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Community invited to participate in creation of Spectral Locus

The Albright-Knox has embarked upon a public art initiative that asks for the public’s help in pulling off the monumental work. Amanda Browder (American, born 1976) has been commissioned by the AK to come up with a large scale fabric installation in Buffalo. Browder is known for her penchant for partially covering buildings in colorful fabric. In order to source the amount of fabric that it takes to pull off an installation of this magnitude, the AK is asking the public to help collect fabric textiles that will allow the artist to complete the work. The collections will end up being used as quilts, covers, and drapes for an undisclosed location in Buffalo, to be completed in August of 2016. The artist’s requirements for materials are as follows:

Cotton, polyester, rayon, and canvas-cloth, with bright colors and bold patterns preferred. Non-stretch fabrics only, please. Donations must be larger than one square foot, with large sections appreciated. Please no clothing, sheets, or fabric of brown, grey, or white.

Browder’s new work of art will be called Spectral Locus. “The idea is that it is similar to a rainbow,”Browder said. “A happenstance encounter with something so awesome that you would tell more than one person about it—and that conversation, construction, and reinterpretation is just as unique as the piece.”

Fabric may be dropped off at the following locations:

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo

Buffalo Arts Studio, 2495 Main Street, 5th floor, Buffalo

Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St, Hamburg

Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main Street, Buffalo

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery, 340 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

Sewing, stitching, quilting, and embroidery enthusiasts are also invited to take part in a Public Sewing Days initiative, where they will be able to participate in the construction of the work of art. The work created by the public will be the focal point of the larger work. The community involvement aspect is important to the artist, as it shows people coming together, as the work is stitched together. The process becomes symbolic of the efforts of the community to work together to create larger than life beauty.

To be a part of Browder’s project, you are invited to attend the free Drop-in Art Activity: Public Sewing Event with Amanda Browder on May 6 from 4 to 7 pm.

This work is presented by the Public Art Initiative, an innovative partnership between the Albright-Knox, Erie County, and the City of Buffalo.

Artist Talk: Amanda Brower, Spectral Locus in Buffalo

Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30–8:30 pm | $5 general admission | FREE for Members | Auditorium

Public Sewing Dates

April 21: Starlight Studio & Art Gallery, 9 am–3 pm

April 22: Starlight Studio & Art Gallery, 9 am–3 pm, 4–6 pm

April 28: Olmsted Center for Sight, 11 am–8 pm

April 29: Olmsted Center for Sight, 9 am–6 pm

April 30: Olmsted Center for Sight, 9 am–6 pm

May 6: Albright-Knox Art Gallery (as part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS), 4–7 pm

May 7: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1–5 pm

May 19: Olmsted Center for Sight, 11 am–8 pm

May 20: Olmsted Center for Sight, 9 am–6 pm

May 21: Olmsted Center for Sight, 9 am–6 pm

June 3: Buffalo History Museum, 10 am–3 pm

June 4: Stitch Buffalo, 10 am–3 pm

June 9: Buffalo Arts Studio, 10 am–6 pm

June 10: Buffalo Arts Studio, 10 am–6 pm

June 11: Buffalo Arts Studio, 10 am–6 pm

June 16: Starlight Studio & Art Gallery, 9 am–3 pm, 4–6 pm

July 6: Hamburg Public Library, 10 am–4 pm

July 7: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Library, 10 am–6 pm

July 8: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Library, 10 am–6 pm

July 9: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Library, 10 am–6 pm

July 20: Hamburg Public Library, 10 am–4 pm

July 21: Olmsted Center for Sight, 11 am–8 pm

July 22: Olmsted Center for Sight, 9 am–6 pm

July 23: Olmsted Center for Sight, 9 am–6 pm

August 4: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Library, 10 am–6 pm

August 5: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Library, 10 am–6 pm

August 6: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Library, 10 am–6 pm

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