Buffalo Arts Studio and Albright-Knox Public Arts Initiative Summer Partnership Celebration

This summer, Buffalo Arts Studio partnered with the Albright-Knox Public Arts Initiative offered young artists a unique opportunity to develop their creative and technical skills while participating in Erie County’s growing public art scene. For two-weeks in July, Buffalo Arts Studio’s Jump Start high school and college extension students participated in a polytab mural production workshop as part of the Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color exhibition at the Albright-Knox Northland site. 

Jump Start students Faith Danahy, Isaiah Dean, Sarah Durkin, Sadiki Kashindi, Cameron Osborn, Emily Peca, and Serenity Sherry worked with Jump Start Extension fellows Isabella Amarante, Lucy Dietrich, Shanti Morrissey, and Emily Quartley as well as Teaching Assistant Nicolas Delfino and Teaching Artist Andrea Pawarski to complete nearly half of an 85 panel, 2,100 square foot mural project that will be installed at 847 Main Street this fall.

On Friday August 27 a celebration was held for these amazing emerging artists, their families, and the creative community who supported their learning.

The Honorable Erie County Chairwoman April Baskin was on-site  for a ceremonial presentation honoring this important project as well as the work of both organizations to improve the quality of life for Erie County residents.

Buffalo Arts Studio is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and regular public exposure for regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, and to enrich the community with art classes, mural programs, and public art.

Buffalo Arts Studio is located at 2495 Main Street, Suite 500, Buffalo, NY 14214.

The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.—5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

You can find them online at Buffaloartsstudio.org 

Buffalo Arts Studio receives major support from: Bring Art Buffalo, Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation, Children’s Foundation of Erie County, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, Erie County Cultural Funding, Garman Family Foundation, John R. Oishei Foundation, Josephine Goodyear Foundation, Simple Gifts Fund, Marks Family Foundation, M&T Bank, the National Endowment for the Arts, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Rigidized Metals, Uplifer Video, Vogt Family Foundation, Western New York Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.