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6’x8′ Cast Bronze Golden Griffin Sculpture

A new statue has made an appearance at the Canisius College campus. The 1,500-pound bronze statue of the Golden Griffin is located at 2001 Main Street. The 6’x8′ cast bronze sculpture is clearly visible from Main Street, adding to a number of other ‘front door’ enhancements made by the college recently, including new lawn signs. According to Public Relations at the college, the Undergraduate Student Association (USA) donated $95,000 towards the commissioning of the griffin, which happens to be their mascot. 


The griffin was sculpted by Mark Palmerton (co-owner of the Crucible Foundry in Norman, OK). Notice the amazing detail that went into the work of art – the features are bold and striking. The sculpture was installed this past spring, as a source of pride for the students and alumni. This public work of art is for everyone to enjoy and is a fine addition to Buffalo’s impressive stockpile of statues that can be found throughout the 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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