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Buffalo Studio w/ +Farm @ Silo City

Over the past ten days, 13 architecture students from various schools and different countries arrived in Buffalo to work on another architectural art project at Silo City called “Kissing Sparrows”. While the work was completed yesterday, the task remains to mount the sculpture onto a base that will eventually be fashioned along the Buffalo River. For those of us who like shiny objects, this one will command some serious attention from anyone drifting down the waterway. And these days the boat traffic is incredible – from paddle boats to water taxis to personal yachts.

The sculpture was adhered together by using custom pieces fabricated at Rigidized Metals. Silo City has become a hotbed of activity for young creatives, who have been flocking to the site in order to contribute to the grassroots industrial spot along the Buffalo River.


The project was headed up by William Haskas at PlusFarm. The premise behind the project was to bring craftsmen, fabricators, architects, digital specialists, and educators together to come up with a an idea, a plan and an end product. It’s an exercise in team building and working outside of a studio, alongside industry professionals that offer the resources to get design projects from concept to reality. The works that are left behind are site specific and inspirational to those who continue to press the envelope for artist oriented locales, such as Silo City.




Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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