Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo’s ever-hip alternative arts space and community media resource center, has several events happening as part of its Media Arts Awareness Weekend.
Tonight at 8, the basement space at 712 Main St. will host an opening reception for its first-ever members’ show and screening, featuring an impressive range of work from artists working in the “broad and ever-expanding media art category.” At 7 p.m. Saturday, Squeaky Wheel will screen the documentary “Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film,” followed by a Skype Q&A session with its director, Pip Chodorov. On Sunday, the venue will welcome visitors for its open house and “skill share” event, a chance to explore what Squeaky Wheel has to offer and to participate in make-your-own media art workshops given by Buffalo Lab and artist Brian Milbrand.
Finally, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Squeaky Wheel will host a session on applying for media arts grants from the New York State Council on the Arts. All the events are free, with the exception of the documentary screening, which is $5 for Squeaky members and $7 for non-members. More info is at 884-7172 or squeaky.org.
– Colin Dabkowski