News Releases

  • Against the Grain Festival postponed until 2015

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    "Factors beyond our control have forced us to delay the production until the summer of 2015," 

  • Words in UB's The Spectrum

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    This past weekend, running from Thursday to Sunday, was the first-ever Words festival at Burchfield Penney Art Center. The festival celebrated the contributions Buffalo authors, poets, journalists and artists have made to 20th century art.

  • William E. West Sr. Remembered in The Buffalo News

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    William Eddy West, a prolific artist, community organizer and postal worker whose paintings chronicled Buffalo’s changing landscape over more than half a century, died Monday after a long illness. He was 91.

  • Remembering William E. West

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    We are saddened to hear about the passing of artist William E. West yesterday morning. Born in 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA, West was the only child of Prince Albert and Mary June West.

  • Read about Words in UB's The Spectrum

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    This Friday is the second Friday of the month, meaning that Burchfield Penney Art Center, located at 1300 Elmwood Ave. on the Buffalo State College campus, is free to the public after 5:30 p.m.

  • Words in the Buffalo News

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Three Buffalo poets with Buffalo connections who have gone on to international acclaim will highlight a four-day festival starting Thursday in the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

  • Poem of the Week in The Buffalo News: Judith Goldman

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Poem of the Week by Judith Goldman in The Buffalo News By Judith Goldman

  • Words at the Center in the UB Record

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    “Poetic giants” Steve McCaffery, Ishmael Reed and Edward Sanders are headlining “WORDS,” a celebration of the written word being held April 9-13 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

  • Remembrance of Mortimer Spiller (December 28, 1922-March 19, 2014)

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    The Burchfield Penney mourns the passing of long-time friend and patron Mortimer Spiller on March 19, 2014 at the age of 91. Mort, as he was known to friends, was a Western New York businessman, collector of art and memorabilia, and jokester with a mischievous sense of humor. He served for decadesmore

  • Burt Notarius Remembered in The Buffalo News

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

    Burton Notarius, who turned Premier Liquor into a household name while sharpening the palates of many Western New Yorkers, died Friday. He was 70.

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