The Slyboots School of Music and Art & The Ashford Hollow Foundation
SLYFEST 7– The Griffis Sculpture Park Edition
September 7 | 2pm to dusk & September 8 | 12pm to dusk
- Day time- No camping -
Slyfest is an annual collaboration put on as a fundraiser for the Slyboots School of Music and Art, newly located in Downtown Buffalo, NY. Our work involves cultural arts education through avenues of world music, dance and art. We strive to expose students of all ages to master musicians, dancers, performers and artists as a way to inspire creativity and foster respect for all humans in our global village. One of the key components to the Slyboots approach is our presence in elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country. While there is always cultural arts education in the form of music and dance lessons (as well as industry perks like rehearsal space and recording facilities for local musicians) at our center in Buffalo, The Slyboots School spends six months out of the year traveling with cultural performing groups from around the world to perform and teach at schools from Berklee School of Music in Boston to Colorado State University and everywhere in between. For the first time since the inception of Slyfest, The SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, (One of the Slyboots School’s most prominent resident ensembles from Ghana, West Africa) will be in the country during Slyfest season to teach workshops and kick off their 6th US tour with the Slyboots School of Music since 2008– where else– but at SLYFEST 7September 7th, 2012
Big Leg Emma to rock Essex Arts Center in May
Band celebrating the release of their new studio album “Revival”
The roots-rock band, Big Leg Emma, will be hosting their album-release party in Buffalo on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Essex Arts Center, 30 Essex Street, Buffalo, NY. The show, with opening band A Potters Field, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will assist the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which owns and operates the Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center.
Tickets are $13 pre-sale or $18 day or show. Tickets can be purchases at www.griffispark.org or in-person at Terrapin Station, 1172 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo. They will be available at the door the evening of the show.
In addition to the band performances, the warehouse art studio at Essex Street will be transformed with creative lighting and projection photography.
Big Leg Emma just released their second full-length studio album titled “Revival” in March. The band recently returned from a tour of the East Coast celebrating the album release, as well as the band’s 10 Year Anniversary. The band is known for their high-energy live shows that feature blends of rock n’ roll, country, world beat, bluegrass and more. In the band’s 10 year history, the group has shared the stage with numerous national headlining acts, as well as headline their own shows throughout the country.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2012 Moonlight Snowshoe at the Griffis Sculpture Park! You all helped make it a wonderful success.
Essex Art Center Open Studio
Various artists from the Essex Art Center will be showcasing their original work during the Holiday Open Studios and Galleries presented by artists in buffalo, inc. December 2 through December 4 come and visit one of the most unique art spaces in WNY. Our doors will be open to sell and display artwork as well as give you the opportunity to make your own metal sculpture. An artist will be on hand to help you design, draw and cut your metal sculpture while you watch. It is an extremely unique opportunity to make a very special gift and receive a demonstration on Plasma Cutting. The first weekend in December only. We hope to see you there!