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.

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.

The Quick Center will be closed this coming Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular summe...
05/24/2019

The Quick Center will be closed this coming Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

We will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28th beginning at 12pm.

We're on new operating hours for the summer beginning today - stop in and see us, we’re always free and open to the pu...
05/20/2019

We're on new operating hours for the summer beginning today - stop in and see us, we’re always free and open to the public! We are now open Monday through Friday from 12:00pm to 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

Congratulations to all St. Bonaventure University graduates and an extra special shout out to Carolyn Haswell who spent ...
05/20/2019

Congratulations to all St. Bonaventure University graduates and an extra special shout out to Carolyn Haswell who spent her time at SBU working for our front desk and assisting in our theater with many productions. We are so happy to share in the excitement of her graduation day and we are so unbelievably proud of her!

#BonaGrad2019

There is less than one week left to register for one of our summer camp experiences and receive a 20% early bird discoun...
05/09/2019

There is less than one week left to register for one of our summer camp experiences and receive a 20% early bird discount! We’re offering three unique ARTventures for all different types of campers this summer.

Check them out and register TODAY!
https://www.sbu.edu/quickcenter/arts-education/qca-summer-camps

#SBU #BONAS

Students spent the afternoon exploring three distinct galleries. They toured our Dresser Foundation Gallery using the Ar...
05/07/2019

Students spent the afternoon exploring three distinct galleries. They toured our Dresser Foundation Gallery using the Art of Observation to uncover details about our American & European Paintings collection; explored Asia through the University Art Collection in our Marianne Letro Laine Gallery learning about the legend of the Maneki-neko Good Luck cat before designing their own; and they ended the day in our Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery looking at works by Keith Haring, learning about Semiotics and creating their own Keith Haring inspired dancing masterpieces trying to visually represent different types of music.

From the collection:Jean Dufy (French, 1888– 1964) Printemps au Louvre (Spring at the Louvre)Watercolor & GouacheF. Do...
05/06/2019

From the collection:
Jean Dufy (French, 1888– 1964)
Printemps au Louvre (Spring at the Louvre)
Watercolor & Gouache
F. Donald Kenney Collection
Gift of F. Donald Kenney Foundation
1999.05.050

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University
05/06/2019

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

Celebrating its seventh year anniversary at St. Bonaventure University, Trashion Fashion: Bonas Gets Trashy is the ultim...
04/25/2019

Celebrating its seventh year anniversary at St. Bonaventure University, Trashion Fashion: Bonas Gets Trashy is the ultimate design competition challenging participants to combine High Fashion with Environmental Awareness in an effort to construct works that are both eco-friendly and eco-couture. Individuals or groups design wearable clothing that must be constructed out of 90% post-consumer materials - think once the outfit walks the runway it can go right in the recycle bin with little to no alterations. The goal of the project is to highlight the multiple manners in which items we use every day can be re-purposed instead of just entering our waste stream, reminding us it’s not only important to protect and preserve the gifts we have been given but to also always look Fierce and Fashion Forward while doing it! This year’s event took place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 with 10 models strutting their stuff on the catwalk. Both SBU and local high school and middle school students entered designs in this year’s competition which featured a special guest performance by the SBU STEP Team and Lifetime Achievement Award presented to judge St. Bonaventure University Visual Arts Professor, Anne Moremile.

Winners Included:
Top Model Runner-Up: “Mermazing” modeled by Shelby Beardsley and designed by Zoey Beardsley
Top Model: “Burger King Queen” modeled and designed by Breanna Cook
Eco-Couturier: “Mermazing” modeled by Shelby Beardsley and designed by Zoey Beardsley
Top Trashionista: “Princess Probe” modeled Halee Lewis and designed by Halee Lewis and Mara Miller

Designs and Models
Mermazing
Designer:
Zoey Beardsley
Model:
Shelby Beardsley
Fillmore Central School

Robo Pop
Designer & Model:
Breanna Sallade
Coudersport High School

The Cereal Deal
Designers:
Michaella Rhodes and Janie Missel
Model:
Janie Missel
Allegany-Limestone Middle School

Summer Sunflower
Designers:
Carlee Miller, Macy Miller and Hannah Roeske
Model:
Macy Miller
Fillmore Central School

Handmade
Designer & Model:
Julia Wesche
St. Bonaventure University

Burger King Queen
Designer & Model:
Breanna Cook
Wellsville High School

Futuristic Prom Queen
Designers:
Sydney McClelland and Chessa Klice
Model:
Jillian Walsh
Allegany-Limestone Middle School

