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New Burchfield Penney landscape design promises look of watercolor painting

Gardening season is upon us, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center is getting in on the action.

The center on Tuesday announced a new landscape design by Timothy Richley, who promised visitors "a visual gateway which will give the effect of looking at the Burchfield Penney through a watercolor painting.”

The design will also include benches and new pathways designed to entice visitors to take in the Burchfield Penney's permanent outdoor video and audio exhibition "The Front Yard." And the annuals and perennials Richley selected for the site were specifically designed to reflect the watercolor paintings of the center's namesake, Charles E. Burchfield.

"The addition of benches and pathways will add to the comfort for visitors to the Front Yard as well as passersby," Burchfield Penney Director Anthony Bannon said in a statement. “The space, we hope, will encourage a new social and art space within the Museum District where visitors may come to picnic or play while in the company of vigorous contemporary electronic art, a great tradition and trademark of culture in Western New York."

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