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ANIMOTION guests on the Elmwood Avenue Portico under FriendsWithYou’s Light Cave

ANIMOTION guests on the Elmwood Avenue Portico under FriendsWithYou’s Light Cave. Photograph by Tom Loonan.


Summer Celebration

Friday, June 19, 2015 ● 7 pm
11 pm

On Friday, June 19, 2015, the Albright-Knox presented ANIMOTION, our massive summer celebration inspired by the exhibition Screen Play: Life in an Animated World. Guests mingled under an enormous illuminated sculpture by FriendsWithYou; enjoyed video game–themed megabites created for the evening by Rich’s Catering & Special Events, along with beverages provided by Cupcake Vineyards, Magic Hat Brewing Company, and Southern Wine & Spirits; and danced on our Pac-Man dance floor to 1980s tunes spun by Nicholas Picholas from Kiss 98.5 and two sets by the legendary Lloyd Cole.

Guests turned their smartphones into controllers to battle each other in Art Invaders, created by the Canisius College Digital Media Arts Program and projected on the side of the 1905 Building by Projex. They acted out in front of the giant green screen provided by Daemen College’s International Center for Excellence in Animation and took home customized photos from Migz Media Group. They tested their gaming skills on vintage video games provided by Buffalo Game Space and battled on vintage pinball tables provided by Buffalo Pinball. The Villa Maria College Animation Department also presented “Obe: The 3D-Scanning Experience.” All guests received unique swag bags courtesy of Tony Walker & Co. at the end of the night.

Presenting Sponsors

Pac-Man Sponsors

NOCO Energy Corp.

Sonic the Hedgehog Sponsors

Susan O’Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Bob Bojdak and Sarah Williams
Buffalo Cardiology & Pulmonary Associates
Cannon Design
Charles F. Kreiner, Jr., UBS Financial Services Inc.
First Niagara Bank
Imagine Staffing Technology, Inc.
Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
Kaleida Health
Paul William Beltz PC
Lisa and Ted Pierce
Christine Sabuda 
Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Leslie and Howard Zemsky

Frogger Sponsors

Barclay Damon LLP 
Buffalo Bills
Canisius College
Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP
Friends of Allison Drake
Roberta and Michael Joseph
New Era Cap

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