|This Week at the Burchfield Penney|
DARE TO BE DIVERSE FILM SERIES PRESENTS QUEST (2017)
Dir. Jonathan Olshefski, 2017, 105 minutes
Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family from North Philadelphia. Beginning during the Obama presidency, Christopher "Quest" Rainey and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest," raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their basement home music studio. Epic in scope, QUEST is a vivid illumination of race and class in America and a testament to love, healing and hope. Official Selection, 2017 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS and American Documentary | POV. http://quest-documentary.com/
This is a free event.
STILL LIFE SATURDAY
On select Saturdays and Sundays, a unique still life will be designed by creative community members. Participants drop-in and create in their own media influenced by the one of a kind still life.
The still life will only be on display during the workshop hours. Participants bring their own supplies to sketch, draw, paint, write poetry, and or photograph the still life.
No instructor will be teaching. This is a creative platform to be inspired by. Still Life workshops are 2 ½ hours in length, intended for families, college students, and creative individuals.
Free with gallery admission.
MARCH DAY IN BUFFALO, part of the International Center for Watercolor
Artist/Instructor: Jennifer Koury
In like a lion, out like a lamb, a March day in Buffalo might be either. Using foreground shapes and silhouettes of your choice, learn from Burchfield’s use of setting a stage of place to highlight the complexity of the background.
The shapes the participant chooses may indicate windblown flowers or trees and hillocks, and a bird or two. In the background, interpret ethereal elements-rain, wind, thunder, or a beautifully illuminated landscape with a flock of birds. All of which might contrast with the foreground setting of place.
Using the reserved white of your paper, the transparent effects of watercolor, and the layering of pigment in the foreground for intense value, learn to use your composition to set off compelling contrasts of shape and value for atmosphere and depth. Download the registration form.
BUFFALO’S RUMSEY AND CARY ARTISTIC HERITAGE
Presented in association with the exhibition, Charles Cary Rumsey: In Motion at the Burchfield Penney
Presenter: Nancy Weekly, Burchfield Scholar, Head of Collections and Charles Cary Rumsey Curator, Burchfield Penney Art Center and Burchfield Penney Instructor of Museum Studies, SUNY Buffalo State
Preceding a tour of the exhibition, Charles Cary Rumsey: In Motion, Nancy Weekly will give a presentation about how the sculptor fits into a rich history of art, architecture and patronage established by members of the Rumsey and Cary families in Buffalo. As the museum for Western New York arts, the Burchfield Penney Art Center is home to a major collection of bronze and stone sculpture by Charles Cary Rumsey (1879-1922), who during World War I served as Captain of the Cavalry and led troops in France. He also became an important polo player on the American team, riding with such notables as Averell Harriman, Thomas Hitchcock, and Seymour Knox. Learn more about this era of Buffalo’s art history.
Free with gallery admission.
Image: The mansion viewed from Delaware Ave. & Tracy St. Rumsey relations continued to live in the homes on Delaware and Tupper for several decades. The Bronson Rumsey mansion at 330 Delaware was given to the Children's Aid Society upon the death of Mrs. Lawrence Dana Rumsey in 1943. Courtesy of WNY Heritage Press
The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from Erie County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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