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Diverse Voices: Q&A with Torn Space Theater’s Dan Shanahan

Founded by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola, Torn Space Theater aims to create original, aesthetically innovative performances, and to introduce internationally-renowned, contemporary performance to Western New York and the Buffalo-Niagara Region. For this month’s Accessibility in the Arts spotlight, we sat down with Torn Space's Artistic Director and Founder Dan Shanahan to learn more about [...]

Diverse Voices: Q&A with Torn Space Theater’s Dan Shanahan2020-07-27T08:01:28-04:00

Cassandra Ott Selected for Seneca Street Mural

We are very excited to announce that local artist Cassandra Ott has been selected to create a mural at 550 Seneca Street in Buffalo. The call, administered by ASI, was an extremely competitive process that saw dozens of terrific proposals from talented and experienced artists from across Western New York. Cassandra is set to begin [...]

Cassandra Ott Selected for Seneca Street Mural2020-07-20T11:43:14-04:00

Fond Farewell to ASI’s Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino

It is with mixed feelings that we must say farewell to our Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino. While we’re sad to see her leave, our team is so proud to congratulate her as she embarks on her journey to the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an MFA candidate and teaching associate in poetry in [...]

Fond Farewell to ASI’s Communications & Development Manager Rachelle Toarmino2020-07-10T14:55:18-04:00

Muhammad Zaman Wins the 2019 Spark Award for Artist of the Year

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has named Muhammad Zaman the winner of the 2019 Spark Award for Artist of the Year. Muhammad was honored at the sixth annual Spark Awards on Wednesday, May 22 at Hotel Henry. “I feel so honored and thankful,” Muhammad said. “This award means the world to me because [...]

Muhammad Zaman Wins the 2019 Spark Award for Artist of the Year2019-05-24T15:26:18-04:00

Sugar City Wins the 2019 Spark Award for Arts Organization of the Year

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has named Sugar City the winner of the 2019 Spark Award for Arts Organization of the Year. The arts collaborative was honored at the sixth annual Spark Awards on Wednesday, May 22 at Hotel Henry. “Winning the award was a big surprise for us,” said Curtis A. Guy, [...]

Sugar City Wins the 2019 Spark Award for Arts Organization of the Year2019-05-24T12:38:00-04:00

Arts Services Initiative Welcomes Rachelle Toarmino

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York is excited to welcome Rachelle Toarmino as our new Communications and Development Manager. Rachelle is the first to fill this brand-new position for the eight-year-old nonprofit. “We are thrilled to bring Rachelle on board for this new position at ASI,” Executive Director Jen Swan said. “This position fulfills [...]

Arts Services Initiative Welcomes Rachelle Toarmino2019-08-28T12:38:52-04:00

Spark Awards – May 22, 2019

6TH ANNUAL SPARK AWARDS Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Hotel Henry 6PM – 9PM Join us for our annual fundraiser – celebrating those who ignite arts and culture. Once a year we hold this awards party honoring outstanding individuals and organizations in our arts community with food and drinks, entertainment, a live art raffle, and a [...]

Spark Awards – May 22, 20192019-03-18T12:02:35-04:00

Lawyers for the Arts Concert

Saturday, March 9, 2019 1pm-5:30pm at the Tralf Music Hall Tickets now on sale! The 8th Annual Lawyers for the Arts Event is a time when lawyers from the region trade in their briefcases and suits for guitars, drum kits, and microphones all in support of the Western New York arts and cultural community. $25 [...]

Lawyers for the Arts Concert2019-02-04T11:21:20-05:00
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