Caustic Ink: The Political Cartoons of Tom Toles features more than 100 cartoons from Toles’ tenure at The Buffalo News and is loosely organized around the topics of the environment, world affairs, politics, civil rights and the Star Wars program. The exhibition will be on view from January 19 – March 25, 2007.
Following the success of the Burchfield-Penney’s 24/12, the three-part 2:2 series will highlight the work of 6 Western New York artists over a six month period. The first installation of 2:2 features the work of painter Michael Herbold and media artist Diane Bertolo. Ceramic artist Bryan Hopkins and painter Ted Miller will be on view in March 2007 followed by the work of Carl Lee, media artist and photographer Brendan Bannon in May. 2:2 featuring Michael Herbold and Diane Bertolo will be on view until March 4, 2007.
The Burchfield-Penney’s A Life in the Arts series has highlighted the work of artists who have had long and distinguished careers in the Western New York community. The work of watercolorist Jeanette Blair will be on view until March 4, 2007.
The Annette Cravens Modern Ceramics Collection consists of more than 240 objects by artists from the Europe, Japan, the United States, Canada, and South America. It features internationally celebrated artists such as Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Bodil Manz, Roseline Delisle, Ruth Duckworth, Dorothy Feibleman, Bente Hansen, Poh Chap Yeap, Toshiko Takaezu, Angela Verdon, Elsa Rady, David Shaner, Hamada Shoji, Kohyama Yasuhisa and Western New York artists including Wayne Higby, Sue Katz and Frans Wildenhain. The exhibition, Selections from the Annette Cravens Modern Ceramics Collection, celebrates the gift of this collection to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center and Buffalo State College. The exhibition will be on view in the Sylvia L. Rosen Gallery until July 22, 2006.
About the Burchfield-Penney Art Center
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo Niagara and Western New York State. Through its affiliation with Buffalo State College, the museum encourages learning and celebrates our richly creative and diverse community. For more information, contact the Burchfield-Penney Art Center at (716) 878-6011 or visit www.burchfield-penney.org.
The new 75,000 square foot Burchfield-Penney, designed by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2008. The two-story building will be the Burchfield-Penney’s first free-standing home and have a major presence on Elmwood Avenue in the heart of Buffalo’s Museum District.
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and Erie County. Additional operating support is provided by Buffalo State College, the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the James Carey Evans Endowment, the Mary A. H. Rumsey Foundation and charitable contributions by museum members and visitors. Media sponsor: Buffalo Spree.
Caustic Ink: The Political Cartoons of Tom Toles is supported by The Buffalo News, John and Susan Hoskins, The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Printing Prep Inc./Leader All-Surface Printing and the Buffalo State College Auxiliary Services Grant. Support for2:2 is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and Monica Angle and Sam Magavern II.