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Burchfield Penney Art Center: Four New Exhibitions

Posted: September 23, 2010
On Sunday, September 26, the Burchfield Penney Art Center will celebrate the opening of four separate exhibitions.

Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents

The product of a curatorial collaboration between 12 of Western New York's museums and galleries, this biennial opens in venues across the region over the weekend of September 24–26. The exhibition features over 100 artists, working in an expansive range of media, all connected under a common theme. Artists on view at the Burchfield Penney include Michael Beitz, Joe Bochynski, Karen Brummund, Buffalo Sound Painting Ensemble, Kyle Butler, Carl Lee, Dennis Maher, Julian Montague, Jean-Michel Reed, and Jamie O'Neil.

Public reception, Sunday, September 26, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; remains on view through January 9, 2011.
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Charles E. Burchfield: Think About the Medium
Charles Burchfield used watercolor to realize his vision in unique ways, but his techniques were far from simple. Think About the Medium examines Burchfield's distinctive use of color and his innovative method of expanding paper working surfaces to create larger compositions.

Charles E. Burchfield: Haunted Twilight
A dilapidated clapboard house located in Teegarden, Ohio, just four miles southeast of Charles Burchfield's childhood home, captured the artist's imagination as a boy. The dwelling is immortalized in Haunted Twilight (1954–62), on view in the Charles E. Burchfield Rotunda, along with a collection of related drawings, studies, and alternate versions of the painting.

High School Hairstyles Documented and Defined: Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and Julian Montague
Part of the M&T Bank Community Gallery Series, this exhibition chronicles the collaboration between Beyond/In 2010 artist Julian Montague and a group from the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, cataloging the various hairstyles of high school students.

Fall Art Classes

The Burchfield Penney offers art classes for toddlers, kids and adults—all taught by Western New York artists and art educators. Toddler classes begin Saturday, September 25; kids classes begin Saturday, October 9; adult classes begin Saturday, October 23; and a six-week class for home school families begins Saturday, October 23. Download the complete schedule. For more information, please contact Katie Kelly at (716) 878-3216.

Kyle William Butler, Keep it Together, 2009; Acrylic, Wood stain and pencil on panel; 24 x 42 inches

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