11th Annual Buffalo Day: "The Sacred Nature of Art & Democracy: Exploring Life's Aesthetic Values - Beauty, Truth, Goodness, & Justice": Panel Discussion

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
12:15pm EDT

Location Virtual Porch

Virtual Porch events are free with registration.

BNThe Buffalo News Blue

This event is sponsored by The Buffalo News.

Exploring the arts and democracy with Buffalo-area community leaders:

Dennis Galucki, Founder, Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua & "Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea"

Jen Swan-Kilpatrick, Executive Director, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI)

Stephanie L. Crockatt, Executive Director, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Dr. Joe Lin-Hill, Deputy Director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Michael G. Murphy, President, Shea's Performing Art Center
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Jen Swan-Kilpatrick is the Executive Director of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI). Since 2011 she has lead the organization to be a resource hub for artists and arts and cultural organizations in Western New York. ASI provides assistance through arts funding, professional development training, bookkeeping services, and advocacy efforts on local, statewide, and national levels. Jen has been in the field of nonprofit arts management for over 15 years and has been supportive of thriving arts and culturals through her community-minded focus and involvement in grassroots production. She has provided guidance and consultation for those in the arts field, and understands the tools needed for creative entrepreneurs and arts administrators.

In addition to her ASI work, Jen is an Adjunct Professor at Daemen College and the University at Buffalo’s Arts Management Program, Board Member of Arts NYS and Hope for Cats, Finance Committee Member of Grassroots Gardens, writer for the Nonprofit Quarterly, and Member of the Leadership Niagara Class of 2016.

Jen was named Buffalo Spree Magazine’s 2018 Best Arts Administrator and has a MA in Arts Management from the University at Buffalo and a BA in Communications/Broadcasting with a minor in music from Buffalo State College.

Stephanie Crockatt joined the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy in June, 2014.

Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Parks and Recreation from Michigan State University. Her early career was in golf course design and expanded into managing professional golf tournaments. This evolved into a 13-year career with women’s professional golf and for eight of those years she served as President and CEO of the LPGA Tournament Owners Association. Her career then took a focus on fundraising where she served for seven years as the Director of External Affairs, handling development for the College of Environment & Design at the University of Georgia.

Bridging her background in landscape architecture with skills in non-profit association management and fundraising has brought Stephanie’s career full circle. Today she oversees the preservation advocacy and landscape stewardship for Buffalo’s historic Olmsted park system; the first urban park system designed in the nation over 150 years ago. The entire park system is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Conservancy is the non-profit caretaker in a public-private agreement with the City of Buffalo, where 60% of the park system’s $3.6 million operating budget is raised each year by the Conservancy. The organization employs over 120 full & part time workers and manages over 2,000 volunteers.

Dr. Joe Martin Lin-Hill became Deputy Director of the Albright-Knox in 2013. Dr. Lin-Hill served on Robert Storr’s curatorial support team for the Venice Biennale in 2007; prior to that he was the principal consultant to Sotheby’s auction house for its launch of Pan-Asian contemporary art sales in New York (2005–2008). Dr. Lin-Hill previously worked in the New York offices of AEA Consulting, a boutique firm focusing on the cultural sector, where he worked with a broad range of flagship cultural organizations, such as The British Museum and the New York City Opera, as well as funders such as The Pew Charitable Trusts and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

He received his PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and his dissertation, Becoming Global: Contemporary Art Worlds in the Age of the Biennials Boom, was completed under the direction of Robert Storr. It considers the global proliferation of large-scale international contemporary art exhibitions since the mid-1980s and the impact they have had upon the contemporary art world.

At the Albright-Knox, Lin-Hill has organized exhibitions such as Screen Play: Life in an Animated World and Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective.

