December 14, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Hallwalls
part of a series on Tradition
About the speaker
Myron Deputat grew up in Clarence NY, and has been playing music since the age of 5. Over the years he has performed in a number of ensembles, both classical and contemporary. In 1998 he formed a local rock band called “Those Idiots”. In 2001 his group was asked to play at the Adam Mickiewicz Library on the east side of Buffalo for their traditional Dyngus Day celebration. At that performance, the group adopted playing contemporary songs in the style of polka music. The band became an instant hit with audiences both young and old, and has been instrumental in helping to revive Dyngus Day celebrations in Buffalo. Myron continues to develop his skills as a musician, songwriter, producer, and engineer thereby expanding his outlets for creative endeavors.
The mission of Hallwalls is to provide a center for contemporary art. It is also to recognize and serve a vital community artistic presence which is global in its outlook, challenging in its ideas, pluralistic in its concerns, and diverse in its expression. Hallwalls’ twofold mission is to serve artists by supporting the creation and presentation of new work in the visual, media, performing, and literary arts, and to serve the public by making these works available to audiences. We are dedicated in particular to work by artists which challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the various art forms, and which is critically engaged with current issues in the arts and–through the arts–in society. Finally, we believe that the right of freedom of expression for artists, and for free access to their works by interested individuals, must be protected as a fundamental and necessary condition of our mission.
Buffalo’s Rowhouse Bakery & Restaurant is located in three beautiful Delaware Avenue brownstones, each built in 1890, in an area once known as the Midway Plaisance. “Midway” reflects the building’s location between Niagara Square and Forest Lawn Cemetery, and “Plaisance” refers to the “pleasantness” of their once park-like setting.
The Western New York Book Arts Center promotes greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. WNYBAC is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit, featuring a letterpress and screenprinting studio, a gallery, a working museum, and a boutique.
Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival is a one day internationally recognized indoor- outdoor festival in Buffalo, New York. Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival was created to celebrate and illuminate the resurgence of all forms of music, art , media and culture that resonates in and from Buffalo and Western New York. Beau Fleuve is apart of the new Buffalo. Our generation of artist , athletes , contributors, djs, fashion designers, industry executives and musicians are cultivating their industries globally.
Snowy Owl is all about sparkling, probiotic iced tea to nourish the body and delight the senses. Brewed from organic fair-trade tea in Buffalo’s Old First Ward, and proudly owned by two sisters. Brought to you with our dedication to keeping things handcrafted, compassionate, and curious.
Bring your own mug! In 2019 we’re going completely waste-free, so get some practice at this event by bringing your favorite.
Photo from CreativeMornings/St. Pete.