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Painting For Preservation: Shining a Light on Three East Side Beauties

Painting for
Preservation will be capturing the stately beauty of 36-50 East Utica Street on
Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Artists of all media and skill level, community members, and
interested observers are invited to document these beautiful but neglected
historic homes through participation in on-site
art-making and story sharing.  Dana
Saylor-Furman, an organizing member of Painting for Preservation, researched
and wrote
The Active Path to Rebirth about the 1880s buildings
for Buffalo Spree.

The upcoming June
Painting for Preservation events are as follows:

Saturday, June 1st , 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Art-in at Trico
Plant #1, 791 Washington St., Buffalo

Friday, June 7th, 7 pm – Artist Talk at C.G. Jung Center, 408
Franklin Ave., Buffalo

Wednesday, June 12th, 5 pm – 7:30 pm – Silo City Grain Elevators, Buffalo (in conjunction with BALLE conference)

Saturday, June 22nd, 
9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Art-in at St. Ann’s Church, Broadway and Emslie,

Friday, June 28th, 
6 pm – 8 pm – Closing Reception at C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin Ave.,


Artists who
participate in these art-in will have the opportunity to exhibit their completed
and/or partially completed artwork at the C.G. Jung Center in an on-going


Artist: Michael Killelea

Often an
inanimate building doesn’t cause us pause, but a group of people staring at a
building for 3 hours can, especially if those people are making art.  Recently, artists created work based on
23 North Street, the former home of WEBR, in historic Allentown.  Artists had the opportunity to engage
in dialogue with many local residents about the condition of the building,
residents’ hopes for it, and to share with them local preservation efforts and

Please see
for more information and pictures.

Contact: Sara M. Zak, 716-228-4853,

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Pen and ink by Mickey Harmon

Written by WCPerspective


Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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