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Captured: M&T FIRST FRIDAYS on Friday, May 4

May 9, 2012

The East Buffalo Media Association performs “Mars,” a unique work combining elements of poetry, art, and music.

As part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY on Friday, May 4, the Gallery organized a series of events celebrating the special exhibition Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s.

Film screenings included James Blue’s documentary Who Killed the Fourth Ward? A non-fiction Mystery in Three Parts, 1978, which explores the potential redevelopment of the Fourth Ward in Houston, Texas; RainForest, 1968, which captures a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the second Festival of the Arts Today in Buffalo; and Sara Hornbacher’s Numerical Studies: Rutt Cube Interface, 1976, and Leaving Everything to be Desired, 1977.

Don Metz performed a FLUXUS work by Paul Sharits, one of the artists whose work is featured in Wish You Were Here; the East Buffalo Media Association performed “Mars,” a unique work combining elements of poetry, art, and music; and the Vores capped off the evening with their avant-garage music.

Future Curators Coordinator Lindsay Kranz also gave a tour of the 2012 Future Curators Exhibition, Calloused, which had its official opening on Thursday, May 3.

View photos of the first Friday festivities below.

We hope to see you here for the next first Friday on June 1, when we will host the ninth annual Cinegael Film Festival and a performance with Young Audiences WNY featuring Gretchen Murray Sepik’s "Erie Canal Sal."
View the Schedule for June 1

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