|Grain Silo_5, Buffalo, NY by Steve Siegel|
Painting for Preservation will be participating in the opening reception and session of the BALLE Conference (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) by doing what we do… making on-site art at historic structures. Come join us for a rare evening event on Wednesday, June 12th, 5:00pm – 7:30pm at Silo City. Capture the majestic grain elevators overlooking the water at dusk. Artists of all media and skill level are welcome. The Facebook invite can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/669510153074520/.
When Painting for Preservation introduced its program to hundreds of National Preservation Conference attendees in 2011, the response was overwhelming with many enthusiastically saying that they intended to share the idea with their home cities. This uniquely Buffalo artists’ initiative showcases our grassroots spirit, our belief in Buffalo’s possibilities, and brings together two of our greatest assets – our architecture and our artists. This is a great (and free) way to participate in the BALLE conference!
Here's a map of the location. Just down Ohio Street from Riverfest Park! http://goo.gl/maps/6pxbs Drive in, park and draw/paint/photograph, etc!
We recently held an event at Trico Plant 1. See some of the great artwork and event photos below. To learn more about the preservation issues surrounding this daylight factory style building, see
|A very serious young artist.|
His completed work is hanging at the Jung Center with our Painting for Preservation group show
|Making art on our city streets|
|Bernie Smith just starting out|
|Photograph by Steve Siegel|
|The beginning of George Gilham's painting -- it turned quite abstract!|
|Trico by Kaitlyn Gilham|
|Photograph by Steve Siegel (with Nancy Siegel)|
|Looking down Ellicott Street (or the view from Trico) by Bernice Smith|
|Drawing by Dana Saylor|
|Trico Entrance by Michael Killelea|