BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER IS NOW OPEN
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The museum will continue to offer digital programming through Burchfield Connects, which includes digital home-education projects, conversations about our exhibitions and collections, artist interviews, and more. Look for new posts each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday with activities for the whole family.
PERFORMANCE | COLTRANE 2021: CURTIS LUNDY & UMOJA, FEATURING EMILIO MODESTE, WALLACE RONEY, JR., T.C. THE 3RD, TERREON GULLY AND GEORGE CALDWELL
Co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective, part of a two-day John Coltrane festival in celebration of the jazz icon's birthday
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 4 pm, 8 pm
TWO PERFORMANCES - 4 PM and 8 PM
$30 General Admission; $20 Burchfield Penney and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective Members, $10 students (with ID)
4 PM PERFORMANCE - Purchase Tickets Online Here:
Note that member-priced tickets must be purchased by phone at 716-878-6011 during museum hours of operation, Thursday 10 - 4, Friday 10 AM - 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM and Sunday noon - 4 PM. or on site at the Burchfield Penney.
Opening performance: Love Supreme School of Music Faculty Band – Marcus Lolo (pianist), Dalton Sharp (saxophone), Jacob Jay (trumpet), Nathaniel Cadet (Drums) and Sehrea Brown (vocalist)
Curtis Lundy - Bass
Curtis Lundy is an American double bass player, composer, producer, choir director and arranger. Lundy is best known for his work as part of jazz vocalist Betty Carter's band, through whose ranks several eventually renowned musicians passed.
Lundy has also played on other jazz artists' recordings, including albums by John Hicks, Bobby Watson, the Steve Nelson Quintet and Johnny Griffin. In the late 1980s, he briefly stepped out of the background and issued Just Be Yourself (1988). A decade later, with Justin Time Records, he released Against All Odds (1999) and Purpose (2002). Both albums feature pianists John Hicks and Anthony Wonsey. Lundy's arrangement of "Walk With Me", recorded by the ARC Gospel Choir, was sampled by rapper Kanye West and became the Grammy Award-winning hit Jesus Walks.
Emilio Modeste - Saxophone
Emilio Modeste is a young, New York-based tenor saxophonist and was a member of the late Wallace Roney’s Quintet for the final three years of his life. Born in Virginia, Modeste started very early on the violin, moving to the piano and drums quickly, until he picked up the saxophone at the age of eight and never looked back. Modeste has since shared the bandstand with world-renowned musicians including: Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Buster Williams, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, Lenny White, Gary Bartz, Steve Turre, Christian McBride, Rene McLean, Antoine Roney, Donald Harrison, and many more.
His most formative years came from his time with Wallace Roney’s Quintet. Modeste was a close friend and mentee of trumpeter Wallace Roney and traveled the world with Roney’s Quintet from 2017 to his passing in March 2020. He has performed throughout Europe, the USA and Canada, China and Mexico with Roney’s Quintet and grew into a sensitive and powerful sideman through his time beside Roney. Modeste appears on Wallace Roney’s final studio Album, Blue Dawn - Blue Nights as well as the album Music From and Inspired by The Film Birth Of The Cool.
Wallace Roney, Jr. - Trumpet
Music has always been a part of Wallace’s family pedigree. His father being the late world-renowned trumpeter Wallace Roney, as well as his mother being universally acclaimed pianist Geri Allen.
Growing up in a household full of music, it wasn’t long before Wallace took a serious interest in playing the trumpet. His idols included trumpet giants such as Kenny Dorham, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan, etc. At age 10 after showing enormous interest in playing, and a willingness to study harmony, his father gifted him his very own horn.
Since then, Wallace has shared the bandstand and garnered the approval of many legends the likes of which include Chick Corea, Jimmy Heath, Charles Tolliver, Lenny White, Buster Williams, Jack DeJohnette, and the late great Ornette Coleman just to name a few. Wallace, a graduate of the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of music, continues to play in numerous venues and performance spaces across the U.S and internationally, and remains a sought-after trumpeter in the New York/New Jersey area.
Terreon Gully - Drums
Musician extraordinaire, Terreon Gully is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Widely recognized for his creativity, versatility and authenticity, Terreon is in high demand. His innovative and distinct sound has inspired artists such as Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride as well as Stefon Harris to make him a member of their bands. Originally from East St. Louis, Illinois, Terreon refined his musical talent in New York City, after completing college at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. Currently, Terreon makes Atlanta, Georgia, his home, where he continues to enhance and develop his craft.
