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Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

The artistic talents of puppeteers from across the United States will be showcased in the second annual Geppetto Festival, named after the beloved woodcarver from the children’s classic “Pinocchio,” scheduled for April 15 as part of the Daemen College Academic Festival.

“The Geppetto Festival is intended to share enriching presentations and performances to help bring new life to puppetry,” said Cameron Garrity, festival director. “Whether young or young at heart, the festival will give audiences the chance to explore new avenues of puppetry beyond Sesame Street and other well-known shows.”

Full of Flavor, the 21st Annual Springtime in the Country Artisan Market Expands

Full of Flavor, the 21st Annual Springtime in the Country Artisan Market Expands

 

Celebrating 21 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. The event has grown to include a market atmosphere including gourmet coffees, olive oils, baked goods, cheeses, meats and more. In addition, more than 25 new artisans will join the company of 200 artisans representing states from across the nation! 

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

 

A new exhibit — “Trillium Roads” — featuring the work of artist Matthew Palmo is among the upcoming highlight at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

Palmo’s work includes surreal landscapes, abstract figures, night scenes and seascapes. The exhibit will run from March 10 through April 4, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

 

Weather postponed two weekend events at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, but both have been reschedule and will take place in the near future.

A book-signing event with the author and illustrator of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love,” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Dog Ears, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of Western New York feral cat rescue stories from participants of the spay/neuter programs of Feral Cat FOCUS. Local author Susan Sellingsloh and illustrator Joan Peck capture the struggles and joys of people who encounter feral cats and decide to help. Proceeds from the event will benefit Feral Cat FOCUS.

Historical Re-enactments and Events Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Historical Re-enactments and Events Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, a place to travel back in time and explore Western New York’s rich history, has several exciting events planned through the end of April.

Art Project Introduces MQA Students to the Work of Norman Rockwell

Art Project Introduces MQA Students to the Work of Norman Rockwell

 

Social media played a prominent role in an interesting and creative student art project currently under way at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga.

It started in January when a member of the school’s faculty spotted an ad on Craigslist offering approximately four dozen Norman Rockwell collectible plates free to a good home. The Boston, N.Y., resident who donated the plates just wanted them to go somewhere where they would be appreciated.