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2nd Annual Co-Artifact Auction and Fundraiser – TONIGHT!

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Starlight Studio and Art Gallery                                                                                  6-9pm                                                                                                                                  340 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Friday, September 25th 2015

25$
Tickets and more info available at:
www.coartifact2.eventbrite.com

Co-Artifact is a fundraising event that brings artists from the community and Starlight Studio artists together to create collaborative artworks.
The finished pieces will be displayed in the Starlight gallery and then auctioned off to benefit the Starlight Studio and Art Gallery program on September 25th, 2015 from 6-9pm. All proceeds will go to support the Starlight Studio and Art Gallery program.
Twenty-one Starlight artists have been paired randomly with twenty-one artists from the Buffalo community to collaborate on these artworks. Each artist started a peice and then his or her artist partner finished it.
The idea stemmed from a story of an illustrator whose daughter found her sketchbook and drew on top of her unfinished drawings. When the illustrator found what she had done she decided to use her daughter’s lines to create a more interesting and finished piece.
In addition to the Auction event, there will be local music from popular local Buffalo band (Folk Faces) , a cash bar, and the West Side Bazaar Food Cart!
Last year the event was a great success and so much fun. Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over 3000 dollars to support our program and hopefully we can go above and beyond this year!

CALIFORNIA

BY JANET HARRISON

GO TO THE BEACH. SAND. SWIMMING. BOATING. CAMPING. FINDING SEA SHELLS. SAND DOLLARS ON THE BEACH. MY BEACH. I LOVE GOING TO SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK. THERE IS THE CAVE TRAIN WERE YOU GO INTO THE PAST. YOU SEE CAVEMEN PLAYING CARDS, COOKING WITH FIRE. A BIG DINOSOUR. RISE. HEAD UP IN THE AIR. IT WAS COOL. THE BIG DIPPER IS A WOODEN ROLLER COASTER. MERRY GO AROUND. A BRASS RING. THROW THE RING. I LOVE JUMP IN THE WAVE AND HEARING THE ROAR. THE SEA WEED WRAPS AROUND LEGS. ONCE I SAW TWO DARK EYES LOOKING RIGHT AT ME ONLY FEET AWAY. A SEAL WAS LOOK AT ME.

The Ten Year Commemoration

Written By: Andrew Isadore Calderon

This is dedicated to the entire starlight nation
This is the commemoration
The ten year celebration
One decade since the inauguration
The light began to shine bright
In the world of artistic creation
In the beginning my words were prophetic
Now! The whole world wants to bear witness to the beautiful light
That makes the light magnetic
The Father of The Light is Marc Hennig
The Mother of The Light is Carrie Marcotte
Ten years ago!!!
There was the spark that started the fire
Ten years later!!!
The fire still burns bright as well as red hot!!!
The light will shine bright and will last forever
Whether you like that or not!!!
Ten! The usual number of our fingers, of our toes
It has been ten years!!!
Or 3,652 days since the start of Starlight Studios
In ten years!!!
A room full of people
Have become The Family of The Light
Together putting on Artistic, Creative, Poetic shows.
Honestly I saw the light in the year 2005
When the light began to shine I finally felt alive
I could go for mine
I could strive and thrive
Before I saw the light
I used to spend all my time watchin’ television
And for ten years now
I been goin’ on Artistic, Creative, Poetic, missions