At the beginning of the month, we posted that a new series of murals was underway on the side of the DL&W Terminal at The Cobblestone District. It turns out that the South Park side of the building is perfect for such an undertaking, considering that the building is composed of a number of individual “blank canvases” that are perfect backdrops for the works of art.
Once the project – an Albright-Knox public art initiative – is fully complete, there will be 12 distinct murals, painted by 12 respected artists. These artists are: Obsidian Bellis, Jason Brammer, Lauren McKenzie aka Lady Noel, Ellen Rutt, James Moffitt aka Yames, and Bradd Young aka SALUT.
This is a wonderfully diverse cross-section of public art that lends a big boost of color to a part of town that is primarily dominated by vapid parking lots.
Phase I of the mural project is now complete. Next summer, and additional 6 artists will be commissioned to complete Phase II.
Lead image: Obsidian Bellis
‘Cobblestone Commons’ is made possible by Ferguson Electric, Labatt, Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhouse Distillery, Pegula Sports Entertainment, Port X Logistics, Savarino Companies, Abbey Mecca, Clark Patterson Lee, ECIDA, RP Oak Hill Building Company, Inc., Gilbane Building Company, and Julia Spitz. Additional support provided by C-2 Paint and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.