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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author and Illustrator Wende Essrow


Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author and Illustrator Wende Essrow


Wende Essrow, author and illustrator of the books “The Paintbrush Dreamer” and “If You Listen to the Trees,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20.

Essrow will present a reading of “If You Listen to the Trees,” followed by a charcoal art drawing workshop. All materials will be included, and participants can take their art home.

AT&T 28 Days pays homage to past & present Black Trailblazers

 

AT&Tcelebrates acclaimed actress, writer and activist Ruby Dee along with past and current black trailblazers with this year’s AT&T 28 Days throughout the month of February. The program spotlights pivotal figures and moments during Black History Month.

AT&T 28 Days will honor those whose achievements uplift the community – from popular artists and ambassadors, to college presidents and business leaders.

Dee began her career as an employee for an AT&T legacy company in 1943. She spent her days soldering wires on an assembly line at and repairing panels during WWII. Over the years, she turned to her passions: acting and activism. Her story serves as an inspiration to many.

Explore Buffalo Lists Unique February Tours

Explore Buffalo Lists Unique February Tours

The interesting architecture of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, adventures in Buffalo history and Buffalo’s breweries are the topics of tours being offered by Explore Buffalo during the month of February.

Inside St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
Feb. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
2253 Main St., Buffalo

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, established in Buffalo in 1853 as the first academic school for the deaf in the country, was relocated from Edward Street to its current location on Main Street in 1898. This two-hour walking tour highlights the beautiful architecture of this historic building and offers fascinating information about the history and culture of deaf people in the Buffalo area. The tour also offers a glimpse into the current world of educating deaf and hard of hearing students in the 21st century.

AT&T 28 Days pays homage to past & present Black Trailblazers

AT&T 28 Days pays homage to past & present  Black Trailblazers

 

AT&Tcelebrates acclaimed actress, writer and activist Ruby Dee along with past and current black trailblazers with this year’s AT&T 28 Days throughout the month of February. The program spotlights pivotal figures and moments during Black History Month.

AT&T 28 Days will honor those whose achievements uplift the community – from popular artists and ambassadors, to college presidents and business leaders.

Dee began her career as an employee for an AT&T legacy company in 1943. She spent her days soldering wires on an assembly line at and repairing panels during WWII. Over the years, she turned to her passions: acting and activism. Her story serves as an inspiration to many.

New Owner Brings Friendly, Professional Atmosphere to Sink or Swim Tattoo

New Owner Brings Friendly, Professional Atmosphere to Sink or Swim Tattoo

Sink or Swim Tattoo, located on the second floor of a commercial building at 1040 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, is under new ownership, with a familiar face now running the operation.

Former Sink or Swim tattoo artist Keith Kuzara took ownership of the business on Oct. 1, 2015, after working at the shop for nearly four years. Kuzara is a self-taught and award-winning tattoo artist with six years of industry experience.

“I was planning on opening my own shop eventually, when this opportunity suddenly popped up,” said Kuzara. “With the previous owner moving out of state, the timing and situation was right to take over the business.”

Sink or Swim now employs five tattoo artists, including the multi-tattooed owner.

Student Art Exhibit Kicks Off a Busy Schedule at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery

Student Art Exhibit Kicks Off a Busy Schedule at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery

A wide variety of classes, exhibits and workshops will take place at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, in the upcoming weeks and months!

“Creative Courage,” an exhibit featuring the work of students from the West Seneca Visual Arts Academy at West Seneca East Senior High School, will be on display from Feb. 3-27. An opening reception, open to the public, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Guests are invited to meet the student artists, view their creativity and discuss their artwork with them!

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Costuming Bee, First Ladies Tea, Timber Framing Workshop

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Costuming Bee, First Ladies Tea, Timber Framing Workshop

Need motivation to finish a project? Want a support network to get you through your ambitious costuming project? Come out to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 28 for the museum’s very first Costuming Bee. Bring your projects and sewing tools with you for a social gathering with like-minded folk. Historic costumers, re-enactors, sewing enthusiasts, dressmakers, tailors and beginners are all encouraged to attend. The event is free and coffee and tea will be provided.

BNHV is also planning their First Ladies Tea, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the museum’s ballroom. The event will be catered by the English Tea Ladies and will include various flavors of tea, traditional tea sandwiches, scones, quiche and desserts.