Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature
Dennis Galucki, Founder
Chuck LaChiusa, Webmaster

2010-2020 Vision & Goals - Eight Ideas

Idea #1. Explore The Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea

Chautauqua was founded in 1874 and has evolved around four pillars - Art, Education, Religion, and Recreation. Buffalo, N.Y., was incorporated as a city in 1832 and has evolved around various pillars. For instance, built in 1876 the Old Erie County Building has four statues on its tower representing Mechanical Arts, Commerce, Agriculture and Justice. The former Goldome Building has four interior pillars, painted in the late 1920s, with the depictions of Art, Power, Commerce and Industry.

Recognizing the definition of art as "human creativity, skill, and any craft or profession" (the first four definitions in Webster's New World Dictionary), the Buffalo-Chautauqua idea invites Buffalo to see itself rooted in Art, Architecture, History and Nature in connecting itself philosophically with Chautauqua in the the 21st century.

The Landmark Cruise

The Landmark Cruise is an extension of the idea offered as a special studies course at Chautauqua Institution in 2006 and 2007.

The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature sponsors a weekly Landmark Cruise on the
Miss Buffalo II every Wednesday at 3:00-5:00 p.m. during July and August through Labor Day 2010. Dennis Galucki will guide participants on a journey of the imagination while the captain takes the participants on an adventure out into Lake Erie, the Niagara River and the Black Rock channel. Using landmarks along the way, we begin to see our region as a 21st century international destination for art, architecture, history and nature.

Reservations suggested (some cruises sell out): 716.856.6696

The Art of Investing

The Smith Library, at Chautauqua Institution, Monday Noon-Hour Lecture/Discussion Series, "The Art of Investing" is led by Dennis Galucki and meets every Monday during the 9-week season at Chautauqua Institution.  (Please check the listing of daily activities on the back of the Monday Chautauquan Daily newspaper for any variation in times).

Ideas must be invested in with time, resources and energy to become real. Attempting to invest in a sustainable world through individual companies is the central theme of the discussions.

Four key topics of discussion for individual investors are:

1. "Know thyself" and what risk/reward you want.

2 Develop a strategy, philosophy, asset allocation and disciplines to get what you want.

3 See yourself as a lifelong learner and student of the market.

4 Decide how to measure success and/or failure often - even daily.

See also: An example of these principles is described in the Buffalo Business First article by Allissa Kline, Nonprofit links sustainability to stock investment portfolio

See also: Interview with Dennis Galucki, Founder, Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN) by Buffalo Rising, March, 2010.

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