Princess Probe
Designers:
Halee Lewis and Mara Miller
Model:
Halee Lewis
Coudersport High School

The Bieber Board
Designer:
Breanna Cook
Model:
Andrea Cook
Wellsville High School

Heavy Metal
Designer & Model:
Rachael Sylvester
Fillmore Central School

Artist Gallery Talk– Abbey Ryan “the light / the shade”
04/23/2019

Artist Gallery Talk– Abbey Ryan “the light / the shade”

Wishing all our staff, students, and faculty a safe and joyous break!A reminder to our friends, followers and visitors t...
04/17/2019

Wishing all our staff, students, and faculty a safe and joyous break!

A reminder to our friends, followers and visitors that we will be closed Thursday, April 18th through Monday, April 22nd in observance of St. Bonaventure University’s Easter Break.

We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, April 23rd at 12:00pm.

Do you have a love of the arts, a passion for community service, or an interest in teaching? Apply to join our summer Ar...
04/12/2019

Do you have a love of the arts, a passion for community service, or an interest in teaching? Apply to join our summer Arts Education team today!

We are currently looking for Arts Education Assistants to support our summer programming initiatives. Interested candidates may apply through the link below via the SBU Human Resources Department.

Arts Education Assistant - Summer Programming
http://www.sbu.edu/jobs-at-sbu

This is a performance that you do not want to miss - Call our box office at 1.716.375.2494 to reserve your tickets today...
04/11/2019

This is a performance that you do not want to miss - Call our box office at 1.716.375.2494 to reserve your tickets today!

Next up in our 2018-2019 Performance Series we present Janoska Ensemble: From Vienna to Liverpool a Tribute to The BEATLES, on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm.

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

The JANOSKAS comprise the brothers Ondrej (violin), Roman (violin), Frantisek (piano) and their cousin by marriage Julius Darvas (double bass). Frantisek Janoksa is responsible for the arrangements; he has also made a name for himself as a composer for the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. All four are descended from families with a long tradition in music-making, up to six generations.

Following their sensational success in Austria with their album JANOSKA Style released in 2016, which earned them their first gold disc award, the four JANOSKAs continue to cut their own path with a lively mix of classical and jazz, the JANOSKA Style, in which the influence of traditional music from eastern Europe provides a quite unique flair. They see their new album Revolution as a tribute to the brilliant musicians from Liverpool who revolutionized 1960s pop with their music.

That is precisely the JANOSKA Ensemble’s intention: “Just as the Beatles revolutionized pop music, we want, if you like, to revolutionize classical music. When we play classical music, we bring back the tradition of free improvisation that was taken for granted in Baroque times,” explains Julius Darvas, the double bass player with JANOSKA.

He hits the nail right on the head, and it is this philosophy that makes the Slovak-Viennese ensemble so fascinating. Trained as classical musicians, and growing up with the family tradition of in-house music, they are perfectly attuned to one another. No wonder then that the JANOSKAS approach the material of the classical heritage with the same precision and delight in playing that they show as free artists addicted to jazzy improvisations for the fun of it.

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, April 11th at 3:00pm for an Artist Gallery Talk by Abbey Ryan. She will be discussing her on...
04/10/2019

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, April 11th at 3:00pm for an Artist Gallery Talk by Abbey Ryan. She will be discussing her one-a-day painting exhibition, "the light/the shade" in our Theater Atrium, 1st Floor of the Museum.

The event is free and open to the public.

04/03/2019

Join us today at 4pm in our Paul W. Beltz Gallery for a panel discussion around our newest exhibition “Discomforters,” a series of eight quilts created by textile artist Ruta Marino on the subject of sexual assault.

Panelists Include:
Ashley J. Luedke Ph.D., LMHC
Dr. Ashley Luedke is a professor in the Counselor Education Department at St. Bonaventure. She is a licensed mental health counselor and has been working in the field for over ten years. Her areas of specialty are working with those in crisis or who have experienced trauma as well as with adolescents.

Jennifer Karash-Eastman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish in the SBU Department of Modern Languages. Jennifer has a PhD in Comparative Literature focusing on three areas, English, Spanish and Women’s & Gender Studies. She holds a graduate certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies. Locally she works with children and adults teaching yoga as an effective method of therapy

Ruta Marino
A fiber artist for over 30 years and is the former Curator at the Quick Center, from Beachwood, Ohio she designed and made the quilts using words from Project Unbreakable

Kimberly Chase
A Victims Advocate with the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office, working in this capacity since 2014.

