The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts (QCA) is the home of St. Bonaventure University's world-class collection, a broad spectrum of art and historical artifacts. Museum admission is always free and open to the public.
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Mission Statement: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts has as its mission to offer both the University community and the general public a program of professional, culturally diverse arts events and exhibitions of the highest artistic quality reflecting the values of the university and its curriculum. To that end, the Center collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets historic and contemporary visual art and cultural artifacts; presents and produces a performing arts season in a proscenium theater and maintains active outreach to six contiguous counties of the Southern Tier of western New York and northern Pennsylvania. The Center also provides facilities and resources for academic instruction in the visual and performing arts, including classrooms, galleries, and rehearsal and practice rooms. Facilities & Collections The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is the home of St. Bonaventure University’s world-class collection, a broad spectrum of art and historical artifacts that span from the beginning of Western civilization into the contemporary era. The collection totals over 3,000 works including paintings, sculpture, pottery and porcelain, works on paper, photographs and a unique and diverse crèche collection. The Quick Center for the Arts boasts 18,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space containing six galleries, mezzanine and atrium hanging spaces and an Art History reference library. This space allows the museum to highlight its permanent art collection as well as touring exhibitions, special exhibitions developed in partnership with national museums and student and curriculum-related exhibitions. Additional facilities include instructional areas, a student interaction and creativity space, The Loft and a 321-seat proscenium theatre which is host to over 175 performances and events each year including professional presentations of music, theatre, dance and film, as well as lectures, symposia and academic performances.

Wishing all our friends and followers along with all their loved ones a safe and joyous holiday and a happy new year!Abo...
12/25/2019

Wishing all our friends and followers along with all their loved ones a safe and joyous holiday and a happy new year!

About the Painting:
William Bliss Baker had only begun his painting career when he died near Saratoga Springs, NY after an ice skating accident at the age of 26. The “New York Times,” March 18, 1887 edition said that his death “deprived America of one of its most promising artists.” The same article described the sale of the works in the artist’s studio.

“The highest price of the evening was $5,000 for ‘Morning After The Snow,’ a large canvas and considered Mr. Baker’s masterpiece. He was especially felicitous in the treatment of the snow scenes. There was a spirited contest for this example. It went to B. Altman.”

It is unclear when the painting came into the collection of Col. Michael Friedsam, who was the business partner of Benjamin Altman. St. Bonaventure University received the painting from the Col. Michael Friedsam Foundation in 1942.

Just a reminder, we will be closed through Wednesday, January 1st and will resume normal hours beginning Thursday, January 2nd at 12pm.

Happy first night of Hanukkah to all our friends and followers celebrating this evening. Wishing health, light and only ...
12/22/2019

Happy first night of Hanukkah to all our friends and followers celebrating this evening. Wishing health, light and only dreidels landing on gimel to everyone celebrating the festival of lights!

A reminder we will be closed from Saturday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 1st for St. Bonaventure University'...
12/21/2019

A reminder we will be closed from Saturday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 1st for St. Bonaventure University's Winter Break.

We will resume normal hours beginning Thursday, January 2nd at 12pm.

Happy Holidays!

Start your holiday off with some joyful music! Call our box office - 1.716.375.2494 - to reserve your tickets and join u...
12/10/2019

Start your holiday off with some joyful music! Call our box office - 1.716.375.2494 - to reserve your tickets and join us this Thursday for a one of a kind performance!

Limited seats remaining so call today!

Next up in our 2019-2020 Performance Series, we present an amazing "Christmas A Cappella" concert perfect for the holidays! Calmus Ensemble will fill the Quick Center’s theatre with joyful song and holiday cheer this Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Call 1.716.375.2494 for more information or to purchase your tickets today!

Presenting a perfect blend of sound, precision, lightness and wit, these five Leipzig musicians have won a whole string of international prizes and competitions, including the ECHO Klassik and Supersonic Award.

Featuring Anja Pöche, Soprano; Stefan Kahle, Countertenor; Tobias Pöche, Tenor; Ludwig Böhme, Baritone; and Manuel Helmeke, Bass; the ensemble’s reach is constantly expanding, taking them throughout Europe as well as to North and South America. In 2010, the quintet made its debut at Carnegie Hall, New York, followed by their first appearance in our performance series.

12/04/2019

The 2019-2020 St. Bonaventure University Christmas Tree is officially lit for the holiday season!

