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

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Meet The Faculty

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

Monday, September 17, 2018
12:00 PM | MCC

Ron Martin

Monday, November 19, 2018
12:00 PM | MCC

Frank Scinta, piano

Monday, March 11, 2019
12:00 PM | MCC

Melissa Thorburn, mezzo-soprano and Richard Falkenstien, guitar

Monday, April 22, 2019
12:00 PM | MCC

Ellen Barnum, bassoon

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 Canisius College Fine Arts Office, 716-888-2542 or online at

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
BPO on Campus

Canisius and the BPO Connection
7:30 PM | MCC

Tickets $25 general admission and $12 students
Todd Craven, BPO Assistant Conductor
Canisius College Chorale, Bradley Wingert, director

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Canisius College’s collaboration with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The College’s tremendous dedication to and support of the arts and the BPO has led us to this auspicious milestone.
This festive concert includes the following works performed under the direction of Todd Craven, BPO Assistant Conductor, and one piece features the Canisius College Chorale under the direction of Bradley Wingert. There will be a reception following the concert for all to enjoy.

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  • Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
  • Bach Cantata 79 “Gott, der Herr, is Sonn’ und Schild” (featuring the Canisius College Chorale, Bradley Wingert, director)
  • Haydn Symphony No. 94 “Surprise”

Tuesday February 19, 2018
Joshua Lauretig, oboe
7:30 PM MCC

Informally-Formal Recital
$15 general admission, $7 students

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Tuesday April 30, 2019

7:30pm, MCC
“Women in the Orchestra: A Discussion on Women in the Field of Orchestral Music”
Featuring BPO musicians Anna Mattix (oboe) and Sheryl Hadeka (horn)


Student Events 

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Student Faculty Recital
3:00 PM | MCC

This event is cancelled
Friday, November 30, 2018

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

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

Sunday, December 2, 2018

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

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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

Friday, April 26, 2019

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

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
2:30 PM | RR

"Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House: Save a Building; Save a City"
Professor emeritus Jack Quinan, Department of Art, SUNY at Buffalo
This presentation will function as a prelude to a tour of the Martin House nearby on Jewett Parkway. It will begin by placing the clients, Darwin Martin, John Larkin, and other members of the Larkin Soap Company, in the context of Buffalo at the turn of the twentieth century and will examine the circumstances that led them to engage a 35-year-old Chicago architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to design the building. The significance of the house will be articulated in terms of Wright’s revolutionary Prairie House ideal but the real story will be about how the Martin house -- abandoned in 1937 and in semi-ruinous condition by the 1950s – became the focus of a $60 million restoration effort that has awakened the City of Buffalo from its long slumber.


Thursday March 7, 2019
12:00 PM | RR

"Regional Academies and Artistic Politics:  Naples, Rome and Milan in 19th Century Painting"
Dr. Laura Watts, Associate Professor of Art History, Daemen College

This lecture will discuss the work of Tommaso Minard, Francesco Hayez and Gioacchino Toma and their
stylistic developments achieved through their relationship with the regional academies.

Monday, April 15, 2019
12:00 PM | RR

“The Problem of Artists’ Books: Art You’re Supposed to Touch"
Joan Stoltman ‘05
There are hundreds of thousands of artists' books scattered across the country, languishing in museum and library collections, never to be seen. Books made of pasta. Scrolls 10' long. Books too heavy to lift and books smaller than your palm. These fascinating works face fundamental issues in the collision between engaging audiences and conservation. The intention of the artist is thwarted by traditional display techniques used in museums and galleries, preventing people from having the tactile, one-on-one experience required to truly understand the piece. What to do?

Special Events

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

Thursday, October 4, 2018
10:00 AM | MCC

Jordan Sramek, Founder / Artistic Director of the Rose Ensemble
Prior to the free performance, Rose Ensemble Founder and Director, Jordan Sramek, will give a lecture open to the public.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Rose Ensemble Performance
7:30 PM MCC
reception to follow free concert

Described as sacred, secular, folk, and classical, "Land of Three Faiths" takes listeners on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. 

