September 2018

Art Assembly - 1st Meet up

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5-7:30pm 

In a meeting with local arts patron and developer Frits Abell, we were discussing the current state of the arts community, and what the needs are of a community, where everything is quickly changing around us, but not with us.  Our mission is a simple and earnest one: to build more community among creatives/artists/those who work in the Arts in WNY. If you fall into any of those categories, or you're a supporter/patron/enthusiast of the arts, please join us for an informal gathering at The Tabernacle (211 Lafayette @ Grant). Come mingle, bring your business cards, postcards, or any marketing materials you have of your business or organization, and get to know others involved in the arts sector of Western New York. For more information about this event, please visit the Facebook event page

Opening - Recent Acquisitions

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5-7:30pm 

The Cass Project is honored to be working with local arts collector Gerald Mead, for the next show at 500 Seneca, opening Thursday, Septemeber 27, 5-730pm. This exhibition consists of artworks in all media that have been selected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, one of Buffalo’s most prolific collectors of works by artists associated with Western New York (WNY) by either birth or residency. Assembling a private art collection is an ongoing process of expansion and refinement and this selection represents the range of works that Mead has added to his collection within the last year. It includes emerging artists as well as those with national and international reputations. Collectively the artworks - spanning from the early 1970s to present - provide a glimpse into the art rich art history of this region. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

October 2018

Aaron Dilloway, Steve Baczkowski & Martin Freeman

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018, 7-9pm 

The Cass Project is excited to announce the upcoming music event of solo performances by experimental musicians Aaron Dilloway (Oberlin), Steve Baczkowski and Martin Freeman (Rochester), on Thursday, October 4, 7-9pm at 500 Seneca, in the Boiler Room. Tickets will be available at the door on a sliding scale of $10-20. The Boiler Room is located off the courtyard at 500 Seneca, by entering through the gate on Myrtle near Hamburg, and following the signs/path. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

Earth Science Day -Free

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018, 9am-4pm 

This year the Cass Project brings two art programs to Penn Dixie's Earth Science Day! From 1-3pm, join artist Emma Percy for “Eco-Printing,” a drop-in workshop that will explore a variety of simple techniques for making prints and drawings with plants. Using inks and the pigments within the plants themselves, each visitor can create a unique piece of artwork to take home with them.

Separately, our inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Bonnie Rush, will offer guided tours of her Trilobite Labyrinth project at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. Tours — which require a 1/4 mile round trip hike — will originate at the Cass Project table under the big tent. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

Art Assembly - Come Together - 2nd Edition

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5-7:30pm 

We had a great turnout and response from our first gathering, so please join us for Art Assembly's second gathering. This meet-and-greet is a free event open to any artist, creative, arts worker, patron or supporter of the arts. Come meet others working in the Buffalo Arts & Cultural Community.

Members are encouraged to bring postcards and/or marketing of their craft, business or organization to share with others. An agenda will be set later, so stay tuned for more details. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

Closing Reception

Friday, Oct 26, 2018, 5-7pm 

Please join us in the main lobby at 500 Seneca for a closing reception of our current exhibit, Recent Acquisitions from the Gerald Mead Collection. Gerald will be giving a tour of his collection at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. The main lobby can be found at the North end of the building at Spring Street. Guests can park in any of neighboring lots. For more information about this event, please visit the Facebook event page.