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For the past several weeks, Buffalonians have been working with New York City-based artist Amanda Browder to sew together what will become one of the more eye-popping public art projects in recent memory. Browder's project, "Spectral Locus," will cover in multi-colored fabric large sections of the former Richmond Methodist Episcopal Church at Richmond Avenue and West Fer…

Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, two high-spirited muralists from Baltimore known for their bold, geometric style, are well on their way to completing a new commission on the side of the 710 Main Theatre. I caught up with the pair this morning as they were putting down the mural's first layer: Unterhalter and Truhn arrived last week to start the mural and have spen…

A quietly inspirational public art project aimed at improving the daily lives of  Western New Yorkers is running through at least Monday on The Buffalo News' digital sign at Washington and Scott streets, with more billboard locations being planned. The project, called #operationhappy, is the brainchild of Katie Miller, who was inspired by Matthew Hoffman's popular series…

Pedestrians and drivers making their way north along Elmwood Avenue at Breckenridge Street have a new art project to admire -- or dismiss, as their politics might dictate. It's an enormous head-and-shoulders photograph of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raising his finger in an authoritative stance. The photograph, which has already spawned a series of …

Three buildings in rapidly changing city neighborhoods will receive temporary makeovers in August as part of a public art project that will repurpose hundreds of yards of donated fabric into enormous tapestries to shroud the structures’ facades. The community-fueled project, sponsored by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and executed by Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder,…

A bold, graphic mural that packs nearly every conceivable symbol of Buffalo's past and present onto three garage door panels was chosen as the winner of a public art contest launched last month by HarborCenter. The winning artists are Thomas Paul Asklar and Matthew Sinclair Conroy of Lewiston, who went head to head in a public voting competition with five other entries f…

If you're a "Seinfeld" fan, you've likely already acted fast and purchased tickets to his Shea's appearances, as both have been sold out for some time. But, even if you missed out on the TV superstar, there's still an awful lot to do. Here's The 10: 1) Ellicottville Winter Blues and Brews Fest, 4 p.m. Jan. 22 through Jan. 24. Each sampling session requires a $10 donation…

The bland brown loading dock of HarborCenter that greets visitors shuffling along Scott Street between (716) Food and Sport and Tim Hortons will soon receive an injection of color as part of a public art project planned for the building. The mural, following a model established locally by a recent public art project at 95 Perry St., will be chosen via a public vote on t…

Niagara Falls will welcome its first major public art project in years this summer, when a towering new abstract sculpture by Indianapolis-based artist Jeff Laramore is installed on Centennial Circle.The yet-to-be-fabricated piece, announced during a Niagara Falls City Council Meeting last week, was designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boundary Waters Treat…

Shasti O’Leary Soudant’s proposal for a new public art project on the south face of 95 Perry St. lost by a hair in a public competition to Augustina Droze and Bruce Adams’ mural “Go!”But her consolation prize wasn’t half-bad: A commission for a eye-popping piece of art to be permanently displayed in the atrium of a new $40 million residential and office develop…

The Maryland-based sculptor Antonio Tobias “Toby” Mendez has completed his first official sculpture of a U.S. president. The 7½-foot bronze, installed Oct. 26 outside the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, depicts the 26th president much as he looked on the day of his inauguration in Buffalo on Sept. 14, 1901. To create the monumental piece, Mendez…

Bruce Adams and Augustina Droze have done it again. The team responsible for popular murals at Elmwood and Bidwell avenues and on the side of 95 Perry St. have added a new piece to their growing collection of outdoor art: A gigantic and complex collage of references to local history and some distinctly Art Deco imagery on the side of a Lockport building. The piece, on…

A gargantuan mural honoring the history of Lockport and the Erie Canal is underway on the side of a building at 51 Main St. in Lockport. It's the latest project by Augustina Droze and Bruce Adams, the busy team of muralists responsible for the transformation of 95 Perry St. into a multicolored tribute to the Cobblestone District and the fantasia of neighborhood landm…

After a Jeep driver crashed into Allentown restaurant Cantina Loco last week, co-owner Mike Andrzejewski could simply have followed the lead of countless other businesses that have fallen victim to a recent spate of crashes and tacked up some standard plywood. But with the help of a local graffiti artist, Cantina is making the most of the mishap: UPDATE: The piece …