Center for the Study of Art,
Architecture, History and Nature
C-SAAHN - Est. 2009 as a unique digital enterprise and network designed to help link volunteers and lifelong learning communities as part of the
"Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy"
"Appreciating our Past = Imagining our Future"
Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator
Chuck LaChiusa, Webmaster
Buffalo Day at Chautauqua
|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.
3rd Annual "Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua"
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Chautauqua Institution
The Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature (C-SAAHN)
The Buffalo News
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
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
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 GaluckiAUDIO
"CHAUTAUQUA: AN AMERICAN NARRATIVE" - Comments by Don Boswell, John Grant & Thomas Becker - 09/30/10
The 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