible Media lab: Assistant Prof. Jason Geistweidt / grad student open studio

Conference room: Media Archeology Objects curated by Assistant Prof. Andrew Lison w/ James Pardue

Grad open studios