June 21 – Performances of poetry by regional writers inspired by Gallery works by the Buffalo Society of Artists. Inspired by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performance of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” on Saturday, August 1. Featured will be Michael Basinski, Poet and Director of the UB Poetry Collection on work of Sarah Prochownick and Joan Turrell; poet and author E. R. Baxter on all the pictures at the exhibition including work by Linda Parlato; Bob Borgatti, poet and Slipstream editor on work of Irene Haupt; Bob Giannetti, co–sponsor of the program and owner of Bob’s Olde Books, on work of Helen Rogers Russell and Fran Noonan; Norah Perez, novelist and prose poet, on work of Pat Fortunato and James Sedwick; Dan Sicoli, poet and Slipstream editor on work of Beth Pedersen; Brother Augustine Towey, poet and Niagara University Theatre Director Emeritus on work of Patti Harris. Pianist Claudia Andres will perform piano selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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