An Arts Notebook

Alternative Stages
Theater is where you invent it.
By Heather Violanti
Two Classically Cool WNY Musicians
Suzanne Thomas and Al Tinney.
By Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman
and Phil Nihuis
Drawings Around Town
The subtle pleasures of paper.
By Elizabeth Licata

Cool People
Artists, Craftspeople,
Teachers, Activists

Profiles of a very diverse group of Western New Yorkers.
By Bob Davis, Donna Evans, Glenn Gramigna, Julianna Jacoby-Patronsky, Susan Johnson, Elizabeth Licata, Darwin McPherson, Barry Muskat, Arthur Page, and Nancy J. Parisi.

Selected Secrets
Championship Trees
By Susan and Wayne Johnson
Poetry & Baseball
By Edmund Cardoni
Two in Tonawanda
By Ron Ehmke

Wild Places
A Walk on the Wild Side
By Anna and Robert Hausmann
A Region of Magnificent Parks
By Ann Blask
Time in Chautauqua
By Philip Nihuis

Food, Glorious Food
Berry Picking
By Ann Blask
In Search of Red Lentils
By Joe George
Flavorful Opportunities
WNY wineries and wine lists.
By Bernard Ledermann
The Continuing Adventures
of Two Foodies
Niagara County treasure.
By Vicki G. Marshall and Margaret M. Toohey

More Cool Stuff
Hiking the American Side of the Gorge; the Backroom of Rustbelt Books; and the Corning Glass Museum
By Ron Ehmke and Elizabeth Licata

Do it Yourself WNY
Buffalo Architecture in an Afternoon
By Elizabeth Licata and Tim Tielman
Walkin’ on Elmwood
By Lisa Kane
A Harrier’s Domain
By Louis Petrucci

Other Features
Creeley at 75
The man in Black Rock is still
touring, still performing/ collaborating
with other artists, still inspiring new generations of young writers.
By Ted Pelton
A New Zoo
An exciting transformation is in the works. Working within the current Zoo’s footprint, director Donna Fernandes has big plans.
By Amanda Zimmerman

Cover design: Chastity Taber