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"Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy"

"Appreciating our Past = Imagining our Future"

Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator
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Buffalo Day at Chautauqua


Eighth Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua - 2017

Chautauqua' theme:  "A Crisis of Faith? - An Opportunity for Reflection"

Sponsored by The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, WNED, Chautauqua Institution & C-SAAHN


 Noon - 8 pm FREE Afternoon Gate Pass for residents of the Greater Buffalo region

Chautauqua Institution Theme Week Three :: July 8–15, 2017

A Crisis of Faith?

As we experience a decline in mainstream Christianity, demographic shifts pointing to a growing Muslim population, and more young people than ever who claim no affiliation with any organized religion, are we in the midst of a crisis of faith?

  • How are churches changing — or how do they need to change — in order to best meet the needs of the communities they serve?
  • What impacts do shifting religious norms mean for other aspects of public life?
  • Does science — or something else — now fill a void that religion once occupied?

  • For decades, Chautauqua Institution has brought people of different faiths together for civil, enlightening dialogue. Building on that work, this week we dive even deeper into questions of identity, religion and community. Pew Research Center reports that religions are undergoing dramatic change: a decline in mainstream Christianity and practicing Judaism, demographic shifts pointing toward a growing Muslim population, and more young people than ever who claim no affiliation with any organized religion. Some detect crisis amidst these changes, but in this week we look to the possibilities. What impacts do shifting religious norms mean for other aspects of public life? How are churches reinventing themselves as moral centers of the communities they serve? Together, we imagine the future of faith and of religion as we have come to know it.

  • Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Crisis of Faith?
For decades, Chautauqua Institution has brought people of different faiths – and no faith – together for civil, enlightening dialogue. Building on that work, this week we dive even deeper into questions of identity, religion and community. Major research organizations such as Pew Research Center and PRRI report that religions are undergoing dramatic change: a decline in mainstream Christianity and practicing Judaism, demographic shifts pointing toward a growing Muslim population, and more young people than ever who claim no affiliation with any organized religion. Some detect crisis amidst these changes, but in this week we look to the possibilities. What impacts do shifting religious norms mean for other aspects of public life? How are churches reinventing themselves as moral centers of the communities they serve? Together, we imagine the future of faith and of religion as we have come to know it.

Tuesday July 11, 2017 - Eighth Annual 'Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua' theme: "A Crisis of Faith? - An Opportunity for Reflection"

12:10pm - 1:55pm - Smith Memorial Library

12:10 pm - 12:30pm "The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Spirituality = Connecting the Dots of Life"

* Dennis Galucki, Founder, Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua

12:30pm - 12:55pm "Wellness & Spirituality"

* Phil Haberstro, Ex. Dir., Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo

1:00pm - 1:55pm "Spirituality & Daily Faith"

* Dr. G. Stanford Bratton, Ex. Dir./CEO, Network of Religious Communities

* Rev. Thomas Yorty, Westminster Presbyterian Church

* Fr. William "Jud" Weiksnar, ofm, Franciscan Friars

2:00pm - 3:15pm  - Hall of Philosophy - Chautauqua Institution Department of Religion


* Bill Moyers, Moderator

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

3:30pm - 5:00pm Hall of Christ

Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture Series

* Mary Holland, Founder, Buffalo Religious Art Center


Seventh Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua Tuesday August 9, 2016

Sponsored by The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, WNED, Chautauqua Institution & C-SAAHN

 Noon - 8 pm FREE Afternoon Gate Pass for residents of the Greater Buffalo region

Chautauqua Institution Week Seven

Chautauqua 2016 Season Theme: "What Does It Mean To Be Human?"

What does it mean to be human? In 2016, we comprehensively explore facets of the human experience, of the human project. When we say we’re dedicated to “the best in human values,” what do we mean? As human beings, we are capable of great good, and capable of being catalysts for destruction. We are stewards, explorers, healers, thinkers, feelers. We have a body, a brain, a fully-functioning computer of the highest caliber. But we are more than our machine. To be human is to love, to laugh, to hurt. It is to be self-aware if not self-actualized, and that grasping for something more, something higher, is perhaps the greatest expression of the human condition. Human beings are flawed, but we hold fierce potential. In this summer as we explore our history, our future, our hearts, bodies, minds and souls, we look at the state of being human today — offering an unflinching look at humanity at its worst, and celebrating what it means to be a people striving for its best.

Week Seven Theme: "Pushing Our Bodies’ Limits"

In this week, we look at the limits of our humanness — our brain and our body — and how we are able to alter, push, or even defeat those limits. We have constantly pushed against our natural state, even our natural lifespan. We modify and enhance, overcome and transcend. Our natural states — our gender, our disabilities, our aging — are up for debate. How do we, and how can we, push our boundaries and transcend our humanity?