There are still tickets available for our 6:30pm showing of Plaza Theatrical Production’s “A Fairy Tale Winter.” Tickets...
12/04/2019

There are still tickets available for our 6:30pm showing of Plaza Theatrical Production’s “A Fairy Tale Winter.” Tickets are $5 for children & $10 for adults. Call our box office at 1.716.375.2494 to purchase yours before they run out!

Stop in a little early to view all the amazing works on display in our Kindergarten through 5th Grade Juried Art Exhibition and join us as we light the St. Bonaventure University Christmas Tree at 6:00pm!

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University's cover photo
12/02/2019

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University's cover photo

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University
12/02/2019

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University

Just a reminder that we will be closed from Wednesday, November 27th, through Sunday, December 1st for St. Bonaventure U...
11/26/2019

Just a reminder that we will be closed from Wednesday, November 27th, through Sunday, December 1st for St. Bonaventure University's Thanksgiving Break. We will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, December 2nd at 12pm.

Call our box office today - 1.716.375.2494 - to reserve your tickets and join us next Friday for a performance that shou...
11/08/2019

Call our box office today - 1.716.375.2494 - to reserve your tickets and join us next Friday for a performance that should not be missed!

Next up in our 2019-2020 Performance Series we present a duo recital, “Les Images…Encore!,” featuring Barbara Luisi on Violin and Alessandro Taverna on Piano next Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Call 1.716.375.2494 for more information or to purchase your tickets today!

The duo of violinist Barbara Luisi and the highly praised Venetian pianist Alessandro Taverna will explore the repertoire of favorite short pieces of music by famous composers.

Their program “Les Images…Encore!” was recently presented in a celebrated appearance at the Venice Opera House, Teatro La Fenice.

Luisi plays a Giovanni Grancino violin from 1700.

Taverna established his international career by winning major prizes at the London International Piano Competition and the Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano, among many others. Since then, he has performed in some of the most important concert halls.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, artist Conrad Levenson presented a talk on his career and sculptural work in the Quick Cent...
11/07/2019

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, artist Conrad Levenson presented a talk on his career and sculptural work in the Quick Center’s theatre atrium outside the Front Gallery, 1st Floor of the Museum. Conrad Levenson salvages scrap materials and obsolete objects, repurposing and recomposing them as works of art, while combining previously unrelated elements in unusual and unexpected ways. “The Sublime in the Commonplace” featured 14 pieces from his collection of works.

Levenson's sculptures evoke the former times, places, lives, unique character, and the embedded energy of their source materials. He tells their stories, as he explores and mediates the essential relationship between their form and content. Ranging in size from the intimate to large scale installations, his sculptures are displayed indoors and out, often in spaces and settings of his own design. Individual works, series, and commissions are included in many private collections and outdoor public exhibitions.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, artist Conrad Levenson presented a talk on his career and sculptural work in the Quick Center’s theatre atrium outside the Front Gallery, 1st Floor of the Museum. Conrad Levenson salvages scrap materials and obsolete objects, repurposing and recomposing them as works of art, while combining previously unrelated elements in unusual and unexpected ways. “The Sublime in the Commonplace” featured 14 pieces from his collection of works.

Levenson's sculptures evoke the former times, places, lives, unique character, and the embedded energy of their source materials. He tells their stories, as he explores and mediates the essential relationship between their form and content. Ranging in size from the intimate to large scale installations, his sculptures are displayed indoors and out, often in spaces and settings of his own design. Individual works, series, and commissions are included in many private collections and outdoor public exhibitions.

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, artist Gary L. Wolfe presented a talk on his career and work in the Quick Center’s Winifr...
11/06/2019

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, artist Gary L. Wolfe presented a talk on his career and work in the Quick Center’s Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery, 2nd Floor of the Museum. Out Of Darkness: Putting a Face on Homelessness is a project created to raise public awareness of the plight of persons who were homeless through portraits painted in a technique that captured not only the vulnerability and social alienation experienced by these individuals, but also their human dignity and the hope to which they cling. The elderly, children with disabilities, the disenfranchised and the poor, and even more abstractly, the problem of pain, suffering and alienation have consistently informed Wolfe’s work. The series demonstrates that the painted portrait, while historically an artistic expression reserved for those with the resources and reputation to warrant such attention can also serve to portray those whose dignity can be seen in and in spite of their assumed powerlessness and vulnerability.

