Welcome to Painting for Preservation!

Welcome to Painting for Preservation! This initiative, founded by artist Sara M. Zak, is aimed at drawing attention to distressed, at-risk, and under-utilized historic locations through on site art making.

Mission: To bring together artists of all media in support of historic distressed properties and communities. To create artwork on-site related to the location as a means of raising positive awareness of the space.

My hope is that we can continue this effort in Buffalo and expand the concept to other architecturally rich cities. Please e-mail Sara M. Zak if you are interested in starting a Painting for Preservation initiative in your city at info@paintingforpreservation.org

Our goals:

1. Raise awareness of at-risk, distressed and under-utilized locations and their neighborhoods

2. Create a record of historically rich locations through art

3. Create a community of artists invested in the urban landscape

4. Bring exposure and provide assistance to artists interested in documenting at-risk historic neighborhoods while also collaborating with members of those same neighborhoods.

5. Involve communities in sharing their stories of local historic architectural and their neighborhoods.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Art-In" at Vaux Barn

Join us for another great art-making, preservation awareness event at Vaux Barn. This wooden structure is a bit different from the large brick buildings we've visited so far. The little former stable was designed by Calvert Vaux for the Olmsted Park System. Artists of all skill levels (meaning no experience to very experienced) and all media (painting, photography, drawing, etc) are welcome. We're getting to see some really wonderful approaches to this project thus far. Any questions, please e-mail me at sara@saramzak.com. Here's the mapquest link to the directions... http://mapq.st/k8Ka6V.

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