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Tango Nocturna to Perform at Canisius

ArtsCanisius and A Musical Feast are thrilled to host an international concert and dance performance this semester called “Tango Nocturna.”  The event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Organized by Moshe Shulman, a founder of Buffalo Tango Orkestra and publisher of “Three to Tango – Basic Music Theory for Tango Dancers,” this event is sure to be sensational. Shulman is a Russian-born Israeli composer, and violin, viola and bandoneon player.  Shulman will be accompanied by Miranda Shulman, violin; Fabrizio Mocata from Italy on piano; double-bassist James Marone; and Romina Bianco, an Argentinian vocalist. The two tango performers – also from Argentina – are Guillermina Quiroga and Mariano Loguidice.  They are world-renowned for their stunning performances.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $7 for faculty and staff, and $5 for students. They can be purchased online at canisius.edu/artscanisius or at the door.

For additional information about this and future ArtsCanisius events, please contact Professor Yvonne Widenor, director of ArtsCanisius, at widenory@canisius.edu or at 716.888.2531.

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Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, assistant professor and program director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

From Odysseus to Harry Potter

The Canisius Adult Lifelong Learners Institute is pleased to announce the new course for the fall 2022 semester: “From Odysseus to Harry Potter: The Evolution of the Hero.”

Led by Robert Butler, PhD, professor emeritus of English, this six-week seminar will trace how patterns of heroism established in classical literature, particularly in The Odyssey, have been revived and modified by modern writers.
Enrollment is open to everyone! There are no papers or exams but a lot of good discussion!
Courses are not part of any Canisius College degree program. For more information see our website:blogs.canisius.edu/icms/lifelong-learners-2021/.
Register here: tinyurl.com/2p8h5k2s.
Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, assistant professor and program director, Art History Program, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

Join Makerspace for LEGO Labor Day

We are thrilled to announce our first Makerspace event of the 2022-23 year – LEGO Labor Day. Please join our students and bring your children! We are opening this activity to all community members (above the age of four) and invite them to build whatever they can imagine.

Thanks to the generosity of Taheri and Todoro PC, many “Creator” sets will be made available at this event on Monday, September 5, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Professor Yvonne Widenor at Ext. 2531 or widenory@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, assistant professor and program director, Art History and Music Programs, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Delightful Watercolors in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Library

This summer we have the work of local artist Seth Brauchler on view in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Library. The exhibit, “Memories of Light,” is a series of plein air paintings from the Niagara/Buffalo region that “seek to explore the inherent beauty of these spaces and challenge the division between the natural and the artificial” according to the artist. Brauchler recently had his work on view at the Buffalo Art Movement, and we a thrilled to showcase his work on campus. Please stop by and enjoy this treasure trove of landscapes and cityscapes that celebrate our region.

Please contact Professor Yvonne Widenor, director of ArtsCanisius, for information about this and future art exhibits in our three gallery spaces at widenory@canisius.edu. We invite faculty, staff, and alumni to share their artistic practices with our community in these areas and welcome suggestions for events, artist talks, and lectures.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History Program, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

Makerspace Participants Make a Difference

Last week, the scarves that students and faculty knit, crocheted and sewed were placed on the Mitten Fence in Peoples’ Park. This fence is located near the Tri-Main Building north of campus and offers a place for people to take winter accessories as needed or donate what they can. We were thrilled to see our donations there and hope to inspire future donations.

Makerspace is a place where students can create physical or digital items in common work spaces, using shared resources and equipment. Makerspaces are meant to be a mechanism for encouraging students to explore and learn outside the classroom.

The Art History program hosted the events where the scarves were made and are grateful for the generous support of Taheri and Todoro PC.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department