Terreon has mastered a variety of musical genres. He performs, tours and records extensively with a variety of artists. From jazz legends and modern masters to the hottest hip hop icons, Terreon has worked with the best: Kurt Elling, David Sanborn, Nicholas Payton, Kenny Barron, the Stones Project, Sting, the Benny Green Trio, Queen Latifa, Yerba Buena, Charlie Hunter, Abbey Lincoln, Marc Cary, Russell Gunn, Lizz Wright, Jacky Terrasson, Eldar, Me’Shell NdegeOcello, Hotei Tomoyasu, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and Common as well as a host of other artists. In addition to live performances, Terreon is also known for his exceptional work in the studio, producing and recording for CDs, films, and commercials.
T.C. the 3rd - Vocalist
Born William Theodore Carney III and known as ‘T.C. the 3rd’, hails from Philadelphia, Pa. Coming from a tradition of musicianship, the tutelage of his parents, Trudy Pitts and “Mr. C.”, provided a unique training and exposure to jazz. Vocal expressions and interpretations allow him to perpetuate the legacy of jazz, his greatest love. T.C. has developed, initiated, inspired, networked, and led several jazz bands with talented artists. Some have achieved national and international fame, including J.D. Allen, Orrin Evans, Daryl Hall, Byron Landham, Robert Landham, Duane Eubanks and Rodney Green. T.C. the Third has performed with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Grover Washington Jr., Norman Connors and the Starship Orchestra, Shirley Scott, Jon Hendricks, Gary Bartz, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis and Joe Ford, just to name a few.
George Caldwell - Piano
A fully tenured jazz piano legend who has served with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as a sideman extraordinaire, and as leader of his own ensembles. Renowned as performer, composer, band leader and teacher, Caldwell presided over the ivory 88s for the Basie Orchestra when the group won a “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance” Grammy in 1996. He’s one of the pre-eminent swing players in modern jazz and instrumental in co-organizing the annual Coltrane celebration at the Burchfield Penney.
Coltrane 2021 is co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Burchfield Penney Art Center with the generous support of the Cullen Foundation.
Martha Visser't Hooft (1906-1994), Tumblers and Pigeons, 1950; oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 47 7/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mrs. Joshua B. Cahn, in memory of Robert B. Meech, 1986
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Tree and Pool and Passing Train, a.k.a. Flooded Field or Flooded Landscape, 1920; watercolor and gouache over pencil on paper, 11 x 19 1/8 inches (Sight: 10 3/8 x 18 5/8 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. Edna M. Lindemann in honor of John and Winifred Clancy, 1986
Wilhelmina Godfrey (1914-1994), City Playground, 1949-50; wax emulsion and oil on board, 44 x 38 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Carol Wing, 1994
Wendell Castle (1932-2018), Spooning Chairs, 2002; Maple, Jelutong, 20 x 43 x 40 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of HSBC Bank and the artist, by exchange, 2008
Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001), Mental Hospital, 1942; oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches (frame: 43 1/4 x 33 inches); Gift of Robert D. Eldred, 2015
Florence Julia Bach (1887-1979), Still Life with Magnolias, Undated; oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches; Collection of Jeffrey Thier and Grant Paulsen
Howard D. Beach (1867-1954), Holly Hocks, 1920; oil on canvas, 34 3/4 x 45 inches; Private Collection
Raphael Beck (1858-1947), Horseshoe Falls and Niagara Gorge, undated; oil on canvas, 47 ½ x 72 inches; Collection of The Buffalo History Museum
Claire Shuttleworth (1867-1930), The Center of the Horse Falls, ca. 1915; oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches; Private Collection
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Song of the Telegraph, 1917-1952; watercolor on paper, 34 x 53 inches; Collection of William and Rose-Marie Shanahan
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Moonlight in June, 1961; watercolor on paper, 45 x 33 inches; Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Bequest of Mary Louise Whittemore in memory of Eugene B. Whittermore (Class of 1924)
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Wild Sweet Peas in a Summer Rain, 1961-65; Watercolor on paper, 48 x 31 inches; Collection of Rose-Marie and William S. Shanahan
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Music, Performance & More
Connecting With Artists
Watch Ron Ehmke talk about being a performance artist. To learn more about him click here.
