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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

This Week at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

It is another busy week at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. In addition to the exhibitions on view, we are excited to offer the following events and tours. General admission to the Burchfield Penney is free for Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff. 

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Discussion: Animals in the City
​Presentation by Kimberly Hart

Tuesday, September 11
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Dogs and cats live in Istanbul's marginal green spaces, in neighborhood backstreets, around tombs and mosques, in cemeteries, and in parks. Surviving in part through human acts of generosity and kindness, animals carve out habitat in this city of over 15 million people. Kimberly Hart, associate professor of anthropology, will discuss how she used photography as a research method to document and represent the animals who live in the city and the processes she used to select images for the exhibit of the same name at the Bacon Gallery in Upton Hall at Buffalo State. This research was funded by a Senior Fulbright Scholarship (2015-2016) and a UUP Individual Development Grant (2016-2017).

Dr. Hart has 30 years of experience studying Turkey. Her previous work was in rural villages in western Anatolia.
This event is free with gallery admission. Information at

Panel Discussion: What Museums Mean to the Life of an Artist
Thursday, September 13
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

There is a complex relationship between artists, museums, and galleries. It is an ecosystem, and successful careers and recognition are reliant on the others. The Burchfield Penney Art Center, because of our mission and the artists that we present and collect, has the added layer. Our relationship is not just one of business, but we are neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Without the artists, the museums and the galleries would not exist. Not as essential as this, but important, without galleries and museums, artists would have a difficult time to make others aware of their work. What does it mean to be at the intersection of that relationship, for the museums and the artists?

Artists included in this discussion are Gary Nickard, Dorothea Braemer, LeRoi Johnson, and Catherine Shuman Miller, who are also featured in the 10 Years In exhibition. Each of these artists work in different media and markets. The concerns for conceptual, media, painter, and print artists have a specificity in how they navigate the art world. Moderated by Scott Propeack, chief curator and interim co-director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the event will also include an overview of how exhibitions move from concept to realization. 

This event is free wth gallery admission. RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends! 

September M&T Second Friday
September 14, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
On the second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great. From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney. The galleries are open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and are free all day.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Live Music: Critt's Juke Joint in The Front Yard

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Opening Celebration: Salvaged: The Stitched Narrative of Jennifer Regan

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Drop-in Art-Making Workshop

8:00 p.m.
Art Moves Me in the Front Yard

After Dusk
Wallpaper the Front Yard
Bhakti Sharma, associate professor of interior design, Art and Design Department, Buffalo State

RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends.

Painting Reflections in Watercolor
International Center for Watercolor
Saturday, September 15, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Artist/Instructor: Jane Stoddard
$42 for Burchfield Penney member/$52 for Burchfield Penney not-yet members

Participants will explore techniques for painting reflections, particularly in water. Ms. Stoddard will demonstrate the technique she uses to create an initial drawing and how she transfers it to 400 lb. watercolor paper. She will show how to effectively layer transparent watercolor to create the deep, rich colors she achieves in her work. More info at

Tour: Why Watercolor?
A Watercolor Tour of the Ten Years In exhibition with Sally Treanor
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Tour Ten Years In highlighting the watercolor artists in the exhibition with artist Sally Treanor. This is a public tour, and everyone is welcome. 

Free with gallery admission. More information at

Submitted by: Kathleen M Heyworth
Also appeared:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018