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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This Week at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Join us this week at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. General admission to the Burchfield Penney is always free for Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff.

An Evening for Educators
Today, October 24, 4:00–7:30 p.m.

Teachers and administrators of every discipline are invited to join us at the center for an evening of art making, conversation, and discovery. Guided by workshops throughout the evening, participants will explore curricular connections with museum educators and fellow teachers while learning about the valuable opportunities made possible for schools by the First Niagara Foundation in partnership with KeyBank.

In addition to proof of professional development credit, educators will receive teaching materials, museum passes, and a 10 percent discount in the Museum Store. Let us know if you’re planning to attend, or find out more by calling 878-3156 or e-mailing


Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Part of the Dare to Be Diverse Film Series
Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.

Director: Catherine Bainbridge
Executive Producer: Tim Johnson
2017, 102 minutes

Featuring Tim Johnson (Mohawk) B.A. '82 Communication - In person at the screening.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a Canadian feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history that won a Special Jury Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival for Masterful Storytelling. Rumble brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

The film was inspired by the popular Smithsonian Institution exhibit Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians In Popular Culture, which Johnson created for the National Museum of the American Indian. Rumble is produced by Rezolution Pictures, an award-winning Aboriginal-owned film, television, and interactive media production company.

This is a free event.


Creative Conversations with a Work of Art
International Center for Watercolor
Saturday, October 27, Noon–2:30 p.m.

Artist/Instructor: Kathy Gaye Shiroki
$30 Burchfield Penney members/$40 not-yet members
Looking at artwork can be a stimulating exercise as well as a thought-provoking experience. In this workshop, participants will engage in a process of looking at works of art in various nontraditional ways. Instructor Kathy Gaye Shiroki will enhance and lead the process of looking at art while participants build divergent thinking skills. Bring one of your artworks to this interactive workshop to see it in a new light. Watercolor activities will also stimulate fresh ways to approach your art. Expect to look at and contemplate works of art differently after this workshop. 

Supplies to bring:
One original artwork
Sketchbook and pencils
Watercolor supplies, paints brushes, small sheets of watercolor paper

To register contact Kathy Gaye Shiroki, curatorial associate, 878-3549.


Curator Tour of Enough Killing
Sunday, October 28, 1:30 p.m.
Join exhibition curator Don Metz for a tour of Enough Killing.


Kids' Book Club
Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist
Join the Burchfield Penney for Children’s Book Club, the fourth Sunday of the month.
The program includes the book, a gallery tour, and art-making project. October's book is Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist by Barbara Herkert and Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

Family/dual member level or higher: $20 for one child including the book. Additional children of the same family free.
Not yet members: $25 for one child including the book; $5 for each additional child.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Call 878-6011 during gallery hours.


The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from Erie County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Submitted by: Kathleen M Heyworth
Also appeared:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018