‘Paint and sip’ parties teach art in a social setting
Arts

‘Paint and sip’ parties teach art in a social setting

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. Continue reading

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Small Business Saturday a boon for Elmwood Village shops
Business / News

Small Business Saturday a boon for Elmwood Village shops

Black Friday has come and gone, but holiday shopping is still raging on, as many businesses rely on this time of year to improve the bottom line. For major retailers like Target or Best Buy, the Friday after Thanksgiving is one of the most lucrative days of the year, but for shops in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, it’s a day later on Small Business Saturday. Continue reading

Gallery: Images from the SUNYWide Film Festival
Campus / Entertainment

Gallery: Images from the SUNYWide Film Festival

Buffalo State hosted the eighth annual SUNYWide Film Festival Nov. 9-11, which was the first time the event was held in Buffalo. The festival was launched in 2009 to highlight the film and video work of students and faculty in the SUNY system. To date, more than 900 students have submitted films and videos to compete in the festival. Continue reading

Listen: SUNYWide Film Festival podcast
Audio / Campus / Entertainment

Listen: SUNYWide Film Festival podcast

The eighth annual SUNYWide Film Festival provided attendees with a number of professional development opportunities. In addition to the film screenings, there were a number of workshops on topics such as storytelling, animation, camera techniques and film scoring. Thilo Schaller, an assistant professor of music at Buffalo State, hosted a workshop on the tempo and timing of music in film. Continue reading