A passion for poetry has led to an interesting career for Mathias Svalina, a Colorado-based poet who travels the country delivering poems by bicycle. He has traveled to cities like Richmond, Chicago, Austin and Tucson and now he has brought his Dream Delivery Service to Buffalo.
This week on the Buffalo Review (May 11), we covered skin cancer, a “save the bees” program in Kenmore and a poetry delivery service. First, we spoke Dr. Ilene Rothman, interim chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, about skin cancer awareness month.
The Buffalo State Theater Department brought “Cabaret” to the stage last month. “Cabaret” is the tale of night-club performer Sally Bowels and American writer Cliff Bradshaw, and how their lives are affected amidst growing Nazi support in Berlin, Germany in 1931.
For one Buffalo State senior, a love of painting has given her the strength to deal with a challenging illness. On July 6, 2016, Ali Lazik woke up to a life changing feeling, including a debilitating dizziness that was so severe that she was unable to walk.
Paint Nite is an international business in the “paint and sip” industry, which partners with local artists who host classes that combine painting and cocktails. In order to become a Paint Nite “creative entrepreneur,” the artist has to apply and once approved has the ability to run their own classes. The company has licensed entrepreneurs across the U.S. and Canada.
Holiday shoppers were on the hunt Nov. 25 at the 21st annual Buffalo Women’s Gifts show, which featured over 30 female owned businesses and vendors. Some of the crafts included hand-made flowers, artwork of landmarks in Buffalo, colorful crystals and paintings glistening with glitter.
On the corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street sits a new 300 foot long public art exhibit called the “Freedom Wall.” On the wall are 28 portraits of men and women who made an impact during the civil rights movement, including Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Martin Luther King Jr.