The Burchfield Penney is reaching out to local artists to explore how they're balancing life working at home. For more information on Bethany Krull visit: http://bpac.co/a:531
Watch Patricia Carter talk about her painting First Prize #2. To learn more about the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:171
Need a laugh? A.J. Fries and Karen Eckert chime in. For more information on A.J. Fries visit: http://bpac.co/a:320.
Watch Alberto Rey Talk About His Painting, Appropriated Memories: Viñales, Cuba, 1996-97. For more info on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:868
Watch John Pfahl talk about his work Shed with Blue Dotted Lines, Penland, North Carolina, 1975. For more information on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:827
Expect the unexpected when we check-in with artists Pat Foran and Tricia Butski.For more information on Pat Foran visit: http://bpac.co/a:3099. For more information on Tricia Butski visit: http://bpac.co/a:2795.
Watch Kyle Butler talk about his work, Poised on all edges, 2012. Butler is an artist who works in painting, video and audio and lives in Buffalo, New York. For more info on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:1293
Creativity is a family affair within the Wajed household. The spirited foursome chime in for this HIGHLY viewed social media series that explores balancing life working from home. Learn about their passion and what it means to pay 'condolences to vanity'. For more information on Edreys Wajed visit: http://bpac.co/a:3097. Learn more about Eat Off Art here: https://www.eatoffart.com/
Watch Monica Angle talk about her work, River Crossing V, 2012. Angle is a painter, printmaker, bookmaker, and collage artist living and working in Buffalo, New York. For more info on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/a:1200.
A quirky, fun expedition through his inspiring, wondrous environments. What happens when you just let the house talk? What does it say? For more information on Dennis, go to: http://bpac.co/a:1163.
Watch Jim Pappas talk about Innerspace Continuum #7, 2003. A Syracuse, NY native, Pappas is highly regarded for his legacy of employing the arts, education and community engagement as instruments of social change. for more info on the artist visit: http://bpac.co/n:4021
Every other Tuesday, at 12:30 pm, join us on Facebook Live for a live 15-minute sketch prompt and demonstration with members of our Education Team. Whether you're at work or school, take a break with Burchfield Penney's Sketch Break!
In search of watercolor painting classes for beginners? Join Art Center Educator, Michaela Worosz, in her creative and relaxing beginner watercolor painting lesson. Share your painting with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects
Download and print these Burchfield coloring book pages! Share your coloring pages by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects
How closely do you look at art? Here are five questions about artworks in our collection. LOOK at the painting carefully, THINK about the questions, FIND the answers in the painting. Share your answers with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects
Get lost in your creativity with Sketch Together, thoughtful and inspiring art posts to help you carve out moments of self-expression. Burchfield Penney shows you that drawing does not have to be scary – it can be done with any materials, in any color, in any style, and can be done anywhere. Share your sketch with us by tagging @burchfieldpenneyartcenter or using the hashtag #burchfieldconnects
Emerging out of the museum’s temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Community Programs are a slate of virtual programming where artists, families, and community members come together to create their own home museums tours, collaborate with other artists, and interact with our community to share common interests and ideas. These videos are published across Burchfield Penney’s website and social media platforms.
Join these families as they guide you through their special Home Museum Tour.
Our Education Team invites you to create your own Home Museum Virtual Tour! Can you make a sign and do a 3-minute video with your family walking up to an artwork in your home talking about it?
Video: Needs to be short, no longer than three minutes, but you can send several short videos. The presentation will be posted on Burchfield Penney's social media. Ask open-ended questions:
The Burchfield Penney Art Center now has free lesson plans for students and teachers. The following art inquiry guide is based on works from BPAC's permanent collection. BPAC is committed to offering educators resources that introduce students to art and support classroom benchmarks, particularly in the visual arts and English Language Arts. Use this resource in your online classroom or as standalone lessons.
More art inquiry guides coming soon!
Take A LooK (TALK) are short videos created for Art Teachers that promote looking at a selected artwork in The Center’s collection. Students will observe an artwork, create a sketch, and use critical thinking skills throughout the video.
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is supporting high school art teachers with a new video project. Artists are asked to create a short 4-5-minute video of themselves talking about who they are, the process of being an artist, and their own work.
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