THE ARTISTS AMONG US II
The Burchfield Penney’s Members’ Exhibition
Opening Celebration May 11, 2012 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Burchfield-Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo NY 14222
Phone 716 878 6011
On View Friday, May 11–Sunday, August 26, In recognition of the artists of Western New York and our role as the center of record for the arts of this region, the Burchfield Penney Art Center is very pleased to host the second members’ exhibition in the museum’s history. This celebration of artistic expression in our community is important. It was fitting that the last exhibition in our Rockwell Hall galleries was our first members’ exhibition—and now, more than 3 years after the new museum opened to the public, we are excited to host The Artists Among Us II.
View the commanding space for this Exhibition: East Gallery > Locations > Burchfield Penney Art Center“Buckeye Water Meter Cover” “Buckeye” at Buffalo is special to me for these reasons. It was created for last summer’s Juried exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. (My birthplace was Youngstown Ohio.) I grew up in Western New York and attended Buffalo State Teachers College with the Jenkins Memorial PTA Scholarship for Elementary Education. At BSTC, I met Al Mastrangelo and we were married in our senior year of college. Now Mastrangelo was a fantastic name for an artist and I always wanted to be a professional artist. I taught Elementary School for six years and later studied art while I was a stay-at-home Mom. I pursued my art passion even during the later time that I became a Title One Tutor. Coming full circle, my art is being exhibited at BSTC’s Burchfield Penney Art Center adjacent to the College Campus. In 2004, before the Art Center was built, my sculpture relief “Water Cover”was chosen for a Juried Exhibit of BSTC Graduates whose works were in prominent collections. Entitled “NY Collects Buffalo State” the exhibit was displayed at Burchfield-Penney’s former galleries in Rockwell Hall. So “Buckeye” is pleased to be on exhibit in the prestigious new Burchfield-Penney Art Center and so am I. But my husband Al teases that he married a “Sane” Elementary School Teacher who became a crazy artist.