NYPA’s Sensational Saturday Features “Fluid Culture”: Grand Island Artist Presents Talks and Photos with Themes of Water and the World, May 12
May 8, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host two presentations in conjunction with the University at Buffalo’s (UB), Fluid Culture program, a series of talks and art installations focusing on the themes of water, globalization and culture. The free presentations, which are family-friendly and will delight those from “8 to 80,” will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at NYPA’s admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for NYPA’s Niagara Power Project, as part of its Sensational Saturdays series.
Paula Sciuk, originally from the Niagara area and who now hails from the Town of Grand Island, will discuss her “State of Miscibility” art installation now on display at the Power Vista as part of the year-long UB series. The installation explores the solubility of one liquid into another (miscibility) in a series of photographs of local waterways. The photographs will remain on display at the Power Vista through September. A preview of Sciuk’s work can be seen at http://www.paulasciuk.com/state-of-miscibility.html
The goals of “Fluid Culture” are threefold:
- To question relationships between culture and ecology, particularly with respect to water.
- To question the relationship between local/urban cultures, such as those of Buffalo/Niagara, with respect to globalization and global ecology.
- To understand the flows of goods and information by which globalization operates–that is, to understand global culture as defined by its “fluidity".
Parking and admission at the Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, are always free.
■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.