Performance Art Program

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Buffalo Arts Studio & Just Buffalo Literary Center present


Presented at:
Tri-Main Center

Late winter bash with live music, spoken word, performance art, and open art studios. Poet Karen Lewis is performing, along with these bands: Steam Donkey, Them Jazzbeards, LeeRon Zydeco, The Shadows, Timothy Gerad & Friends' R&R, Ann Philipone and John Brady, Jackdaw, Thrown to the Wolfes, Real Dream Cabaret, Andes Winds, Emile Papa Latimer, Daughters of Creative Sound, James Calabrese, and Neville Francis & the Riddim Posse.



"On March 16, 2002 Buffalo Arts Studio led the way in a collaborative fundraising effort with fellow Tri-Main Center tenants Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Just Buffalo Literary Center. [Hallwalls executive director Ed Cardoni came up with the name.] Seventy artists' studios were open to the public and four factory floors of Tri-Main [including all three organizations' own spaces] were turned into a venue for live music, performance art, poetry and exhibits. More than 3,000 people attended this event, which the Buffalo News called 'staggering!'

"Buffalo Arts Studio and Just Buffalo Literary Center are teaming up to present TRIMANIA 2005 on Saturday, March 19, 2005 from 7pm to midnight, at the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main Street, Buffalo. TRIMANIA includes four factory floors full of music, dancing, roving performers, art exhibitions, a poetry slam, cabaret, and open artist studios. TRIMANIA promises to be 'the party not to miss in 2005.' Major sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, M & T Bank, Hodgson Russ LLP, the Rupp Family Foundation, and Tri-Main Development LLC. A pre-party for those who want to experience TRIMANIA with a little less mania will be held at Buffalo Arts Studio from 5:30–7:00p.m. Tickets are $50 and include hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and great music."

[ARCHIVAL NOTE: Hallwalls had moved out of Tri-Main Center at the end of April 2004, and would not open in "The Church" at 341 Delaware Avenue [later redubbed Babeville] until January 2006. Temporarily headquartered across the street at 340 Delaware Avenue—now the home of Starlight Studio & Art Gallery—Hallwalls was not a partner or beneficiary of this second triennial edition of Trimania, but helped out its former Tri-Main partners by publicizing the event on its web site and supplying staff members as volunteers. 4/26/16]