Presenting alongside Wolfe were Peter Warren, who wrote the opening for the exhibition’s catalog, Karen Carmen, director of Matt urban Hope Center, and Warren and Ludine, individual who sat for the portrait series. “My greatest lesson in doing this series of portraits was to learn that there is no ‘they.’ Saint Bonaventure wrote that everything in creation is an example and illustration of the one God mystery in space and time. The persons painted in these pictures helped me to see our mutual oneness in this mystery. Hence, it seems a natural and fitting thing to show these works at St. Bonaventure University and I am honored to have this opportunity to do so.”

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, artist Gary L. Wolfe presented a talk on his career and work in the Quick Center’s Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery, 2nd Floor of the Museum. Out Of Darkness: Putting a Face on Homelessness is a project created to raise public awareness of the plight of persons who were homeless through portraits painted in a technique that captured not only the vulnerability and social alienation experienced by these individuals, but also their human dignity and the hope to which they cling. The elderly, children with disabilities, the disenfranchised and the poor, and even more abstractly, the problem of pain, suffering and alienation have consistently informed Wolfe’s work. The series demonstrates that the painted portrait, while historically an artistic expression reserved for those with the resources and reputation to warrant such attention can also serve to portray those whose dignity can be seen in and in spite of their assumed powerlessness and vulnerability.

Presenting alongside Wolfe were Peter Warren, who wrote the opening for the exhibition’s catalog, Karen Carmen, director of Matt urban Hope Center, and Warren and Ludine, individual who sat for the portrait series. “My greatest lesson in doing this series of portraits was to learn that there is no ‘they.’ Saint Bonaventure wrote that everything in creation is an example and illustration of the one God mystery in space and time. The persons painted in these pictures helped me to see our mutual oneness in this mystery. Hence, it seems a natural and fitting thing to show these works at St. Bonaventure University and I am honored to have this opportunity to do so.”

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University
11/04/2019

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University
10/15/2019

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University

Tickets are going fast so call our box office today - 1.716.375.2494 - to reserve yours!
10/09/2019

Tickets are going fast so call our box office today - 1.716.375.2494 - to reserve yours!

Next up in our 2019-2020 Performance Series we present Julien Labro: The Art of the Accordion," on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Call 1.716.375.2494 for more information or to purchase your tickets today as seats are going quickly!

Heralded as “the next accordion star,” Julien Labro has established himself as the foremost accordion and bandoneón player in both the classical and jazz genres. Deemed to be “a triple threat: brilliant technician, poetic melodist and cunning arranger,” his artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a musician, composer and arranger have earned him international acclaim and continue to astonish audiences worldwide.

Picking up the accordion at 9, French-born Labro’s earliest influence was traditional folk music and the melodic, lyrical quality of the French chanson. After graduating from the Marseille Conservatory and sweeping first prize in many international accordion competitions, Labro moved to the United States to further pursue his musical dream.

Equipped with advanced degrees in classical music, jazz studies, and composition, Labro draws from his diverse background and eclectic musical influences in his search for new themes and untried concepts, evolving and developing his ideas into new projects.

Labro has worked with numerous symphonies, chamber ensembles and collaborators around the world. His albums and busy performance schedule is a testament of his musical journey. He will appear as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic later this season.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University's cover photo
10/04/2019

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University's cover photo

🍁Closing Announcement🍁The Quick Center will be closed Monday, October 7th in observance of St. Bonaventure University’s ...
10/04/2019

🍁Closing Announcement🍁

The Quick Center will be closed Monday, October 7th in observance of St. Bonaventure University’s Break.

We will resume normal hours Tuesday, October 8th at 12pm.

L'shanah Tovah to all our friends and followers celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Wishing health, happiness and some apples & h...
10/01/2019

L'shanah Tovah to all our friends and followers celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Wishing health, happiness and some apples & honey for a sweet new year to everyone celebrating the Jewish New Year!

On August 16th, our Summer ArtMobile Team spent a fun afternoon on North Union Street for the second StrOLEAN of the 201...
08/23/2019

On August 16th, our Summer ArtMobile Team spent a fun afternoon on North Union Street for the second StrOLEAN of the 2019 season! Stationed at Blue Bird Square in front of the NYS Department of Labor building we set sail for a high seas voyage, taking participants on a swashbuckling adventure with the S.S. ArtMobile! Participants designed a Pirate Keepsake, created a filter paper carp windsock, colored an under the sea mobile, dug for buried treasure, and designed their very own custom pirate ship.

