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UPDATED: Public art project at Central Library

A collective of artists from Rhode Island will begin installing a new public art project made of tape on the exterior walls of the Central Library on Sunday, according to Albright-Knox Art Gallery public relations director Maria Morreale.

UPDATE: The piece, called "Buffalo Caverns," will be made from painters' tape. Over the course of five days, the members of the Rhode Island-based Tape Art collective, will create what the gallery is calling a "massive, immersive temporary drawing." If the weather cooperates, the team is expected to complete the drawing on Thursday and it will remain on view through Aug. 29.

See images of Tape Art's previous public art projects here.

The project will be the the first major manifestation of Erie County and the gallery's joint commitment to public art, which was announced last fall. The collaboration resulted in the hiring of public art curator Aaron Ott, whose $60,000 salary is funded by the county. The gallery has promised to spend at least twice that amount annually on new public art.

The library has hosted public art projects in the past, such as this piece by Scott Bye during last year's Echo Art Fair:


Stay tuned to Buffalo.com for more details on the project.

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