2016 Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua Theme
"Imagine Pushing Our Bodies' & Community's Limits:
 Imagine Healthy, Wealthy and Sustainable Communities"



Seventh Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua Tuesday August 9, 2016

10:45am Amphitheater
Fareed Zakaria, Host, “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” CNN

12:10 - 3:25pm C-SAAHN Buffalo Day Program at the Smith Memorial Library

"Imagine Pushing Our Bodies' & Community's Limits:
 Imagine Healthy, Wealthy and Sustainable Communities"

12:10 - 12:30pm - Dennis Galucki, Founder, C-SAAHN & "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua"
"The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy through Place-based Lifelong Learning"  .........  AUDIO

12:35 - 1:30pm - Philip Haberstro, Ex. Dir. Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo
                            Lawrence Brooks, Author, "Buffalo Niagara: Diagnosis & Prescription For Change"
.........  AUDIO

1:35 - 2:15pm - Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
.........  AUDIO

2:20 - 3:00pm - Sally Cunningham, CNLP, landscape consultant and author, Great Garden Companions
.........  AUDIO

3:00 - 3:25pm - Ed Evans Author, "Buffalo's E.B.Green at Chautauqua" Walking Tour
.........  AUDIO


3:30 - 5:00pm Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture at the Hall of Christ:
"Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo"
Screening & discussion:
Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua Archivist
Mary Roberts, Ex. Dir. Martin House Complex
David Rotterman, Vice President, Television Production, WNED TV 
.........  AUDIO
Sixth Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua" Friday, August 7, 2015

Sponsored by The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, WNED, Chautauqua Institution & C-SAAHN

Noon - 8 pm FREE Chautauqua Institution Admission for Greater Buffalo region residents


Chautauqua Institution Week Six theme: "Vanishing"

12:10 - 3:00 P.M. Smith Library - C-SAAHN Program "Vanishing: Appreciation of Nature"

Speakers representing groups trying to "Enhance Appreciation of Nature"

12:10 - 12:30 pm - Dennis Galucki, Founder, C-SAAHN & ImagineLifelongLearning.com
"The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy through Place-based Lifelong Learning"
12:30 - 1:00 pm - Jill Spisiak Jedlicka, Ex. Dir., Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
AUDIO 

1:00 - 1:30 pm - Jajean Rose, Development Director, WNY Land Conservancy
AUDIO 

1:30 - 2:00 pm - Twan Leenders, President, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, NY
AUDIO

2:00 - 2:30 pm - Mary Laumer, Director, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Jamestown, NY
AUDIO

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Philip Haberstro, Ex. Dir. Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo
AUDIO

3:00 - 3:20 pm - Ed Evans Author, "Buffalo's E.B.Green at Chautauqua" Walking Tour
AUDIO


3:30 - 5:00 pm - "If Our Water Could Talk" WNED Screening, Hall of Christ
Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture Series
David Rotterman, Vice President, Television Production, WNED-TV
Jill Spisiak Jedlicka, Ex. Dir., Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper*
*2015 North American Riverprize Winner
AUDIO

                                                                                           
is scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2016 and will feature the screening of WNED's "Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo"

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature

 C-SAAHN Recipient AIA Buffalo/WNY "Friends of Architecture" 2013 Community Service Award

Chautauqua Media Release - Free Afternoon Gate Pass Coupon

Fifth Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sponsored by: WNED, Visit Buffalo Niagara, C-SAAHN, & Chautauqua Institution

2014 Week Eight Theme: "Chautauqua's Global Public Square"

C-SAAHN created the annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua" as an afternoon at CHQ to focus on
Buffalo's cultural treasurers, heritage, and legacy as part of the "Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy"

"Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua" Lectures:

10:45 AM - Noon
Amphitheater - "Buffalo Day" Welcome
Annie Griffiths, National Geographic Photographer

12:10 - 12:20 PM
Smith Memorial Libraryvvvv
Dennis Galucki, "The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea"
Founder:
Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua;
Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History, & Nature (C-SAAHN);
ImagineLifelongLearning.com
August 12, 2014 Week Eight: "The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea" by Dennis Galucki and part of the 5th Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua"


12:20 - 1:00 PM
Smith Memorial Library
Thomas Herrera-Mishler, President & CEO, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
"Olmsted's Buffalo Park System and Its Stewards"
August 12, 2014 "Olmsted's Buffalo Park System and Its Stewards" by Thomas Herrera-Mishler, President and CEO, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

1:15 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 1:45 PM
1:45 - 2:00 PM
(Three 15 minute tours)
Strohl Arts Center, Gallo Family Gallery
"The Writings and Paintings of Charles E. Burchfield" (1893-1967).
August 12, 2014 Mary Kozub, Burchfiel Penney, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) Tour of VACI exhibit in collaboration with Burchfield Penney Art Center
https://archive.org/details/WS400671


The Writings and Paintings of Charles E.  Burchfield (1893-1967), curated by Tullis Johnson, will be on display in the Gallo Family Gallery at the Strohl Arts Center. Chautauqua Institution Artistic Director Don Kimes has partnered with Anthony Bannon, PhD, Executive Director at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State to organize this exhibition of Burchfield’s works. Throughout his career, Burchfield’s moods, ideas and personal critiques were recorded on thousands of pieces of paper, in studies for paintings and in his journals. In this exhibition Burchfield speaks for himself through these insightful epigrams and developmental sketches with related masterworks from the Burchfield Penney’s collection.