On August 16th, our Summer ArtMobile Team spent a fun afternoon on North Union Street for the second StrOLEAN of the 2019 season! Stationed at Blue Bird Square in front of the NYS Department of Labor building we set sail for a high seas voyage, taking participants on a swashbuckling adventure with the S.S. ArtMobile! Participants designed a Pirate Keepsake, created a filter paper carp windsock, colored an under the sea mobile, dug for buried treasure, and designed their very own custom pirate ship.

We’re on our final series of missions, making stops at library space stations for the Bemus Point Library at 11:00 am an...
08/22/2019

We’re on our final series of missions, making stops at library space stations for the Bemus Point Library at 11:00 am and the James Prendergast Library Association at 2:00pm!

After these trips, our #ArtMobile is blasting off back to the Quick Center to end the summer so make sure you come join us!

#AUniverseOfStories #Bonas #Space #SummerReading

On June 15th, our Summer ArtMobile Team spent a beautiful afternoon on North Union Street for the first strOLEAN of the ...
08/21/2019

On June 15th, our Summer ArtMobile Team spent a beautiful afternoon on North Union Street for the first strOLEAN of the 2019 season! Stationed at Blue Bird Square in front of the NYS Department of Labor building we set up a series of magical art projects to share with families strolling around.

Participants designed fairy garden stepping stones, built dragon flame blowers, created their very own magic wands, and mixed up some super silly troll slime.

On June 15th, our Summer ArtMobile Team spent a beautiful afternoon on North Union Street for the first strOLEAN of the 2019 season! Stationed at Blue Bird Square in front of the NYS Department of Labor building we set up a series of magical art projects to share with families strolling around.

Participants designed fairy garden stepping stones, built dragon flame blowers, created their very own magic wands, and mixed up some super silly troll slime.

Be on the lookout, season subscription brochures are headed out in the mail tomorrow!Call our box office at 1.716.375.24...
08/21/2019

Be on the lookout, season subscription brochures are headed out in the mail tomorrow!

Call our box office at 1.716.375.2494 for more information or to reserve your tickets today!

Our 2019-2020 season is right around the corner and we could not be more excited! Here’s a sneak peek at what's coming this season…

Visit our website, https://www.friendsofgoodmusic.com/ or call our box office at 1.716.375.2494 for more information or to reserve your tickets today!

From August 5th through August 9th this summer we hosted our first Super S.T.E.A.M. Camp welcoming ten campers to St. Bo...
08/21/2019

From August 5th through August 9th this summer we hosted our first Super S.T.E.A.M. Camp welcoming ten campers to St. Bonaventure University! Campers met at the intersection of Art and Science in this immersive camp learning basic animation and coding skills and designing custom photos and videos. They made works of art come to life while discovering how artists employ logic statements and mathematical equations to create eye-catching works of art.

As an added bonus each day campers worked on different parts of S.T.E.A.M. pedagogy learning about everyone scientific process constructing their own candles and bath bombs; practiced the earliest forms of photography by creating a walk in camera obscura, cyanotypes and spectroscopes; designed their own geodesic dome structures; created one of a kind hydro-dipped pottery; and ended the week with some elephant toothpaste reactions! These amazingly creative young people truly astounded us with their grasp of technology and willingness to try new things.

From August 5th through August 9th this summer we hosted our first Super S.T.E.A.M. Camp welcoming ten campers to St. Bonaventure University! Campers met at the intersection of Art and Science in this immersive camp learning basic animation and coding skills and designing custom photos and videos. They made works of art come to life while discovering how artists employ logic statements and mathematical equations to create eye-catching works of art.

As an added bonus each day campers worked on different parts of S.T.E.A.M. pedagogy learning about everyone scientific process constructing their own candles and bath bombs; practiced the earliest forms of photography by creating a walk in camera obscura, cyanotypes and spectroscopes; designed their own geodesic dome structures; created one of a kind hydro-dipped pottery; and ended the week with some elephant toothpaste reactions! These amazingly creative young people truly astounded us with their grasp of technology and willingness to try new things.

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Tuesday 12:00 - 16:30
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