Michael G. Murphy, born and raised in Gowanda, NY, joined Shea’s Performing Arts Center as President in October of 2016. He previously served as Managing Director of the Tony-Award winning Old Globe Theatre in San Diego from 2011 and as its General Manager beginning in 2003. Prior to the Globe, he was the Managing Director of Austin Lyric Opera in Austin, Texas; Director of Administration of San Diego Opera; and General Manager of San Diego Repertory Theatre. Before relocating to San Diego from New York City, he held similar positions at Theatre for a New Audience and the Joyce Theater Foundation’s American Theater Exchange. He also served as negotiating assistant for the League of Resident Theatres and sales representative for Columbia Artists Theatricals Corporation. Mr. Murphy serves on the Board of Directors of the Theatre District Association of Western New York, as Secretary of Visit Buffalo Niagara, and as President of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre. He has also served on the Board of Directors of National Corporate Theatre Fund, the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, and as a Management Trustee for San Diego County Theatrical Trusts, the pension and welfare trust for IATSE stagehands in the San Diego region. He was also an adjunct faculty member of the Music Department at the University of San Diego. Mr. Murphy earned his BFA in Stage Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and his MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Adam Zyglis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Buffalo News, his hometown newspaper. He drew his first editorial cartoon in middle school as one of the winners of The Buffalo News Editorial Cartoon Contest. Zyglis graduated Alden High School in 2000 and later began drawing weekly editorial cartoons for The Griffin at Canisius College, where he graduated summa cum laude from the All College Honors Program with a degree in Computer Science, and minors in Mathematics and Studio Art.

After earning three national collegiate cartooning awards from his work at The Griffin, Zyglis landed an internship in the Graphics Department of The Buffalo News. At just 22 years old, Zyglis became the staff cartoonist for The News in August of 2004, replacing Tom Toles who left for The Washington Post.

Since then his cartoons have become syndicated through Cagle Cartoons and have appeared in magazines, books and newspapers around the world, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and MAD magazine. In 2013 he won the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award, given by the National Press Foundation. His work earned him a National Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons in 2007, 2011 and 2015. Additionally in 2015 he won the Grambs Aronson Cartooning with a Conscience award and the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartoons. Later that year he was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from Canisius College. In 2016 he was awarded the Sigma Delta Chi award by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Zyglis has also served his industry as President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). In 2016 he helped organize and host the nation’s editorial cartoonists At Duke University’s Satire festival.

DennisGalucki 20200709 141901Dennis Galucki, is the founder of the annual Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua and the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature (C-SAAHN). As a retired investment advisor, Galucki has led a discussion group in the Smith Memorial Library each Monday during the Summer Season since 2009 called the "Art of Investing." Galucki had a thirty year investment career, the last seventeen years as a Vice-President Investments serving institutions for Dean Witter. In 1987 he was recognized by Money Magazine in its 15th Anniversary issue as one of "America's Best Stockbrokers" for his "Invest in Life" investment philosophy. In 1988 Galucki, representing Pax Christi Buffalo which he founded, received the United Nations Peace Messenger Award for creating the annual Children's Peace Festival at the Buffalo Zoo (1988-1996). Since retiring and creating C-SAAHN, Galucki has received The American Institute of Architects Buffalo/WNY Chapter Design Excellence 2013 Award, The Buffalo History Museum Owen B. Augspurger 2017 Award, the WNY Library Resource Council Outstanding Advocate 2018 Award, and other Erie County and New York State recognition statements.

What is Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua (CHQ)?
CHQ's stated mission is "to explore the best in human values and the enrichment of life" and has done so for every Summer Season since 1874 as part of the original Chautauqua Idea.

Imagine one city, Buffalo, being infused with CHQ's mission and spirit of lifelong learning and ancient aesthetic values - Beauty, Truth, Goodness, & Justice - all year long.

That's the Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea, celebrated once a year on Buffalo Day @ CHQ since 2010 and created by the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature (C-SAAHN).


What is the Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea?
The BUF-CHQ Idea is exploring American legacy through place-based lifelong learning and imagination.


What is the origin of the Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea?
The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea was first presented as a CHQ Special Studies class in 2006 & 2007 titled "Imagine Buffalo in the 21st-Century: The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea."


What is C-SAAHN?
As a docent for school tours at the Darwin Martin House since 1997, I became convinced that the Truth and Beauty of the Martin House Complex was rooted in four pillars; Art, Architecture, History, and Nature. 

As CHQ has explored the blend of The Arts, Education, Religion, & Recreation, C-SAAHN was created as a vehicle to explore the BUF-CHQ Idea and is pronounced like the artist, (Paul) Cezanne.