2:00 - 3:15 PM
Hall of Philosophy
Karen Armstrong - "The Global Religious Public Square"

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Hall of Christ
Archives Heritage Lecture Series
"Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America" - David C. Rotterman, Vice President, Television Production, WNED-TV
and Jon Schmitz, Historian and Archivist, Chautauqua Institution
August 12, 2014 Week Eight: "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America" - Chautauqua Institution Archives Heritage Lecture Series
https://archive.org/details/WS400672



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Fourth Annual Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua scheduled for Tuesday July 23, 2013 during WEEK FIVE: "The Pursuit of Happiness"

The sponsors again this year will be C-SAAHN, The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, and WNED.

Other activities will be announced but the "Chautauqua" video by WNED will be screened at the Hall of Christ at 3:30 P.M. as part of the Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture Series.


!0:45 A.M. - Noon - Amphitheater - Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

and author of "Bowling Alone"

1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. - VACI Tour led by Don Kimes, Artistic Director - "Abstract Expressionism - Part III"

Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution collaboration with Albright--Knox Art Gallery 

1:45 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. - Smith Library - Dennis Galucki, Founder, C-SAAHN and "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua"

"In Pursuit of Happiness: The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea"

2:00 P.M. - 2:35 P.M. - Smith Library - Ed Healy, Visit Buffalo Niagara & Co-coordinator 2011 National Trust Conference

"Buffalo Niagara's Art, Architecture, History, & Nature"

2:40 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. - Smith Library - Twan Leenders, President, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History - "The Watershed Project"

3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. - Hall of Christ - David Rotterman, VP, WNED-TV - "Chautauqua: An American Narrative"

Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture Series



3rd Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua"
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Chautauqua Institution

Sponsored by:
The Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature (C-SAAHN)
Chautauqua Institution
The Buffalo News
WNED
Visit Buffalo Niagara

Chautauqua Institution July 8 - July 14, 2012 Week Three: "Inspire. Commit. Act."

Schedule of Events for the 3rd Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua" Tuesday, July 10, 2012:

9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. Welcome - Niagara 1812 Legacy Council, Old Fort Erie, & Visit Buffalo Niagara - Main Gate Entrance - Uniformed 1812 Historical Interpreters

10:45 A.M. - Noon - Opening Announcement followed by Jon Gertner, Author, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation - Amphitheater

12:10 P.M. - 12:45 P.M. National Trust for Historic Preservation 2011 Annual Conference - Chautauqua Field Session Presentation by Bonnie Foit-Albert, Architect - Smith Library

12:50 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. "The War of 1812" - Niagara 1812 Legacy Council, Old Fort Erie, & Visit Buffalo Niagara - Smith Library

2:00 P.M. - 2:45 P.M. "Abstraction in America" Tour & Discussion led by Holly Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Don Kimes, VACI - Strohl Art Center

3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. "War of 1812" WNED Screening, Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture - Hall of Christ
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These recordings are part of the C-SAAHN "Chautauqua Stories" & "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua"  AUDIO Series created by The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN).

---By Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator, C-SAAHN.

Second Annual "Buffalo Day at Chautauqua," Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sponsored by:
The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, WNED, Chautauqua Institution & C-SAAHN

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AUDIO SERIES AND OTHER RELATED LINKS



10:45 A.M. Opening Announcements including Proclamation of 2nd Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua" - August 16, 2011
Sherra Babcock, Director of Education, made the morning announcements, (prior to the 10:45 A.M. speaker at the Amphitheater audience of about 5000), which included a welcome to the 2nd Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua" sponsored by The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, WNED, Chautauqua, and The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN).

11 A.M. Rita Argen Auerbach tour of her exhibit at Chautauqua Institution - August 16, 2011
Rita Argen Auerbach led a tour and Q&A of her donated exhibit at the Hulquist Center in Chautauqua Institution which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Chautauqua Institution/Eisenhower Institute Conference on U.S./Soviet Relations in Rega, Latvia. This presentation was also part of the 2nd Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua" sponsored by C-SAAHN, The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, WNED and Chautauqua Institution.

