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March at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center

Posted: February 22, 2007
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is pleased to announce its March 2007 exhibition and program schedule:
Friday, March 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: 2:2 featuring Bryan Hopkins and Ted Miller and A Life in the Arts featuring Ben Perrone
Both exhibitions are on view until May 6.
Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading by Catherine Tufariello
Catherine Tufariello was in the first cohort of Honors Scholars at SUNY Buffalo, where she studied English literature with, among others, Carl Dennis, Robert Creeley, and Leslie Fiedler. Awarded a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities for graduate study, Tufariello entered the doctoral program in English literature at Cornell University, where she wrote her dissertation on Dickinson and Whitman. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.
Free and open to the public.
Friday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Concert: The European Graphic Composers: Haubenstock-Ramati and Logothetis by the Open Music Ensemble
This concert will be a close introspective on the two European composers highly influenced by John Cage: Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and Anestis Logothetis. It will be a chance to focus solely on the pictographic musical output of the 1960s and the implications for performance versus the more text-based compositions of the same time period. This concert was made possible in part by a major grant to Hallwalls from The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday March 22 – Sunday, March 25
Rantucci Guitar Festival
This year's festival promises to be the largest and most attractive event in the past ten years. Concerts and masterclasses feature seven world-renowned artists, including Paul Galbraith. In addition, there will be senior and youth competitions, seminars, lectures, an ensemble showcase and a vendor’s fair. For more information, visit
Also on view:
The following exhibitions are also on view at the Burchfield-Penney:
Caustic Ink: The Political Cartoons of Tom Toles
On view through March 25, 2007
Caustic Ink: The Political Cartoons of Tom Toles surveys the work of Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Tom Toles during his tenure at The Buffalo News.
Charles Burchfield Center 40th Anniversary Exhibition
On view through June 24, 2007
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the only museum devoted to the art and vision of Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967), celebrated its 40th anniversary in December 2006. The inaugural exhibition of eighteen masterworks opened December 9, 1966 with Burchfield cutting the ribbon himself. This special anniversary exhibition will include selected works from the premier with historic documentation of the dedication ceremony. As well, it will represent examples from key Burchfield holdings in the collection and archives acquired primarily through generous donations over the past four decades.
Selections from the Annette Cravens Modern Ceramics Collection
On view through July 22, 2007
Annette Cravens’s Twentieth-Century Ceramics Collection consists of approximately 244 artworks and continues to grow. Carefully assembled by Annette Cravens, Buffalo collector, the collection represents the work of artists from over 15 countries with objects principally from the United States and Europe. The outstanding quality of these works of art reflects upon Ms. Cravens’s discerning eye as a collector and is a testament to the expressive power of the clay medium as seen in functional and sculptural objects. The exhibition will be curated by Bryan Hopkins, a practicing ceramic artist who has exhibited extensively bothlocally and nationally.
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
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 for 2:2 is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and Monica Angle and Sam Magavern II.
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