Includes a boxed lunch from the Westside Bazaar.
“Renaissance, Remix: The Faire” will provide participants with a range of lectures, book discussions, short films, and music. The indoor portion of the festival will be held in Rockwell Hall and feature talks on Buffalo architecture, novelist and activist Wendell Berry, Black soldiers and folk culture in the Harlem Renaissance, and Iroquois revitalization, among others. Bhakti Sharma, chair and associate professor of interior design, will present "Public Art:Top Ten Lists and Other Gains," from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Michael Niman, professor of communication, will deliver "Buffalo Renaissance: Let's Party Like It's 1492," from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The concurrent Outdoor Faire is free and open to the public. It will be held on the grounds outside of Rockwell Hall and feature elements of the European Renaissance of the sixteenth century and Buffalo’s cultural resurgence. Activities and entertainment include music, a sonnet-slam, games, kids’ art projects, demonstrations and interaction in physical fitness, fiber arts, bicycling, and more.
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