Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Clearing Sky, July 13, 1917; watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 17 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches (Frame: 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994
Class / Workshop | Weather Event Tour and Art Workshop
Winterim at Buffalo State College
Thursday, January 12, 2012, 1–2:30 pm
Enjoy an in-depth tour of the Charles E. Burchfield exhibition Weather Event organized by the Burchfield Penney and Buffalo State College professor Stephen Vermette, Ph.D.
Burchfield’s representation of weather, wind, skies, and sounds are unique historical records of the environment near Lake Erie. In 1915, Burchfield made a series of sketches that show the changing weather and position of the sun over the course of several hours, which he called all-day sketches. Decades later, a 1950 journal entry recounts “The Day the Sun disappeared over Western New York.” In these unique instances and others we will experience the landscape through Burchfield’s eyes. The exhibition presents the dramatic and complex natural phenomenon chronicled in more than 50 years of Burchfield’s writings, drawings, and paintings.
Following the tour, guests will create their own 'weatherscape' in the Studio Classroom.
To secure your place, please provide $12/person for the tour, art workshop (including materials) and a museum gift to Alana Ryder at the Burchfield Penney Art Center by Tuesday, January 3 (cash or check made out to the Burchfield Penney Art Center).