Saturday, January 27, 6-10pm
Opening Reception: David Mitchell
Please join us on Saturday, January 27 -- the eve of the 1986 Challenger disaster -- for an opening reception for, Lullaby for a Lost Horizon, Mitchell’s most ambitious project to date. A multi-media installation spanning both exhibition spaces at 500 Seneca (Main Lobby and Boiler Room), viewers will be transported to a simulated beachfront.
Guests planning on attending the opening, please first visit the main lobby gallery, which is situated at the north end corner of the building at Seneca and Spring Street. Free parking is available in any of the neighboring lots, including the visitor lot, which is located at the main entrance (Spring and Seneca). The opening reception is free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.
Friday, December 15, 12-8 pm
Deluxe: a Winter Art Market
Please join us in the Atrium at 500 Seneca for our 1st Annual Winter Art Market, featuring local talents: Mary Begley, Karmia Bondi, Kristin Brandi, Claudia Carballada, Jack Edson, Cynnie Gaasch, Sara Goldhawk, Tosha Groves, Michael Mykola Haleta, Ani Hoover, Marissa Lehner, Junko McGee, Michael Mulley/Queen City Gallery, Cassi Ott, Tara Sasiadek, Dana Saylor, Katie Sehr, Zach Shaw, Maddie Gerig Shelly, Starlight Studio, Esther Baum-Taylor, Annette Daniels-Taylor, Chuck Tingley, and Alexa & Edreys Wajed. These local artists will be selling their wares, everything from paintings, collages & drawings, to small sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, photography, clothing, and more. From 5-8pm, ABCDJ will be playing some relaxing, fun tunes and there will be snacks and beverages available. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out the Facebook Event Page.
Sunday, December 10, 12-6 pm
Pop Up Shop w/ Alicia Marván Atelier
Please join us for this special event with local fashion designer, Alicia Marván and her fall/winter collection, STRATA. Enjoy complimentary mimosas, wine, and hors d'oeuvres while professional models showcase the clothes. All clothing will be available for purchase at this one time only event. Please note this event is happening in the Boiler Room @ 500 Seneca, which can be found on Myrtle near Hamburg St. For more information, please visit the Facebook Event Page.
Saturday, December 9, 1-3 pm
Artist Talk & Workshop w/ Team Razor Wire
Please join us for an art filled Saturday afternoon in the main lobby gallery at 500 Seneca with the artists from Team Razor Wire, Nicholas Miller & Christopher Kameck. The artists will talk about their work that is installed in the gallery, and then they'll work with guests to create brightly colored, geometric collages out of paper. We'll provide all the materials and guests will be able to take their final works of art home with them. This event is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. The main lobby gallery is located at the Spring and Seneca entrance at 500 Seneca and free parking is available there as well. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Facebook Event Page.
Thursday, December 7, 5-7 pm
Opening Reception - Team Razor Wire
Please join us in the main lobby for the first gallery exhibition for the mural duo, Team Razor Wire (Nicholas Miller & Christopher Kameck). Their mural work can be seen around town, on the East Side, on the West Side, in North Tonawanda, in museums, and in small local businesses. The main lobby can be found by entering 500 Seneca through the entrance at Spring & Seneca, where visitor parking is located. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please visit the Facebook Event Page.
Saturday, November 18, 7-9pm
Wooden Cities Live in the Boiler Room
Please join us for an evening of live music filled with percussion, synthesizers, wind & string instruments, in a program based around the themes of labor, justice and harvest. The evening will feature Louis Andriessen's racous and resolute Workers Union, and the crisp dynamism of Rzewski's Main Drag. The program will also feature traditional shape note and sacred harp music, a 17th century protest ballad, and an uncompromising new oboe solo played by Megan Kyle. Tickets will be available at the door on a sliding scale, $10-20. For more information about the event, please visit the Facebook event page.
Saturday, November 11, 1-3pm
Artist Talk & Workshop w/ Ani Hoover
Please join us in the lobby gallery of 500 Seneca for an artist talk and rug-making workshop with Ani Hoover. Ani will present her work and inspiration for the works on view at the Cass Project in an informal roundtable discussion as participates produce a rag rug. This making session is based on a knotting technique variation that is sometimes called “Amish Knotting”, “Scandinavian Knotting” or “Toothbrush knotting”. This simple rag rug making technique requires no tools or skills and can be done anywhere. Supplies will be provided, but please bring any non-stretchy fabrics that you wish to use or share with others. Having a diverse mix of fabrics will lead to more colorful projects. For more information about the event, please visit the Facebook event page.
Saturday, October 7, 7-9pm
Please join us, in the Boiler Room, as Cages will present 4 pieces from their latest recording, Inside a Ringing Chord, newly arranged for two mixed ensembles which will feature many of Buffalo's incredible musicians. Cages has been implementing new approaches to sound and performance since 2005. Combining electronics with acoustic instruments, the duo of Nola Ranallo & David Bailey have strived to create a world the listener can experience, featuring extremes of both the organic and in-organic. https://cagesmusic.bandcamp.com/ Tickets will be available at the door on a sliding scale, $10-$20. For more information about this event, please visit the Facebook event page.
Thursday, October 5, 5-7pm
Opening Reception - Ani Hoover
Please join us for the next exhibition in the main lobby (Spring/Seneca), with How to..., a continuation of Ani Hoover's exploration into repurposing traditional fibers and recycled materials, into sculptural wall works. To see images of past work and projects, please visit her site @ anihoover.com. This event is free and open to the public. For those that can not make the opening reception, the gallery is open, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. For more information about this event, please visit the Facebook event page.
Saturday, September 23, 7-9pm
Out of the Dark
Please join us, as we begin our fall program in the Boiler Room, with a night of experimental sound and vocals, with Null Point and Sotto Voce Vocal Collective. Audience members will be invited into an immersive, seamless performance experience, beginning with barely audible environmental sound and culminating in boisterous participation. The concert centers around two works by the recently deceased Pauline Oliveros, who spent the past three decades as a resident of Upstate NY; in addition works by local, national and international emerging composers will be presented. Tickets will be available at the door on a sliding scale, $10-$20. For more information about this event, please visit the Facebook event page.
Thursday, September 21, 5-7pm
Closing Reception for Charles Clough
Please join us for the closing reception for the work of Charles Clough that has been installed over the summer in our main lobby gallery. There will be prints ($50) and hand made books ($100) that he created available for purchase. Light refreshments and snacks will be offered. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please refer to the Facebook event page.