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  • A Focus on Fashion: Mats Gustafson and Sujean Rim

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Two artists, both using fashion as their muse and using watercolor as their medium, create completely different atmospheres and auras in their paintings. 

  • Blistering Vision: Burchfield's Coke Ovens

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Read what Burchfield Penney artist in residence Philip Koch wrote about the upcoming exhibition Blsitering Vision.

  • "Not as Overwhelming as I Thought!": The Kirsten Feigel Story

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Kirsten Feigel has completed the first year of her Graduate Studies in Museum Studies at Buffalo State College. Kirsten looks forward to working in the arts and cultural fields, hopefully at the Smithsonian. 

  • Growing up with the Burchfields: an interview with Betty Hitchins

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Betty Hitchins attended school with Catherine and Mary Alice Burchfield, and knew them well. Listen to her interview with Heather gring and Alana Ryder!

  • QiuYing’s Green Landscape

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Green landscape has two styles, one is strong green landscape and the other one is pastel green landscape. 

  • Distinguished Visitors

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    What a treat to have toured Eve, Florence and Richard Fabricant through some of our Burchfield collection--they're true enthusiasts. 

  • The Best Rainy Night Painting Ever by Philip Koch

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    I was just looking at what has to be the wettest painting ever painted, Charles Burchfield's watercolor above. What caught my eye was the water gushing from the downspout on the side of the house and feeding a small lake where the yard used to be.

  • A Soldier’s Life in Color

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    He was fortunate enough to be in the Infantry Division due to being issued a Jeep which allowed him to hide his art supplies in the compartments. 

  • Bill Cooper: Imagination and Life

    Friday, March 4, 2016

     I met Bill in the warmth and the light of his space at Buffalo Arts Studio in 2014. Surrounded by his colorful, flowing paintings—some in progress, some completed—we talked for hours about his life as a highly creative and curious person.

  • Remembering Robert J. Bertholf (November 5, 1940-February 19, 2016)

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    Immensely passionate about poetry, Robert J. Bertholf, Ph. D. was the curator who presided over the glorious treasure trove at The Poetry/Rare Books Collection in the University Libraries at the University at Buffalo.

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