7:30 PM19:30

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

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Southern Circuit brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 300 films in more than 100 Southern communities. The Circuit takes the audience away from their televisions, computers, tablets and phones to connect them with independent filmmakers – live!

hillbilly - September 14th, 7:30 PM

The Road to Race Day - October 5th, 7:30 PM

Quiet Heroes - November 2nd, 7:30 PM

The Blood is at the Doorstep - February 8th, 7:30 PM

Parallel Love - March 15th, 7:30 PM

The Pushouts - April 19th, 7:30 PM


At the Jessye Norman School of the Arts!


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2:00 PM14:00

Dr. Celes Tisdale Storytelling Workshop

Celes Tisdale will host a storytelling performance and workshop. Dr. Tisdale's performance will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Audience participants will be able to learn more about the art of storytelling by asking Celes Tisdale about his craft.

August 29th

4:30-5:30 PM

Free to the Public!

Dr. Celes Tisdale is an accomplished actor, storyteller, and lecturer. He is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Buffalo's Man on the Year Award, and Erie County Arts Council Artist of the Year Award. He has served 42 years as a teaching artist for Young Audiences of Western New York.

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6:00 PM18:00

VITAL Connections

This show will be held at the Ann & Ellis Johnson Gallery at Jessye Norman School on the corner of 8th & Greene and is the result of the hard work from the students in The Business of Being an Artist Class and their instructor Frieda Dean! Please join us and support these upcoming artists as they continue to make their way into the showing and business side of the art world.

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