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A Summer Celebration

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7–11 pm

Join us for a stellar night celebrating two groundbreaking installations: a monumental new sculpture by Nancy Rubins and Videosphere: A New Generation, the largest exhibition of works in new media ever organized from a single museum collection.

The celebration will include:
Champagne and light fare
Hot air balloon rides (wind and weather permitting)
Open bar from 7 to 9 pm


INSIDE: Experience Videosphere: A New Generation. Numerous installations using film, audio, and computer technologies will fill the Gallery. Share in the excitement and interact with the artworks and their innovative artists.

OUTSIDE: Meet the artist Nancy Rubins and toast her colossal new work—a dynamic, striking sculpture that has transformed the Gallery's landscape on Elmwood Avenue.

Complimentary self parking will be available at Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, and the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Valet parking will also be available.

Tickets to this fundraising celebration are $150 each. Rsvp by Friday, June 24, 2011, to 716.270.8274, or You can also purchase tickets online.

All proceeds benefit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.


Support for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection-based exhibitions and installations is generously provided, in part, by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.; The John R. Oishei Foundation; and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.

Equipment and technical support for Videosphere: A New Generation is provided by The Advantage Company.

Nancy Rubins’s appearance is funded by the Stafford Lecture Endowment at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

M&T Bank
Rich’s Catering

Moët & Chandon
NOCO Energy Corp.

Penny and Charlie Banta
Buffalo Spine Surgery and Andy and Helen Cappuccino
Hodgson Russ LLP
National Fuel
Stafford Lecture Endowment
Leslie and Howard Zemsky 

Susan O’Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Charles E. Balbach
Buffalo Cardiology & Pulmonary Associates
Collectors Gallery Alumnae
First Niagara Bank, N.A.
Kate and Stephen Foley
Mary Jo and Peter Hunt
Matrix Development Corporation
North American Breweries
RBC Wealth Management
Univera Healthcare

Monica Angle and Sam Magavern
Buffalo Hospital Supply Co.
Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation
Clover Management
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.
Holly and Jordan Levy
Medaille College
Moretti Consulting, LLC
Nichols School
Nottingham Advisors
Karen and Richard Penfold
Ted and Lisa Pierce
Sanderson & Company Investment Consultants, LLC
Summer Street Capital Partners
UB Neurosurgery, Inc.

Linda and Martin Anderson
Jennifer Bayles and Rob Steinfeld
Robert Birch
Loretta and Michael Fitzpatrick
Frey Electric Construction Company
Friends of Mayor Masiello
Tracy and Barry Heneghan
Jane and John Hettrick
J. P. Bullfeathers Restaurant
N. Choops Painting, Inc.
Gina and Erik O'Neill
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Pranikoff
Christi and Bruce Reinoso

Buffalo Spree
Capital Fence Co., Inc.
Casady Design
Empire Building and Diagnostics
The Floristry
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
Moët Hennessy U.S.A.
New Era
North American Breweries
Tony Walker & Co.
Will Poultry Company
Zenger Group

To join our list of generous sponsors, please contact Corporate Relations Coordinator Cathy Gatewood at 716.270.8274, or