Arts Canisius Full Schedule

All dates, times, artists and programs are subject to change.

Location Key:
MCC -- Montante Cultural Center
CKC -- Christ the King Chapel
Regis -- Regis Room, Winter Student Center
KMH -- Kleinhans Music Hall
Library -- Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library
SC – Science Hall


Events By Category:

Meet The Faculty

This series features members of the Canisius Fine Arts Department faculty in recitals, lectures and art exhibits.

Monday, September 30, 2019
12:00 PM | MCC

Tiffany Nicely, percussion

Monday, November 18, 2019
12:00 PM | MCC

Frank Scinta, piano

Monday, March 7, 2020
12:00 PM | MCC

Karen Swietlik-Schmid, piano

Monday, April 22, 2020
12:00 PM | MCC

Yvonne Widenor, Art History Lecture

Monday, April 6, 2020
12:00 PM | MCC

Cristen Gregory, soprano 


The BPO Connection

Informally~Formal Chamber Recitals: These recitals provide an intimate setting where BPO musicians share their favorite chamber works through stories and music.

BPO on Campus: The tradition of the Canisius connection with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra continues with the annual BPO performance in the Montante Cultural Center.

Tickets can be purchased through the BPO ticket office.

Conductor

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
BPO on Campus

Canisius and the BPO Connection
7:30 PM | MCC

Tickets $25 general admission and $12 students, faculty, staff

Robert Franz, conductor
Jacek Muzyk, french horn
Daniel Kerdelewicz, french horn
Bokyung Byun, guitar

Program:

MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
POKORNY Concerto for 2 Horns in F Major
VILLA LOBOS Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485

Tuesday January 28, 2020
Amy Glidden, Associate Concertmaster
7:30 PM  MCC

Informally/Formal Concert
7:30 PM  MCC
Tickets $15 general admission $5.00 students, faculty, and staff

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Tuesday April 14, 2020
Janz Castelo, viola
7:30 PM MCC

Informally/Formal Concert
Tickets $15 general admission $5 students, faculty, and staff

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Student Events 

Opportunities abound for Canisius students to perform. This series features the Canisius College chorale, orchestra, and jazz ensembles in concert, as well as solo performances by Canisius students. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Jazz Ensemble, Russell Scarbrough
7:30 PM | MCC

Saturday November 23, 2019

Canisius College Chorale, Bradley Wingert, director
7:30 PM | MCC

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Canisius College Orchestra,  Ansgarius Aylward, director
7:30 PM | MCC

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Festival of the Ensembles
Jazz Ensemble, Russell Scarbrough director
Canisius College Chorale, Bradley Wingert, director
Canisius College Orchestra, Ansgarius Aylward, director
$5.00 general admission
7:30 PM | MCC

Friday, April 24, 2020

Jazz Ensemble, Russell Scarbrough director
7:30 PM | MCC

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Canisius College Chorale, Bradley Wingert, director
7:30 PM | Christ-the-King Chapel

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Canisius College Orchestra,  Ansgarius Aylward, director
7:30 PM | MCC


 

Art History Events

Every semester, the art history program brings in distinguished scholars and area museum professionals to present their works to our community.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
1:00 PM | SC

Aaron Ott, Curator for Public Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
“A Shared Sense of Place”

During his tenure as Curator of Public Art at the Albright-Knox, Aaron Ott has overseen the installation of more than thirty public artworks across Western New York. Aaron will discuss the nuances and logistical complexities of executing large-scale artworks in public spaces as well as the innovative community partnerships that have contributed to the success of the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative. He will also explore the ways we interact with art beyond the walls of the museum and the positive effects that public art can have on neighborhoods and the people who call them home.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Art Lecture as Part of Borders/Migrations Initiative
Alberto Rey 
7:00 PM | SC RR

“Global Connections:  Investigating the Relationships between Art, Science, and Society”

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1960, Alberto Rey received his political asylum through Mexico in 1963 and moved to Miami, Florida in 1965. His artwork since 1986 has been influenced by his Cuban lineage and his attempt to find a sense of identity in a complex contemporary environment. His abstract work from 1982 through 1992 dealt with issues related to layered memories of Cuban iconography and his American experiences. After 1992, his drawings and paintings incorporated realistic imagery as an attempt to make clear connections between his past interests and art history, regionalism, and his bi-cultural concerns. In 2000, his reflections on contemporary society started to incorporate environmental issues, perspectives in contemporary art theory and art history, biology and society’s disconnections with nature. His work has graced the covers of many prestigious magazines and can be found in almost 20 museum collections including the Albright-Knox.

Borders/Migration Initiative Monday, October 21- Thursday, October 24

April 2, 2020
Art History Lecture
Yvonne K. Widenor

"Redirecting the Gaze: Self-Portraits by Women Artists"

When first exploring a publication entitled 500 Self-Portraits, I was struck by the very low number of self-portraits by women illustrated in the book. This led me on an exploration of self-portraiture, and they continue to intrigue me: whose self-portraits do we "value" more as a society? What motivates an artist to create a self-portrait? To whom is the gaze directed? Is it back at the artist or at the viewer?


Special Events

Buffalo Silver Band

This series features members of the Canisius Fine Arts Department faculty in recitals, lectures and art exhibits.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Buffalo Silver Band
3:00 PM | MCC

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Art Lecture as Part of Borders/Migrations Initiative
Alberto Rey 
7:00 PM | SC RR

“Global Connections:  Investigating the Relationships between Art, Science, and Society”

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1960, Alberto Rey received his political asylum through Mexico in 1963 and moved to Miami, Florida in 1965. His artwork since 1986 has been influenced by his Cuban lineage and his attempt to find a sense of identity in a complex contemporary environment. His abstract work from 1982 through 1992 dealt with issues related to layered memories of Cuban iconography and his American experiences. After 1992, his drawings and paintings incorporated realistic imagery as an attempt to make clear connections between his past interests and art history, regionalism, and his bi-cultural concerns. In 2000, his reflections on contemporary society started to incorporate environmental issues, perspectives in contemporary art theory and art history, biology and society’s disconnections with nature. His work has graced the covers of many prestigious magazines and can be found in almost 20 museum collections including the Albright-Knox.

Borders/Migration Initiative
Monday, October 21- Thursday, October 24

Learn more at Borders/Migration Initiative

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Afro-Semitic Experience
7:30 PM | MCC

Friday, November 8, 2019
A Musical Feast
7:30 PM MCC

Tickets $15 general admission, $5 students, faculty, staff

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Exhibitions

Dana Tyrrell: “Keepsake”

June 7 – September 21, 2019
artist performance and closing reception September 21 5-8 PM 
Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

Sara M. Zak “Forget-Me-Nots”

November 11 – December 13, 2019
Campus Reception/Talk November 11 and Public Reception November 15 5-8 PM

"Forget-me-nots” is a multi-sensory installation based on my pilgrimage to the crash site of my father's F-111 fighter jet. Three years ago, I held an exhibition at this gallery
entitled “MISHAP contained.” The paintings and prints analyzed the crash sites of many F-111 jets.  “Forget-me-nots” is a more contemplative healing experience. In response
to climbing my dad's mountain in Scotland, this work that deals not only with trauma, but with healing. “Forget-me-nots” is an homage to people dealing with PTSD and loss.

Michael Tunney, S.J.  “Home/Work”

January 13 – March 6, 2020
Closing Reception March 6, 2020 5-8 PM

Alumni Photography Show

March 30, 2020 – April 10, 2020

Studio Art Faculty Show

April 20 – July 31, 2020 

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