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Jet Lowe, Exterior of Hecker Grain Elevator, 1991; gelatin silver print; Courtesy of the Buffalo Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.

Jet Lowe, Exterior of Hecker Grain Elevator, 1991; gelatin silver print; Courtesy of the Buffalo Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.

Buffalo's Grain Elevators

On View Saturday, April 19–Sunday, June 1, 1997

Rockwell Hall   

The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc. commissioned photographer Jet Lowe to document the majestic grain elevators along the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal in black and white, which they lent to create this exhibition. The three types of grain elevators—built out of wood, steel, or concrete—shaped Buffalo's history and influenced modern architecture, particularly in Europe. Works from the Burchfield Penney’s collection supplemented the photographs. The artists represented included Patricia Layman Bazelon, Charles E. Burchfield, Allan D’Arcangelo, Mildred C. Green, James D. Havens, Kathy High, Len Jenshel, Rixford Jennings, Arthur H. Lindberg, Kevin B. O’Callahan, Catherine Parker, Wilbur H. Porterfield, Martha Burchfield Richter, Tony Sisti, Martha Strawn, and James Vullo. The project was supported by grants from the National Parks Service and the New York State Council on the Arts.
A scaled-down touring version of Buffalo's Grain Elevators traveled to the Kenan Center, Lockport, New York, September 10-October 8, 2000 and the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association, Horizons Plaza, Buffalo, New York, December 10, 2001-February 1, 2002.