This event is funded through the Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series, the Dean of Arts & Sciences, the Classics Department, the ArtsConnect Grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and ArtsCanisius.

"This engagement of The Rose Ensemble is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts."

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Sunday, October 13, 2018
Buffalo Silver Band

The Buffalo Silver Band season opens on Saturday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center with Welcome to the Brass Menagerie. The Buffalo Silver Band will be joined by the 716 Trombone Ensemble and the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble for a program that promises to shake the rafters. Music of Meredith Wilson, Philip Sparke, and Richard Strauss will be featured.

October 19-26

This weeklong event includes a variety of artistic practices and presentations and is a collaboration between Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and ArtsCanisius to encourage discussions concerning borders, walls, migrations, and the experiences of refugees. Check for more information and a calendar of events.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Art History Art Show/Fundraiser
5:00 - 7:00 PM Science Hall Commons 

To continue the inspiring effects of the presentations and performances of Ignatian Scholarship Day, the art history students will host an art show and fundraiser that shows off the talents of our studio art students, faculty, and staff. This is the second fundraiser of this kind at Canisius - last year we sold over 70 artworks and raised $300 that was donated to Buffalo Arts Studio and A Blade of Grass. Please contribute to the show and/or stop by and support the impact of artistic practice on campus. 

Flamenco Vivo Buffalo Residency
April 11, 2019 11:30 AM Montante Cultural Center
Free and open to the public

Experience the cultural richness and traditions of flamenco. Expert artists bring you a colorful and lively
performance full of the energetic music and intense dance that reveal a glimpse into a life full of pride,
passion, honor, love, and sorrow. With influences from North Africa and South America, the Gypsies and the
Jewish peoples, this vibrant and culturally-diverse art form will keep you moving in your seat! Here is a preview.


October 1–December 14, 2018
Vogt Gallery, Lyons Hall
Katharyn Ketter-Franklin | Nathan Deganis Librera

This two-person exhibition features recent works on paper, sculptural installations, and screen prints by two Canisius College alumni (both ’13).

October 1–October 26, 2018
Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Galleries, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library
Patrick Foran: Other Internments

Organized in conjunction with ArtsCanisiusArtes, Patrick Foran: Other Internments features large-scale drawings from the artist’s ongoing “State of Exception” series.

November 7, 2018-January 25, 2019
Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Galleries, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library
Kyla Kegler: Feel Me in the Library

Feel Me in the Library is an experiential installation that reflects on the conditions of feeling. Through interactive tools, videos, audio guides, and a how-to manual, the work advocates finding feeling as a radical practice. In a moment in which we are ever-more distracted from intuitive feeling by traumatizing news headlines, increasing virtual mediation, and the mindfulness industry’s commodification of self, Feel Me in the Library offers a means of resisting apathy and enhancing empathy. The installation plays on its unique context within Canisius College’s Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, serving as a haven where students may retreat from their cerebral activities for some moments of somatic exploration.

February 16–May 11, 2019
Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Galleries, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library
Fotini Galanes: Morphogenesis

This installation features a new site-responsive project by Fotini Galanes designed specifically for the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Galleries in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library at Canisius College. With Morphogenesis, Galanes has adapted her signature linework to three-dimensional, suspended globe form in an exploration of body and mind’s capacities to renew themselves and grow.

March 1–April 16, 2019
Vogt Gallery, Lyons Hall
Ann Moody: Expanding the Grid 

The new works by Ann Moody debuting as part of Expanding the Grid allude to the diverse uses of the grid—a structure that has served as both a favorite motif of the early twentieth century avant-garde as well as an underlying framework in contemporary comic book page layouts and a traditional basis for quilt making—blurring the distinction between art and craft and high- and lowbrow forms of visual creativity. 

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