Amber Kerling, 1st Assistant District Attorney.
Ms. Kerling prosecutes all of the sexual assault cases in Cattaraugus County. She is a 2004 graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in Philosophy and received her Law degree from the State University at Buffalo, she has been with the County District Attorney’s office since 2009.

Kathlyn Ramey
Kathlyn Ramey is the Prevention Education and Outreach Coordinator for Cattaraugus Community Action’s Victim Services department where she educates on issues of interpersonal violence. Ms. Ramey works with college campuses in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties as the community partner for the NYS Enough is Enough legislation which addresses sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking on college campuses. She currently holds office hours on our campus and is available to meet with students as a confidential advisor.

#SAAM2019 #BONAS #SBU #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth

Join us TONIGHT at 5:00 p.m. as we honor the talented young artists in our surrounding communities. This year's High Sch...
03/27/2019

Join us TONIGHT at 5:00 p.m. as we honor the talented young artists in our surrounding communities. This year's High School Juried Art Exhibition features works by 75 artists selected by professional judges for acceptance from over 200 submissions.

Participating schools include Allegany-Limestone Central School District, Andover Central School, Belfast Central School, Bolivar-Richburg Central School, Cassadaga Valley Central School, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School, Coudersport Jr.-Sr. High School, Ellicottville Central School, Falconer Central School, Jamestown High School, Oswayo Valley Central School District, Otto-Eldred High School, Pioneer High School, Wellsville High School, Wellsville Secondary School, and West Valley Central School.

The opening is free and open to the public with refreshments.

“Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you!”Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation in which the Archange...
03/25/2019

“Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you!”
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation in which the Archangel Gabriel appeared before the Virgin Mary, and asked her, in the name of the blessed Trinity, to consent to Christ’s Incarnation.

From the collection:
Georg Kau (Austrian, 1870-1946)
The Annunciation, 1912
Oil on canvas
1959.03.001

Alma Redemptóris Mater, quæ pérvia cæli
Porta manes, et stella maris, succúrre cadénti,
Súrgere qui curat pópulo: tu quæ genuísti,
Natúra miránte, tuum sanctum Genitórem
Virgo prius ac postérius, Gabriélis ab ore
Sumens illud Ave, peccatórum miserére.
.
Mother of Christ! Hear thou thy people's cry,
Star of the deep, and portal of the sky!
Mother of Him Who thee from nothing made,
Sinking we strive and call to thee for aid;
Oh, by that joy which Gabriel brought to thee,
Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see.

Happy St. Patrick's Day…Wishing all our friends, followers, and supporters a day as rich as gold and as colorful as a ...
03/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day…Wishing all our friends, followers, and supporters a day as rich as gold and as colorful as a rainbow! 🍀🌈

From the Collection:
Celtic Cross - Unknown Artist
Cross of Carndonagh, County Donegal, c. 20th century
Cast brass, carved
Anonymous gift
1976.02.002

The 7th-century Donagh High Cross also known as the St. Patrick's Cross is found in Carndonagh, a town on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. The original cross, re-erected in a local graveyard, depicts bands of broad ribbon interlace (symbolic of the tree of life), 3 birds under each arm of the cross and 8 simplified figures in low relief. The central image is believed to depict a Crucifixion scene (arms outstretched) as many Irish crosses of the time depicted Christ in an erect self-sacrificer position, a victor over death, resurrected. The figures flanking the central image are thought to represent either Mary or Joseph, the two thieves flanking the crucified Christ or possibly Roman soldiers while the figures flanking the head are thought to be angels. Below this scene are three figures wearing cowls and long robes, which may represent the holy women who visited Christ's tomb after the Resurrection. Carved in red sandstone, the reverse is covered with interlacing, a popular design motif of the time, and bears no figures.

The central cross is flanked by two small pillars. The left pillar depicts a figure on its west face holding a bell in one hand and a satchel or book in the other. A drop head staff lies under the figure’s feet. These symbols are commonly used to represent a religious pilgrim, with the satchel symbolizing a traveler. The south face of the pillar depicts a trifold knot and a medieval creature with large ears or horns carrying a hammer. On its north side is a head in profile and a fish, possibly representing Jonah and the Whale. The east face depicts a carved face. The right pillar depicts King David is as a harpist on its east side and as a warrior on its west side, although the warrior could also represent Goliath. The pillar’s north side depicts a large fish and a small bird while its south side depicts interwoven spirals. The original Irish name, Carn Domhnach, means the burial mound of the church.

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