April Events, News and Exhibitions
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Orion and the Moon, 1917

"Must a man after all be a hard physical worker to enjoy the world [?] It would seem so—the only time that I ever felt anything like the magnificent feeling Melville gives expression to was the evening of the day I rode from Cleveland to Salem on my wheel [bicycle] and sank down on a bank to rest at eventide—with great blurred dapples above me..." Charles E. Burchfield, December 27, 1924

Follow Charles E. Burchfield in his own words at www.BurchfieldPenney.org and on Facebook and Twitter!


Cycles at the Center
The second in a new series of launches, Cycles celebrates community and sustainable progress. Learn more at www.BurchfieldPenney.org.

Highlights of the weekend include:


New Exhibitions Open Celebrating Charles Burchfield and Newly Announced Alliance with Alfred's Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA)

On Friday, April 12 from 5:30-7:30pm, as part of M&T Second Friday and Cycles at the Center, the Burchfield Penney celebrates the opening of five new exhibitions: Charles E. Burchfield: Oh My Heavens, Charles E. Burchfield: The StudioAnn Hamilton: Phora, Song Dong: Broken Mirror and Xu Bing: Case Study in Transference. Ann Hamilton, Song Dong and Xu Bing are on view as part of the Electronic Arts Alliance, a collaboration between the Burchfield Penney and IEA.

Artists in Buffalo Spring Show
Friday and Saturday, April 26-27

The Burchfield Penney hosts Artists in Buffalo's first-ever Spring Show on Friday, April 26 from 5-9pm and Saturday, April 27 from 11-6pm. The work of more than 30 artisans will be featured at the Center and The Museum Store, and Jerry will cook up specials in Burchfield's Cafe!

This collaborative event will bring together more than 30 invited artists and artisans for a unique gift show event which will also serve as a fundraiser for the Burchfield Penney Art Center. All artists will be donating back a percentage of their sales to support the ongoing mission of the museum. For more information, visit www.BurchfieldPenney.org.


Art in Craft Media 2013 Call for Works
Presented by the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for Fine Art in Craft Media, the 12th juried biennial exhibition Art in Craft Media 2013 celebrates and explores the contemporary work of fine artists of the region working with glass, wood, fiber, clay and metal. Submissions are due on Friday, May 31 at 5pm. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, October 12, 2013 – Sunday, January 19, 2014. For more information or to submit work, please visit www.BurchfieldPenney.org or email BPCraft@buffalostate.edu.



Featured Upcoming Events

Special Event  |  Burchfield City Sites Tour and Brunch

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 10 am–3 pm

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is offering a lecture and bus tour of Burchfield’s city sites. Visit the places Charles E. Burchfield lived and painted in Buffalo.


Class / Workshop  |  Third Thursday Night Figure Drawing

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6–8 pm

Students and the public are invited to participate in open figure drawing sessions at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.


Lecture / Discussion  |  My Appreciation of Watercolor: A Personal View with Carol Case Siracuse

Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:30–1 pm

Capturing Life Page by Page: Tools for a Portable Studio presented by Carol Case Siracuse


Class / Workshop  |  Watercolor as Drawing with Becky Koenig

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:30–4 pm

Join Becky Koenig for a watercolor workshop, part of the International Center for Watercolor at the Burchfield Penney.


Lecture / Discussion  |  Two Perspectives on Color: Pigment and Light

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7:30–8:45 pm

Join us for presentations by artists Ellen Steinfeld and Shasti O'Leary Soudant with a question and answer period to follow.


Tour  |  Curators' Tour with Tullis Johnson, Alana Ryder and Kevin Williams

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2–3 pm

Enjoy a tour of the spring Burchfield exhibitions.

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