2 P.M. Don Kimes, Director, Visual Arts at Chautuaqua Institution (VACI), Part 7 (of 7), August 16, 2011, Tour of new exhibit in collaboration with Albright-Knox Art Gallery (AKAG)
Don Kimes provides a personal view of Abstract Expressionism as one of two great American contributions to world cultural - the other being jazz - in the 20th Century. This tour of the exhibit "Abstraction in America: The 1940s to the 1960s" at the Strohl Art Center encouraged questions and observations by the audience. This is Part 7 of a seven part series during July and August of the 2011 season. This event was also part of the 2nd Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua," sponsored by C-SAAHN, The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara and Chautauqua Institution, and included a well known Buffalo artist, Rita Argen Auerbach.

2 P.M. "How And Why Buffalo Was Selected to Host the 2011 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference (October 19 - 22, 2011)" - Not Recorded.
Cindy Kincaide and Mike Even from Visit Buffalo Niagara made this educational presentation at the Smith Library.

3:30 P.M. SCREENING OF PBS DOCUMENTARY "ELBERT HUBBARD - AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL" - Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture Series, August 16, 2011
Presented by the writer and director Paul Lamont, with an Introduction on Hubbard and Chautauqua by Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua Institution Archivist and Historian, during Week Eight of the 2011 Chautauqua Institution Nine Week Summer Season. The Chautauqua Institution Archives Heritage Lecture Series is held at the Hall of Christ every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 PM. during the summer season.

This presentation was also part of the 2nd Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua" and includes a Welcome by Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator of C-SAAHN, sponsor of the Day along with The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, WNED and Chautauqua Institution. The Q&A at the conclusion of the screening included Paul Lamont, Doug Swift, President, Roycroft Campus Corporation and Christne A. Peters, Executive Director, Roycroft Campus Corporation.

These recordings are part of the C-SAAHN "Chautauqua Stories" AUDIO Series, an activity of The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature
--- by Dennis Galucki

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OTHER LINKS FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL "BUFFALO DAY @ CHAUTAUQUA:"

Tuesday August 16, 2011 - The Chautauquan Daily
"Buffalo Day celebrated with visual arts and educational programs" and "PBS documents controversial Roycroft founder Hubbard."
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1.1&thid=1320789e9b2f3b00&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google

Roycroft Campus Corp - Roycroft @ Chautauqua's 2nd Annual Buffalo Day  



First Annual "Buffalo Day at Chautauqua," August 9, 2010

The First Annual "Buffalo Day at Chautauqua" was held Monday, August 9, 2010.

Signage from The Buffalo News along with the president of Chautauqua Institution, Thomas Becker, proclaimed the event and welcomed over 5000 in attendance during announcements in the Amphitheater, before introducing Ken Burns as the 10:45 AM featured speaker for the day.

Later, at 4 PM, Mike Sullivan, representing Chautauqua Institution, welcomed a standing room only crowd of over 200 at the Hall of Christ. Mary Roberts, Ex. Dir. of the Martin House Restoration Corp. gave a 20 minute presentation bringing the audience up to date with the project. Paul Lamont, the producer of the PBS presentation, "Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo," provided insights into the making of the nationally aired production by WNED. A lively Q&A session followed the one hour video. WNED gave permission to record the audio portion of this video. Thank you to all who participated and made this day possible.

Sponsors of the event included The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN), TMartin House Restoration Corporation, WNED, The Buffalo News and Chautauqua Institution.
-- By Dennis Galucki

AUDIO


"CHAUTAUQUA: AN AMERICAN NARRATIVE" - Comments by Don Boswell, John Grant & Thomas Becker - 09/30/10


T
he first public screening in Buffalo of "CHAUTAUQUA: AN AMERICAN NARRATIVE" was held at the studios of WNED. Following the viewing, Donald K. Boswell, President & CEO of WNED introduced Thomas Becker, President of Chautauqua Institution and John Grant, Producer of the show soon to be released nationally on PBS, for a Q&A session with the audience. This recording,(made from audience level),gives insight into the producers dilemma of having so much information and footage about Chautauqua, with only a limited amount of time available in an hour program. The story of Chautauqua itself, seems to defy description because it is rooted more in the experience of over 150,000 people who attend every year, usually for a week at a time. Overall, the audience expressed great satisfaction with the show and believed it captured the spirit, program, and lifelong learning experience that is "Chautauqua."

Tom Becker gives an inspirational view of the need and role of Chautauqua in the 21st Century for America and the world.

It is anticipated that this video will be part of next year's 2nd Annual "BUFFALO DAY AT CHAUTAUQUA," probably during Week 4, during the 2011 Season. The day will be sponsored, in part, by WNED and C-SAAHN. 
-- By Dennis Galucki

AUDIO



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