Garden Rant
Gardening While Intoxicated
Buffalo Spree


A year ago, Licata became the fourth member of a group of garden bloggers with an attitude. Garden Rant one of my favorites: A blend of gossip, news, crusade and, yes, raw rant, it blows the cobwebs out of gardening's mustier corners.

–Adrian Higgins,
Washington Post

... co-curators Elizabeth Licata and Amy Cappellazzo have magnificently transcended the limitations of what is, at bottom, a show of books. ...Preciousness—the bane of such exhibitions—is nowhere in evidence.

–Richard Huntington,
Buffalo News

"Garden Walk Buffalo: A Celebration of Urban Gardens," is a tour guide into dozens of gardens during the annual event held the last full weekend in July. It's knowingly written by Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata, and packed with gorgeous photographs...

–Mark Sommer,
Buffalo News

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Cultural Tourism Initiatives

Tourists are tourists because they want to compensate for their secular, disenchanted, mundane lives through a temporary exposure to the other--to the adventurous, foreign, ancient, or spectacular. - "The Iconography of the Tourism Experience," Ernest Sternberg, 1997

With 13 other arts, science, and historical cultural institutions in Niagara County, and while working at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, I helped initiate a number of projects to bring home the importance of cultural tourism in Niagara County. A full color brochure was first published in 1994 and has been updated every year since. It is the first such brochure--focusing on cultural tourism only--published in Niagara County. In addition, a number of special events were co-organized with the other groups. We worked in conjunction with Niagara County Tourism, the Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and the offices of State Senators Joseph Pillittere and Paul Tokasz.



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